Ialysos / Trianta

Tlepolemus, son of Hercules, a huge brave man, 
led nine ships of courageous troops,
men from Rhodes,   
split into three divisions:
from Lindus, Ialysus,   
and chalky
Cameirusall led by Tlepolemus,    
famous spearman, born to Astyocheia ,
Iliad Book 2  

Trianta (Greek: Τριάντα, lit. "Thirty"; also translit. Trianda), or Ialysos (Ιάλυσος), is the second-largest town on the island of Rhodes (Ρόδος, Rhodos) in Greece. It has a population of approximately 12,000, and is located 8 kilometres south of the town of Rhodes, the island's capital, on the island's west coast.

The town is near the site of the ancient Doric city of Ialysos (around the hill of Filerimos), which is also the name of the modern municipality (in Greek δήμος, dēmos, or "people") consisting of the town Trianta/Ialysos and the surrounding areas. While official sources use Trianta as a name for the town, and Ialysos for the whole municipality, unofficial usage tend to favour Ialysos to describe both the modern town and the municipality.

Until the mid-1980s Trianta/Ialysos was a small village with a population of around 2,500 people, but during the following years population grew to about 12,000, as it to an increasing degree became a suburban district to the rapidly growing town of Rhodes.

Ialyssos has in addition become a tourist destination, with several hotels and resorts located on the coast, especially in the new settlement of Ixia, situated between the towns of Ialysos and Rhodes. Being on the usually windward north-western coast of the island, it is also a noted location for wind-surfing.

On the ancient site of Ialysos there are remains of a Doric Temple dedicated to Athena Polias, parts which have been used for byzantine fortifications. There are also churches from the 10/11 th and 14th century.

Ancient Ialysos

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