The church is well known for originally housing the Icon of the Virgin of Filerimos, in the 13th Century.
The are lots of interesting trees and avenues. This one leads to magnificant views over the bay of Ixia.
There are magnificent views of the bay of Ixia, Rhodes Town and the airport. This picture is looking out across Trianda.
Turn to your right and you look along the Bay of Ixia towards Rhodes Town. As this is on the approach to the airport, you'll sometimes see aicraft below you approaching Diagoras Airport..
The ruins of the Temple of Athena and Zeus Polias are thought to date from the 2nd or 3rd Century BC.
You can climb up inside the huge cross which towers above Mt Filerimos via a spiral staircase. This is the view back towards the monastery.
The huge Cross of Filerimos can be seen for many miles towering above the landscape. There is a pathway of religious significance which leads from the monastery to the cross.
The original Icon of the Madonna was attributed to St Luke, and brought here by the Knights of St John in the 13th Century. The knights took the icon with them when they left in 1523. There is now a stunning copy permantly housed here, painted by Mrs Mina of Italy. The Icon in it's fabulous frame was presented to the monastery in the year 2000.