Eastern edge of Greece, Kastellorizo, or Castelrosso, for “Red Castle”. The island sits on the traderoad between Asia and Europe. Turkish coastline is only two nautical miles away. Residence of the order of medieval knights sitting opposite the homeland of St Nicholas.

According to mythology the name Megisti derives from the first settler of the island, Megisteas.

Official name of the island is Megisti, for the “biggest”.