A seaside town flirting with the Ionian islands
The small – “big” idyllic coastal surprising city
that with humility constantly wins the impressions as an alternative destination, shaping its own model of tourist development for years, with its island aura being a privileged field but also the crystal clear beaches, the picturesque coves, the green landscapes, the hospitable inhabitants.
Embraced by the Ionian Sea and under the protection of Mount Veloutsa, Astakos looks like a hidden secret that has been waiting patiently for you to discover for years. To walk by the sea with the picturesque fishing boats, to cross the cobbled alleys, to envy the flower-decorated courtyards of the houses, to admire the well-preserved neoclassical buildings of the port but also those of the market and the square. Many of Astakos houses, witnessing a prosperous era, have beautiful frescoes inside, ornately decorated ceilings and remarkable decorative details. Poetic touch in the picturesque landscape are the windmill and the carnagio, at the entrance of the city, at the bottom of the bay.