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Chora - Astypalaia (Greece)

Chora (Astypalaia). The islanders of Astypalaia call their capital "Chora." Chora is not very large, and is located in a small bay with a harbor surrounded by hills. It is a picturesque village built on the slopes of a hill. The Venetian Castle of the Guerini Dynasty sits atop the hill. Two churches are within the castle walls, Evangelistria and Aghios Georgios.

Close to the port is the beach of Pera Gialos. Tucked behind the beach you’ll find many restaurants, taverns, cafeterias and good seafood restaurants. From here you can take a nice walk up stairs to the top of the castle. You’ll walk through narrow alleyways, alongside old-fashioned windmills and then arrive at the top through narrow stairs. The view from above is very picturesque. Below the castle is the church of Panagia Portaitissa built in 1762.

What else to see and do in Chora on the island of Astypalaia:

  • Socialize in the many bars and cafes that stay open until late.
  • Discover the archaeological museum.
  • Explore the ecclesiastical museum.
  • Comb the aisles and exhibits in the Municipal Library (Narkissios).

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Average temperature Chora
January
11.9°C
February
12.1°C
March
13.6°C
April
16.6°C
May
20.5°C
June
24.7°C
July
26.9°C
August
27.1°C
September
24.6°C
October
20.8°C
November
16.5°C
December
13.4°C

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