Featuring traditional white houses overlooking the sea, the village of Asklipio in southern Rhodes reveals a hidden side to Rhodes. The local villagers are unassuming, genuine and generous in their hospitality with no expectation of anything in return. They proudly recount their local history with words flowing effortlessly – highlighting their love of a homeland which has remained so far untouched by the incursions of tourism. Worth a visit are the church of the Kimiseos tis Theotokou (Dormition of the Theotokos), which has the only known murals of the Revelation of Saint John the Divine, the folklore museum next door and the ruins of a castle built by the Knights of Saint John in the 15th century.

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