The ancient settlement of Vroulia is at the southern-most edge of Rhodes, across Prassonisi. It is one of the most important early settlements with an organized urban planning design traced in the Greek territory. The life of the settlement was very limited. Especially based on findings from burials outside the wall, it dates back to 650-550 BC. The location of the settlement also had military significance, because it was the last port of the Aegean space before the open sea of the eastern Mediterranean, but also the first port for travellers from Cyprus, Phoenicia, or Syria. The site was excavated in early 19th century (1907-1908) by the Danish archaeological mission.
In the Early Christian Period an early Christian basilica with mosaic floors was built low, near the sea. Today the small harbor of Vroulia is a safe anchorage for the fishermen of the island.
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