Walking to the end of the village you will find the beautiful tabernacle of Saint Merkourios (17th century) built over the ruins of an older Byzantine temple. Saint Merkourios is the patron saint of Istrios and that is why the village's central church is also dedicated to him. Surrounded by pinewoods, olive groves and vines, the village of Istrios brings visitors close to nature. The region around Istrios, the dam of Apolakkia's and Profilia, is of particular natural beauty. It is a shelter for wild life and it is protected under the "NATURA 2000" European Network. If you enjoy walking, there are a lot of paths and rural roads. In the "Kipolistis" region, visitors will discover waterfalls, a forest with pines and will enjoy the region's rich fauna and flora.
The village of Trianta, which can be found on the edge of the homonym gulf, has been built on the ancient Doric town of Ialyssos. Like the rest of the area, the village is very social and although it attracts of visitors every year, it has managed to keep its character of a characteristic Rhodian village.
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The old monastery of Tsambika is built on top of a hill with gorgeous view to the sea and the surrounding area, offering breathtaking views over the beaches of Tsambika and Kolymbia.
Topics: Off the beaten track
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Soroni is a small village on the northwest coast of the island of Rhodes. The most popular religious festival on the island is held here at the chapel Aghios Soulas, which is located outside the village, every 29th and 30th of July, which is chapels saints day.
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