Kremasti

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Coordinates: 36°24′43″N 28°07′15″E / 36.4120°N 28.1207°E / 36.4120; 28.1207

Church in Kremasti
The beach of Kremasti
This page refers to Kremasti, Rhodes. For the village in Laconia of the same name, see Kremasti, Laconia.

Kremasti (Greek: Κρεμαστή) is a town on the Greek island of Rhodes (Ρόδος, Ródhos). Located on the west coast of the island, Kremasti is 12 kilometers from the capital of Rhodes, on the road to the airport. It has a population of approximately 4,372 people (2001 census) and is the administrative center of the Municipality of Petaloudes. [1]

On a hill near the center of town are the ruins of a medieval castle. The local church, Panagia Katholiki (Virgin Mary) is one of the largest and most beautiful on the island. The interior is decorated with murals and wood carvings.

Next to the church is the municipal library, in an impressive building featuring classic Greek columns. The main road is lined with shops and restaurants. Kremasti has a beach on the Aegean Sea. It is not far from Petaloudes (Butterfly Valley) one of the island's major tourist attractions in the summer.

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