Ialysos was one of the first three ancient cities dating back to 1500BC. Here you will find one of the most important archaeological sites on the island on the hill of Filerimos, featuring the remains of the temple of Zeus and Athena, the remnants of the Byzantine fortifications, the 14th century church of the Knights of St. John and the 13 stops Jesus took to the road of Calvery-a path of Cypress trees with impressive shrines on both sides. There is a 70m high cross at the end of the path, with a steep stairwell leading to the top - needless to say the views from this vantage point are second to none!
Here you may also find information about the beach of Ialysos.
Kalathos beach offers sand and tiny pebbles as far as the eye can see. Even on the national Greek holiday of 15th August, when every beach in the country is packed with people, you'll find a place here just for you.
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Along the west coast road of Rhodes is the village of Fanes, just after of Soroni, featuring a picturesque harbor and a flat, isolated beach with tamarisk trees for some natural shade.
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Afandou Beach, being one of the longest beaches in Rhodes, is located 19 km south of Rhodes town. The village of Afandou (Afantou) lies around the natural bay. This beach offers some commercially organized parts, as well as parts that are not organized.
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