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DESTINATIONS greece astypalaia Dining Antikastro


Another local, family-run tavern, Antikastro is set at an elevation which makes for some splendid views of the sea and Chora. The menu here isn't written down, so do not hesitate to enquire what's on offer the day of your visit. Roast goat meat comes highly recommended.


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.