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The village of Asclepios, Rhodes

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Church of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Rhodes fortress of Asclepius - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)Rhodes fortress of Asclepius - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)

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Village of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Asclepius, or Asklipios or Asklípieio (Ασκκλιπείο) is a picturesque village with old houses still.

In the village, you can see an oil press.

Location

Village of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Asclepius (Ασκληπιείο) is located 4 km inland in the south-eastern part of Rhodes , 68 km from Rhodes town and four kilometers from Lindos .

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Church of the Dormition of the Virgin
Monastery of the Virgin of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.In the village center, the Byzantine church of the Dormition of the Virgin (1060), dedicated to the Mother of God (Theotokou), is decorated with Byzantine frescoes interesting (photographs are forbidden).

Monastery of the Virgin of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Also note the existence of a small folklore museum and a museum church. You can ask the guardian of the museum is to open the church.

Church of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Church of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Church of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Bell tower of the church of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Table in the church of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Vault of the church of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Castle of Asclepius
At the top of the hill, the castle of Asclepius (twelfth century) stands the ruins. The castle is not the work of the Knights of St John : it was built around 1200 by the Byzantines.
Rhodes fortress of Asclepius. Click to enlarge the image.Rhodes fortress of Asclepius. Click to enlarge the image.Rhodes fortress of Asclepius. Click to enlarge the image.
Tank of the castle.
Asclepius tank Castle in Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Medieval fortifications seem to always protect the village and offer a beautiful view of the beach from Kiotari in Gennadi .
Riverbed of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Grove of Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Asclepius mountains near Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.
Wild goat Asclepius Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Curtain of the fortress of Rhodes Asclepius. Click to enlarge the image.

History and traditionsHistory, literature, arts, traditions, legends, religions, myths, symbols ...

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In Greek mythology, Asclepius is in the Homeric epic, a Thessalian hero then, in the classical period, the god of medicine. It corresponds to the Roman Aesculapius. Its main attribute is the caduceus, a staff around which is wound a snake, now the symbol of medicine.

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