"Butterfly of the Aegean" they call it. Looks really butterfly with open wings. The town of Astypalaias considered and jewelry. It is one of the most beautiful island states. The Venetian castle and traditional houses compose the most beautiful and romantic landscape. The western part is called Exo Island, while the eastern Mesa Nisi. The strip 180 meters of the beach that connects the two parts called narrow.
Maltezana or otherwise Ascension is a traditional village in the eastern part of the island. It is only 9 km. From the town and is the second largest settlement of Astypalea. Seaside village spread out along a small valley with a vast sandy beach.
In the port tie boats and tourist boats that make routes to other beaches and islands. It is the main holiday resort on the island. It has huge beach with pier, white houses surrounded by flowery gardens and taverns by the sea where you can enjoy local dishes, fresh fish and shellfish.
The name Ascension comes from the omonyni church oldest settlement of the village, while the name Maltezana by Maltese pirates who used the beach of Maltezana as a base. The Bigot in 1827 was Frenchman philhellene.
Located in Mesa Island in the homonymous village Ascension or Maltezana, 10 km from the town. This is a beautiful beach with sand and trees. Interest on the beach of Ascension show ancient houses located in the sea at one end of the beach. At the other end there is a pier leading to enable approach and those who own a boat. Opposite the beach of Ascension are and Hardy islets and Kraft, Ag. Sunday, Koutsomyti and Mosquito. Apart from the small islands that can be visited by boat, is very close to the Ascension and the beach Schinontas.