Asklipio in Rhodes, Dodecanese: Asklipio is located 64 km southeast of Rhodes capital. This lovely mountainous village is built amphitheatrically and stands out for its unique natural surroundings. The most important feature of Asklipio is the Medieval Castle which was built by the knights of Saint John in the13th century. The white mass of small traditional houses is a typical example of the folklore architecture.
At the center of the village stands a lovely church of Virgin Mary built in 1060 A.D and right next to it is the old olive press whereas today it has become a Folklore Museum. During August the village organizes two important festivities, celebrating the Metamorphosis of Sotiros and the Annunciation of Virgin Mary. The village has several types of accommodation from luxury villas to low cost apartments.
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