Livadia is a coastal settlement located 2km southwest of Chora, the capital of Astypalea. The village lies in a fertile valley overlooking the beautiful bay. Livadia is an area with beautiful landscape and charming characteristics. The main beach is one of the few organized beaches in Astypalea with many secluded and quiet coves, crystalline waters and various watersports activities. The long stretch of virgin beaches set amidst rich natural surroundings makes it a wonderful spot for some good walking or hiking.
Steno, as the local townspeople refer to it, divides Astypalaia into the eastern part known as the "Inner Island" and the western part known as the "Outer Island". The concrete road towards the "Inner Island" stretches past the successive beaches "Marmaria", "Steno", "Plakis" and the "Blue Limanaki" until it reaches Analypsi or Maltezana after a total of 9 Km.