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.
Akti Miaouli beach and Akti Kanari beach are organized and well visited beaches, yet still not as crowded as the neighboring beach of Elli. The beaches are located on the northwest coast of the capital city of Rhodes, in short walking distance from the city centre.
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Kolymbia (or Kolympia) is an organized, mostly sandy beach, but by no means as crowded as the neighbouring beach of Faliraki. The hotels in the area are mostly preferred by elderly visitors and families, so the atmosphere in the entire area is somewhat relaxed.
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Ialyssos (Ialysos) beach is one of the most highly organized beaches on Rhodes, and many hotels are located in this area. Like Ixia beach, it is partly pebbly, and very popular to windsurfers as it is mostly windy and wavy as well.
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