Town Sightseeing

Here is our section with things to see and do in Town Astypalea. Discover 5 interesting sightseeing in Town, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Astypalea.

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Best Churches

Church of Panagia Portaitissa
Location: Town
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The church of Panagia Portaitissa stands beneath the Castle in Chora. It is all white and it is considered among the most beautiful in the Dodecanese. The church was built in the middle of the 18th century and next to it, there is a small ecclesiastical collection with old icons.

Monastery of Saint John
Location: Town

The Monastery of Saint John is located 12 km west of Chora. Nestled between two steep slopes and offering a fantastic outlook at the islets of Ktenia, Pontikoussa, and Ofidousa, the monastery stands on a hill next to an old castle. Gardens and streams below the church further enhance the beauty of the landscape.

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Archaeological Museum
Location: Town

The Archaeological Museum hosts exhibits that date from the Prehistoric and the Medieval times, including ancient jewelry, stone tools, funeral offerings, ceramic pottery, and other pieces. There are also photographs of the island's caves, Negros and Drakos.

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The Venetian Castle of Astypalea stands on a hill above Chora. The walls survive till today, but the constructions inside the walls are mostly ruined.

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Eight traditional windmills line the path to the Castle in Chora. They have been preserved and they mark probably the most picturesque spot of the village.

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