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Agios Isidoros Village, Rhodes

Agios Isidoros Village, Rhodes

Rustic Agios Isidoros is the starting point for a circular, waymarked hiking trail up Mount Attavyros, which offers panoramic views across the island. Olive and citrus groves surround the village, along with vineyards growing the Athiri grapes used in Retsina wine production. A few tavernas offer dolmades, souvlaki, and the local, grape-infused sumas liqueur.

Agios Isidoros is a mountain village on the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese at an altitude of 520 meters [1] . According to the 2011 census, it has a population of 355 inhabitants and with the implementation of the Kallikratis program since 2011 , it is the Local Community of Agios Isidoros which is part of the Municipal Unit of Attavyros of the Municipality of Rhodes [2] . Until 2010 , according to the Kapodistria program, it belonged to the Municipality of Attavyros and had 590 inhabitants. The local community of Agios Isidoros is characterized as a rural mountain settlement, with an area of ​​48,157 km² (2011). [3]

Geography - History 
Agios Isidoros is located at the southern foothills of Mount Attavyros (1215 m.) and takes its name from the church of the same name, which dominates the village square. The village is mountainous and traditional agricultural . The few inhabitants are engaged in seasonal crops.

The archaeological attractions of the area include the Sanctuary of Artemis ( 4th - 3rd century BC ) which is believed to be on the site of the monastery of Agios Ioannis Artamitis [4] as well as the monastery itself ( 10th century ), which is post-Byzantine temple built on the site of an earlier one. The Artamitis Monastery with its famous library, was during the Middle Ages a place of theological and spiritual comfort in difficult times, according to written sources [5] .

To the west of the village, in the "Agros" position, is Eftavimati, ruins of a large Byzantine church .

It is possible to climb Attavyros from a path. In the wider area, the natural springs "Soulundrania", "Jiergies", "Koumpounou", "Mylos" create landscapes of particular beauty [6] .

The father of Greek basketball player Nikos Galis was born and spent his childhood in Agios Isidoros, before immigrating to the USA . In 2010 his name was given to an event hall, with Nikos Galis himself giving the present


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