Castellano and Astypalea were a real find and worth the long ferry journey, although there are also limited flights to and from Athens, Kos and Rhodes. The studios have the standard of a boutique hotel but with a relaxed ambience of a family run business. Most suitable for couples and families with slightly older children (5+). The location is on the quieter side of the island and has fantastic views across Maltezana Bay. It is on the edge of a small resort with a good range of tavernas within walking distance, with a reliable hourly bus service as an alternative.There is an excellent swimming pool, and several local beaches. The accomodation had everything we needed, with optional self-catering. Buffet breakfast was good. The family were welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will definitely return to this place.