Image © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

Soroni, Rhodes

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.

The village of Soroni, with just a few shops and taverns, and a small beach, is still unspoiled and an excellent place to relax and unwind.

Soroni © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

In its fertile soil olive trees, vineyards, citrus gloves and other agricultural products are cultivated. A short 3km drive through pinewoods will bring you to the tiny church called Aghios Soulas, a chapel within extensive grounds, a tavern and a play area. Here the most popular religious feast on the island is held every 29th and 30th July. Crowds  gather, especially on the 29, the chapel's saints day. In the afternoon there are athletic events, horse and donkey races in a simple stadium - unique on Rhodes. For those wishing to attend, special buses run from the New Market in Rhodes Town.

Soroni © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

The monastery takes it name from Syllas, the student and follower of Paulus the Apostole. It was most probably founded in the early Christian times and was renovated in 1836 to its present day. Local belief has it that the water which springs up from within the monastery cave has therapeutic qualities.

Soroni © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com
Soroni © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com


Soroni © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

Article topics

Related articles

Situated in the shadow of the mountain of Profitis Ilias, Dimilia is surrounded by a scenic and picturesque environment. Thanks to it's proximity to Eleousa village, both share the same lush greenery. They also share the same high quality of life, at a slow and relaxing pace.

Topics: Villages

Read more aboutDimilia

The village resort of Gennadi itself is a peaceful and quiet place with pink villas with towers and futuristic structures, virgin sands, hotels, and beach bars.

Topics: Villages

Read more aboutGennadi (Genadi)

The village Archangelos (Arhangelos) is regarded very faithful to traditions. The centre of the village is dominated by the church of the Archangel Michael, with its fine campanile dating from 1845.

Topics: Villages

Read more aboutArchangelos (Arhangelos)


Soroni reviews & comments

click here to add your review!
No reviews yet. Be the first to write one using the form below!

Let us know what you think about Soroni - your opinion matters!
Rate this article or place (optional)

Feedback