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In historical terms Damatria village is one of the most interesting in Rhodes. Archaeological research has discovered that the village has been inhabited for more than 3,000-years, the only village of its kind on the island that can be dated back to the 11th century BC a period known as the Dorian era. You will find the village a short ways inland from the north western coast of Rhodes. Life here for the small population of around 500 people is that of a simple, quiet, and traditional outlook. The village’s name is thought to have been taken from a sanctuary for the Goddess Dimitra, which was built nearby. Like most Rhodes villages, you will of course find a few cafés and tavernas where you can sip a drink or enjoy lunch.

Despite its small size Damatria packs in a lot of attractions. If you look closely enough, you will find plenty of clues to the past of this ancient village. It has a number or natural springs and plenty of centuries old ruins to explore. The village was also the headquarters for Italian military during the WWII and this location is marked by a memorial. The main focus of the village is agriculture with the surrounding countryside used to farm.

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