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In the antiquity the island was called Ichthydessa due to the large number of fish. According to the most prevailing version, the island was name after the Dorians founded the new settlement on the existing Phoenician (Asti & Palaia).

The total population of Astypalaia is 1200 inhabitants and the port and capital of the island is Chora.