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Day Trip to Kastellorizo (Meis) Greece

I finally made it to Greece! Country #31! 6 hours counts right?

Kastellorizo is the easternmost island in Greece and is on the Mediterranean Sea. It is about 1 mile (2 km) from the coast of Turkey (from Kaş). The island is tiny at 3.7 miles (6 km) long and 1.9 miles (3 km) wide. The population is about 500. The harbor our ferry came to is the only city/inhabitable land on the island. The rest of the island is steep limestone hills and coastlines with minimal flora. There is no source for drinking water on the island, and it produces a limited amount of olives, grapes, and beans. Being extremely lucky to have American passports, Eda and I were able to take a day trip to Greece without the hassle of waiting 3 days for a visa. We spent the day walking around the small town, swimming and exploring the waters and nature around St. George Island, taking a teeny boat into the Blue Cave, and eating a hearty Greek meal! All in a day's work.

The beauty of Kekova Bay

Kekova Bay contains the sunken city of Kekova Island - it sank after an earthquake in the 2nd century. Boats go around Kekova Bay and allow the passengers to dive into the cold, salty, and invigorating waters of the Mediterranean Sea. We spent the whole day out there having a blast. It's about a 40 minute drive from the town of Kas, and well worth the money spent to float and swim all day. The boat we had was filled with chill people who kept to themselves and were at peace. That's my idea of a good time - no loud music, just everyone enjoying the beauty of and peace brought on by the views. I highly recommend it if you're ever in this corner of the world!