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Castle in Skala & Hora

Kastro

Astypalea’s imposing castle was built by the Venetian Quirini family early in the 15th century. For the next 300 years, up to 4000 people lived within this ever-expanding precinct, sheltered from pirate attacks. Its…
Taverna in Skala & Hora

Barbarossa

You can't miss this friendly taverna, serving food with soul along the main approach to Hora, with a buzzing terrace near the town hall. Inside are exposed stone walls covered with antique Greek poster girls, and th…
Taverna in Skala & Hora

Agoni Grammi

It's the outdoor terrace that first catches the eye here, close to Hora's landmark windmills, but the whitewashed interior is equally appealing at night, stippled by stone flags and lit with red pendant lights. As w…
Museum in Skala & Hora

Archaeological Museum

Skala's small archaeological museum, set back from the sea at the start of the road up to Hora, holds treasures found across the island, from earliest times up to the Middle Ages. Highlights include grave offerings …
Taverna in Skala & Hora

Maïstrali

Tucked one street back from the harbour, near the stairway to heaven (well, Hora, anyway), this stylish restaurant dishes up everything from zucchini balls, lamb chops and eggplant salad, to grilled shrimp saganaki …
Fashion & Accessories in Skala & Hora

Koursaros

An eclectic cave of jewellery, hats, icons, bags and blouses, along with natural sponges. Look out for the sign depicting Jack Sparrow with a mermaid, just along the street from Hotel Paradissos.