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Kamiros

Kamiros is an ancient city on the island of Rhodes

It is located on the northwest coast of the island and together with Lindos and Ialyssos, was one of the three city-states, which, according to Homer, were founded by the Dorians who settled in Rhodes.

It was the most conservative of the three cities and supported its life and development in agricultural production.

On the lower level are a Doric temple, probably of the Pythian Apollo, the Fountain, with the Agora in front and the courtyard with the altars, which contained offerings to the various deities.

The main settlement was located mainly in the middle level, which consists of a grid of parallel streets and residential complexes.

At the top of the hill was the Acropolis, which includes the temple complex of Athena Kamiria and the Stoa. It has a water tank for 600 cubic meters of water, enough for 400 families and was built in the 6th century BC. Later, the portico was built over the reservoir and consisted of two rows of Doric columns with spaces for shops or accommodation at the back.