Soroni

Soroni, which is the capital of the municipality of Kamiros, is a small village on the northwest coast of the island of Rhodes. Here, the most popular religious festival on the island is held at the chapel Aghios Soulas, which is located outside the village, on the chapels saints day, every 29th and 30th of July.

Soroni, with just a few shops, a couple of taverns and a small beach, is totally unspoiled and an excellent place to relax and unwind. In its fertile soil olive trees, vineyards, citrus gloves and other agricultural products are cultivated. Only a three km drive through pinewoods 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 do 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. 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.

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