The island’s capital is Free. Yes, that’s how it’s pronounced, but you’ll probably see it written as Fri or Fry. It is built around Bouka’s Bay and is home to the main port of the island on the North coast. It was founded in 1840 by Agia Marina’s inhabitants. Walk along the port of Fri with its fishing boats, cafes and lighthouse and see the town’s colourful architectural style houses.
Visit the Archaeological Collection of Kasos, housed in a traditional house showcasing finds from the Prehistoric Period up to the Roman times as well as a small collection of historic artefacts part of local folklore.
See the Patron Saint Church of Agios Spyridonas with its impressive bell tower, the Municipal Library and the Monument of the Revolution of 1821’s Heroes.
The hamlet of Emporeio, located 500 m from the island’s old port, is where you can visit Kassos biggest church Gennisi tis Theotokou (1856), built where a Palaiochristian Basilica once stood.
Agia Marina (500m from Fri) is one of the island’s biggest villages with picturesque narrow alleys, stately buildings and two lovely churches you should see (Agia Marina and Stavrou tou Christou). Visit the cave of Ellinokamara with a fortified wall that dates back to the 3rd c. B.C. and at 2 km southeast the Selai cave with its beautiful stalactites. Stop by (1690) Agios Georgios Monastery at Hadies (10 km NW) on your way to Helatros Bay through the valley of Argous.
Panagia is a captain and shipwright village with stately houses. On the 15th of August this is the place where all locals and visitors gather to celebrate the largest feast on the island, which takes place at Pera Panagia Church. Next stop, Apano Geitonia (1km from Fri), visit six charming little churches with religious icons and wood-carved icon screens from the 18th c.
Poli is the oldest hamlet with white houses built on a hillside and the ruins of a fort on the hilltop. Go by Agios Mama Monastery (4km SE) and enjoy the area’s wild landscape and breathtakingly dreamy scenery.
Old houses and cute little churches compose the wonderful village of Arvanitochori. Don’t miss Agios Dimitrios church and the Folklore Museum of Kasos.
At 2km NW from Fri, you’ll reach Armathia, one of the largest islands around Kasos. A gypsum mine and families with sheeps used to live on Armathia playing a significant role for Kasos up to the 20th c.The best beach here is Marmara, but you might want to explore Karavostasi and Apopantoula as well.