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Mesanagros Village, Rhodes

Mesanagros Village, Rhodes

Mesanagros is a village in the south of Rhodes, Greece. It belongs to the municipality of South Rhodes, and is located at a distance 83 km from Rhodes.

The name Mesanagros means 'cultivated, fenced large Byzantine farm'. The village's history goes back centuries, as has been shown by evidence from by historians and travelers. It has many old monasteries.

Mesanagros is hidden among the mountains at the south tip of Rhodes. Small houses, examples of popular rural architecture, represent the tradition of the place. Square Mesanagros the church of the Assumption, built in the 13th century at the location where previously there was a large three-nave Christian basilica of the 6th century.

Nearby is the Skala of St. Thomas, a landscape with waterfalls and lush coniferous forest fauna and flora. Near Mesanagros is the Holy Monastery of Panagia Skiadeni, which owes its name to the shades (i.e. shady, summer landscape).

Mesanagros is a quiet, traditional mountain village with island views and a couple of gyro cafes. It’s known for the Byzantine-era churches and monasteries nearby, including the frescoed Monastery in Skiadi and rural, whitewashed St. Thomas Church. From there, a short walking route leads through conifer forest to steep cliffs and the St. Thomas Waterfall, best visited in spring as the flow often dries up in summer

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