Greece, Ionian Islands, Kalamos


Kalamos, is a mountainous island and a former community in the Ionian Islands, Greece. It lies east of Lefkada, near the Greek mainland. It has an overwintering population of around 500 people, which is swelled substantially in the summer by tourists. The name Kalamos means reed in Greek. The land area is 24.964 km2, and its highest point is 754 m above sea level. The main settlement on the island is the port town of Kálamos, on the east coast of the island. From here a regular ferry service connects the island to Mytikas on the mainland. Episkopi is the only other inhabited village on the island. The village of Kefali, also known by its Venetian name Porto Leone was abandoned following the 1953 Ionian earthquake, which destroyed the water supply, but its church is still in use

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