Travel to Kastelorizo, a shining spot of culture in the Aegean
In the Lycian Sea of the Dodecanese and a stone's throw from the coasts of Asia Minor is Kastelorizo, the beautiful island with the great historical route and rich tradition. Like a rock, emerging from the waters of the Mediterranean, Kastelorizo retains its unchanging nobility and authentic character, in a diffuse atmosphere of calm and serenity, making the island the ideal destination for a trip where the surprises are endless.
Wonderful and picturesque, flooded with color and refined aesthetics, welcoming every visitor, the port of the island, Mandraki is one of the most beautiful natural ports in the Mediterranean. Beautiful two-storey neoclassical buildings are mirrored in the calm waters, along the coastal front and reflect their elegance, while the City Hall and the Santrapeia Urban School cause admiration, with their elegant neoclassical appearance.
The metropolitan church of Agios Konstantinos and Eleni is an impressive ecclesiastical jewel, while in the exceptional Archaeological Museum of the island, unfold the most important aspects of the varied history of Kastelorizo, as well as the treasures of the rich local and popular tradition. From the top of the red rock, the medieval castle of the Knights of St. John overlooks the entire Chora, while St. George of the mountain, with its fortified view, from the top of the hill, offers a plentiful panorama of rare beauty, which is breathtaking. Paleokastro, the oldest monument of the island, travels, every visitor mentally in time, and the, extremely preserved, Lycian tomb, carved, entirely, in the rocks, turns into an archeological gem of incalculable value. A visit to the Blue Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in the Mediterranean, amazes every visitor with its boundless natural beauty, offering unique moments of recreation, while a visit to the beaches of the island and the nearby island of Ro, will shock the senses, proving that this acritic island, is a destination that leaves no one unmoved.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine in Kastelorizo offers a wide variety of local and delicious specialties with products of excellent quality. Fish and fresh seafood are at the forefront, as well as meat dishes and excellent desserts. Try chickpea meatballs, wedding pilaf, as well as the "strava" (a type of baklava),halva, lazarakia, buns and "koutoumaria", the sweet traditional pie and drink the excellent local soumada.
When to visit Kastelorizo
The best time for your trip is the summer and especially the months of June and July, as in August the island presents a lot of traffic.
Moving from/to Katelorizo
Transportation in Kastelorizo
Kastelorizo is connected by air with Athens and by ferry with Rhodes.
On the island there is a main road, which provides a satisfactory access to tourist attractions. Discover the beauties of the island, mainly, through beautiful walking routes.