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Kattavia

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Kattavia is a small village located on the southernmost tip of the island of Rhodes. It is located within the municipal unit of South Rhodes and was at the epicentre of the 2008 Dodecanese earthquake.OverviewKattavia is a part of the Municipality of Southern Rhodes which is one of 10 municipalities on Rhodes. The municipality seat is Gennadi, which is located about 14 km north of Kattavia.Kattavia village square or platia is situated over a creek which is dry for most of the year. The village currently has five full-service cafes and two general stores.Kattavia is generally considered to be a traditional village which hasn't been affected much by overdevelopment. The Municipality of Southern Rhodes requires all new construction to adhere to strict traditional building designs when located within the village limits.In recent years, the village has become a destination due to its proximity to Prasonisi, a popular windsurfing beach.HistoryWhen the Knights Hospitaller ruled Rhodes, Kattavia was turned into a fortified village where the population could find refuge when attacked by forces of the Ottoman Empire.Historical SitesThe church of Agia Paraskevi, the patron saint of the village, and the church of the “Assumption of the Virgin Mary” a 10th-century church located within the villages cemetery.On the way to Prasonisi on the right hand side, the archaeological site of “Vroulia” is found. It is an ancient coastal settlement that many to believe to the predessecor to modern day Kattavia known for its terracotta vessels called “vessels of Vroulia”. Other historical sites include:
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