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Kastellorizo, Greece Maps of Kastellorizo   page 9
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Rhodes - Kastellorizo
  Map 3:
Kaş - Kastellorizo

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Kastellorizo map 1: Detailed map of Kastellorizo, also known as Megisti.
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The only settlement on the island is in and around the village of Kastellorizo, built around its small but deep main harbour (1 on the map) and the smaller harbour Mandraki (9).

During the summer, the restaurant and cafe tables prevent traffic from using the promenade around the main harbour, and locals must carry their wares with trolleys and wheelbarrows. Most of Kastellorizo's narrow, stepped streets are also unsuitable for vehicles. Roads on the island are limited to the north coast around the main town, the smaller harbour Mandraki, to the northeast corner at the cape Megalos Niftis and to the airport 3.5 km southwest of the main town. Otherwise there are a few dirt tracks and several paths over the rocky landscape.

A few hundred metres southeast of the main harbour stairs climb the cliff to the triangular-shaped plateau which forms the bulk of the island. It is quite a climb, but at the top you are rewarded with a great view over the north of the island and across the sea channel Stenos Vathi (in Turkish Kaş Kanali) to the Turkish town of Kaş and the Taurus mountains which tower above it.

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Map of Kastellorizo harbour, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Map detail: Kastellorizo harbour

1 main harbour of Megisti

2 police station, post office, municipal hotel

3 Agios Georgios church, Nikolaos Stamatiou school, travel agent

4 ferry landing, harbour police, tourist information, bank, duty free

5 coast guard, mosque, path to Lycian tomb

6 Megisti museum, path to Lycian tomb

7 Knight’s Castle, Saints Nicholas & Dimitrios, hamam, windmill

8 Horafia, Platea Panagia, churches, Santrapeia school, Despina sculpture,Taverna Mediterraneo

9 Mandraki harbour and cemetery

10 stairs to clifftop view
Map design
© David John
Kastellorizo map 2  

Map of Rhodes and Kastellorizo in the Dodecanese islands at My Favourite Planet

Map 2: The position of Kastellorizo in relation to Rhodes in the Dodecanese and the coast of Turkey.

The area around the north of Rhodes is the boundary of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.

The border between the ancient regions of Caria and Lycia is to the north of the Turkish city
of Fetihiye, which in ancient times was the Lycian Telmessos.
Map design
© David John
Kastellorizo map 3  

Map of Kastellorizo and surrounding islands in the Dodecanese, Greece and the Lycian coast at My Favourite Planet

Map 3: The position of Kastellorizo in relation to the Turkish resort of Kaş.

Kaş (pronounced "Cash"), the ancient Lycian settlement of Antiphellos, became Greek following Alexander the Great's conquest of Anatolia in the 4th century BC. As the harbour village of Andifli, it remained Greek until the forced population exchanges between Greece and Turkey in 1923. Since the 1980s Kaş has grown from a small port and fishing village into a relaxed, modern tourist resort.

The harbours of Kastellorizo and Kaş are separated by 7 km, and the Greek island at its northern tip of Cape Agios Stefanos is just over 2 km from the Çukurbag Yarimadasi peninsula on the Turkish coast.

Among the numerous smaller islands and islets surrounding Kastellorizo, the two largest are the uninhabited Greek islands Stroggyli and Ro. The latter is a popular destination for day-trips and famous as the home of the legendary local heroine Despina Achladiotou, "The Lady of Ro" (1898-1982). See Kastellorizo gallery page 238 for further details.

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