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“Among the best experiences in our 20 years of islands hopping”
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Kalderimi
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Astipalaia
Certificate of Excellence
Milan, Italy
1 review
“Among the best experiences in our 20 years of islands hopping”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We have been visiting many different Egean islands in the last 20 years and this hotel certainly ranks among the first in terms of location, style of the rooms, hearty and "truly homemade" breakfasts, kindness of the owner and quality/price. Let's hope that Astypalia, and its tourist industry,does not run into the same sad destiny of places like Mykonos and Folegandros ...

Max and Giu

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Kalderimi is a very special place, a gem on the unique, fantastic island of Astypalaia where guests can experience the warmth, kindness and generosity of the Greek hospitality in beautiful surroundings.

The hotel itself is comprised of beautifully done traditional houses and its website shows exactly how these houses are. It is really a great job done because guests can truly rely on the information and the photos of the website when choosing a house (www.kalderimi.gr). All houses are individually done by the family of Katerina and Micheli who together with their two children run this family business with the help of a lovely lady in the kitchen who cooks amazing breakfasts!!

What makes Kalderimi so extremely special are the genuine smiles and the love they all put in being there for their guests. One feels immediately at home, nothing is too much trouble, they are all so genuine, so friendly, so hospitable!! We felt wonderful at Kalderimi and it touched our soul to know that there are people with so much love in them and so much hospitality!
Of course the surrounding on this amazing island of Astypalaia is also unique. A quiet, not affected by mass-tourism island, with great beaches, fantastic food at very reasonable prices, a 'Chora' with its castle that takes your heart and mind away and genuine, friendly people all around.
Katerina and her family have many suggestions all of which are wonderful and guarantee the best experience of all that the island has to offer whether that is where to swim, where to eat, where to go for an ice-cream, what to see, which local products to buy or where to go for an excursion.
A big Thank You from the bottom of our heart to all the family for being the perfect hosts and making Kalderimi and Astypalaia our own home too, one that we look forward to returning soon!

Room Tip: The website of the hotel is truly fantastic in choosing a house.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bergamo
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Kalderimi is the perfect choise if you're looking for a real relaxing place, in a beatiful island, far away from crowded greek islands during summer time. Katerina and her staff will provide you all requested attention in a very discrete way .
Every morning a very good breakfast will wait for you on the common terrace facing the beautiful Livadi beach view.
A familiar place to return to feel the atmosphere.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Vico Equense, Italy
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

we were in Astypaia for our honeymoon in June and had a great stay at the Kalderimi Traditional House. Katerina and her Family are great and very welcoming! The Hotel is great, in a nice location and all the apartments are very nice and with a traditional desing. Katerina is special and took care of us from the beginning to the end of the stay. She would be a perfect interior design for you house!!! the apartments are all really pretty!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2011

If you dream of the old , traditional greek hospitality this is the right place to be.The rooms are beatifully decorated , the area where the hotel is, creates an atmosphere of calm with an excellent view.The best of all though is the home made breakfast...There is no other breakfast like that in the whole world....I would definately recomend this hotel to others.Katerina you 've made a great job there.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

Our stay at this hotel was perfect from beginning to end. We booked the hotel direct and were picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel. We stayed in Palos House which is one of the houses at the top of the hill. The room we had was spacious and very clean and there were lots of nice finishing touches. We had a mezzanine bedroom and had great views. From the balcony, you could see Livadi beach and the castle at Chorio. The bathroom is probably the best bathroom in all of Greece and is an exceptional standard. The breakfast is excellent with a good choice of items on the menu. The family who run this hotel are incredibly friendly and helpful and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Kalderimi was the only hotel we checked out before we booked, based on the Trip Advisor reviews and we definitely did not regret it.

Location
It is perfectly situated between the Chora (the main village) and Livadi beach, and it is only 5-10min away on foot from either. It's built on a slope with a view of the Chora and its hillside castle as well as the bay and beach. Needless to say, it is not only convenient but the views are to die for.

Accommodation
The complex consists of 11 self-catering rooms, two of which are suites, and all are individually furnished in traditional style. We stayed at "Araxovoli" which can sleep up to 3 people, is very comfortable and spacious but also has a very cosy feel.
There is a good-sized shower unit in the bathroom and a kitchenette, as well as satellite TV and a CD audio system.
One of its great assets is the shaded patio that looks on to a small, sloping field of golden-coloured barley (we went in September, apparently it's equally charming when it's golden-green in May-June). The view continues uninterrupted to the sparkling sea, the bay and beach. It is absolutely wonderful to hear the wind rustling softly through the barley stalks.

Sleep quality
Very quiet, we had totally undisturbed sleep. Some may find the mattresses a bit hard, but they were absolutely fine for us.

The owners
They get a special mention because they make the experience all the more enjoyable. They are extremely accommodating (they were perfectly willing to change our room because we thought we would get too much sun at the Blue suite we'd originally booked). They provide a lovely, home-made breakfast (you must try the jams that Anna makes) and are available to help with any information and suggestions you may need. They are an extra reason why you might want to go back!

Room Tip: I would choose to go back to Araxovoli: it's comfortable, quiet, has a great view and it's c...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kalderimi
Address: Xora, 859 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Astipalaia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Astipalaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kalderimi 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Kalderimi, a picturesque place with individual houses,witch represents our love and respect for keeping alive the tradition of Astypalaia. Seeing the view towards the sea and the serenity of the landscape fills your heart with joy.The owners has given a lot of love and care for this special place so the customers will feel like being in their own house.Everything to the last detail is taking care of, and awaits you to live in a dream. ... more   less 
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