Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island

Kastellorizon is the Easternmost island of Greece, very near the shore of Turkey and the city of Kas. I have spent two weeks during the Greek Orthodox Easter on the island and got to see the customs and meet very interesting local people.
Photography / Text: Michael Pappas

Kastellorizon is the Easternmost island of Greece, very near the shore of Turkey and the city of Kas. I have spent two weeks during the Greek Orthodox Easter on the island and got to see the customs and meet very interesting local people.

The island has only one town on it, which serves as the main port, also known as "Megisti". It is inhabited by less than 400 people and the architecture has a strong Italian influence. 

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

The city of Kas in Turkey is so near you could actually reach by swimming and boats travel to and fro almost every day, especially during the summer, serving tourists or merchandise. This is a bigger city of approximately 6000 inhabitants, so people from Kastellorizo visit it often for shopping and nights out. 

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

First days in Kastellorizon island.

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Papayoryis (father George) and his paragka.

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Holy Wednesday.

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

In the house of captain Stavros.

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Judas and Holy Thursday.

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Holy Friday.

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Easter Sunday.

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island  - Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas
Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island
Greece. South Aegean. Megisti. © Michael Pappas

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Location

Orthodox Easter in Kastellorizon island

Anapafseos Kastellorizo
Megisti, South Aegean, Greece