How to get to Kastellorizo from Turkey?
Kas Kastellorizo ferry services are arranged reciprocally every day during the summer months.
Ferry services between 10:00 and 16:00 in the morning are periodically updated with additional trips according to the density.
Ferry times should be checked before traveling. The Kas – Kastellorizo ferry journey takes an average of 20 minutes.
How to Get to Kastellorizo from other Greek islands?
The Piraeus Kastellorizo ferry connects Athens with the Dodecanese.
There is only 1 ferry company operating the ferry service, Blue Star Ferries. The pass operates up to 2 times a week, with departure times starting at approximately 21 hours and 25 minutes.
Piraeus Kastellorizo ferry departure times and frequency may vary from season to season.
Travel to Kastellorizo
Kastellorizo is a Greek island, the smallest of the Dodecanese group and perhaps one of the most beautiful. It is located at the easternmost tip of Greece and is sometimes referred to by its ancient name Megisti, which it retained until the Middle Ages.
During part of the island’s history, the Knights of St John built the double-walled and fortified Castello Rosso on the rocks above the harbor. The island now takes its name from this structure. In the island’s more recent history, the fishing and maritime industries in which the island was involved in the 19th century have resulted in a significant increase in the island’s wealth.
The only populated area of the island is in and around the picturesque village of Kastellorizo, which has two areas, Pigadia and Chorafia, and is characterized by its narrow cobblestone streets and traditional colorful houses with wooden balconies.
Hotels & Accommodation in Kastellorizo
For your stay in Kastellorizo, the town center is one of the most popular areas to stay, as you will discover numerous houses, apartments, studios, and rooms. Convenient hotels are located on the beaches around. These places have nice tourist facilities, and easy access to the sea and the city.
Things to do in Kastellorizo
Things to do in Kastellorizo include hiking, snorkeling, and spearfishing. Hiking will lead you to numerous paths around the island visiting castles, and ancient sites while the crystal clear water will serve as an underwater museum from a different world.
There are a few beaches in Kastellorizo. A good solution is the boats that can take to to the few beaches of the surrounding islands.
At Pharos, where a small pier allows for boats to approach as well as at Plakes. At Mandraki, a narrow stripe of sandy beach. More beaches to be found at the islands of Ro – two concave stripes of sand – Aghios Gheorghios and Strongyli. For the daredevils: swimming within the Blue Cave (alias Cave of Phokialis), accessible only by boat.
Sights & Attractions in Kastellorizo
During your stay in Kastellorizo, you may go for outdoor activities in nature and explore important monuments. You can go on a day trip to Kas, Turkey, catch a boat to the nearby islands of Ro and Strongyli, and discover the beautiful Blue Cave on the south coast of Kastellorizo. Explore houses of traditional architecture in the village of Kastellorizo and see the restored neoclassical buildings.
Hike on the mountain of Kastellorizo to admire the view and the natural scenery at Paleokastro Fortress with the Cyclopean Walls.
You may also go for The old Metropolitan Church of Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni The bust of the Lady of Ro, The Kastellorizo Archaeological-Folklore Museum, The Lycian Tomb, The Castle of the Knights of St. John at the hill of Castello Rosso and The Popular Art Museum at the Old Mosque.
Where to Eat & Drink in Kastellorizo
You can try delicious local dishes at the restaurants and traditional tavernas in Kastellorizo. The cuisine of Kastellorizo is made up of local ingredients and traditional recipes. You will definitely like katoumaria: sweet pastries with cinnamon, halvas: semolina-based cake, strava: syrup-soaked phyllo bites with nuts, chickpea patties, stuffed goat, and of course fresh seafood.