This attractive village is located south of Rhodes City, on the eastern coast of the island. The narrow streets of the village, its picturesque houses and squares and the kindness... of its friendly inhabitants, charm every visitor.
Despite the fact that this village is one of the biggest in Rhodes and has a population of 6000 people, the inhabitants of Archangelos preserve their local customs and traditions; bread is still baked in the traditional wood-fired oven, which every house has in its courtyard, the wedding ceremonies are still held according to the traditional way and the idiom of the village is still spoken by many of the inhabitants.
The traditional pottery and carpet-making art, is still practiced by some of the inhabitants as well as the confection of high leather boots which many of them are wearing.
The Church of the Archangel Michael dominates the village and has a fine 19th c. campanile, as well as the Church of Saint John which houses beautiful frescoes that date back to the 14th c., are really worth seeing. Some of the village streets are particularly picturesque, due to the traditional houses standing on each side and filling them. These beautiful houses are painted with vivid colors and have arches and walls, beautifully decorated with ceramic plates, from the village of Lindos.
The castle of Saint John, built by the Knights, is standing on the top of a hill, at 10-20 minutes’ walk from the village.