Rhodes holidays in Greece at Kalithies village: The traditional village of Kalithies is located 13 km south of Rhodes Town and 2 km from the cosmopolitan resort of Faliraki. The architecture of Kalithies distinguishes for the narrow paved streets and the stone houses, while its position offers great view to the bay of Kallithea.
There are nice monasteries to visit close to Kalithies, such as the Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savor with a 16th century iconostasis and the Monastery of Virgin Eleoussa with two Medieval coat of arms. Close to Kalithies, there is also the Cave of Kalamonias with impressive stalactites and with human traces from the Neolithic Era (5,000-3,700 BC).
If you go to Kalithies in September (13th-14th), you can witness the festival of the Holy Cross, one of the most impressive festivals in Rhodes.
The village of Kalithies features narrow alleys and numerous monuments. The oldest written reference to this area dates from the year 1474, as of which the village is quoted under the name of “Kalathies” or “Kalaties“, probably because of the plant “kolythos” or “kolytea” abounding in this area. Here you will come across the church of the “Transfiguration of the Savior“, the iconostasis of which is estimated to date from the 16th century.
The “Eleousa Monastery” is waiting for you on the west side of the village. Two blazons from the time of the Knights will meet you at the entrance, behind which you will encounter some unique and spectacular murals. You should also not ommit visiting the stalactite cave of St. George, which is the oldest known Neolithic dwelling on the Island. Visit the Church of the Honorable Cross and enjoy the unique panoramic view towards the village. As you leave the church, stop at one of the numerous traditional coffee shops, and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Remember! Time here does not matter! If you happen to be on Rhodes in September, you must not miss the festival of the Honorable Cross. It is one of the most spectacular festivals on the island.
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