Kastellorizo, although a distant destination, is the proper island for the ones dreaming calm and relaxed holidays, enjoying the Greek sun and sea as well as diving and fishing. The beaches and the bays in Kastellorizo will impress you with their crystal waters. Visit the uninhabited island of Ro, which is a few minutes away from Kastellorizo and swim in its crystal clear waters. The Fort of the Knights and Palaiokastro stand proud over the years and are two of the most important monuments of the island. During your holidays, you must definitely visit the Blue Cave, which is considered one of the most impressive caves in the Mediterranean. You can buy weft textiles, ceramics but also honey and sweets. In Kastellorizo, the traditions and customs are very much alive and if you are lucky, maybe you'll get to see a festival or fete, which you will remember for many years, during your stay on the island. In Kastellorizo, you will spend unforgettable holidays and you will enjoy every minute so wait no more, book your ferry tickets now.
The Kastellorizo Port
There are frequent ferry departures from the Piraeus port to the Kastellorizo port and the journey, including stops to other islands as well, lasts about 20 hours. By booking online your ferry tickets via aktoploika.gr will make your journey even more comfortable and carefree. During the last years, the tourist infrastructure of Kastellorizo has been developed and its port welcomes more and more ferries each years.
Connection With Other Islands
Kastellorizo has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Astypalaia, Kalymnos, Kos, Naxos, Nisyros, Paros, Rhodes, Symi, Tilos.
You can now book ferry tickets online for Kastellorizo 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 Kastellorizo
In Kastellorizo, you mostly go everywhere on foot since there are not many bus itineraries or many taxis. However, the island is ideal for walks and distances are not that long. You can always rent a motorbike from a rental agency as well as visit some beaches by boat.
As Greece's most isolated island, Kastelorizo seems to live in another time. There are no vehicles in the island, as for the most urgent needs, there is only one taxi available. People here move by foot or by bicycle, while, during the summer months, you may rent a small fish-boat, for a small circumnavigation.
The gorgeous ... edge!
Kastellorizo or Megisti, that is the eastern end of Greece, comes to whisper us how much beauty can be hidden in just nine square kilometers of land. Alternative or not tourist, in Kastellorizo your wanderings will start from the biggest underwater cave in Greece. The Blue cave or cave of the Parastas, or Fokiali – from seals that reside inside – is the largest and the most beautiful underwater cave in Greece and one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located on the southern point of the island and its entrance is at the height of a small boat, which barely fits when there's not wind. This is a rare geological phenomenon, a cave full of stalactites, illuminated by the sunrises hues. The sight, unique! Gorgeous small islands and wild beauty islets. To the West of the small island of Kastellorizo, there is the small island Ro, known its madame, Despina Achladioti, the only inhabitant who for decades was raising the Greek flag, has been characterized as Landscape of Special Natural Beauty.
The islet Strogkili or Ipsili, 5 nautical miles southeast of Kastellorizo, is the boundary in the Europe-Asia maritime crossroads and is adorned by the nautical Lighthouse since 1918. And if you want to wander around after the boating..on a solid land, one of the most beautiful walks are in Agios Georgios of Vuni, as the locals call it. About 400 stairs lead to a convent with fortress character with beautiful views.
Ιn Kastellorizo you will taste fresh fish and seafood, but also goat stuffed with bread crumbs, yiuvarlakia, chickpea balls and salanturmasi, which is nothing more than onion 'dolmades' with minced meat and rice. From sweet enjoy wild fig and halva katumaria, but also strava, a kind of friedkind of tiganitoy baklava,stuffed with walnuts, spices and sugar.
See the beautiful preserved settlement of Megisti, with the captains' mansions and the narrow alleys. The mosque located in the port next to the lighthouse and currently hosts the island's historical collection, with documents and photographs from the 19th century until its incorporation in Greece, in 1947. Here, you'll also see the monument of the unknown soldier, while, walking along the beach you will find the church of St. George of Pigadi, with the clock of 1903.
Luke's Santrape square in the district of Chorafia, the church of patron Saints Constantine and Helena and to the right the church of Saint Athanasios. Next to the monument of Santrape, among huge eucalyptus trees, stands the church of St. George of Luke of the 19th century. Mandraki, that is located to the east of the big settlement with mixed carnage. The Likiako Tomb of the 4th century BC, carved on the foot of the Castle. Timeless-Archaeological Museum Of Megisti. It is located in the neighbour of the Castle. Here you will discover the history of Megisti from antiquity to the 19th century. The Castle, the oldest monument of the island. At the Doric Citadel of the 3rd century BC, survives an inscription that includes the term "Megisti"". In the region, at Limenari,there are also the cyclopean walls.
- The Medieval Castle, aged over 600 years, will remind you a movie scenery and will offer you a great view.
- There are no beaches in the island, only specific places, where you can access the sea and swim. One of them, that is definitely worth to be visited is the famous blue Parastas Cave.
- Another cave, also worthy to be visited (by boat) is Fokiali. If you are lucky, perhaps you'll see some of the "monacus monachus" seals, that use the place as a shelter.
- Have a daily cruise with a small boat to Kekova beach and Agios Nikolaos, two places that will make you feel out of this world.
There are no organized beaches on the island and all the shops are in town or at the airport. Make sure you have with you water, beverages and anything else you may need in your excursions.
The course to Ai Giannis, on the top of the mountain is a magnificent course. To get there, you'll have to cross 401 steps, which you'll have to go down again on your way back. It's appropriate only for those who have endurance and patience.
Happy Holidays in Beautiful Kastellorizo!!!