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 her Saint-Patron. 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 trees with oranges. Nearby, Xaraki beach is located. Quiet atmosphere and clear waters for diving are the main characteristics of Xaraki. You can have fresh fish here and you can make a visit to the castle of Feraklou.

The small horses of Arhaggelos

They have lived for a thousand years only on Rodos island (the villagers used them in their work and also having a horse gave them prestige), and now is at the list of the protected species. Nowadays only six horses live at the Arhaggelos village, and if you didn't know, they are the shortest horses of the world. Worth the visit and take a lot of photos!

A variety of hotels, restaurants, taverns and bars are ready to make your staying 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 Archaggelos 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 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. Worth a visit also for its stunning view and the picturesque chapel.

DON'T: Forget to buy handmade ceramics and hand-woven carpets.

Hotels and apartments in Arhaggelos