Visit Chora and observe its special architecture. It is located in the western part of the island, built amphitheatrically on the hill. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful settlements in the Aegean. In the central square of Chora there are 8 traditional windmills. Most have recently been repaired or maintained. They […]
The capital and port of the island are Chora. It is located in the western part of the island, built amphitheatrically on the hill. It is considered one of the most beautiful settlements in the Aegean. The port is called Pera Gialos. Formerly they were separate, but today it has been united with Chora. At […]
The monasteries and chapels of Astypalea are more than 350. The main church of the island and the metropolis are Panagia or Portaitissa under the castle. The church of Megali Panagia is located in Chora. Its name comes from the fact that it was considered to be the largest church on the island, its main […]
Throughout the island, festivals are organized during the summer. Of these most important are: – On February 2nd, Panagia Flevariotissa. It is the winter meeting of the people of Astypalea – On July 19th, the Prophet Elia – On July 26th, Saint Panteleimon – On August 5th, the Metamorphosis of the Savior – On the […]
Most travellers believe they are coming to a relaxing destination… they enjoy having to walk on the almost empty paved streets of Hora at 9 o’clock in the evening. Everyone is following in the same routine: beach, tavern, “afternoon” sleep at 7pm, evening out at 11:30 in the evening. The quiet bar that you had […]
Local recipes with fish, honey and saffron, are the three components of the...
Every bay in Astypalea you can visit a different small beach with clear blue waters that will surely justify your choice. The route to one of the best beaches on the island leads to a long sandy beach with waters for underwater photography and a small beach bar with amazing cocktails. Great challenge is reaching […]
The impressive Venetian Castle: The most important attraction of the island is the Venetian Castle in Chora. It was built by the Querini family in the 13th century and occupies an area of 4,000 square meters. Architecturally it is a fortified settlement in which the outer walls of the houses create a wall with small […]