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Ageri is a great choice for dining out in Chora - the quality-to-price ratio is nearly unbeatable for a location as central as this one (the restaurant sits right next to the line-up of the iconic white windmills), and the selection of dishes is pleasant, too (try the lobster & spaghetti combo).


For an island of slightly over a 1000 inhabitants, Astypalaia boasts a surprising number of pleasant restaurants and cafes, most of which concentrated in Chora and along the Pera Gialos waterfront. Seafood reigns queen in the menus of local eateries, with heavy culinary influences from the Greek mainland, Italy and Turkey. Do not be surprised to find that some places may not have a written down list of dishes, but rather a "spoken" menu, where the owner and/or staff announce the offers of the day.