The Archaeological research at the demos of Kimissalas, in the south-western quadrant of Rhodes, in the area of modern Kimissala, just 10 minutes from Monolithos village, the Department of Mediterranean Studies, in the University of the Aegean is conducting intensive archaeological research on the ancient Demos of Kimissalas.
Research over the past five years has shown that antiquities are scattered in woodland covering an area of approximately 10 square kilometres or 10,000 acres. Kimissala therefore constitutes one of the most important and extensive archaeological sites in the countryside of Rhodes.
This network of sites is situated within the heart of an area of unique geomorphology, with rare species of fauna and flora in the Aegean region, protected by the European Project Natura 2000. Thus one of the prime aims of the University of the Aegean and the collaborating institutions is, on the one hand, to further enforce the protection of the natural environment and on the other hand to preserve and promote, in a sustainable way, the cultural heritage within this environment.
They hope to do this by creating an archaeological and ecological park at Kimissala. This will eventually result in the sustainable development of the semi-mountainous region of Attaviros in general, which is totally undeveloped today. The mountains of Attaviros and Akramitis are close to the Hotel and can be explored today.