Arhaggelos - Rodos

by Niki Kefala
'Rodes, Grécia (Rhodes, Greece) (1)' - Rodos
'Rodes, Grécia (Rhodes, Greece) (1)' - Attribution: J L C A

Arhaggelos is one of the largest and most picturesque historic communities of the island, since, according to the excavations, the area is inhabited by the early Mycenaean period. The community was named after the Archangel Michael, who is also its patron saint. Close to the village, you will find the cave of Koumelou while the nearest beach, ideal for children, is Stegna, at a distance of 2 km from the center. The village has lush vegetation with many orange trees. Haraki beach is also located nearby, offering a quiet atmosphere and clear waters for diving. You can have fresh fish here and you can also visit the castle of Feraklou.

The small horses of Arhaggelos

They have been living for more than a thousand years only on Rodos island (the villagers used them in their work and also having a horse gave them prestige), and now they are in the list of protected species. Nowadays only six horses live at the Arhaggelos village, and they are the shortest horses in the world.

A variety of hotels, restaurants, taverns and bars are ready to make your stay here even more pleasurable. Even today that the area has been developed and is one of the major tourist resorts of Rodos, residents keep the traditions and customs of their ancestors alive without being affected by modern lifestyle. The inhabitants of Arhaggelos are also in many ways different from the people you will meet in other places in Rodos. The reason is that they originate from Cyprus and they have brought with them the manners and customs of Cyprus, like the Cypriot dialect which has been preserved through the ages and used until today.

DO: Go to the monastery of Tsampika at the top of the mountain, where miracles have been recorded in the past. It is also worth a visit for its stunning view and the picturesque chapel.

Hotels and apartments in Arhaggelos