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Astypalea (Island)

Astypalea narrow winding alleys

Astypalea narrow winding alleys

Welcome to Astypalea!

Difficult to get to, but worth the effort, this lovely “butterfly-shaped” island actually has a coastline longer that its mass, as the island is very narrow at its center, giving the appearance from afar as being two separate islands. Its size is only 97 square kilometers, with 110 kilometers of coastline; its population is around 1,400, mostly living in the main town, or Chora, sitting high atop the hill, now almost connected to the Peras Yialos port and crowned by an imposing Venetian fortress.

One surprise in store for visitors to this out-of-the-way destination is that Astypalea (alternative spellings are Astipalea, Astipalaia, Astipalaea, Astypalaia or Astypalaea - all in use!) is actually part of the Dodecanese island chain, but to all appearances exactly resembles a Cycladic island, with whitewashed, flat-roofed small houses, colorful balconies, and winding streets and alleyways.

Again, a strong Venetian influence is apparent here, and to add to the Cycladic scene is a row of windmills right in the town, a la Mykonos! The terrain of the island is also quite similar to the Cyclades in that it is rather barren and brown, with small oases of greenery appearing here and there ... Continue


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Pylaia Boutique Hotel

Newly built in 2009, the hotel features a minimal contemporary design, with traditional Astypalean architectural elements. Lovely views are offered, together with two outdoor swimming pool, pool bar and restaurant.

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Category: 4-Star Hotels
Location: Dodecanese Islands (Island Complex) | Astypalea (Island) | Astypalea town
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Mariakis Boutique Hotel

Mariakis is a small and delightful collection of four self-catering accommodation, all in the traditional island style of the past, when rooms had character and charm.

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Category: Self Catering
Location: Dodecanese Islands (Island Complex) | Astypalea (Island) | Astypalea town
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Astypalea: Cities and Towns


Astypalea town

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Astypalea Windmills

Astypalea Windmills
Astypalea Port with small fishing boats

Astypalea Port with small fishing boats
Astypalea view from old village

Astypalea view from old village
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