Rhodos island in Dodecanece islands in Aegean Sea in Greece
The Village of Asklipios
The superb Byzantine church and mediaeval castle are the sights that will bring you to this
tiny but lively village, with its white houses and fairly large population of permanent residents. The heart of the
village is the square in front of the Church of Theotokou . This is where the children gather to play ball and
where young mothers wheel their babies around in their pushchairs where the old men sit and talk, watching
the visitors ,who sometimes arrive by the busload. You should take a look at the interior of the church ( built
in 1060 and recently restored ) and admire the extraordinarily fine Byzantine wall paintings .Just next door ,in
the church's old olive press, there is now a small folklore museum . After visiting the church, take the steep
winding road up to the castle.
At the top of the hill the mediaeval fortifications still seem to be watching over Asklipios, offering a marvelous view of the beach stretching end essly from Kiotari all the way to Gennadi.
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