Megisti  

Megisti - Kastelorizo (Greece)

Megisti. Megisti, with its 500 inhabitants, is the capital of the Greek island of Kastelorizo. The town has a scenic location in a bay, on the slopes of a rocky mountain. The houses are picturesque and consist of two or three floors. The roofs are covered with ceramic tiles and have colorful window frames and doors.

Most of the restaurants and cafeterias are located around the port of Megisti. Here you will see many yachts and sailboats. In winter, Megisti is a relatively quiet place. It is almost completely empty. In summer, especially in high season, it is busy again. This is because of the many Australian Greeks who come here for a vacation. Many own homes here.

Interesting sights in Megisti:

  • The medieval castle of Megisti, perched on the rock, which was built in the 14th century by Knights of St. John.
  • The large church of Aghios Konstantinos.
  • The church of Agia Eleni, built in 1835.
  • The mosque dating from the 18th century in the port of Megisti.
  • The Archaeological and Ethnographic Museums.

Festivities and celebrations in Megisti

  • July 21: procession of the icons of Aghios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni.
  • Easter is celebrated exuberantly and lasts three days.
  • September 13: festivals to remember the liberation from Turkish domination.

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Average temperature Megisti
January
11.9°C
February
12.1°C
March
13.6°C
April
16.6°C
May
20.5°C
June
24.7°C
July
26.9°C
August
27.1°C
September
24.6°C
October
20.8°C
November
16.5°C
December
13.4°C

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