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The capital of the island is Astypalea or Hora. During the Middle Ages it belonged to the Byzantines until 1207, when in the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade, it became a fief of the Querini, a noble Venetian family, until 1522. The Querini built a castle that is still in place.
Astypalea Island, Dodecanese, Greece, Europe

Nikon D40X, Nikkor 18-55 mm at 40 mm, 1/320 sec at f/ 9, ISO 100
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This image is also in the Images of Greece Calendar 2014

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  • Jessica Dzupina
    Jessica Dzupinaover 3 years ago

    What a great composition!!! Gorgeous colour and tones, too!

  • Thank you very much Jessica!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • photoloi
    photoloiover 3 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Photoloi, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 3 years ago

    Great Work .!!

  • Thanks a lot, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Themis
    Themisover 3 years ago

    Very nice, very inviting (I’d prefer this view over what I can see outside our windows most days)

    Congratulations, your work has been featured in Your Country’s Best on Tuesday the 1st March 2011

  • Many thanks for the feature Themis, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • mellychan
    mellychanover 3 years ago

    sigh. lovely!

  • Thanks a lot Melanie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boily4 months ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Manon!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • anna53
    anna534 months ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...4 months ago

    Many thanks to the Magazine Worthy group for the feature!

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