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Kasos - Dodecanese (Greece)

Kasos. Kasos (Kassos) is the southernmost island of the Dodecanese. It is situated between Karpathos and Crete. It is a barren mountainous island with a steep rocky coastline and some beaches. Beaches are located in Fry, Emborios and Ammouda.

The capital of the island, Fry, is built on picturesque Bouka Bay. Fry is the main port of Kasos. The attraction you must visit on Kasos is the Cave of Sellai, 30 meters (nearly 100 feet) deep and 8 meters (26 feet) wide with impressive stalactites.

The first residents of Kasos seem to have been the Phoenicians. Homer reports that in his catalogue of the Greek cities that took part in the Trojan War. In the 18th century, Kasos had its own merchant fleet and became a prosperous island through trade. When its imposing fleet took part in the 1821 Greek War of Independence, the Turks took revenge. They destroyed the island and massacred its inhabitants in June, 1824. Only a small number of people survived that tragedy.

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Sights Kasos (Kasos)

  • Fry - the capital and only port of Kasos. Fry is a village built in 1840 by residents of Agia Marina.
  • Agia Marina - a beautiful village with traditional houses. It is the island's largest village.
  • The caves of Ellinokamara and Selai, not far from Agia Marina.
  • Emporios - the ancient port of Kasos.
  • Poli - the old capital of Kasos. Located 2 kilometers (a little more than a mile) from Fry and built on top of a hill. The view is magnificent.
  • The islet Armathia, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Fry. This islet has two beautiful beaches.
  • The wind turbines in the town Dikefalos.

 

How to get to Kasos?

Kasos is connected by ferry with the harbors of Piraeus (Athens), Anafi, Halki, Heraklion (Crete), Karpathos, Milos, Rhodes, Santorini and Sitia (eastern Crete).

Text: Jorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Katrina Butzer

Average temperature Kasos
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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