Astakos: homeland of Cyclops

Astakos, Greece

Nea Odos

Stops

6

Stories

20

Distance

1km

Duration

40min

Audio

Computerized

Description

All praise the humble acorn. The fruit of a tree that can grow in the most arid and rocky terrain gave birth to a community able to thrive despite all difficulties (much like an oak tree). Astakos is a lovely coastal town nested in a breathtaking landscape of craggy mountains inhabited by Cyclops and an azure sea dotted with petrified nymphs.

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Highlights

  • The invisibles

    1. The invisibles

    This windmill is just a windmill. Nothing too special about it. But turn your head towards the low rocky hill with the flat top rising in the distance (with your back towards the sea). The Cyclops is there.
  • Islands in the stream

    2. Islands in the stream

    The bay of Astakos has always offered a welcoming embrace to those seeking safety, thanks to the protection provided by a string of islands with their own tragic story.
  • The center of the world

    3. The center of the world

    Come here in the winter and you may be excused to think of Astakos as a sleepy little town nested in a far corner of the world. But not too long ago here was a thriving port worth fighting for.

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Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.