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PALAIOKASTRO

On Kastelorizo’s Western side stands the island’s most important ancient settlement. The remains of buildings and water cisterns can be easily discerned. On its Doric Acropolis, dating from 3rd century BC, notice the inscription mentioning the name of Megisti. In nearby Limenari, you can visit the remains of gigantic Mycenaean fortifications.

CASTLE OF THE KNIGHTS

Built in the 14th century on the edge of a small slope overlooking the port, its reddish rock (Castello Rosso) gave the island its name. Today, only parts of its exterior walls remain intact. Visit the nearby ruins of a Turkish hamam and some windmills, one of which was recently restored by the municipality.

LYCEAN TOMB

This perfectly preserved 4th century BC tomb, hewed in the stone at the foot of the Castle, is worth visiting. Lyceans was the name given to the inhabitants of Asia Minor (Lykia) because they worshipped “Apollo Lykios” (Apollo slayer of Wolves).

PALAIOKASTRO

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On Kastelorizo’s Western side stands the island’s most important ancient settlement. The remains of buildings and water cisterns can be easily discerned. On its Doric Acropolis, dating from 3rd century BC, notice the inscription mentioning the name of Megisti. In nearby Limenari, you can visit the remains of gigantic Mycenaean fortifications.


CASTLE OF THE KNIGHTS

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Built in the 14th century on the edge of a small slope overlooking the port, its reddish rock (Castello Rosso) gave the island its name. Today, only parts of its exterior walls remain intact. Visit the nearby ruins of a Turkish hamam and some windmills, one of which was recently restored by the municipality.




LYCEAN TOMB

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This perfectly preserved 4th century BC tomb, hewed in the stone at the foot of the Castle, is worth visiting. Lyceans was the name given to the inhabitants of Asia Minor (Lykia) because they worshipped “Apollo Lykios” (Apollo slayer of Wolves).



CATHEDRAL

In the island’s most prominent location, right above Mandraki, stands the cathedral dedicated to Kastelorizo’s patron saints: Constantine and Eleni. This unique church, a three-nave basilica, sports exquisite icons, rich interior decorations, a beautiful marble iconostasis and an impressively tall bell tower. Twelve enormous monolithic granite pillars, brought especially from Patara (Lycea) in 1835, support the massive dome. According to tradition, these pillars were pilfered from the ancient Temple of Pythius Apollo, in modern day Gelemis of Asia Minor.

MUSEUM OF MEGISTI

Located close to the remains of the castle, it houses exhibits of great value from different historical periods, namely 17th century frescoes, as well as folk artefacts.

CATHEDRAL

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In the island’s most prominent location, right above Mandraki, stands the cathedral dedicated to Kastelorizo’s patron saints: Constantine and Eleni. This unique church, a three-nave basilica, sports exquisite icons, rich interior decorations, a beautiful marble iconostasis and an impressively tall bell tower. Twelve enormous monolithic granite pillars, brought especially from Patara (Lycea) in 1835, support the massive dome. According to tradition, these pillars were pilfered from the ancient Temple of Pythius Apollo, in modern day Gelemis of Asia Minor.



MUSEUM OF MEGISTI

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Located close to the remains of the castle, it houses exhibits of great value from different historical periods, namely 17th century frescoes, as well as folk artefacts.



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