Σάββατο, 2 Μαρτίου 2013

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Studios    AGERI    in beautiful Astypalaia

Studios Ageri is a small complex of four rooms with wonderfull view to the sea and to the Enetic castle.

The complex is located in the central area of Astypalaia ,just 70 metres from the central square of the island (windmills) .

Also it is located 1km far away from Livadi Beach ( the bigest and most famouse beach of Astypalaia), 500 metres from the town of PEra Gialos , 9 km from the airport and 6 km from the port.

 

History

Astypalaia has travelled through time with the same name. Small, trivial changes have portrayed her as "Astoopalia", "Astropalia", and "Stipalia". According to Greek mythology, Astypalaia and Europe were the daughters of Finikos and Perimidis. From the union of Astypalaia and Poseidon, god of the water, the Argonaut, Agaeos was born and so was first settled by the Kares who named her "Pyra" for the red colour of her soil. Because of her many fragrant flowers and her fruit, the Ancient Greek called her "the Gods Bank".Astypalaia has gone through the Occupation of Crete, the Minoan Era and later on became Greek because of settlers who came from Megara.During the ancient years, the island must have shown a significant climax as can be witnessed by the various findings, mainly coins which were found during excavations and from the frequent references in texts of ancient writers. The findings are on display at the Archaeological Museum which is open to the public at Pera Yalos and where the visitor can begin to understand the life of Astypalaia.During the Hellenistic Era, it was a port (a station of Ptolemy of Egypt) and during the Roman Period, it showed a great development owed to its abundant, natural ports which resulted in starting points against the pirates. During the Byzantine Ages, the escalation of piratism brought about changes to the architectural structure and location of the houses of the island, such as the decline of the coastaldwellings and the movement of the population within the constructed walls of the castle for protection. This era marks the construction of the Castle of Agios Ioannis, situated on the southwestern coast of Astypalaia, whose remains can be found up to today.The Romans, who appreciated each countrys food most of all, called Astypalaia "fish-bearing" because of the great amount and high quality of fish the island has.However, the period with the most significant mark, the Castle, which has survived up to our days, is that of the Venetian Conquest after the destruction of the Byzantine Empire by the Franks in 1204, and after the creation of Doukatos of Naxos, Markos Sanouthos, the Venetian founder, conceded Astypalaia to the nobleman, John Querini, also of Venetian descent. He was the founder and its first owner of the lodging which consisted of the center of todays settlement. The Venetian stayed in Astypalaia from 1207 to 1269 during the time which the Byzantine ruled. However, in 1310, John Querini the second, governor of Tinos and Mykonos and the descendant of John Querini the first, conquered Astypalaia again with the help of Markos Grimanis. The Querini family remained the rulers of the island for about 300 years. 

Each in his rules, renovated and added to the Castle. Stone plaques with the family emblem of the Venetian nobility who built and dwelt in the Castle.


They are built into various points of the walls and stand memory to their splendor of long ago. One of these plaques has survived up to our days and is built in a part of the Castle where it can be admired by the visitor.
It was placed there in March 1413, the day which was dedicated to their patron Saint Querini, John Querini the fourth, "Count of Astypalaia" and his wife Isabetta. The Venetians lost Astypalaia in 1537 when Barbarosa the terrible, took over the islands.
During Turkish rule, Astypalaia had reserved privileges and so she remained self-governed. Astypalaia took part in the Greek Revolution of 1821, but, like the rest Dodecanese, she was not included in the provisions of the free Greek Nation. She remained under Turkish Rule until 1912 when the Italian rule followed.
Along with the Dodecanesian islands, she was finally united to the rest of Greece on the 7th of March 1948.

Astypalaia's Gallery


Culture

Cultural Events:

For yet another year, the Festival Astypalaias "Maxoulia 2012" gives an indication of the involvement of the Cultural Association Astypalaias ...
The Culture of Astypalaia gives this summer the present, through a series of events included in the festival Astypalaia. For the twelfth consecutive year, the beautiful island of the Dodecanese hosts cultural events targeting to the permanent residents  and to the summer visitors of the island that have been embraced with great fervor  the Festival.
The artistic direction  belongs to the renowned composer Giorgos Andreou, while the last summer an active participant and Cultural Association Astypalaias with the "Maxoulia" of a series of activities that include theater, music and visual arts, all built on the idea of ​​self-organization, volunteering and Aid amateur and youth initiatives.
The festival is held under the auspices of the Municipality Astypalaias.
Note from the volunteer artistic director of the Astypalaias Festival , Giorgos Andreou:
"In Astypalea continue the effort. Twelve years on an island in the middle of the Aegean, we honor the culture of good Greek Song and participate in the nationwide cultural map with Astypalaias Festival, an institution with nationwide recognition and acceptance. From the summer of 2011, supporter and collaborator is our Cultural Association Astypalaias with "Maxoulia" of a series of activities that include theater, music and visual arts, all built on the idea of ​​self-organization, volunteerism and support of amateur and youth initiatives. The effort continues and this year (2013) with excellent results - the visitor Astypalaias has to choose from a series of concerts, theatrical performances and artistic events, so with the holidays to sing, be moved to reflect.  It is worth mentioning that this year's celebration of the cultural events in Astypalea is dedicated to the memory of the late Mayor Tassos Aliferis Tilos, an important man of local government in the Dodecanese, with important and diverse work and many valuable initiatives in the field of Culture. "

Visual Arts
Every summer in the beautiful square of the Windmills is organized:
--book Fair
--handmade jewelery exhibition
--painting exhibition
--Photo-Gallery exhibition

Customs and lore 
In addition to reviving all the local religious feast day celebrations, a characteristic example of the preservation of local customs is the traditional wedding on Astypalea. This begins with the bridal bed being strewn when relatives and friends of the couple and the whole island call at the bride-to-be's house with gifts, food and the bed is decked with money and rice to that the couple can lay down firm roots. Fun is had until the morning with food and wine being served and the celebrations end on the wedding day when the bride and groom are accompanied to the church by local musicians on the violin and lute who sing praises to the newly weds to a traditional air from Astypalea.

Folklore feasts and Celebrations 
On 2nd February the feast of Panaghia Flevariotissa is the main winter gathering of the people of Astypalea. It is when they congregate to celebrate with traditional dances, food and abundant supplies of wine. 
The largest feast on the island takes place on 15th August in honour of Panaghia Portaitissa lasting from 14th - 16th August. On the first evening, on the eve of the feast, following vespers there is a celebration in the grounds of the church. On the feast day itself outside the church stuffed lamb known as 'lambrianos' is usually cooked. All visitors and friends of the island are invited and the costs are paid by the Municipality. 
On the following day sporting events take place held by the Municipality and the Cultural Association. These games known as the "Koukania" include swimming, a game where blindfolded competitors feed each other yoghurt and 'petino' where a false cockerel is tied to the end of a wooden pole smeared with grease. The aim of the game is to see who can reach the cock first walking over the grease. 
On 4th September the icon of the Virgin Portaitissa and the remains of Blessed Anthimos are paraded around Hora terminating outside the Town Hall. Following this they are carried to the house of those celebrating their name day where the house is then blessed. A party follows. On 8th September Panaghia Thomiani is celebrated at Vathy where food and wine is served up. This is followed by traditional dancing. Panaghia Poulariani is celebrated on 8th September and Aghios Dimitrios on 26th October. 
Aghios Panteleimon is celebrated on 27th July and Christ the Saviour on 6th August with traditional sweet being prepared.

Beaches

  • Livadi (organized): South, 1.5 km from the country (Livadi).
  • Pera Gialos (organized): Southeast, 500m from the Country (Pera Gialos).
  • Sain Vasilis: South, 1.7 km from the town (Livadi) ..
  • Tzanaki: Southeast, 2 km from the country (Area Tzanaki)
  • Pappus: Southeast, 4 km from the country (Area grandfather)
  • Agios Konstantinos (organized): Southeast, 6 km from the country (Area Ag.Konstantinou)
  • Vatses (organized): South, 7 km from the country (Area Vatses)
  • Kaminakia (organized): South, 12 km from the country (Area Vatses)
  • Saint John: Southwest, 8 km from the town. Access by boat or 2 hours downhill
  • Saint John the Rihter: South, access by boat.
  • The Beach Camping: South East, 2 km from the Country (1st district Marmari)
  • 3rd Marmari South, 2.8 mm (3rd Area Marmari)
  • Diapori: South, 3 km from the country (3rd Area Marmari)
  • Small Steno: South, 6 km from the country (Steno Area)
  • Large Steno (organized): South, 6.3 km from the Country (Region Steno)
  • Plakes: South, 7.5 km from Chora (Plakes area)
  • Blue Harbour: South, 9 km from the Country (Region Maltezana)
  • Matlezanas beach (organized): South, 9 km from the Country (Region Maltezana)
  • Schoinontas (organized): South, 9.5 km from the Country (Region Maltezana)
  • Karekli: South, 9.2 km from the Country (Region Chair)
  • Agrilidi: South, 11.3 km from the Country (Region aluminides)
  • Psili Ammos: North, 12 km from the Country (Region Maltezana)
  • Panormos: North, 14 km from Chora (Panormos)
  • Koutsomitis: Island in the middle of the Aegean (accessible only by boat or excursion boat)
  • Kounoupes: Island in the middle of the Aegean (accessible only by boat or excursion boat)


Astypalea has other numerous beaches that are only accessible by boat.


It is possible to hire a private speed boat or travel by excursion boat.


• Private speed boat can be rented from the beach of livadi
• You can get the excursion out of the harbor district of Pera Gialos and from the port of Maltezana.

Suggested Itineraries

1. Walk the streets of the traditional community.

Maybe it's the most beautiful and the shortest route you can do in the traditional village streets. A walk is enough to discover the interesting architecture of Astypalaia and enjoy the spectacular view of the sea.

2. Day trip to the islands Koutsomiti and Kounoupes
In order to reach these 2 islands you should rent a private boat or go with the excursion boat.
Approach by private boat: You need to go to Livadi beach in order to rent a private boat. By following the instructions ( gps included ) you will reach the islands in 20 minutes.
Approach by excursion boat: here all you have to do is to be at the port of Pera Gialos or Maltezana at the time you have been taught by the Captain.
Koutsomitis: It is a complex of two islands with green waters like those of a pool. A magical picture. You can go from one island to the other by swimming.
Kounoupes : it is quite a large island with a special feature that offers you a unique spectacle. The island consists of 2 parts which remain joined together thanks to a thin strip of pebbles and sand. This is a virgin beach that reflects people's respect to nature.
From the east side is formed a large and deep bay with crystal clear water, and from the west side communicates with the open sea. Enjoy.....................................

3. Destination beach of Agios Ioannis.
Beggining from the country by motorcycle, car or on foot (for hikers) heading northwest of the island we have the first stop at the Monastery of St. John, which is 8 km far from Chora. During the journey to the monastery, you will have the opportunity to photograph old stone houses, monuments and farms where different animals are reared. There you will get lucky to taste local virgin dairy products and the warm hospitality of the farmers. Continuing the route, you will often have the pleasure to enjoy the panoramic view that the high altitude gives you. Furthermore, you will be surprised from the top of the mountain where you can see Astypalaia surrounded by the sea. Arriving at the monastery, you should necessarily leave your car or motorcycle. At this point begins the descent to the beach. The route from the monastery to the beach will last 2 hours. Halfway there is a small waterfall (the famous waterfall of St. John), whose waters fall into a natural pool which is formed by the rocks of the mountain. Taking a refreshing dip you will get strength for the final part, the beach. Enjoy swimming.....

4. Spilia tou Negrou (cave)
 This is a cave which is located in Vatses, in the western part of the island of Astypalaia and connected, according to tradition, with various myths about pirates and treasures. So, according to the prevailing myth, the cave owes its name to a pirate from Samos who acted in the Aegean Sea and once fled there likely to hide a treasure. This story is recorded in a book titled "George Negro - The tiger of the Aegean Sea" which lists the sources and the documents were used to support the existence of such a person. The cave has stalactites and stalagmites, and was used as a church of Christians who fled there to pray and hide during their persecutions. There are several ways to reach the cave, either by boat beggining from the town or getting to the beach of Vatses by car and then walk for about 45 minutes. You should be very careful the time you enter the cave!

Access by airplaine

Astypalaia has daily direct flight connection with Athens ( EL. Venizelos ) except Sunday. Services run by Olympic Airways. The duration of flight is 55 minutes.
Also, has flights (with stopovers ) three times per week with Rhodes, Kos, Leros and Kalymnos 
You could use the following website 
www.olympicair.com
in order to have a contact with the air company.

Flights from Athens to Astypalaia 
Ticket costs = 84,00 euros

  • Monday: departing from Athens at 11:05 am – arriving to Astypalaia at 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday: departing from Athens at 11:05 pm – arriving to Astypalaia at 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday: departing from Athens at 11:05 am – arriving to Astypalaia at 12:00 pm
  • Thursday: departing from Athens at 11:05 pm – arriving to Astypalaia at 12:00 pm
  • Friday: departing from Athens at 11:05 am – arriving to Astypalaia at 12:00 pm
  • Saturday:departing from Athens at 15:20 pm – arriving to Astypalaia at 16:15 pm
  • Sunday:there in no Flight
Flights from Astypalaia to Athens 
Ticket costs = 75,00 euros

  • Monday: departing from Astypalaia at 12:20 pm – arriving to Athens at 13:15 pm
  • Tuesday: departing from Astypalaia at 12:20 pm – arriving to Athens at 13:15 pm
  • Wednesday: departing from Astypalaia at 12:20 pm – arriving to Athens at 13:15 pm
  • Thursday: departing from Astypalaia at 12:20 pm – arriving to Athens at 13:15 pm
  • Friday: departing from Astypalaia at 12:20 pm – arriving to Athens at 13:15 pm
  • Saturday: departing from Astypalaia at 13:55 pm – arriving to Athens at 14:50 pm
  • Sunday: there in no Flight
Flights from Rhodes o Astypalaia ( stopovers to Kos, Kalymnos and Leros )
Ticket costs = 68,00 euros

  • Tuesday: departing from Rhodes at 10:55 and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35
  • Thursday: departing from Rhodes at 10:55 and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35
  • Saturday: departing from Rhodes at 10:55 and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35
Flights from Astypalaia to Rhodes ( stopovers to Leros, Kalymnos and Kos )
Ticket costs = 68,00 euros

  • Tuesday: departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving in Rhodes at 19:00
  • Thursday: departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving in Rhodes at 19:00
  • Saturday:departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving in Rhodes at 19:00

Flights from Kos to Astypalaia ( stopovers to Leros and  Kalymnos)
Ticket costs = 68,00 euros

  • Tuesday: departing from Kos at 11:50 and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35
  • Thursday: departing from Kos at 11:50 and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35
  • Saturday: departing from Kos at 11:50 and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35

Flights from Astypalaia to Kos ( stopovers to Kalymnos and Leros )
Ticket costs = 68,00 euros

  • Tuesday: departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving in Kos at 18:15
  • Thursday: departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving in Kos at 18:15
  • Saturday: departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving in Kos at 18:15
Flights from Kalymnos to Astypalaia ( stopovers to Leros )
Ticket costs = 68,00 euros

  • Tuesday: departing from Kalymnos  at 12:35 pm and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35
  • Thursday:  departing from Kalymnos  at 12:35 pm and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35
  • Saturday: departing from Kalymnos  at 12:35 pm and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35
Flights from  Astypalaia to Kalymnos ( stopovers to Leros )
Ticket costs = 68,00 euros

  • Tuesday: departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving inKalymnos at 17:30
  • Thursday: departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving inKalymnos at 17:30
  • Saturday: departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving inKalymnos at 17:30
Flights from Leros to Astypalaia 
Ticket costs = 61,00 euros

  • Tuesday: departing from Leros at 13:15 and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35
  • Thursday: departing from Leros at 13:15 and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35
  • Saturday: departing from Leros at 13:15 and arriving in Astypalaia at 13:35
Flights from Astypalaia to Leros
Ticket costs = 61,00 euros

  • Tuesday: departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving in Leros at 17:00
  • Thursday: departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving in Leros at 17:00
  • Saturday: departing from Astypalaia at 16:35 and arriving in Leros at 17:00
Suggested routes from downtown Athens to Athens International Airport ( El. Venizelos).
 1. Βy bus : You'll get the bus number X95 from Syntagma Square which performs route to the airport Eleftherios Venizelos. Itineraries are running 24 hours a  day and the route lasts  about 70 minutes. During the day (6:00 to 22:30) the frequency of service is every 20 minutes and from 22:30 pm until 05:00 am, the frequency of service is every 40 minutes. Ticket price : 5 euro

2. By Μέτρο : If you are in Syntagma Square you will take the Metro to get off at Monastiraki station . Then you will take the line 3 which leads you directly to the airport (Eleftherios Venizelos).The route lasts about  30 minutes. The first route runs  at 5:36 a.m. and the last at 23:03 pm . The frequency of sercice is every 30 minutes. Ticket price: 8 euros.

3. By Taxi: The route from Syntagma Square to Athens International Airport takes about 40 minutes, depending on traffic. An indicative price path is 40 euros during the day (06:00-24:00) and 55 euros during the night (24:00-05:00).

Suggested routes from the port of Piraeus to Athens International Airport ( El. Venizelos ).
1. By bus: You'll get the bus X96 from Piraeus (Karaiskaki Square) which performs direct route from Piraeus to Athens Airport. Itineraries runs 24 hours a day  and the route lasts about 85 minutes. During the day (6:00 to 22:30) the frequency of service is every 20 minutes and from 22:30 pm until 05:00 am, the frequency of service is every 40 minutes. Tickets: € 5.

2. By Metro: The metro station is located just outside the harbor, opposite from the gates E6 and E7. You should take the train (the green line) and get off at Monastiraki station. Then you will change line and you will get the blue line which terminates at the station at the airport Eleftherios Venizelos. The airport station is open from 06:00 am to 11:00 pm. The frequency of the routes is every 30 minutes. The duration of the route is 1 hour and 20 minutes. Ticket price: 8 euros.

3. By Taxi: The route from Piraeus Port to Athens International Airport (El. Venizelos ) lasts about 40 minutes, depending on traffic. An indicative price path is 45eurosduring the day (06:00-24:00) and 60 euros during the night (24:00-05:00).

Access by boat

Astypalaia has boat connection with Piraeus, Ko, Rhodes, Syro,  Paro, Naxo, Amorgo, Donousa, Kalymno, Nissiro and Tilo.


Boat Schedules from Piraeus to Astypalaia with stopovers
Astypalaia has ferry connection with Piraeus, Paros, Naxos, Amorgos and Donousa
every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and maybe will be add one more route.
Services run by Blue Star Ferries. If you would like to contact with the company ,the contact details are:
Phone:   +30 210 8919800website: www.bluestarferries.com

Individual ticket prices for each destination:
Piraeus      -> Astipalaia = 34.50 euros
Syros          -> Astypalea = 24.00
Paro           -> Astypalaia = 33.00
Naxos         -> Astypalea = 27.00
Donoussa -> Astypalaia = 18.50
Amorgo     -> Astypalaia =18.50


  •  Monday:departing from Piraeus at 17:30 pm ,with stops at the islands of Paros , Naxos , Amorgos and arrival at the port of Astypalaia at 02:50 in midnight of Tuesday.
  • Tuesday:there is no boat
  • Wednesday:departing from Piraeus at 17:30 pm ,with stops at the islands of Paros , Naxos , Donousa ,Amorgos and arrival at the port of Astypalaia at 02:50 in midnight of Thursday.
  • Thursday:departing from Piraeus at 17:30 pm ,with stops at the islands of Syros , Paros , Naxos , Donousa , Amorgos and arrival at the port of Astypalaia at 03:40 in midnight of Friday.
  • Friday:there is no boat.
  • Saturday:departing from Piraeus at 17:30 pm ,with stops at the islands of Paros , Naxos ,Donousa , Amorgos and arrival at the port of Astypalaia at 02:50 in midnight of Sunday.
  • Sunday: there is no boat.

Boat Schedules from Astypalaia to Piraeus with stopovers
Individual ticket prices for each destination:
Astypalaia -> Amorgo   = 18.50 euros
Astypalaia -> Donousa = 18.50
Astypalaia -> Syros       = 24.00
Astypalaia -> Naxos      = 27.00
Astypalaia -> Piraeus     = 34.50
Astypalaia -> Paro         = 33.00


  • Monday:there is no boat
  • Tuesday:departing from Astypalaia at 05:30 am ,with stops at the islands of Amorgos , Naxos , Paros and arrival at the port of Piraeus at 14:50 on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Wednesday:there is no boat
  • Thursday:departing from Astypalaia at 05:30 am ,with stops at the islands of Amorgos , Donousa , Naxos , Paros and arrival at the port of Piraeus at 14:50 on Thursday afternoon.
  • Friday:departing from Astypalaia at 05:30 am ,with stops at the islands of Amorgos , Donousa , Naxos , Paros , Syros and arrival at the port of Piraeus at 14:50 on Friday afternoon.
  • Saturday:there is no boat
  • Sunday: departing from Astypalaia at 05:30 am , with stops at the islands of Amorgos , Donousa , Naxos , Paros and arrival at the port of Piraeus at 14:50 on Sunday afternoon.

Boat Schedules from Astypalaia to Rhodes and Kos
Services run by Blue Star Ferries with stopovers to the beautiful islands  of Dodecanese :Kalymno,Nissyro and Tilo.
Individual ticket prices for each destination:
Astypalaia -> Ko          = 17,50 euros
Astypalaia -> Rhodes  = 33,50

Route details

  • Departing from Astypalaia in midnight of Sunday at 03 :30 am ->
  • First stop at the port of Kalymnos at 06:10 am    ->
  • Second stop at the port of Kos at 07:40 am          ->
  • Third stop at the port of Nissyros at 09:20 am     ->
  • Fourth stop at the port of Tilos at 10:50 am         ->
  • Terminal stop at the port of Rhodes at 13:15 pm.

Boat Schedules from  Rhodes and Kos to Astypalaia
Services run by Blue Star Ferries with stopovers to the beautiful islands  of Dodecanese :Kalymno,Nissyro and Tilo.
 Individual ticket prices for each destination:
 Ko         -> Astypalaia  = 17,50 euros
Rhodes  -> Astypalaia = 33,50

Route details

  • Departing from Rhodes on Wednesday  at 16 :0 pm   ->
  • First stop at the port of Tilos at 18:16 pm               ->
  • Second stop at the port of Nissyros at 19420 pm   ->
  • Third stop at the port of Kos at 21:20 pm                ->
  • Fourth stop at the port of Kalymnos at 22:50 pm   ->
  • Terminal stop at the port of Astypalaia on Thursday  at 01:30 am.

Direct boat connection Astypalaia – Kalymnos
Services run by Anek Kalymnoy.
If you need more information please use the following contact details:
Telephone : +30 22430 24144
website : www.anekalymnou.gr
The ticket costs 15 euros.

Route details
There are boats every : Tuesday , Thursday and Saturday
Departing from Kalymnos at 7:00 am – arrival to Astypalaia at 10:00 am
Departing from Astypalaia at 10:30 – arrival to Kalymnos at 13:30 pm

Suggested routes from downtown Athens to Piraeus Port
 1. By bus: you should take the bus number 049 from Omonia or the bus number 040 from  Syntagma . Both buses bound for Piraeus. Then, you will stop to Karaiskaki square (Centre Of Piraeus ) and you will walk about 10 minutes in order to reach the port of Piraeus. These buses run every 15-20 minutes. The schedule of buses in Athens runs from 6:30 a.m. until 22:00 pm.Attention! The route of  the bus 040  from Syntagma to Piraeus runs 24 hours per day. Ticket price: 1.40 euros.Upon your arrival at the port of Piraeus you will go to gates E6 and E7 where are the Ferries for Astypalaia.


2. By Metro: To reach the port of Piraeus you have to take the green metro line. This line starts from Kifissia station and ends to Piraeus station (terminal station ), just in front of the port, opposite the gates E6 and E7 where are the Ferriess for Astypalaia. You can use the metro lines  from 5:30 a.m. until 00:00 in midnight. On Friday and Saturday, the function is extended until 2:00 a.m. The route from Omonia to Piraeus lasts about 25 minutes. There are trains to Piraeus every 10 minutes. Ticket price: 1.40 euros.


3. By Taxi: If you use a taxi  to go to Piraeus Port , the route lasts approximately  20 to 30 minutes , depending on traffic. The distance is about 10 km.An indicative price path is 20 euros during the day  (06:00-24:00) and 25 euros during the night  (24:00-05:00). You will tell to the driver to take you to Gates E6 and E7.

Suggested routes from Athens Airport to Piraeus Port.
1. By bus: You'll get the bus X96 which runs direct routes from Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) to the port of Piraeus. There are routes  24 hours a day and the route lasts about  85 minutes. During the day (6:00 to 22:30) the frequency of service is every 20 minutes and from 22:30 at night until 05:00 am, the frequency of service is every 40 minutes. Ticket Price : € 5.
Upon arrival at the port of Piraeus you will go to gates E6 and E7 where are the Ferries for Astypalaia.

2. By Metro: The metro station is located just outside from the airport. You will get the blue line from the airport and at Monastiraki  station where you will change the train and take the green line, which terminates at the port of Piraeus, opposite from the gates E6 and E7 where are the Ferries  for Astypalaia. The airport metro station is open from 06:00 am to 11:00 pm. The first route runs  at 06:33 am and the last at 10:33 p.m. Service rusn all day, every half hour (at 3 'and 33' minute). The duration of the route  is 1 hour and 20 minutes. Ticket price: 8 euros. Upon arrival at the port of Piraeus you will go to gates  E6 and E7 where are the ships for Astypalaia.

3. By Taxi: If you use a taxi to go to Piraeus Port , the route lasts approximately  45 minutes, depending on traffic. An indicative price path is 45 euros during the day (06:00-24:00) and 60 euros during the night (24:00-05:00). You will tell to the driver to take you to Gates E6 and E7.