Top ChoiceTaverna in Kastellorizo Village


With bouzouki music and salt breeze wafting over its thyme-topped tables, the friendliest of Kastellorizo’s quayside restaurants also serves the best food. Everything from the squid-ink risotto and calamari...

Top ChoiceCafe in Kastellorizo Village

Radio Cafe

This cool high-ceilinged cafe, run by Elma and Vaggelis, is close to the jetty, has art-spattered walls, outside tables and both Greek- and English-style breakfasts – from yogurt with honey and fruit salad, to...

Cave in Kastellorizo

Blue Cave

Located on Kastellorizo’s remote southeast shore, this extraordinary cave is famous for its mirror-like blue water. To get there, you must take one of around four competing water taxis in Kastellorizo. It's a...

Taverna in Kastellorizo Village


This island's best-value taverna, Aiolis is often overlooked because it's the furthest away from the centre (but the nearest to the ferry port). It's the spot for grilled meats: chicken souvlaki and pork, but the...

Grill in Kastellorizo Village


Agora is one of the cheapest places to grab a bite and come evening, the little square by the old market in which it sits, is effervescent with commerce. Meats are very tasty, just as the staff are friendly. The...

Bar in Kastellorizo Village

Faros Bar

Occupying an enviable location in the former lighthouse, beyond the ferry jetty and beside the mosque, this bar offers a wonderful opportunity to swim in turquoise shallows before taking breakfast and drinking in...

Archaeological Site in Kastellorizo Village

Knights of St John Castle

At the top of the hill, a rickety stairway leads to the ruins of the Knights of St John Castle, which gave the island its name – thanks to the red cliff on which it stood, this was the ‘Castello Rosso’. It offers...

Museum in Kastellorizo Village

Archaeological Museum

Holds an interesting assortment of ancient finds, costumes and photos relating to Kastellorizo. Labels are limited but it gives a reasonable sense of the island's past.

Museum in Kastellorizo Village

Megisti Museum

In a former mosque near the ferry jetty, this museum devotes itself largely to display panels telling the island’s fascinating story.

Greek in Kastellorizo Village


This central waterfront restaurant comes with a touch of snob value; expect to see the yachties here. But it has a wide menu: grilled octopus, lobster spaghetti, baby shrimp, grouper and succulent calamari – and...

Cocktail Bar in Kastellorizo Village

Stratos Cafe

This lively wharf cafe, swimming in cool tunes, has faux industrial piping, exposed stone walls and a handsome wooden bar where they make great (if pricey) coffees and cocktails. Popular with a young crowd, it's...