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Kastro above Chora on Astypalea

Astypalea's main attraction is the mighty fortress Kastro which guards the villages of Chora and Pera Gialos. The Kastro at Astypalea was built in defence of pirates during the Venetian occupation. In the past, there was a "Kastro" on many islands, but unfortunately most are today ruined and uninhabited. The best preserved are today on Antiparos, Folegandros, Kimolos, Sifnos, and here on Astypalea.

 

Chora and Kastro on Astypalea in Greece.

Chora and Kastro on Astypalea.

 

 

The Kastro on Astypalea is the most impressive of Greece's old castles. During the day the fortress shines white with sunshine and in the evening it shines like a diamond of the spotlights. It's just awesome. Today no one lives in Kastro, the last inhabitant moved in 1948, but at the beginning of the 20th century as many as 300 people lived here. It costs nothing more than sweat and tears to enter Kastro and the view of the sea, Chora and Pera Gialos is stunningly beautiful. There is really nothing to see inside Kastro itself, it is the view that makes the fortress worth visiting. Kastro is open between 09.00-20.00. Do not miss!

 

Here are a bunch of pictures from Kastro and the beautiful views.

 

Kastro seen from the port of Pera Gialos on Astypalea.

Kastro seen from the port of Pera Gialos.

 

Sunset in Pera Gialos, Chora and Kastro on Astypalea.

Pera Gialos, Chora and Kastro in the evening.




New balconies in Chora and old balconies in Kastro on Astypalea.

New balconies in Chora and old balconies in Kastro on Astypalea.

 

he magnificent entrance to The Kastro on Astypalea in Greece.

The magnificent entrance to The Kastro on Astypalea.

 

Evangelismos Church in Kastro on Astypalea.

The beautiful church of Evangelismos in Kastro.


View of the sea from the church Evangelismos in Kastro on Astypalea.

Evangelismos Church and the big sea.

 

View of Pera Gialos from Kastro on Astypalea. From here it is clear that Astypalea is a very barren island.

View of Pera Gialos from Kastro. From here it is clear that Astypalea is a very barren island.

 

View of the windmills in Chora from Kastro on Astypalea in Greece.

View of the windmills in Chora from Kastro.

 

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