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Ialissos, Overall a good family destination

Written by Bryan
We stayed in Ialissos. If I were on my honeymoon or single, I would choose another island (or perhaps I would choose another part of Rhodes), but for a family with small children, or a wind/kite surfer, or people who don't want to be in a total party spot, Ialissos works just fine.
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Kamiros - Soroni Village

Municipality of Kamiros
Population: 1,236
24km from Rhodes town

Soroni is a small village on the island of Rhodes, Greece, on the northwest coast of the island. It is the capital of the municipality of Kameiros. The islands main power plant is located just outside the village. The most popular religious festival on the island is held at the chapel Aghios Sylas outside the village on the chapels saints day, every 29th and 30th of July. The village is situated 24 km from the city of Rhodes. Soroni, totally un spoilt, with just a few shops, a couple of taverns and a small beach, is an excellent place to relax and unwind. Sorini is the headquarter of the Municipality of Kamiros and is about 24 km from the city of Rhodes. It has a fertile soil in which olive trees, vineyards, citrus gloves and other agricultural products are cultivated.

Only a three km drive through pinewoods bring you to the tiny church called Aghios Soulas, a chapel within extensive grounds, a tavern and a play area. Here the most popular religious feast on the island is held every 29th and 30th July. Crowds do gather, especially on the 29, the chapel's saints day. In the afternoon there are athletic events, horse and donkey races in a simple stadium-unique on Rhodes. For those wishing to attend-special buses run from the New Market in Rhodes Town. The monastery takes it name from Szllas, the student and follower of Paulus the Apostole. It was most probably founded in the early Christian times and was renovated in 1836 to its present day. Traditional thinking states that the water which springs up from within the monastery cave has therapeutic qualities.