Meis (Kastellorizo) Island Boat Trip
Kastellorizo island is also known as Megisti or Meis island. According to historical references, it was called Kizilhisar in Turkish and Megisti during the Ottoman age. Meaning “eye” in Greek, Meis island is situated directly across from Kas.
The only settlement on the island is Kastellorizo and it was named after the crimson rocks on the island by the Knights of St. John (Knights Hospitaller). The name has been slightly altered over the years and now means crimson castle. The island has about 400 inhabitants and there is a church, museum and fortress worth exploring. Most popular is the Blue Cave which is the second largest cave in Europe.
It’s one of the most spectacular Greek islands for its friendly people, fresh food, and Italian-style old houses. Moreover there are daily ferries and flights from Rhodes. If you wish to travel from Kas you can take the daily ferry to Meis or if you want to set your own itinerary you can rent your own private yacht. A crewed yacht rental enables you to see the Blue Cave as part of the package and also means you don’t need to queue at the customs office. Please check your visa requirements before leaving.
Please note to visit the island, Turkish citizens are required to have a Schengen visa. If you are Turkish and have a Green passport you are not required to have a visa.