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Kassos Hotel, Studios and Apartments
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A few words about Kassos:
in Greek) is one of those
typically Greek islands, the ones we picture when we imagine the real,
traditional, untouched Greece. The pace is slow, and if you like relaxing, this
is one of your best bets. With only two taxis on the island, you'll get lots of
undisturbed sleep, with the exception perhaps of a donkey or rooster. You'll be
close to nature and those clear, blue waters.
Kassos is first mentioned in
the Greeks go off to fight in Troy. The island has also been called Amphe, Achne
and Astravi. The name Kassos comes, according to legend, from the island's first
inhabitant, who was a Cretan prince. This indicates that the Minoans were
amongst the first to settle on the island.
During the Middle Ages Kassos
belonged to the Venetians, but it was really a pirate nest. When the Turks ruled
the island in the 18th century, it was reputed as a flourishing island with a
strong commercial fleet. Ironically for the Turks, this helped greatly in the
war of Independence that started in 1821, since the island contributed to the
Greek side with a fleet of over 80 ships.
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