Istrios, Rhodes

Just a stone's throw away from Profilia, you'll discover the charming village of Istrios. This quaint, picturesque spot welcomes visitors with a spacious, peaceful square that showcases its warm and hospitable spirit.

As you stroll through Istrios village, don't miss the stunning tabernacle of Saint Merkourios (17th century), which stands proudly over the remains of an ancient Byzantine temple. As the patron saint of Istrios, it's no surprise that the village's central church is also dedicated to Saint Merkourios.

Encircled by pine forests, olive groves, and vineyards, Istrios offers visitors a chance to get up close and personal with nature. The region around the village, including the Apolakkia Dam and Profilia, boasts remarkable natural beauty, providing a haven for wildlife and earning protection under the "NATURA 2000" European Network.

For those who love to wander and explore, Istrios has no shortage of scenic walking paths and rural roads. Make your way to the "Kipolistis" region to uncover hidden waterfalls, an enchanting pine forest, and a wealth of fauna and flora. Istrios is the perfect destination for those looking to experience the captivating allure of Rhodes Island.

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