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“A lovely place to stay - Relaxing and quiet with great views”
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Kalderimi
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Astipalea
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

Kalderimi is a very attractively constructed small development, half way between the Chora and Livadi beach. Its an easy short walk to both, so a car is not essential. Its new, very well constructed and very well maintained. The 10+ "houses" are surrounded by attractive planting and corn fields, which helps create a very tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. Most rooms seem to face the sea. The owners are charming, very friendly and helpful. They do not live on-site, so are not always around.

Our Blue House room /house was very spacious, with 2 bathrooms with good modern fittings, a very large bedroom, lounge, and 2 terraces with lovely views of the cornfields, sea and Livadi bay. Our bed was a proper double, of the traditional hard Greek variety, which you get used to. Everything was very clean, with our linen and towels changed daily. We had an initial issue with insufficient hot water, but this was soon resolved.

Breakfast was very enjoyable - the best of our 2011 Greek trip - with a very wide choice, including some lovely yoghurt / fruit and really excellent omelettes ! The breakfast eating area was very pleasant, nicely shaded with attractive sea views.

We paid EUR 100 / night out of season in June 2011, which was very good value given the size and quality of the room, the great setting and the lovely breakfast. As with many small Greek hotels, expect to pay by cash.

Overall, a great place to stay. Strongly recommended. Must be one of the best places in Astypalea.


Astypalea generally:

The main town is quite a bustling and busy little place, with a decent size (c1000) all year community. The Chora is very attractive, especially from a distance, with its old castle and windmills. The harbour and Chora are contiguous, 20mins walk apart, with a further 20mins from Chora to Livadi. I would disagree with the view that Astypalea has an edge of the world feeling (given the airport and size of permanent population), but it is a very peaceful (at least in June) island, and the people were some of the friendliest we've come across on our many trips to Greece.

4-5 reasonable restaurants in Chora and in the harbour, plus 2 more at Livadi, and a scattering of bars / cafes. Good cake seems to be a feature of the island ! We had enjoyable meals at Akrogiali on the town beach, Akti with its steep terraces and harbour views, plus the very friendly Maistrali in the harbour side streets, and very friendly "Cactus" place near the far end of Livadi beach. With grilled fish, we usually paid circa EUR 45 ex wine, EUR 60 in total for 2. Akrogiali was noticeably more expensive - the price of eating on the beach.

We travelled around the island's main roads, but didn't hire a 4WD for the dirt roads and more remote beaches. The main beach at Livadi was by far the best we saw. We saw no great benefit in travelling to Stenos (narrow shingle / sand strip near the road) or Manzanas beaches.

Inexplicably, Astypaleans seem to have missed out on those uber generous EU grants for new solar panels, big new tarmac roads and all weather floodlight tennis courts, which are so noticeable and incongruous elsewhere in Greece - must be a story there !?

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

This hotel gets you back to what Greece use to be : an open, friendly, giving environment with wonderful people, ready to help you and that really try to make your stay unique. We spent there among the best holidays ever! And we intend to come back as soon as possible. I would and will recommend this hotel and its staff to all my friends, especially those that are under high stress : this place really works like a soothing soul massage, and allows you to relax all at once.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

I had booked the blue room for my 1-week stay with my wife and we were not disappointed. Quite the contrary: We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty and tidiness of the place, the immaculately kept flowers all around and the sense of relaxation that enveloped us as soon as we set foot inside. This particular room has two bathrooms, as we wanted it, and comes quite luxuriously equipped for a reasonable price. The views are excellent, the (not so little) balcony ideal for an afternoon drink and the bed heavenly. The location is also excellent, the hotel being in the middle of the way between Chora and the beach of Livadi. Although we had a car, I think one could do without (provided one isn't afraid of using one's feet a bit). We enjoyed cooking a couple of afternoons in the fully equipped kitchenette, which came handy since (sorry for this Astypalea) we didn't find the food quality on the island's restaurants quite up to our standards. Otherwise the island is beautiful (barren and wild in a mystical way) and the sight of the castle is truly amazing. Don't miss climbing on top to enjoy the magnificent views.

Room Tip: Blue room, no contest.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

We've just had the most wonderful trip to Astypalaia, and we loved Hotel Kalderimi. Katerina and her family were fantastic hosts, and the traditional houses were beautiful. We were treated to delicious strawberries and cucumbers from Katerina's garden, and were served wonderful, generous breakfasts with a stunning view. We stayed in Girouli, which was beautiful, and so well kept and tidied by the staff. I loved cooking in the evenings, just as the website said I would! We brought our 6-year old daughter, who enjoyed running around exploring the grounds. We stayed a long time-- 10 days-- and really got to know the island and people of Astypalaia. A very welcoming place, and we enjoyed it very much. We highly recommend the beautiful houses of Hotel Kalderimi and their generous hosts. Thank you, Katerina!

Carolyn Wyatt, Cornwall, UK

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

With every single room a unique experience in local architecture and interior design, an amazing view of the Livadi beach and the castle, with the gentle sway of the wheat field outside our room, one gets a very condensed anti-stress treatment indeed. The saffron bisquits, the orange preserve and the home eggs that Mrs. Katerina makes are a perfect start of your day in this amazing islands. And being there in May ensures a very quiet stay and the best price.

Room Tip: The two rooms closest to the sea.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kalderimi

Address: Xora, 859 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Astipalea
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Astipalea
Price Range: €56 - €169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kalderimi 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Kalderimi, a picturesque place with individual houses,witch represents our love and respect for keeping alive the tradition of Astypalaia. Seeing the view towards the sea and the serenity of the landscape fills your heart with joy.The owners has given a lot of love and care for this special place so the customers will feel like being in their own house.Everything to the last detail is taking care of, and awaits you to live in a dream. ... more   less 
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