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.

 

Comments are closed.