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When I went up on deck of the Costa Concordia early in the morning to get a look at Rhodes, I was surprised to see the walls, turrets and castle around the city. It had a Disneyland-look I didn't expect. For a cruise
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Petaloudes - Theologos Village

Municipality of Petaloudes
Population: 856
20Km from Rhodes Town

Know also as Tholos. It's located on the west coast of the island, about 20 km far from the capital. The old centre of Tholos is built in traditional Rhodian style. With tall shuttered buildings and narrow streets, the village is a delight to wander through. Also, the picturesque church of Aghios Spiridonas, with its lovely white bell tower, is among the attractions. It has an attraction for holiday makers with many people coming from all over Europe. Not far from the airport, the town's easy accessibility makes it even more attractive for tourists and in 2004 celebrated tourists who had visited more that once with an award naming them as dedicated friends. Have you ever thought of spending the holidays in a seaside resort and also have a small piece of the real Greek life? Than definitely, you found your spot - Theologos (Tholos), a special combination of a modern resort and a colourful village, situated at the north-western coast of the island, at almost 19 km south-western to Rhodes city. Add the magic attraction of the Valley of The Butterflies nearby, and you will obtain one of the most interesting places in the whole Dodecanese Complex.

You can enjoy all touristy facilities offered by the resort, relaxing on its very well organized sandy beach and having fun with the wide range of the water sports. As the beach is breezy, you can even try your hand at windsurfing. Hide from the heat under an umbrella at one of the many taverns and restaurants around the hotels. The Theologos (Tholos) beach is the end of the 10km long sandy beach starting from Kremasti. Only 1 km away you will find the charming old village that will steal your heart from the very beginning. The narrow streets, among the shuttered buildings, will guide you to the colorful center, where smiling locals will salute you from their traditional Rhodian houses. The inhabitants of Theologos (Tholos) still live the traditional way, being openhearted and friendly with everybody passing along their charming village. Walk to the picturesque church of Aghios Spiridonas, and immortalize its beautiful white bell tower shimmering in the Greek sun on your holiday camera of memories.