KASTELORIZO: THE EASTERNMOST PART OF GREECE
Kastelorizo has a subtle, unique atmosphere. There is nothing specific that causes it. It’s a spontaneous occurrence stemming the knowledge shared by all those on this small remote island of the distance that separates them from the rest of the country. The impressive, brightly coloured mansions, built on a semicircular plan around the sea, are unique examples of the architecture of the Dodecanese and reveal an era of a peak for the island. The sites to be seen on the island are indeed not few: Two fine examples are the Palaiokastro (Old Castle) which is situated approximately in the middle of the island and once served as both the acropolis and older fortification of the island, whilst the Kastro (Castle) is located in the south eastern part of the harbour and 200 meters above sea level. In the eastern part of the harbor there is an impressive stone hewed Lyncean tomb. Both, of course, are a part of the invaluable inheritance of the historical past of the island.
The Museum (historical-archaeological and folklore) is housed in a two-story building of architectural significance (it is privileged in that it has a preservation order) and is rich with exhibitions from antiquity, medieval and later times as well as displaying examples of folk art and more generally of the traditional culture of the island.