The Basics

Quick Facts: Kastellorizo
Pronunciation Kastel-loh-rizzo
Alternate Island Name Megesti
Transportation Air, ferry, hydrofoil
Main Attractions The Blue Grotto
Food Limited but good choices
Accommodations Limited but good choices

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Kastellorizo is the easternmost part of Greece and Europe, only 1 1/2 miles from Turkey. It lies 72 miles to the S.E. of Rhodes and 328 nautical miles from Piraeus. A tiny and rocky island, with only 9 sq. km of land mass and 19 km of coastline, its population is 280. It is the largest of a group of 14 islets and thus its official name of Megesti (the biggest).

Island Features

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The movie Mediterraneo was filmed here. Many Italians visit the island in summer, and plenty of Australian-Greek Kastellorizians. There are no sand beaches, only pebbled ones in small coves with wonderfully clear water and excellent fishing, including oysters–very rare in Greece.

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