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The village of Emponas, Rhodes

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Village church of Emponas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Vineyards in the village of Rhodes Emponas. Click to enlarge the image.Émponas (Εμπωνας, "sitting on a chair"), or Embonas, is a pleasant village, one of the most picturesque Rhodes , lost in the mountains, at the foot of Mount Atavyros .

This mountain village, surrounded by vineyards known, is considered the wine capital of Rhodes. It owes its fame to the grape variety "Athiri" which thrives on small terraced hillsides west of Atavyros and whose culture dates back to antiquity. Attempts to cultivate this variety outside Rhodes have all failed. The village is also famous for its fruit, olive groves and tobacco plantations.

Monument of the winged goddess of victory, Nike, on the main town square.

Village church of Emponas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.Village church of Emponas Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.The village is actually attacked by mass tourism: many local taverns, famous for their fresh meat barbecues, Greek nights offer with performances of traditional dances. Many villagers still wear the national dress with long boots.

You may prefer the quieter and more authentic village where you can buy carpets and textiles in the manufacture of which almost all the inhabitants are specialized.

The main church is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin, whose feast is celebrated on August 15.

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Emponas to Rhodes from Castle Kritinia. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Rhodes Emponas with Mount Atavyros background. Click to enlarge the image.Émponas is located on the northeast slope of Mount Atavyros 62 km from the city of Rhodes , is the village of the island of Rhodes located at the highest altitude (850 m).

Coordinates: Latitude:36.227502 (36 ° 13 ’39.0 ") N, Longitude: 27.856296 (27 ° 51’ 22.6") E

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Emery winery cellars to Emponas Rhodes - Click to enlarge in Fotolia (new tab)Emery The winery is open to visitors for tastings.

Shop cellars to Emponas Emery Rhodes. Click to enlarge the image.

RestaurantsRestaurants
Baki Brothers
  • Torn between his deli and restaurant, the eldest brother Baki offers a wide choice of excellent grilled meats: pork chops, lamb chops, veal souvlaki, steak ...
  • Address: upper town
  • Phone: 00 30 22460 412 47

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