Just a few kilometres southeast of Meganissi, Kastos is the ultimate Ionian Island hideaway, blessed with lovely beaches, peace and quiet, and a deliciously simple way of life.
Measuring just 8km from north to south, and less than 1km from east to west, Kastos is a little gem of a place, inhabited by around 50 permanent residents only. This diminutive size, allied to its unspoilt beauty, makes it the ideal destination for anyone looking for a holiday away from it all.
The sea that laps Kastos’s shores is wonderfully limpid and clean, an irresistible lure for swimmers, snorkellers, scuba divers and sailors. While the west is largely characterised by a rocky, element-sculpted coastline, the east is home to a series of small sandy-pebbly beaches and magic bays with transparent, electric blue waters.
In the high summer months, Kastos is a popular stop-off point for sailors navigating the Ionian Sea. This brings a bit of life to the tavernas and bars in Kastos village, one of which is housed in an old windmill. A mini-market just behind the main harbor stocks essentials as well as fruit, vegetables, and dairy products. There are two ports, the main one in Kastos village on the east coast, and a smaller one called Sarakiniko on the west coast.
Longitude: 20.91160 – Latitude: 38.56786 Area: 5.9 km2