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DESTINATIONS greece astypalaia Dining Astakoukos


Fresh grilled squid (calamari) is a must at this waterside eatery, and so is the lobster pasta, keftedes meatballs, the Greek salad and other succulent menu items. Portions are very generous, so one a time time might be in order. Enjoy views of the harbor with tranquil sail boats as you dine.


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.