Sites of Natural Beauty of Rhodes
A small dam 90 meters long halts the water flow forming a small lake which is home to the unique and protected Gizani Fish. The stone paths built along the river attract many visitors to the area.
The stone stairs you will encounter lead to the Monastery of Virgin Kalopetra, built by Dimitri Ypsilanti in 1782. The Natural History Museum of Rhodes at the entrance to the valley, exhibits display cases representing the conditions of the natural environment according to most modern museological conceptions. The exhibits include rare and common species from the area, library, plus a modern conceptual and botanical laboratory.
It has been included in the Natura 2000 network as a protected area.
A 500 meter strip of beach joins The Prassonisi (Green Island) to Rhodes.