Embonas Village Rhodes - Embona Rhodes Wine
If you love sampling different types of wine, a trip to Embonas Village should be on your bucket list. Embona or Empona is located on the west coast of the island, about 32 miles from Rhodes town, the tiny village is known not only for the wine it makes, but also for its unique location. It is nestled under the highest mountain on the island called Attaviros and is filled with luscious olive groves, vineyards, and pine forests. The top of the mountain still has remains of a temple that was built to pay homage to the Greek God Zeus.
Besides its gorgeous location, the village also offers taverns, cafes, and shops where tourists can buy souvenirs from. This includes a special type of liquor called Souma which is only available at the village. If you time your visit right, you can also take part in traditional festivals such as the wine festival. What stands out about Embonas village is its timeless look and feel. The fact that it produces some of the best wines in the world has made the village a tourist attraction in its own right.
The village is also known for its colorful and diverse traditions that highlight its growth throughout the centuries. Visitors are treated to traditional songs, feasts, and dances that are unique to Embonas and which they can take part in as well. Almost all of the homes stand out as fine examples of the traditional architecture of Rhodes and they’re well-maintained. Mingle with the locals, sit, and dine on classical dishes in the taverns and cafes and just let all of your stress melt away. That is the magic that Embonas village offers tourists.