Kastelorizo, Greece

Kastelorizo is a small Greek island and municipality located in the South-Eastern Mediterranean. It lies roughly 1,300 m (4,265 ft) off the south coast of Turkey, about 110 km east of Rhodes, almost halfway between Rhodes and Antalya. It is the smallest island of the Dodecanese archipelago.

There are a number of notable sea caves including the so called Blue Grotto. The islands only village, Megisti, is attractive with its brightly painted houses. There is an archaeological/folklore museum worth a visit, as well as a few churches of special interest.

The Castle of the Knights dates back to the 14th century and was built on an ancient temple site. This castle gave the island its current name since it was built on red rocks: Castello Rosso. There are also some ancient ruins here, as well as the remains of a Turkish bath. Parastras is a stalagmite cave worth a visit.

Things to See & Do

* Sea Caves
* Boat trip to the Blue Grotto – sea cave
* Plateia Ethelondon Kastellórizou – central square
* Castle of the Knights & views of the town and coast
* Church of Agios Yeorgios

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area - 11.987 km²
Population – 600 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30

Port Location – The town's quay runs along all three sides of the harbour. The central square —Plateia Ethelondon Kastellórizou—lies at the mid-point of the eastern side, near the vessel dock.

Travel Links – There are two flights a day from Rhodes to Kastelorizo however there are also boats which provide access to Kastelorizo.

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