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The east side of Kastellorizo harbour: Nikolaou Savva Square.

The east side of Kastellorizo's main harbour lies on the Kavos headland that separates it from the smaller Mandraki harbour further east.

At the far end of the harbour, on the northwest tip of the Kavos headland are a collection of historical monuments, including the tomb of the unknown soldier, the Municipio, the Ottoman Mosque and the Delegazione Del Governo.

Beyond the east side of the main harbour, around the northern end of the Kavos headland, are the Lycian tomb, the Archaeological Museum, the twin churches of Saints Nicholas and Dimitrios, the Knights' Castle, a hamam (Turkish bath) and a windmill (see gallery pages 175-222).

Left in the photo above:

Nikolaou Savva Square (also known as Kavos Square)

The administrative centre of Kastellorizo, on the northeastern tip of the main harbour, was renamed after local hero Nikolaos Spyridonos Savvas who was killed by the Germans on Rhodes in 1942.

photos of Nikolaou Savva Square, Kastellorizo island, Greece at My Favourite Planet

pages 158-174

The Municipio

The colonial style municipal building on Nikolaou Savva Square was built by the Italians between 1932 and 1933 to house the post office, customs house and harbour master's office.

Today it is home to the municipal chambers (town hall), the Port Authority and the Hellenic Coast Guard.

photos of the Municipio, Kastellorizo island, Greece at My Favourite Planet

pages 158-159

Delgazione Del Governo (Dioikitirio, Faros Bar)

Designed in 1926 by the architect Florestano di Fausto (1890-1965) as offices for the delegation of the Italian governor of the Dodecanse, Mario Lago (1878-1950) who ruled from Rhodes. Originally three storeys high and painted deep red, it was badly damaged in 1941 during a battle between the Italian navy and British commandos who had occupied the island.

Today the remaining single storey is the popular Faros Bar. Faros is Greek for lighthouse, and indeed there is a navigation beacon on the bar's roof.

photos of Delgazione Del Governo, now the Faros Bar, Kastellorizo island, Greece at My Favourite Planet

page 158

The Ottoman mosque, now the Cultural Museum

Opening hours: Tue - Sun 8.30 - 15.00 hours.
Mondays closed. Entrance free.

The mosque, built by the Turkish architect Osman Agha in 1753, was renovated and opened as a cultural museum in 1997. It displays local costumes and crafts as well as images, information and a multimedia presentation about the island's history.

photos of the Ottoman mosque, now the Cultural Museum, Kastellorizo island, Greece at My Favourite Planet

pages 163-174

Map of Kastellorizo harbour, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Map detail: Kastellorizo harbour

1 main harbour of Megisti

2 police station, post office, municipal hotel

3 Agios Georgios church, Nikolaos Stamatiou school, travel agent

4 ferry landing, harbour police, tourist information, bank, duty free

5 coast guard, mosque, path to Lycian tomb

6 Megisti museum, path to Lycian tomb

7 Knight’s Castle, Saints Nicholas & Dimitrios, hamam, windmill

8 Horafia, Platea Panagia, churches, Santrapeia school, Despina sculpture,Taverna Mediterraneo

9 Mandraki harbour and cemetery

10 stairs to clifftop view
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The east side of
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