The Church of Panagia Portaitissa (“Keeper of the Gate”)
The Astypalaia Archaeological Museum is housed in a ground-floor hall, which was granted to the Hellenic Ministry of Culture by the Ecclesiastical Charity Fund of Astypalaia in 1994. The exhibition was organized in 1995-1996 and in the following years it was improved and enriched with the special audio-visual programme (Echorama). The museum was inaugurated in September 1998.
Infantile graveyard excavation
The Monastery of Panagia Flevariotissa is in the heart of Astypalaia’s inhabitants. They travel to the island for Her sake on winter at the feast of the Presentation of Christ ( February 2). The monastery of Panagia is a white church with auxiliary buildings around which were fully occupied in the past. Nowadays, they are being used during the feast of the Monastery.
Rock paintings in Vathy
Remarkable rock paintings were discovered in Vathy Bay dated 5000 years old. Based on the presence of other carvings, the assistant professor at the University of Ioannina, said that these paintings of 70cm length, depict oared ships, 3 of which have fish and other various drawings on their bows.