Sightseeing on Kastellorizo Island
The island's capital, Kastellorizo, where
most of the islands inhabitants reside, consists of the Pigadia and Chorafia
districts as well as the little picturesque port of Mandraki. Kastellorizo
is amphitheatrically built at the feet of a mountain and spreads on all
three sides of the gulf.
Sights to see:
The Castle of the Knights of St. John from
the 14th century, is builtt on the edge of a small slope, right above the
The perfectly preserved stone-hewed Lycean
tomb underneath the castle at the port's entrance. The tomb faces the Asia
Minor, the home of the Lyceans.
Left above from Chorio is the Metropolis
of St. Konstantin and Helen, build at 1835, the patron saints of the island.
It is a unique piece of art, a three vaulted basilica, with rich icons,
marble icon screens and a tall marble bell tower. The roof of the Metropolis
lies on 12 monolithic granite columns which were brought from the temple of
Apollo in Patara, Lycea in Asia Minor.