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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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