island in Dodecanece islands in Aegean Sea in Greece
The Ancient city of
KAMIROS in Rhodes
kilometers west of the city of Rhodes is Ancient Kamiros one
of the three powerful cities in Rhodes, in ancient times.
It was rediscovered in 1929 and has
been called the Greek Pompeii because nobody knows why and how the city was
deserted and buried.
The Monastery of the Virgin Mary sits on the ruins of the third century BC
temple of Athena, which sits on top of an even older temple. Most of the
ruins are from the Hellenistic Era and include the city market and a Doric
temple and arches.
Many of the findings have
been taken to the Louvre and the British Museum but will hopefully be
returned one day. Write your local French and British congressman. There
are also many pieces on exhibit in the archeological museum in the city of
As you might expect the interior of the island is beach less and so few
tourists go there. Largely agricultural, if you want to 'get away' this is
where to go. There are spectacular views along the road, small villages,
old monasteries and even forests.
More about Rhodes ISLAND
ACCOMMODATION in RHODES island
Look at Rodos island Photo Gallery