Rhodes Archipolis

It is a mountainous farming village, surrounded by a pine and cypress tree forest. It is famous for its production of melons, watermelons and tomatoes. It has been inhabited for at least 3,000 years. Ruins of houses, the aqueduct and ruins of an early Christian church survive today. In 1926 Archipolis was destroyed by an earthquake and had to be built from scratch. The old village is located next to the new one, at the foot of the mountain Axintes. In the location called Kryoneri, 1km away from the village, the church of Agios Nektarios (Saint Nektarios) is located and in front of it there is a huge plane tree. It is said to be 2,500 years old and that under its shade the Apostle Paul had preached.

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