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Kastelorizo - Kastelorizo Castle Kastelorizo Castle
Castle of the Knights Hospitallers
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Kastelorizo - Lycian Tomb Lycian Tomb
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Kastelorizo - Blue Cave at Kastelorizo Blue Cave at Kastelorizo
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Kastelorizo - Monastery of St George of the Mountains Monastery of St George of the Mountains
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Kastelorizo - Paleocastro Paleocastro
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Kastelorizo - Sandrapeia Urban School Sandrapeia Urban School
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Kastelorizo - Timeless Great Museum of Megisti - Kastelorizo Timeless Great Museum of Megisti - Kastelorizo
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Kastelorizo - Island of Ro Island of Ro
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Kastelorizo - Beaches of Kastelorizo Beaches of Kastelorizo
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Population: 430
Airport(s): Kastellorizo Island Public (KZS)
Description: At just 1.25 nautical miles from the southwest coast of Turkey, located Kastelorizo, the easternmost part of Greece. Also called Megisti, and is the largest island in a cluster of 14 small islands and islets, while the current name is due to the Venetian castle that overlooks the Red Rock, Castello Rosso in Italian, which was paraphrased. Despite its small size, the island has a vast history, which started from the Neolithic era and a culture that flourished from that time even, as is evidenced by the excavations have brought to light very important parts of ancient temples, sections of walls, tombs and other significant findings. Following a common history with the other islands of the Dodecanese, Kastelorizo ​​united with Greece in 1920, after about 10 years of Italian domination era where experienced tremendous edge, and population explosion, with 15,000 inhabitants. Cause was the great naval tradition that brought commercial development. Kastelorizo ​​suffered enormous damage from bombing during the Second World War, which was the end in his prime. In more recent history of our country, Kastelorizo ​​was the place where it was announced by Prime Minister George Papandreou activation of the support mechanism for the Greek economy by the EU and the IMF on 22 April 2010. The island became known throughout the world on the occasion of the Oscar-winning movie Mediterraneo in 1992, which most scenes were filmed in Kastelorizo. The film put the island on the tourist map and more Kastelorizo ​​is a very special destination that appeals to those seeking a relaxing holiday, with a backdrop of stunning beauty and unique hospitality of the people. Kastelorizo ​​can be reached by air to the airport which also supplied, or sea, as the island is connected to the port of Piraeus and Rhodes.

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