Kremasti

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Kremasti
Κρεμαστή
Church in Kremasti
Church in Kremasti
Kremasti is located in Greece
Kremasti
Kremasti
Coordinates: 36°24′43″N 28°07′15″E / 36.4120°N 28.1207°E / 36.4120; 28.1207Coordinates: 36°24′43″N 28°07′15″E / 36.4120°N 28.1207°E / 36.4120; 28.1207
Country Greece
Administrative region South Aegean
Regional unit Rhodes
Municipality Rhodes
Municipal unit Petaloudes
Community[1]
 • Population 5,396 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
The beach of Kremasti

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 5,363 people (2011 census)[1] and was the administrative center of the former municipality of Petaloudes.[2]

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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