Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Studios Kilindra Traditional Cottages is built in the shadow of the castle, on the edge of the traditional settlement. Respecting the traditional architecture and decoration was a one-way street for us and our obligation. The studios are furnished with individual taste and imagination with antiques, carpets and folk art objects , while the equipment is modern and of high quality. The view of the Aegean Sea is unobstructed. The interiors are reminiscent of an old Astypalitiko mansion of the last century, with the comforts of a luxury hotel, while the exteriors are dominated by the intense blue and white that refer to the Cyclades. This is the architectural idiom of Astypalea. But no style of decoration is enough for a hotel if it is not accompanied by love and care for the guests.


The Folk Architecture

The small house Astypalea, the first form of popular housing, as formulated in the castle and as later spread to the rest of the settlement consisted of an oblong arches facing the street, a door and a small window.To basement, used for daily housework and storage of offspring were, connected with the upper floor, which initially had only a large chamber through an external stone or wooden staircase railing with trellis. Painted in bright colors or white houses surrounded by wooden balconies, courtyards and lintels with Venetian influences.


The Popular Culture

Particular emphasis is given to the interior decoration of astypalean house that has been expressed through architecture, sculpture, weaving, embroidery, pottery and particularly special woodsculpture .Manifested strongly in windows and ceilings of homes, which are elaborately decorated with original designs. But the most elaborate expression is the wonderful wood trim of the bed with rows of carved wooden shelves, so-called "krintzoles" pure sample of the local popular architecture and the famous carved trunks.


The Aegean Islands

A distinctive feature of the Aegean architecture is the fact that Aegean houses are tangled up in a tight clasp with their yards protruding into one another. The way the houses are built portrays the solidarity among the locals and the safety of traveling on a common road and sharing a common destiny in a hard life that brings them closer together.