The bay of Maltezana provides good shelter for N to SW winds but it is somewhat exposed to the SE. There is a small quay and you may, if there is room, be able to moor at its edge. Otherwise anchor off-shore at 4 m, the bottom is sand and light weed, good holding. Also during the off season there are several moorings that one can use.
Ashore there is a very good Italian/pizzeria restaurant, Kokkino Piperi, and a mini-market.
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.