The walls are built of stones in a cement frame, while all the window frames and balconies are made of wood.
The Elafos hotel was the first part built by the italians in 1929 (Albergo del Cervo). In 1930, a ground floor restaurant with a large veranda, a tennis court and a dancing floor were added while later on, the second floor was constructed, replacing the veranda. In 1932 the building was extended with a new wing, called Elafina. Thus, the hotel was finally named "Elafos and Elafina" after a certain species of deer that lives in the woods nearby.
The location is situated 45 kilometers from Rhodes town and 30 kilometers from Rhodes airport, at an altitude of 780 meters and almost in the centre of the island, in a green environment with rare vegetation, high pine trees, perennial plane trees and the unique cedar species of “Atlas Cedar”. It offers an excellent place for those who wish to spend some time in peace and relax in the environment of a mountain. If you do not wish to stay there, it is still worth a visit for a coffee in the cafeteria or a meal in the restaurant. It is worth mentioning that there has been much efford to keep the original style and feeling of the exterior and interior hotel characteristics.
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The Monastery of Saint Nektarios of Kryoneri is a beautiful church located on your way to Archipolis village, as you drive inland from Kolymbia. With a beautiful surrounding area, it makes an excellent combination with a visit to the Seven Springs (a spot of incredible natural beauty), which is just a few minutes drive away.
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Rhodes island offers ample opportunities to experience a wide range of water sports. The most prominent sport types are windsurfing and kite-surfing, followed closely by jet-skiing, snorkeling and diving. Of course there are also fun water sport activities for the whole family to spend the day at the beach, such as water ringos, bananas, parasailing and many others. Because each side of Rhodes island offers different geophysical features and weather conditions, the experience feels unique every time.
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The district of Ialyssos (Ialysos) encompasses the northern part of the island. It was inhabited in the prehistoric period. Remains of a Minoan settlement have been found at Trianda and Mycenaean cemeteries have been located on the surrounding hills of Makria Vounara and Moschou Vounara (1700-1400 BC).
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