The astyGO and ASTYBUS offers are geared toward satisfying all mobility needs of the islanders and their holiday guests. Be it going to work, shopping, a trip to the beach or a restaurant – the ridesharing service offers stops at the liveliest places of the island. The central square “Plateia” in the main town of Chora, the ferry port, the airport or the villages of Livadi and Analipsi, as well as Astypalea’s most popular beaches. ASTYBUS takes passengers to many more destinations than the old bus line. The closest stop is always just a few meters away.
The number of vehicles adjusts to the mobility needs during the respective seasons on the island. In winter, when only few visitors come to Astypalea, the old bus line used to stop its service altogether, forcing islanders to use their own cars. From now on, there will be at least three ASTYBUS shuttles in operation, year-round. In summer, when many visitors flock to the beaches and restaurants, five vehicles will be in service. If demand should grow, Volkswagen and their partners will increase capacity even further.