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Written by Tim Ross
What an incredible place. Rhodes offers almost any kind of holiday you could want. If you want peace and quiet, youíll find it on Rhodes. If you want activities and night-life, Rhodes has got it. If you want to explore history and culture, that is there too. The island is clean, the locals are very warm and friendly to tourists. English is spoken everywhere and most signs are in English too.
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Messanagros Village

Municipality of South Rhodes
Population: 330
83km from Rhodes Town

The smallest village on the island, Messanagros is located south of Rhodes and in the centre on the island, its name translated means inside field and that is exactly what it is. A very traditional and picturesque village first built high in the mountains, with a lush, green landscape of pine and cypress trees, mountain views, small waterfalls and a number one spot for hiking and walking trails. As you enter the village you cant help but notice the many windmills that proudly stand overlooking the village, and around the village many ancient archaeological discoveries have been made of paleo-christian temples. This suggests that Messanagros has been inhabited for thousands of years, although only recent buildings of a few hundred years are still standing.

The village square is small and only offers a small cafeteria and a mini-market as points of socializing. The number of inhabitants in this little village does not exceed 100, although on the 8th of September when the festivals of the Archangel Michael and the Virgin Mary take place, Messanagros comes alive and there is much festivity in this forgotten village.