The hospitable island of Kasos and its scenic capital Fri offer excellent accommodation to visitors. Although the island has other settlements by the sea, Fri is more developed as regards tourist infrastructure and has rooms to let, restaurants and taverns. In Kasos, the beaches are countless and you should visit as many as you can during your holidays. If you like fishing, you can try it at the rocks near the island shores. If, on the other hand, you like enjoying swimming in crystal clear waters and the warm Greek sun, then the beaches of Kasos have everything you are looking for. The beaches of Kasos that stand out for their beauty are Ammoua, a secluded and beautiful beach, and Emporeio which is a more organized and cosmopolitan beach. You should also take a break from swimming and visit some of the museums of the island as well as some of the churches prevailing on the beautiful island. Kasos has lots of archaeological monuments and treasures as well as a tradition that remains totally alive over the years. The nights go by as calmly as the days with good food and wine. In Kasos you will spend some unforgettable holidays and you will enjoy every minute, so wait no more, book your ferry tickets now.
The Kasos Port
There are frequent ferries departing from the Piraeus port for the Kasos port and the journey, including stops at other islands too, lasts about 10 hours. In fact, by booking your ferry tickets online via aktoploika.gr your journey will be more comfortable and carefree. Fri is the island port and right next to it, the little port of Mpouka, which was a pirate refuge in the past and nowadays just the refuge of fishermen who dock their little fishing boats with the nets, will definitely impress you.
Connection With Other Islands
Kasos has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Anafi, Halki, Heraklion (Crete), Karpathos, Milos, Rhodes, Santorini, Sitia (Crete).
You can now book ferry tickets online for Kasos via Aktoploika.gr. If you plan to travel during July and August, it's best if you have booked several days or weeks earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-trip/return ferry tickets come with a considerable discount.
Transportation in Kasos
You will not find highways and traffic jams in Kasos simply because there are very few vehicles on the island and most people travel on foot. There is, of course, a bus line with routes to all the villages of the island as well as some taxis. If, alternatively, you want to visit a more secluded beach, then a boat can take you there.
With roads' length no more than 40 kilometers, Kasos serves transportation needs through municipal buses, that take passengers from Fri to the rest of the island's villages. Tickets cost no more than 5 euros, while traffic is too low, as there are very few vehicles in the island. In some cases, and due to the lack of maintenance ways, the roads come to a bad condition, mostly after heavy storms, a fact very rare although during summer.
The most beautifyl (!) beach in the Mediterranean Sea
Between Crete and Karpathos, the southernmost island of the Dodecanese is famous for its captains' mansions, its churches and its sailors. There, you will listen to the traditional music of Kassos (mantinades) with lyre and lute.
The places that stand out are the little port of Buka in Fri and the church of Saint Spiridon, the patron saint of Kassos, with wooden temple of 1866. The early christian basilica of Exestratiku and the funerary complex dating back to the 5th or 6th century a.d. in Chochlakulia. The Virgin of Emporio, built on the ruins of an early Christian Church, of which are saved poles, as well as the baptistery. Poli, the oldest village of Kassos, with beautiful views. The Byzantine church of Saint Onoufrios, 12th century, was built inn the same site and was made of materials of an older Christian Basilica. The village of Panagia, with big captains mansions, and the church of the Assumption of Virgin in 1896, with masterly woodwork temple. Here you will see a special cluster of six small churches. The village of Saint Marina, with the homonymous church of 1862, as well as the churches of Saint Fanourios and the one of Holly Cross.
It is also worthwhile to visit the Arvanitochori, built in a small fertile plain on the 16th century by Arvanites. See the Temple of Saint Dimitrios of 1864 and the folklore museum. Saint George at Chadies, whom the local people consider their protector, and the monastery of the Virgin of Eleru with the traditional mitata. Saint Kiriaki and the monastery of Saint Mamma, with magnificent views. The islet of Armathia, to the northwest Kassos, has one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean sea.
Taste salted menules (salted fish with oil and vinegar) and supiopilafo, ofto, lamb stuffed with rice, mpustia, lamb innards stuffed with minced meat, livers and rice and kolokithopoylia. Roikio is a ragweed eaten boiled or stewed. From cheese, taste elaiki, armirotiri and sitaka. For dessert, enjoy moschopugkia, sweets of pastry stuffed with almonds, sugar and rosewater, 'cakes', sweet pies with mizithra and coils.
- You must definitely swim on Armathia island magnificent beach.
- "Orea Bouka" and "Vailas" are two restaurants, that you'll surely visit more than once. All meals are perfectly cooked and all fishes are served fresh.
- The island's specialty is "makarounes with sitaka". It's pasta with Kasos' domestic cheese.
The island has only one pharmacy and very specific boat schedules, so if you receive any medical treatment, make sure you have all the necessary stock of drugs for your vacation.
The locals are too hospitable. If there is a wedding, or a party, they'll definitely invite you, if you need a lift or a way to carry your luggage, they'll volunteer to help you. Don't deny and don't hesitate to trust a local's offer. They are very honest and they feel ridden, if you refuse.
Happy Holidays in Kasos!!!