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Kasos is the southernmost island of the Dodecanese Group with a history that goes way back in antiquity. It shares common features with Crete – its neighbour, lying at a short distance. The Phoenicians are said to have been its first settlers while Homer cites Kasos among the islands that participated in the Trojan War. Despite its small size, Kasos was once a mighty maritime and commercial power.

Its fleet took part in the 1821 Greek War of Independence, and that was the reason why the Turks destroyed it in June 1824. In later years, Kasos shared the same history with the rest of the Dodecanese islands until it was integrated in Greece in 1948. Many local people migrated to the United States – as was the case with Karpathos. Others left for Egypt where they worked in the project of the opening of the Suez Canal in the mid-19th century. There are ferries to Piraeus, Crete (Siteia and Agios Nikolaos), Rhodes, Chalki and Karpathos. There are flights to Rhodes and Karpathos. Area: 66 sq. km, coastline: 50 km, population: 1,000.
Fry
Fry [pronounced free] is the capital and main port of Kasos, on the island’s northern coast. The town is built around Bouka bay and closely resembles an eyebrow (hence the name, Fry, taken from frydi – the Greek word for eyebrow). It was founded in 1840 by people from Agia Marina which is located further south. Take a stroll in Bouka, an old harbour used by pirates, with its small fishing boats and trawlers, traditional coffee shops and the lighthouse. Fry has kept its traditional character in architecture that is manifest in the graceful mansions.

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