Castellorizian Society of America
History Forum
In 1926, the Castellorizian Benevolent Society of America was established in New York by a group of newly-arrived Castellorizians which included Andreas K Mihalakis, Athanasios K Tsakounis, Nikolaos Y Karazepounis and Moschos A Paraskevas. With increasing Castellorizian arrivals, the Society prospered and among its many activities was an annual ball which was held each year in the Manhattan Centre in NYC.
Italian Watercolour
In 1943, an Italian export company, Mabo SA, sponsored the publication of a calendar that featured 12 watercolours of the Dodecanese islands, then under Italian dominion. The month of June was adorned by a charming watercolour of the Kavos promontory by an unknown artist. It is reproduced here.


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Castellorizo, an eastern Mediterranean island rich in                 history and tradition, has links across the globe.  is a new site intended to assist                 those interested in increasing their knowledge of the                  island's past.  Its aim is also to provide a convenient forum               for discussion about Castellorizian identity, migration and          genealogy through time.

This site was launched in May 2007 by Nicholas Pappas of Sydney, Australia in answer to a number of requests he had received to establish a forum for the pooling of information on Castellorizo. The site is still in early development and additional features will be added over time. With the assistance of contributors worldwide, we hope to connect those with Castellorizian heritage from across the globe who seek to learn more about the island of their origins.