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Sokastro islet

The small islet next to Lefkos is mostly known by its byzantian ruins.

Sokastro islet


Sokastro is located on the western side of Karpathos, in the opposite of Lefkos village. The islet was probably a peninsula of the main island, which was separated after a huge earthquake. The islet is a rocky place with steep cliffs, but there are some ruins of medieval buildings and walls from the Byzantine times. The legends said that the Byzantine emperor himself, Nikephoros II Phokas had his shelter in Sokastro, while he was fighting against the pirates. The islet is secluded place, totally uninhabited, only a few tourists visit it during the summer. Sokastro can be only accessed by boat - or afloat.


Sokastro islet Lefkos sights
Rocky coastline at Sokastro



Sokastro island Lefkos




Additional info

  • Coordinates: 35.595853, 27.065741
  • Facilities: -
  • Other Information: close to Lefkos
  • Accessibility: only by boat / swimming




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