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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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Kamiros - Apollona Village

Municipality of Kamiros
Population: 997
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.