Astypalea Town

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Chora (or Astypalea Town) Village Astypalea: Chora is the capital of Astypalea. The settlement is built amphitheatrically on the hill of a slope. On top of the hill a Venetian Castle is situated, known as the Querini Castle. Chora is the main tourist resort in Astypalea. Querini Castle which stands on a hill overlooking the whole village, is one of the most famous attractions on the island. The castle is built using dark stones dug from the land of Astypalea.

There are two small whitewashed churches amidst the castle ruins between the carved stones and the scattered columns. These are the church of Agios Georgios and the Virgin Mary of the Castle. The church of Agios Georgios is found at the arched entrance of the castle and was built in 1790. The church of the Virgin Mary of the Catsle is also known as Panagia of the Castle and is one of the most beautiful churches of the Dodecanese.

Chora amazes visitors with its unique architecture which is strongly influenced by the Cycladic Islands. The white houses, which are spread around Querini Castle, with their blue windows, wooden balconies and outdoor stairs, give Chora a traditional charm. In front of each house, there is a whitewashed yard with beautiful flowers. The nine windmills erected along the turning of the hill complement a captivating panoramic view.

You will find some accommodation options in Chora to offer you a pleasant and comfortable stay. There are also many cafes and taverns by the seaside that cook delicious traditional dishes. When you leave Chora, do not forget to take with you the most famous local products of the island: honey and kopanisti cheese.

Hotels in Town

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Melograno Villas

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Melograno Villas are located in the heart of the beautiful Chora on Astypalaia Island. There are three different luxury villas that offer a unique view of Chora along with various elegant amenities. Villa Ble, Villa Bianca and Villa Verde are decorated in a modern and impressive way and include traditional furniture, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom with shower, personal care products, etc. On the upper level, all villas even offer an exterior spa bath with breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea too.

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Anatoli Studios

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The new fully renovated Anatoli Luxury Studios & Suites is here to offer you unique journey, creating with you memorable experience of stay. The hotel takes place in the spectacular Chora of Astypalea overlooking the traditional windmills and Couerini's Castle, in the central post of the island.

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Andromeda Resort

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Andromeda Resort is one of the best places to stay in Astypalea! 8 rooms with discreet decoration that ensure a romantic residence with all the amenities provided. Enjoy the amazing view of the private balconies of Andromeda hotel. Chora, with the Venetian castle on the top of the hill, the windmills, and the Aegean, is unfolding in front of you. The experience of staying at Andromeda Resort will be unforgettable!

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Things To See And Do In Town


Venetian CastleTraditional WindmillsMonastery of Saint JohnArchaeological MuseumChurch of Panagia Portaitissa

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