Astros / Astrous

Astros: Flotilla seen from the castle

Astros: Flotilla seen from the castle

A holiday town popular with the Greeks, Astros is really two towns; the commercial centre being a couple of miles inland. The port and beaches form the tourist centre, but the medieval castle on the headland demonstrates this is not just a modern settlement.

The town has numerous restaurants and cafe’s, and plenty of places to provision, all within a short walk of the harbour. The castle is well worth a visit, though wear some proper shoes.  There is also a small archaeological museum for the culturally inclined.

It’s a pleasant place to wander and a good place to cool down, as there are often strong katabatic winds in the evening. You might want to take something warm to dinner if you’re eating out.


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