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.
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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Lipsi are a cluster of islets in the south eastern Aegean and are found north of Leros and east of Patmos. Their collective name is taken from the name of the largest island Lipsi or Lipso, which is comprised of two land masses, joined together by a narrow 400 metre wide neck. The total area of the cluster is 17.3 square kms.
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The beautiful and friendly village of Lardos, is on the sunny south east side of the island, within easy reach to Lindos Town. Lardos offers all the facilities you would expect of a modern holiday destination. There is a doctors surgery, dentist, pharmacy, hairdresser, exchange facilities, international telephone network, news agent, car, motorbike, and bicycle hire.
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