Marmari Beach is located 5 km east of Chora, the capital and main port of Astypalea. Marmari actually consists of three separate beaches that suit all tastes. Sandy and pebbled shores with crystalline waters and a beautiful rugged landscape which is their common feature. There are no tourist facilities in any of these beaches, just a few sunbeds here and there only in one of them. This beach receives more visitors and is quite pleasant for swimming and picnic. Make sure though to carry the basic amenities, food and water if you want. The other two beaches are more tranquil and probably ideal for the nature lovers.