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The crystal clear seawater in Kastellorizo harbour, Greece at My Favourite Planet
The crystal clear seawater in Kastellorizo harbour.
The sea around Kastellorizo really is crystal clear. There a couple of tiny beaches which are difficult to access, but most swimming is done from rocky ledges, harbour quays or boats. The island's main town is so relaxed that you can sunbathe and swim from the main harbour quay, and you are never far from the next cool drink or a snack.

The harbour is deep, and beyond it the sea descends to below 300 metres within a kilometre of the coast. A good swimmer could make it to one of the islets of the north coast, though beware of currents and passing speed boats.

For snorklers, the water is full of a variety of fish, octopuses and other submarine creatures. Dolphins, monk seals and loggerhead turtles (carreta carreta) also haunt these parts.

Watch out for sea urchins on the sea bed! Stepping on their spines is an extremely painful experience.

The best locations for snorkling can be reached by the local cruise boats and water taxis (see page 4: activities for details).


Map of Kastellorizo harbour, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Map of Kastellorizo harbour

(part of our detailed map of Kastellorizo)

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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 of Kastellorizo, Greece at My Favourite Planet

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