Municipality of Kamiros
53km from Rhodes town
The village of Apollona is located 53 kilometers from the city of Rhodes, with a height of 390 meters above sea level. The village acquired its name from the Temple of God Apollo who in the region at that time, was the protector of Rhodes Island and its fine arts.
The village has a rich vegetation with 71.175 acres of land and is inhabited by 997 residents, the majority of people in the community deal mainly with the cultivation of olive trees.
The cathedral temple of the village, with a vast history splendid hagiographies, memoirs of the saints and its pebbled courtyard, celebrate one of the biggest festivals on the island on the 14th September, in honor to St. Stavrou.
Apollona has one of the most remarkable folkloric museums on the island, with a wide range of domestic utensils, rural tools and impressive ancient objects such as an old olive press, sarcophaguses and medieval burrstones. Other exhibits include traditional women's costumes and local women sell products such as embroideries, food specialties, sweets and bread.