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is Greece's eastern extremity, 72 miles from Rhodes. It is
only one mile from the southern coast of Turkey, and 150 miles
from Cyprus. This is a small and rocky island, and yet at the
beginning of the present century it had 15000 inhabitants.
Today, of all this nothing remains except
its houses, in ruins as the result of fire and bombing. Those
close to the harbour have been repaired and are gleaming white
with their doors and window-frames painted in bright colours.
permanent residents, who number just over 220, are mostly
fisherman. Most of the people have emigrated to Australia.
can be reached from Rhodes by boat or air.
Rho, near Kastelorizo, had until a few years ago a single
inhabitant, who quarded it and up the Greek flag every
morning. This was Despina Achladioti, the Lady of Rho, as she
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