The Nisos Megisti Museumis housed in a two-storeyed building with a courtyard, up on a hill overlooking the harbour. The building has quite a history.In the museum are various objects and collections from the island detailing it's history. Unfortunatly, it is forbidden to take photo's inside the museum, but you are allowed to photograph the...more
Most activity - what little there is - is centred around the harbour. Its a pleasant place to wander - won't take too long and soon you'll be chilling out at one of the waterfront cafes for a frappé or a lazy lunch - such is life on Megisti for day trippers. if staying longer then a local book can be bought detailing some 8 walks around the island....more
In the centre of the harbour through some archways was an indoor market - guess this is where the morning fish catch is weighed and sorted out. Through the arch on the other side was a shady cafe - looked much cheaper than the waterfront ones but it wasn't open and anyway didn't have the nice water views.more
It doesn't take too long to wander around Megisti - its more a place for chilling out at a harbour side cafe and lingering over a fish lunch. There a handful of houses behind the harbour in various states of repair or disrepair as the case may be - the war bombings in 1943 and a fire in 1944 are the main culprit for this. As ever in Greek island...more
There are several churches of note on Megisti:Just behind the waterfront is the church of Ayios Yeorgios you Pigadhiou (St George of the well).The square near to the zig zag white steps is has the the church of St George of the Horafia (Ayios Yeorgios tou Horafiou) which was also known as St George of Loukas (Ayios Yeorgios tou Louka) after its...more
You'll find the tables of this restaurants dotted along the central section of the harbour.There is a barbecue outside, and if you come at the right moment you'll se Vagelis, the owner and cook, working hard the prepare fillets of absolutely fresh fish.The fish is grilled after being tastily marinated in olive oil, lemon, herbs and pepper. Te...more
There are several cafes to enjoy a lazy lunch on the waterfront. Lazaraki's is the name of the one we went to - located virtually in the middle and had like a jetty out into the harbour - by the time we had finished there were yachts moored up on either side!Rather than order a main course we selected several mezes - calamari, ctopus salad, russian...more
We travelled to Meis or Megisti by express ferry boat service from Kas in Turkey. The journey takes about 40 minutes across to the picturesque harbour port of Megisti and cost 20 euros return. Coming from Turkey we had to hand our passports in and we received them back on our return to Turkey. The ferry had comfy bean bags to sit in for the journey on the top deck and ordinary seating below. The boat leaves Kas harbour at 10.00am and returns at 15.30pm - ample time for a wander around and a lazy lunch at a waterfront restaurant.
This little shop has a wonderful selection of local craft.
Monika, the owner is a very friendly person willing to chat and explain anything you ask.
She also runs the Caretta Rooms and Apartments in the same building
Be very careful getting into the sea anywhere around the coast of Megisti - the sea is wonderfully clear and excellent for snorkelling (I saw an octopus in the harbour) - but sea urchins love it, probably consistently more urchins per square metre than anywhere else in Greece!!
Bring sea/jelly shoes to get in the sea. The are NO BEACHES (not even pebbly ones) so access to the sea is always over rocks, sometimes urchin infested!! Due to the lack of beaches, a bed roll might come in handy just to sit on betwen dips in the wonderful clear sea!more
Even with a short climb you will be rewarded with great views over the island and especially the harbour. It was a bit like a small version of Symi, but not so terraced. The step are soon discovered towards the back of the harbour - just head behind the house and climb white steps up to a square with a large church and head out on the road to the...more
Kastellorizo has been called many different names in its history including, Castelrosso (the French called it Chateau-Roux), Castello Rosso or Castel Rosso, and Castel Ruggio. Its name was given by the medieval Knights of Rhodes and was inspired by its towering red cliffs rising from the sea which appear to be a medieval castle from a distance. Its...more