The Kastromonastiro (Castle-Monastery) of Kalamos is near Episkopi. Only sections of its tall, stone walls remain, with their beautiful inner arches becoming embrasures for weapons on the outside. Abandonment, earthquakes and the attrition of time have destroyed most of it. Very little is known about this impressive monument today. It is said that George Karaiskaki`s mother was buried within the castle.
Palairos is a small and relatively shallow harbor in the Greek mainland, some nine miles by sea, east of the south end of the Lefkada canal. It also lies barely a mile north of the harbor and the Vounaki marina, the main sun sail charter base in this part of Greece.
Port Spilia is the other harbor of Meganisi in the Ionian Islands. Lying at the head of a deep inlet at the northwest end of the island, the harbor provides berthing for around 50 yachts on its various quays and pontoons, although the depths in the inlet are simply too great for most yachts to anchor.
Kastos is located close to larger and long-established boating and holiday home destinations such as Ithaca, Kefalonia, Lefkada and Meganissi; it is separated from its neighbouring island of Kalamos by a deep channel. Just eight kilometres long and, even at its widest, only 1,200 metres across, Kastos has a huge appeal to all forms of boating and yachting enthusiasts.