Archaeological and Folklore Museum of Kastelorizo
The Archaeological Museum of Kastelorizo is located in the district of “Kavos” and provides the story of Kastellorizo. It is housed in a two-storey building which is part of the medieval Castle of St. Nicholas, with stunning views from the ramparts. This building is the only remaining part of the Knight’s Castle, initially used by the Ottoman Turks as the governor’s headquarters and later by the French as a hospital. After World War II, the building remained abandoned, until it was converted into a museum in 1984.
The museum has exhibits of great value from different periods of time as well as objects of folk art. Among the exhibits are findings from excavations in different parts of the island as well as statues, Hellenistic inscriptions, tombstones, vases, lamps and various other objects. There are also stone anchors and amphorae, collected from the sea and the statue of a sponge diver, in his diving suit with all the necessary accessories. In another room, there is a small folk-art collection of traditional costumes, musical instruments, old photos, embroidery and jewelry, aiming to present the island's history through time.