I have been away to the Lycian Coast this month, and whilst based in Turkey, I took a trip over to Meis, the easternmost Greek Islands. It lies just off the coast of Turkey from Kaş , and I had been recommended to visit by local people where I was staying.
Meis is knows as such by the Turkish, whilst the Greeks call it Kasterllorizo or Megisti. This is the most beautiful little island. The ferry only takes about 20 minutes to get there from Kas, and it is like being transported in a time warp to another place. It also has the smallest duty free I have ever seen:
As the boat approaches the harbour, the main town area comes into sight.
All of the houses are painted the most beautiful colours, like sugared almonds. Inhabitants are not allowed cars, not that there is anywhere to go in them, and there is one taxi who seems to go round the island in circles a lot. I also met a few Australians, with Greek heritage from the island, who are known as ‘Kazzies’, and who have returned to live in this beautiful place. What a homeland to have….
I pottered around and took a lot of photos, many of the houses are being restored by descendants of the original families. Others are just waiting for their turn…