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 Afandou in Rhodes has been founded in times where pirates used to overrun the islands of the Mediterranean. During that period, people used to leave the shores in order to seek shelter in the inland. The village of Afandou took its name form the word "áfandos ", which in Greek means "invisible", because it could not be seen from the sea.
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Once you arrive to Eleousa, you will find yourself in a tiny village surrounded by plane trees, at the heart of one of the most verdant parts of the island, offering pure country air and purling sound of running waters.
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Kattavia is an attractive farming village with a few old houses and a picturesque village square. It is popular with surfers since Kattavia is the village closest to Prasonisi, so it is no wonder that the few rooms available for rent are usually occupied by them.
Topics: Off the beaten track
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