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   Rhodos island in Dodecanece islands in Aegean Sea in Greece

The Village of  Empona


                                       Emponas the large Village at the foot of Ataviros  mounden

                               Emponas is the most important grape -producing village on the island - if you come around

 harvest time you will find streets full of baskets and courtyards spread with raisins soaking up the sun.

       The smell of grape must will engulf you as soon as you enter the village. Winemaking fever reigns at the Emery winery, the largest in the village, where guided tours and wine - tasting are on offer.

     There are also another three traditional wineries run by small local producers (Koumnakis, Alexandris and Merkouris ), where you can sample the local varieties, as well as souma . Moving  on to the village center, there is an abundance of folklorein the air.

                   Coaches stop at the parking area in the square to unload rowdy crowds with cameras in hand .

They  wander around the small back alleys, gaze at the  colorful hand- woven rugs and other popular art in tourist shops, and visit the impressive Folk Museum.

           Finally, they all make their way -where else -to the  local tavernas ,with local kid spare ribs ,county -style sausages and freshly- cut French fries .If you come at high season ,you are  also quite likely to come across a dance group dressed up in traditional clothes .The dance skills of the village people are well- known to all and they said never to miss a local feast .

         Emponas may not have any picturesque architectural features ,however, it is one of the most popular suggestions for a trip inland in Rhodes that combines folklore ,a lively atmosphere and good food. It's a   village full of life all year round ,with two petrol stations ,several tavernas ,mini market and various shops.



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