It doesn't matter how late in the evening you arrive in Maritsa - the place will still be buzzing with life. The cafes and taverns will be full of people, the youngsters will be riding up and down on their motorcycles, lively discussions will be in progress in front of the stone-built houses with their tile roofs. The heart of the community is the village square, with the famous Masasoura restaurant preparing all kinds of meze. Every day crowds of people gather under the pergola - not only locals but also people coming all the way from the City of Rhodes to savor the delicious meze and finely cooked meat. After their meal, people move on to Esperino, the village club, to listen to rock or rembetico music. The atmosphere is always very vibrant: the villagers are renowned across the island for their love of good food and late nights. This is not a village you visit to see picturesque buildings or beautiful landscape, but to eat well and have a great time in a friendly atmosphere.