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Kassos Holidays

Kassos holidays

For those who recall visiting the smaller Greek islands 30 years ago, this welcoming traditional island will bring back emories of how things used to be! Lying just a few miles off Karpathos' south western tip, rocky Kassos is one of the remoter islands of the Dodecanese and little visited. The capital is called Fry (pronounced 'free'). It is a little scruffy but overwhelmingly friendly, and has a most attractive fishing harbour. Real Greece at her best!

 

Lying just a few miles off Karpathos' south western tip, rocky Kassos is one of the remoter islands of the Dodecanese chain and little visited. You will certainly find a genuine (and very Greek) small-island atmosphere here.

Kassos, Dodecanese Islands

Holidays In Kassos

The capital is called Fry (pronounced 'free'). It is a little scruffy but overwhelmingly friendly, and has a most attractive fishing harbour called Bouka, overlooked by the church of Aghios Spiridon. Above Bouka is a pair of good local tavernas, and you will find a half dozen others in the village as well as the usual cafes and small shops, but some are only open in the peak season.

Kassos is not really the island for beaches but you can swim from a small strip of sand and shingle a 5-10 minute walk to the east of the port. However, in season (end-June to early September) taxi boats run the short distance to the uninhabited off-shore islets of Armathia and Makronisi which boast some fine sand and turquoise waters.

 

There are five villages on Kassos linked by a circular road - they are close enough together to be able to tour on foot in a day. Outside this area you will mainly encounter only sheep, goats and shepherds.

Kassos has two old monasteries to explore - Ayios Mamas has a particularly remote and dramatic location, perched vertiginously on the mountain above the sea.

Foreign tourism has made little impact on Kassos. For those who recall visiting the smaller Greek islands 30 years ago, this welcoming traditional island will bring back memories of how things used to be!

We do not have a representative on Kassos. The hoteliers will happily provide local information and our main agent in Rhodes can always be contacted.

Wednesday flights from Gatwick, Manchester and a range of regional airports via Rhodes. Connecting domestic flight to Kassos (1 hour via Karpathos).Then 5 min. taxi transfer to accommodation. On your return the reverse applies.

With any other island served by flights to Rhodes e.g. Karpathos, Tilos, Symi, Halki. However please note that mid-centre transfers, with the excpetion of Karpathos which is has a direct 5 flight connection (5 minutes!) will doubtless involve some free hours in Rhodes Town (no hardship - luggage can be stored) before the late afternoon ferry.

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