MAYDAY in Rhodes

Escape into the beautiful island of Rhodes and explore the places where locals celebrate May Day. Start your journey towards the hill of Filerimos. The hill is flooded with locals who gather to grill outside, have fun, dance and pick flowers for the May Day wreath. Visit the church, the castle, go through the “Road of the Cross” to reach the Crucifix and admire the view of the surrounding villages.

Another ideal place for the celebration of May Day is Fountoukli. The route is beautiful, through the verdant and picturesque nature. Admire the view from above, stop at the old sanatorium in Eleoussa and then arrive in Fountoukli. In Eleousa you can see the large water tank where “gizania” are, a type of fish found only in Rhodes.

Next in line is a chapel of the 15th century, where you can also find a place ideally designed for picnics.

Things to know about Rhodes

Rhodes is the principal city and a former municipality on the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rhodes, of which it is the seat and a municipal unit. It has a population of approximately 90,000 in its metropolitan area. Rhodes has been famous since antiquity as the site of Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. T

he citadel of Rhodes, built by the Hospitalliers, is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, which in 1988 was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city of Rhodes is a popular international tourist destination.

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