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Kastellorizo island, Greece from the Turkish resort of Kas at My Favourite Planet
View of the north of Kastellorizo from the Turkish resort of Kaş.

Kastellorizo island from Kas in Turkey

The brightly coloured houses of Kastellorizo are visible from the Turkish coast.

Anybody who has spent time in Kaş will know that the island of Kastellorizo is plainly visible from all over the Turkish town. Every morning the great limestone rock frees itself from the previous night's darkness to shine on the Mediterranean horizon. It is possible to see details of the craggy cliffs and the brightly painted houses with the naked eye. Every evening its lights seem to beckon enticingly across the water. Or is it just the wine?

The Greek culture of the island, like the geographical distance between the two places, is so near and yet so far apart from the Turkish world. In one place church bells ring, while just across the water muezzins chant from the minarets of moeques. Both soundscapes can seem plaintive, beautiful, evocative.

The cliffs above Kaş, with their high shallow caves, mirror those on Kastellorizo. A young Turkish man tells us that the locals call these mirror images the "darlings" or "lovers", and that they call to each other across the long-sunken valley which separates them.

This part of a travel article on Kastellorizo which you
can read on page 10 of our guide to Kastellorizo.
photo:
© David John
photos of Kastellorizo:


views from Kaş
 


approaching
the island
 
photos of boats in Kastellorizo harbour, Greece at My Favourite Planet

boats in the harbour
 
photos of Kastellorizo harbour, Greece at My Favourite Planet

around the harbour
 
photos of Kastellorizo town, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Kastellorizo town
 


beyond the town
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