Archangelos:The village of Archangelos or Arhangelos, one of the biggest in Rhodes, is located south of the city, on the eastern coast of the island, with some 6,000 inhabitants. The village’s name derives from Archangel Michael who is also considered its patron. On the main square, one can find a post office, banks, a health centre, a taxi rank, as well as fine accommodations , taverns and cafes.
Archangelos is regarded as one of the most faithful to the village traditions. Bread is sill baked in the old wood-fired ovens and many of the old crafts are still kept alive. For instance, the traditional pottery and carpet-making art is still practiced my many of the inhabitants.
Of unique interest and beauty are the traditional houses and walls decorated with ceramic plates from Lindos, as well as the narrow streets.
On the slopes of the nearby mountain, named Strongylos, one can come across the small and wild horses of the region. On high ground, about 3 km. away from the village, lies the cave of Koumellos famous for its extraordinary stalactites. There are many the local people that claim that the specific cave communicates with the sea.
In a short distance from Archangelos, the visitor can find a number of beaches, such as the one at Stegna, (1-2 km. eastern to the village), or the one of Tsambika, (3 km. to the northeast). There are numerous beach taverrnas to choose from in combination with few local bars.