8Kastellorizo: A Jewel in the Dodecanese

Tucked away in the southeastern corner of the Aegean Sea, Kastellorizo is a tiny island that boasts a unique charm. Often overshadowed by its more famous neighbors, this hidden gem surprises visitors with its colorful harbor, neoclassical architecture, and a relaxed atmosphere that feels a world away from the bustling crowds.

The heart of Kastellorizo is its capital, Megisti. Narrow alleyways wind through pastel-hued houses, leading to the vibrant waterfront adorned with tavernas serving fresh seafood. The island’s crown jewel is the Blue Grotto, a sea cave that glows with an ethereal blue light. With its tranquil ambiance and authentic Greek character, Kastellorizo is a haven for those seeking an escape from the well-trodden tourist routes.