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DESTINATIONS greece astypalaia Dining Astifagia


Located by the Maltezana waterfront, this contemporary Greek restaurant serves elegant dishes of local cuisine on a scenic terrace with direct views over the water. An emphasis is placed on dishes containing fresh seafood. Service is above par, with an exceptionally welcoming owner Thanasis.


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.