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Soroni village and the monastery of Agios Soulas

Soroni, totally un spoilt, with just a few shops, a couple of tavernas and a small beach, is an excellent place to relax and unwind. Sorini is the haedquarter of the Municipalitz of Kamiros and is about 25 km from the citz of Rhodes. It has a fertile soil in which olive trees, vineyards, citrus gloves and other agricultural products are cultivated.

 

Only a three km drive through pinewoods bring you to the tiny church called Agios Soulas, a chapel within extensive grounds, a taverna and a play area. Here the most popular religious feast on the island is held every 29 th and 30 th July. Crowds do gather, especially on the 29, the chapel's saints day. In the afternoon there are athletic events, horse and donkey races in a simple stadium - unique on Rhodes. For those wishing to attend - special buses run from the New Market in Rhodes Town. The monastery takes it name from Szllas, the student and follower of Paulus the Apostole. It was most probably founded in the early Christian times and was renovated in 1836 to its present day.

Brunnen bei Agios Soulas Agios Soulas

Traditional thinking states that the water which springs up from within the monastery cave has therapeutic qualities.

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