The village of Massari is located on the south eastern coast of Rhodes Island; it is a little village set in lush, green vegetation just off the main road. The is not much tourist activity taking place here, and the village hangs onto its traditions and cultures. This is a village you would stay in if you were only looking for complete quite and calm. The monastery dedicated to St John and the monastery of Kameiri from the Byzantine period give some interest to the village, its spectacular belfry being the focal point. Apart from the pine and cypress trees that surround the village and the long acres of citrus orchards, of which Massari is renowned, there are hundreds of olive trees, the whole setting offering the visitor an abundance of hiking paths and days out.
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.
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Partly traditional and partly a small resort town, the village of Kalathos offers one of the longest and most quiet beaches on the island.
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Archipolis (or Archipoli or Arhipoli) is a small, busy, traditional village. Its first inhabitants lived on the mountain known as Axintes. According to tradition Archipolis owns its name to a prince called Archepolis, who came from Crete and chose this region to recover from a serious illness.
Topics: Off the beaten track, Villages
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