Image © Rhodes Guide / Spyros Spyropoulos

Pylóna (Pilóna)

The village of Pylóna (Pilóna) is situated 5 kilometres from the village of Kalathos and 46 kilometers southeast of the city of Rhodes. The name Pylóna comes from the name "pyli" which means "portal", as it used to be the portal of the south of Rhodes.

It is a small picturesque village with a total of 504 inhabitants, mainly involved in the agricultural industry. The tranquillity of the village of Pylóna and the surrounding Olive Grove drenched mountains surrounding the village makes it one of the most unspoiled villages on the island.

Its short distance from Lindos (a mere 5 kilometers) makes it an ideal place to relax and the perfect base to explore the surrounding villages of Lárdos, Kálathos and the area of Vlychá.

The churches of Pylóna village, as well as many local monuments, were ruined by a major earthquake which struck in 1926. Today, there still stands the beautiful church of St. Nicholas and further on, the church of Evangelism, featuring Byzantine frescoes.


Sharing is caring - leave your comment about Pylóna (Pilóna)
* How likely would you recommend this

Explore topics & interests
Topic-related articles

Agathonisi

Agathonisi is the north most islet of the Dodecanese island complex with a quite impressive coastal configuration and many beautiful windless bays. The island of Agathonisi was named Yetousa in ancient times. According to contemporary researches today's name is the result of a etymological mistake from the plant from which the name is derived 'Agkathonisi' ie. Island of the Thorns.

Topics: Off the beaten track

Fourni

A small and peaceful beach below Monolithos - just a pebble beach and splashing among the waves. It is ideal for those who enjoy the wild beauty of nature.

Topics: Off the beaten track

Agios Georgios

This beach is a marvelous place for those with an appetite for solitude with their partner and a Jeep. It offers moist, spotless sand and cedars, for you and your loved one.

Topics: Off the beaten track

Feedback