Maritsa


Maritsa is one of the oldest and most picturesque villages on the island. It is assumed to owe its name to an officer, named Martizas, who settled there during the Middle Ages. However, according to local tradition it was named after a queen called Maritsa who resided in Filerimos. Stroll along the the paved main […]

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Fanes


The small picturesque port of Fanes, with its flotilla of fishing boats moored alongside the pier sheltering from the wind, is a perfect refuge for travellers seeking a quiet place to spend a relaxing summer holiday. Order fresh fish in the sea front taverns or swim at the secluded beach with more than enough room […]

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Kalavarda


Based in the village of Kalavarda the ruins of ancient Kameiros can be visited. Local delicacies can also be enjoyed in one of the taverns in the village square.

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Kritinia


Perched on a hill 55 km from the island’s capital is the village of Kritinia, whose houses literally hang from the side of the slopes. It offers panoramic views of the sea and a Venetian castle of the same name, which has become a major tourist attraction. Also known as Kastello, the fortress is built […]

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Kameiros Skala


Descending down towards the sea from Kritinia lies the quaint port of Kameiros Skala, with an ancient tomb monument, several sea food taverns and a beach. Not too far from the village there are several small quiet beaches. Additionally, boats leave from the harbor daily for the nearby island of Chalki.

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Ancient Kameiros, ruins in Rhodes island

Ancient Kameiros


This archaeological site contains ruins of the Hellenistic and Roman city of Kameiros together with the neighboring necropolis, which although first discovered in 1859 was mainly excavated during the Italian occupation of the island (1912-1943). Of the classical city, only the façade of a late classical fountain and some walls from the agora (market) remain. […]

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