Mesanagros, Rhodes

Leaving Lachania and driving through a marvelous route, you will find Mesanagros. Messanagros is a traditional village hidden between the mountains.

Leaving Lachania and driving through a marvelous route, you will find Mesanagros. Messanagros is a traditional village hidden between the mountains. It features small houses, examples of rural architecture reflecting the tradition of the area. The village was first built high in the mountains, and the reason was to avoid the pirate raids. The village's square is also interesting due to the church of the "Assumption of the Virgin Mary", built in the 13th century in the middle of an older early Christian church, built in the 6th century. Moreover around the settlement a lot of archaeological discoveries of early Christian temples are found. Among the religious monuments in Mesanagros, the one that stands out is the monastery of Saint Thomas (Byzantine monastery,14th century, built on the ruins of an older early christian monastery) Other religious monuments are: Saint Thomas (14th century) Saint George (18th century) Saint Nicholas (20th century) Holy Cross or Saint John in Stavros area Archangel Michael (19th century) Prophet Elias (19th century) Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi (18th century)

Natural environment: 
The area of Mesanagros reveals the beauty and the simplicity of nature. A visit to the region "Skala" of Saint Thomas, can also be very interesting. A landscape with waterfalls, forest with conifers and with rich fauna and flora. Visitors eager to climb the Stavros mountain may be sure to be compensated with a bird's eye view on the spot where the two seas of Rhodes meet. The existing rural roads lead to the villages of Arnitha and Apolakkia.

Festivals: 
Sunday after Easter. Virgin Mary's Birth on September 8th. The festival takes place the night before Archangel Michael on November 8th .The festival takes place on the nearest Saturday

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