The village of Trianta, situated on the edge of the homonymous gulf, was built on the ancient Doric town of Ialyssos. Like the rest of the area, the village is very busy. Despite the thousands of tourists swarming in every year, however, this settlement has managed to keep its character of a typical Rhodian village. It is one of the most "extensively" built villages. The village of Trianta, also called Ialyssos, benefits from direct access to the beach and many large and traditional hotels can be found in the area. The beachfront in this zone is ideal for water sports of all kinds. There is also an organized windsurfers club, where windsurfers can enjoy their favorite sport, especially between 15:00 and 18:00 hours, as at these times winds are usually stronger.
Archipolis (or Archipoli or Arhipoli) is a small, busy, traditional village. Its first inhabitants lived on the mountain known as Axintes. According to tradition Archipolis owns its name to a prince called Archepolis, who came from Crete and chose this region to recover from a serious illness.
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The village of Kalithies offers narrow alleys and numerous monuments.
Kalithies, which is located on the north-west part of the island, 15Km from the city of Rhodes, belongs to the municipality of Kalithea, along with the villages of Koskinou and Psinthos.
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Whitewashed courtyards with geraniums, stone houses with tile roofs looking out over the waves, the rocks with the mediaeval castle at their peak, windswept deserted beaches for playing games in the waves - a landscape of unspoiled beauty, difficult to find elsewhere on Rhodes.
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