Agios Isidoros, a mountainous village 65 km from Rhodes town, with a height of 532 m is built on the eastern slopes of Mt. Attavyros, (Embona village). The village has not been influenced by tourism and has preserved all its customs. The most important event of the year, Easter, is celebrated in true tradition. Its visitors can enjoy a healthy climate and the hospitality of the inhabitants. The locals still today provide their own products such as wine, honey, 'souma' (similar to ouzo) and olive oil. There is a pathway which leads to Mt. Attavyros with a height of 1,215 for walking enthusiasts it would take approx 2 hours to reach the top. The small church of St. John is now an old ruin.
The village of Trianta, which can be found on the edge of the homonym gulf, has been built on the ancient Doric town of Ialyssos. Like the rest of the area, the village is very social and although it attracts of visitors every year, it has managed to keep its character of a characteristic Rhodian village.
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Kalavarda is a picturesque village built near the ruins of ancient Kamiros, around 800m from the beach. It is located about 30km from the capital of the island and 15km from the airport.
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Located 38 km from Rhodes town, the village of Platania is home to some 380 inhabitants. Overlooked by a mountain range, it offers a truly majestic view of the peaceful Rhodian countryside.
Topics: Off the beaten track
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