A Few Words
Astypalaia’s shape recalls a butterfly floating in the Aegean and spreading its colorful wings over the sea as if to unite the Cyclades and Dodecanese isles. A beloved island in the heart of the archipelagos, Astypalaia is wrapped in Aegean lore and awaits to offer visitors the vacation of their dreams.
In antiquity the island was known as the “table of the gods” because of the fragrant flowers and rich fruits that flourished on the land, its famed honey, and the abundant fish found off its waters. The island is considered blessed as, according to Aristotle, it is completely devoid of snakes.
The charming fortified town, or kastro, with its quaint white-washed homes, the picturesque Hora or main town built amphitheatrically on a slope, the gorgeous beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, hospitable locals, and magical landscape are just a few of the reasons for visiting the island.
To Gerani is set in a pretty garden just thirty meters from the sea at Livadi, the island’s most popular beach. The compound includes accommodations (studios and apartments) along with the restaurant—the ideal combination for staying and dining.
Gerani is a family taverna whose traditions have been handed down from one generation to the next and deservedly has a reputation for fresh fish and traditional dishes made with local meat and own-grown produce. The traditional taverna pleasantly surprises with its flavorful home-cooked dishes made from pure ingredients.
Sun, sea, a warm smile, a friendly embrace, and the warmth of family will make your vacation unforgettable and charming.
Astypalaia is the ideal holiday island and Gerani the perfect place to eat. The experience is so wonderful you’ll want to return time and time again.