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What to See

The "Hora" (main village), the capital of the island, is built on a hill topped by the 13th century Venetian castle. At the castle entrance you can see the church "Our Lady of the Castle" and the church of "St.Goerge" on the other side of the castle. The white church of "Lady Portaitissa" (18th century) is situated below the castle.
The eight windmills of Astypalaia are located on the top of the hill in the most central part of the main village ,"Hora" .
For the island's nightlife you will be charmed by the live music, perfomed by the islanders playing lute,guitar and violin.
You can take the bus or rent a bike to visit the other side of the island. In Analipsi there are many beautiful historical churches: St. Barbara, Analipsi and the important monastery of "Our Lady Poulriani". At Agios Andreas and Vathi, you will find sandy beaches with clear shallow water and at the taverns you can enjoy fresh fish. A visit to Dragon's Cave (Vathi) , will give you the chance to see the stalactites and stalacmites.
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