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Kastellorizo, or Megisti as it is officially called in Greece, is one of the smallest and most picturesque islands of the Dodecanese complex, located on the easternmost edge of Greece.

The island, one of Greece’s best kept secrets, has a long history starting in the early Neolithic era. Upon arriving, you will be impressed by the beauty of the harbor with its neoclassical mansions and their colorful facades.

The minaret and the red dome of the mosque of 1755 are some of the most prominent features that will immediately catch your attention. The small fishing boats complete the idyllic setting.

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Kastellorizo village is the island’s only populated area. Explore the cobblestone alleys and admire the traditional colorful mansions with their beautiful balconies. Don’t forget to make a stop at a local restaurant, to taste katoumari, a traditional sweet of Kastellorizo.

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The most important attractions of the island include:

The 14th century castle of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John, located on Castello Rosso, a hill of red rock, which gave the island its current name.
The Archaeological – Diachroniko Museum of Kastellorizo
The 4th century BC temple.
Mandraki, a picturesque district with a small harbor
Kastellorizo Historical Collection, housed in a mosque at the entrance of the port. The collection includes documents and photographic material referring to the modern history of the island.

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Original Source: Proto Thema

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