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The West Coast in Pictures

 

We set out from the town of Rhodes and follow the road which leads to the southwest, parallel to the western coast of the island. We pass through the settlements of Kritika with its tiny houses and sun-baked Ixia to arrive at Ialyssos/Trianda, home of the famous ancient boxer Diagoras of Rhodes.

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In the village, which is by the sea, several neoclassical villas are still standing.

 

Along the entire coast, there is a whole chain of hotels, bars, restaurants, night clubs and all sort of shops.

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Ixia, Luxury Hotels.

 

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The road passes through the village, and after winding upwards for 5.5 kilometers along the densely wooded flanks of the Philerimos mountain, we come to the ruins of the acropolis of Ancient Ialyssos.

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Mt. Filerimos is a hill 267m. high, overlooking the small town of Ialyssos and the bay of Ixia and Trianda.Thickly planned with cypresses, pines and other trees.

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A pathway that leads from the monastery towards the south-western edge of the plateau, to a small square with a stunning view. Here an imposing concrete Cross standing in the middle. Along the right side of the path, stone altars were built with embedded reliefs, depicting scenes of the Passions of Jesus. The Steps to the Cross.

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The imposing concrete Cross.
The entrance and the steps to the Monastery and to the ruins of the temple of Athena.

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The Monastery of Filerimos, here once stood the Acropolis of the ancient town of Ialyssos with an important temple dedicated to Athena Polias.

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The temple was converted into an early Christian three-aisled basilica dedicated to Virgin Mary. The church is well known since for housing the icon of the Virgin of Filerimos.

 

We return by the same road to the main highway and continue to the southwest towards Kremasti [12 kilometers, from the town of Rhodes], a village with ample tourist accommodation, shops, etc...

On our way to the southwest we pass Paradisi. Three kilometers further on, beyond Paradisi, a road to the left [7 kilometers] comes to the enchanting site of Petaloudes [Butterflies], 26 kilometers from the town of Rhodes.

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This is a lush green valley, with a little river running through it. The site is beautifully arranged, with wooden bridges, stone steps and an uphill path, which leads to the Monastery of the Virgin of Kalopetra, built in 1784.

 

The valley of the Butterflies is a unique natural park, where each year, from June to September, thousands of multi-colored butterflies appear.

We continue westwards along the coast [35 kilometers of Rhodes] to the archeological site of Ancient Kamiros.

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Kamiros was one of the three powerful cities of Rhodes and has been inhabited, since prehistoric times.

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The Ancient Kamiros.

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