Archangelos is 30 kilometres from the centre of Rhodes town and is the island’s largest village. The name was chosen in honour of the patron saint of the village, the Archangel Michael.
On entering this village, one is struck by the mini “concrete jungle” appearance of the place. Row upon row of houses, shops, eateries and places of entertainment, jockey for space. It also has a branch of most major banks and even a post office, and the business
section is just a bit too congested and busy for a village. However, don’t be fooled by its flashy exterior because the modern outlook of this village does in no way reflect the true lifestyle of the inhabitants – this settlement is regarded as staunchly faithful
to village traditions and fiercely patriotic.