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Three eras in one place

This is a unique place in the Aegean Sea, where three different eras meet. Two Byzantine churches... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2019
pacificd2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Amazing views !

This is a must visit site when in Astypalaia. There is wonderful history to discover, and warrants... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Willie M
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Milton Keynes
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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

This is a unique place in the Aegean Sea, where three different eras meet. Two Byzantine churches have been built inside this Venetian castle, which no doubt took the entrance lace of an Ancient Greek temple ( only some columns still visible). We visited in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a must visit site when in Astypalaia. There is wonderful history to discover, and warrants several hours to explore, and its completely fee of any charges to visit. The views from this elevated position are fabulous and will just keep the shutter of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

It would be a shame to miss out on the experience of watching the sun go down from the castle of Astypalaia with the amazing views of the town, the islands and the blue sea. Walk up to the castle around 7 o clock in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

The best view you could ever ask for, they are in the process of fixing up the castle and you need to be careful which entrance you use as they are not always open and you may need to hike all the way round to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank deesoto
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We were fortunate because, in addition to enjoying a breathtaking view of the Chora of Astypalaia and the endless blue of its sea, we had the opportunity to also visit the two white churches within the Venetian Castle of Querini that are the Panagia of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

It was founded by Giovanni Querini, a Venetian official of the Duchy of Naxos, in 1413. At that time the island had been desolated due to the consecutive pirate raids. The castle was built using local ferrous rocks at the position were the ancient acropolis...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The view from the ancient castle is amazing...you reach at the castle through the small alleys of Astypalaia town and you need around 15minutes to around to admire the beautiful scenery!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Wander up there just to find yourself in a maze worth getting lost in. The narrow and quaint streets that made the journey up here a picturesque wonderland. Plenty of colored doors, frames and flowers whose colors seem to be adjusted by some grand invisible...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank angelob713
Reviewed August 3, 2018

One of the most glorious castles I have ever seen. In the top of chora the castle of Astypalaia is standing there for many years!!!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We have walked up the castle many times and have gone all different ways there is no easy way if you can not walk good but we always have to go and have a look around .The views are amazing from up there .They are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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