Koskinou, located on the east side of the island, just outside Rhodes town (around 7km) and 8.5 km from the island’s main holiday resort of Faliraki, is a traditional village dating back to the 15th century. The village took its name from the main occupation
of its inhabitants who used to manufacture sieves (a sieve means ‘koskino’ in Greek). At first sight Koskinou does not seem particularly impressive but as soon as you make your way into the maze of narrow streets of the old part of the village you will be
charmed forever. Koskinou is especially famous for its unique traditional houses with their facades painted in bright, vibrant coulours, red, turquoise, blue and yellow, doors with carved designs, fine stone porches with arches and the lovely little black
and white ‘chochlaki’ pebbled-floor gardens, unique to Rhodes.