Story and images by John Maddocks
The island of Meis, or Kastellorizo to the Greeks, is simply superb. Just 2 kilometres off the Turkish holiday town of Kas, this small eastern Mediterranean island sports picturesque, brightly coloured neo-classical houses on a gorgeous blue water bay. The first impression is that you've arrived on a movie set and indeed you have, as the Oscar winning film Mediterraneo was made here.
Wander up cobblestone lanes, admire the wrought-iron balconies and bask in the sun. Meis gets 320 days of sunshine every year. Check out the Knights of St John Castle, the museum and take a trip to the spectacular Blue Cave. Or just sit by the harbour, which is undoubtedly one of the best in Greece. So if you're travelling in Turkey, take the twenty minute fast ferry from Kas for a day trip or to enter Greece on the way to Rhodes. This tranquil island gem is not to be missed.
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