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Kritinia

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The medieval castle that looks out over the sea towards Chalki, standing on a pine-grown hill on the north-western coast of Rhodes, welcomes you to the region of Kritinia - what the 650 inhabitants of the village plaintively call the forgotten frontier land. The few visitors who come here rarely make it past the castle - at the most they might look in at the Folklore Museum at the entrance to the village. But it is definitely worth coming on into the village itself, even if its only to have a lemonade at Platanos, the old grocery store with its two or three tables set out in Daskalon Square. If you are feeling hungry, a kindly lady will prepare you a snack or light meal. Most of the villagers are farmers who work in the hothouses and street markets of Rhodes town or in the fish tavernas of Kameiros Skala, the little harbour from which the boats set out each day for Chalki. The village architecture is not particularly interesting, although there are one or two traditional houses; what makes it really worth a visit is the wild beauty of the landscape.


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