Pylaia Boutique Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast
- All 26 rooms have balconies or terraces overlooking the sea
- Eco-friendly property champions solar power and rain harvesting
- WiFi is free
- READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands
What To Know
- Astypalea's off-the-grid location is the main attraction but the island may prove too quiet for some
- The property has a small spa and a petite fitness center
- Astypalaia is a one-hour flight or a 10-hour ferry ride from Athens
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With its rugged beaches and mountainous meadows, Astypalea is an under-the-radar Greek island idyll. On a hillside overlooking one of the island’s best beaches, Livadi, Pylaia Boutique Hotel is an eco-friendly retreat with designer digs and a top-notch restaurant. A series of whitewashed buildings linked by cobblestone paths wrap around an inviting pool and the 26 guestrooms are positioned towards the sea. All come with balconies or terraces overlooking the coves of Agios Konstantinos, Pappou and Tzanaki. Inside, a soothing color scheme (taupe, sea greens and blues) combines with traditional Aegean touches (whitewashed walls, wooden ceilings, window shutters). Soft Cocomat mattresses and Apivita toiletries up the luxe factor. Breakfast is served poolside and in the evening you can dine on classic Greek dishes and fresh seafood at the Plori Restaurant-Lounge Cafè Bar overlooking the island’s Venetian castle. The eco-friendly property embraces solar power and rainwater harvesting and the designer lamps use energy-saving lightbulbs.
In the Area
Explore the imposing 14th-century castle built by the Quirini family when the island was under Venetian rule. The Archaeological Museum in Skala is home to a small collection of treasures from the prehistoric Mycenaean period to the Middle Ages. Head to Chora to see the island’s traditional windmills which are still in use, although one has been transformed into a gallery and one houses Astypalea’s tourist office. Livadi beach is close to the hotel and is a quiet spot to soak up the rays. A number of boat trips run throughout the summer to remote stretches of sand on neighboring islands.
How to Get There
The best holiday experience due to the most kind and professional hotel management and staff, with the highest hotel standards. The location was the most convenient for the lovely center and almost all beaches on the island, in addition to the breathtaking view. The room was really spacious, with minimalist art design, and a heavenly bed. Breakfast was full of tasty flavors and best quality products. Also dinning in Pylaia Boutique Hotel we discovered another treasure of this hotel, with their chef making us amazing specialties, and surprise us with delicious desserts! Do not miss the opportunity to drink also their signature cocktails.
We will come back in every chance!
A wonderful view
Very comfortable, clean rooms
Very good breakfast
Very pleasant treatment
Only 5 minutes to Chora, the old town
Transfer service even during the night
A very good choice if you want to spend a week or two
We stayed Astipalaia for eight days with our friends. The hotel has an amazing view . It's very close to Chora , the main town, and Livadi Beach. The rooms are spacious , clean and well decorated. All the staff are great. They are friendly, polite, helpful and profesional. The breakfast at the hotel , which is served till 11 am , is delicious. The hotel also has a good restaurant named Plori. The food is very good but a bit pricey. The reception provides its guests with beach towel. Wi-fi is a problem not only at the hotel but it seems it's a general problem in the island. We had a wonderful time and thanks everyone .
What's not to like?! This is easily one of the best hotels in the Dodecanese. From the simple
modern design of the reception to the layout of the rooms, this Hotel screams class! Stunning views of the Aegean sea accompanied by the best cocktails and gourmet food. You simply wont be going out much until you've tried everything.
The owners and staff catered to all of our needs and made out stay even more enjoyable.
Rooms with a view to die for. Only a
few minutes from the main town, Chora. Would be best to rent a car or bike as the island is hilly.
Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have!
Beautifully designed hotel in a stunning setting, wonderful, attentive staff and excellent food and cocktails. Breakfast was a feast and the terrace where it is served has the most wonderful view. We loved Chora and Astropelos on Livadi. We can't wait to return!