Kasos island Greece


Kasos is the westernmost island of the Dodecanese between Crete and Karpathos .Its main town and port is Fry ,other villages on the island is Arvanitohori ,Panagia ,Emporios and Poli .
When the visitor arrives on Kassos he will soon ascertain that he has not come to a cosmopolitan island with a wealth of choice in terms of nightlife, however, the nightclubs and the rich musical tradition will make a strong impression.
There are coffee shops, snack bars and places playing modern music, be it Greek or foreign, where young people can dance and have a drink. One should not neglect to mention the improvised celebrations in taverns and coffee shops where limericks (mantinades) are recited which can turn into all-nighters with great fun being had by all in attendance. If shopping on Kassos buy ‘elaiki’ (a form of cream cheese), bread rolls, honey,
sitaka (a dairy product of Kassos) and butter.
The island’s youth sports centre and its 5 events halls (there being one in each village) constitute the island’s congress facilities.From time to time the same facilities are used to host various events such as painting, photography and folk art exhibitions.
Every summer as part of the Maritime Week celebrations the island’s associations, in collaboration with the Municipality, organize a local football championship in which 3 teams representing the three largest villages on the island take part (Fry, Aghia Marina and Arvanitohori). Other events include shot put, races, javelin and the marathon.
There are five associations active on the island. They are: the Arvanitohori Cultural Association, the Aghia Marina Improvement Association, the Women’s Unity Association, the Fishermen’s Association and the Kassos Youth Cultural & Improvement Association.
Kassos has rooms and apartments to rent to accommodate its visitors.
You can get there with ferries from Karpathos, Halki and Rhodes as well as from Crete and Piraeus 3 sailings per week from Finiki on Karpathos to Kassos by the tour boat ATHENA all year round.
By air from Rhodes or Athens via Rhodes.
By yacht. Berth at the ports of Kassos and Emborios. Fuel can be taken on board.
Municipal Services : +30.22450.41277 & +30.22450.41400
Medical centre: +30.22450.41333
Police: +30.22450.41222
Port Master’s Office: +30.22450.41288
Airport: +30.22450.41444
Citizen’s Advice Bureau: +30.22450.41865