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Filerimos monastery in rhodes

Filerimos Monastery in Rhodes is located just near Rhodes (8 km), just near the village of Trianta. The village stands on the on the site of the ancient city of Ialysos. Between Trianta and Filerimos, archeologist found the necropolis of ancient Ialyssos.

A lot of ancient ruins can be found on the hilltop. The monastery of Filerimos was built in the 5th century AD by the Byzantines. Near it there are the ruins of the ancient Ialyssos.

On the road leading to the Filerimos monastery, there are the remains of a Greek temple, the baptistery of the first Christian basilica and the underground chapel of St George. Inside the chapel there are the faded remains of 15th century old wall paintings.

The Hexagonal Church of the Knights houses the icon of the Virgin of Filerimos, worshiped by both Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Christians. Right near the church there are the remains of the Byzantine garrison.

You can visit the Filerimos monastery from Tuesday to Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and from Saturday to Monday from 8:30 am to 3 pm. Remember to dress properly.

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