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Administrative Region : Ionian Islands
Regional unit : Lefkada

Kastos

Kastos (Greek: Καστός) is a small island, part of the Lefkada prefecture. It is a part of islands Southeast of the Lefkas island (around 1 mile from the Kalamos island). Until the mid-1970s, the island was administered under the Kefalonia prefecture with the Ithaca. Its nearest island is Kalamos, with a deep channel between them; the mainland is approximately 5 km to the northeast in the Aitoloakarnania prefecture.

Kastos has a school, a church and a square (plateia), its nearest lyceum (middle school) and gymnasium (secondary school) is in the Aitoloakarnania prefecture (in continental Greece) but most of its students also attend in Nydri (on the island of Lefkada).


Kastos village

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

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