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East side of the main harbour, Kastellorizo, Greece at My Favourite Planet
Approaching the main harbour of Kastellorizo: the Knights' Castle and the Lycian Tomb.
The Kavos headland, on which the Knights' Castle stands, separates the east side of Kastellorizo's main harbour (right) from the smaller bay of Mandraki (left).

The Castle of the Knights of Saint John is the island's most obvious and well-known landmark. You can't miss it, even if it's not quite unmissable. The views from the castle are far grander than the ruin itself. The Knights Hospitaller of Rhodes took over Kastellorizo in 1306 and built their castle between 1379 and 1383.

The Lycian rock-cut tomb (4th century BC), with its Doric facade carved out of the rock face directly below the castle, is the only one in Greece. This really is unmissable as it is a amazing feat of ancient workmanship. Reaching it, however, is quite a climb. The white wall of the paved coastal footpath which leads from the main harbour to the tomb is visible in the above photo, below the castle rock.

See photos and further information on
gallery pages 175 - 184.

Also visible is the white zigzag of the stairway up the cliff just south of the main harbour.

See photos and further information on
gallery pages 244 - 257.

You can see the locations of Kastellorizo's most important buildings and natural features on our detailed map of Kastellorizo.

Castle of the Knights of Saint John, Kastellorizo, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Castle of the Knights
of St. John
 
The Lycian tomb, Kastellorizo, Greece at My Favourite Planet

The Lycian rock-cut tomb
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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
 


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