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Kastos (Greek: Καστός) is a Greek island and a former community east of the island of Lefkada, Ionian Islands, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Lefkada, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Until the mid-1970s, the island was administered under the Kefalonia prefecture with Ithaca. Its nearest island is Kalamos, with a deep channel between them; the mainland is approximately 5 km to the northeast in Aetolia-Acarnania.

Kastos has a school(where is now the offices of the local community, since the last students graduated in 1981), a church and a square (plateia), its nearest lyceum (middle school) and gymnasium (secondary school) is in Aetolia-Acarnania but most of its students attend school in Nydri (on the island of Lefkada).


Geography

The island has only one village, the homonymous Kastos, located on its east coast. It has a population of about 120, involved mainly in fishing and tourism services. During the summer Kastioti of the diaspora return for holidays and, together with the fluctuating visitors arriving on yachts, form its seasonal character. The island is 7 km long from north to south, and 800 m wide. The area is 5.901 km² and its highest point is 142 m over the Mediterranean Sea level.

Population
Year Island population
1981 68
1991 50
2001 120
2011 78

See also

List of settlements in the Lefkada prefecture

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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