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Monument to Despina Achladiotou, The Lady of Ro, in the Horafia district, Kastellorizo, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Horafia district: monument to Despina Achladiotou, "The Lady of Ro" (1898-1982).
 

Despina Achladiotou (Δέσποινα Αχλαδιώτου, 1898-1982), "The Lady of Ro" (η Κυρά της Ρω), is Kastellorizo's greatest heroine. She and her husband farmed and kept goats on the nearby island of Ro (Ρω). She refused to leave the island even after the death of her husband and defiantly raised the Greek flag every day from 1927 to 1961, even throughout the Italian Fascist occupation of the Dodecanese. She is buried on Ro, which can be visited by one of the local cruise boats (see page 4: activities on Kastellorizo).

The bronze bust of the Lady of Ro, by Kostas Valsamis, is on Plateia Panagias in the Horafia district of Kastellorizo.
 

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
 

The Lady of Ro by Kostas Valsamis, Kastellorizo, Greece at My Favourite Planet

The bronze bust of Lady of Ro
by Kostas Valsamis on Plateia
Panagias, in the Horafia district
of Kastellorizo.
photos:
© David John
 
Beyond Kastellorizo's
main harbour:
 

the Lycian tomb
 

Archaeological
Museum
 

Knight's castle
 

Mandraki
 

Horafia
 

up the cliff
 

Good night,
Kastellorizo
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