Kastellorizo sunrise

It is always worth getting up early at least one day while on holiday to see the sun rise, and tuck into bed afterwards again (of course). The view across the water had been spectacular, with blue skies during the day, pink skies at sunset and dark blue skies at twilight. But the sunrise tops them all.

Pink and blue Kavos skies

One of the highlights of our two week stay in Kastellorizo was undoubtedly the view from our terrace across to Kavos. Nothing beats watching the end of a great day when the pink glow of the sunset appears and very slowly turns into the deep blue skies of the early evening with a glass of wine (or three) before heading out for a bite to eat on the quay side in the harbour.

Loggerhead turtles

The wildlife highlight of our two week stay in kastellorizo was, without a doubt, the loggerhead turtles frequenting the harbour.

It was just wonderful watching the loggerhead turtles swim in the harbour, both during the day while wandering the quay, or at night while having dinner on the quay side. At one point we could see three heads coming up for air, so the locals are probably right that there are four loggerheads frequenting the harbour.

What is surprising is how territorial these turtles are. When another one comes anywhere near them when there is food involved, the speed with which they chase each other through the water is just unbelievable.