The island was "discovered" touristically and more and more travelers are anchoring in this beautiful Aegean port. The occasion was the Oscar-winning film Mediterraneo, scenes of which were shot on the island. Thus, Kastellorizo ​​gained great fame. In fact, it is a particularly popular destination for Italians.
Kastellorizo ​​offers peaceful holidays and rewards every visitor with its unique beauties, its amazing beaches and the unique hospitality of its inhabitants, who make you feel at home.
Kastellorizo ​​is a growing tourist resort. Its infrastructure so far meets the needs of its visitors. Hotels and rooms for rent operate.
It gained worldwide prominence in 1991, when the Oscar-winning movie "Mediterraneo" was filmed there.
In the port of Kastellorizos, the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the EU, under the Greek presidency, symbolically took place in the spring of 2003.
The island is accompanied by a great maritime tradition, with strong signs of the maritime and commercial development it once experienced.
The only settlement and capital is Kastellorizo ​​with traditional two- or three-story neoclassical mansions, white or colored, stretching along the coastline in front of the red rock.
Notable public buildings and monuments:
The City Hall (Kavos area) and the New Agora are two architectural jewels with arches, works of Italian rule, the mosque (18th century), the "Sandrapeia Urban School" (1903 - next to the Church of St. Constantine and Helen), the most important educational institution of the island, Entektirion (area of ​​Agios Georgios of Pigadiou), where the kindergarten was housed at the beginning of the 20th century. The bust of the Lady of Ro (Horafion square) who managed to inhabit and keep the island of the same name Greek, the bust of the hero Nikolaos Savvas (Kavos) the monument to the unknown soldiers (Limani).
Of interest are the traditional "Boureka House" near the Church of Agia Marina, the "Konaki" in Fry, the house of Papadakis, Pelagias and Fonaris in Arvanitochori. There are also several old windmills.
Religious and folk customs of Holy Week:
Three-day feast after the Resurrection with live music, dances and songs. On Easter Sunday there is a reading of the Gospels in various languages, a dance by women with violins in the courtyard of the Church of Saints Constantine and Helen with local Easter songs and an offering of sweets and sumada.
Other important festivals and events:
Saints Constantine and Helen (21/5), on the day of the Assumption of the Virgin (15/8) there is a solemn Divine Liturgy and procession of the icon, of Saint Paraskevi (26/7) and the Eve of the Assumption ( 14/8) children light fires and jump over them.
On the eve of the feast of the Prophet Elias (19/7), the inhabitants fall with their clothes into the sea, while on Clean Monday and May Day there is entertainment with food and drink in the mountains, while on Saint Theophany (6/1) young people fall into the sea to catch the Cross thrown by the priest.

Source: South Aegean Region