The Basics

Quick Facts: Kassos
Pronunciation ka- Sohs
Alternate Spelling Kasos
Transportation Air, ferry, hydrofoil
Main Attractions Splendid isolation, caves
Food Limited but good choices
Accommodations Limited but good choices

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Just 27 nautical miles from Crete, and 11 km south of Karpathos, Kasos is one of the most remote and least visited of the Greek Islands. Kassos has a land mass of 66 sq. km. and a coastline of 50 km, its population is around 1100. It's the last Dodecanese island before Crete, the last Greek island before Egypt: literally the end of the line.

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A barren island with steep cliffs, caves, gulches, small coves and few beaches Kasos reminds one of Greece as it used to be before mass tourism.

The island is barren and mountainous. Part of Kasos' barrenness is due to the Turks setting it afire and massacring the inhabitants in 1824. Only a few olive and fig trees survived the fire.

There are a number of lighthouses on Kassos, testimony to the tricky seas in the area.

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