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DESTINATIONS greece astypalaia Dining Akrogiali


The authentic local tavern is set on the beach of Pera Gialos, allowing diners take in direct views of the Chora hilltop castle and vast blue waters rustling just a stone's throw away. Food served is traditional local fare - keftedes, fava, grilled seafood, and more.


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.