Further on from Laerma some km along a pleasant tree-lined road is this pleasant monastery complex of the Archangel of Micheal. My guide book said the road was a reasonable dirt track but if fact was now tarmac - funds form the Athens Olympic games have resulted in improving many roads on Rhodes and they were a delight for us motorists in exploring the inner parts of this sunshine island. As in all monasteries respect should be shown by having bare shoulders covered and shorts are not permissible - skirts for ladies are availbale if necessary. YThis monastery is asiad to be the oldest religious foundation on the island and ruins withiin the ground date from the 9th century. Splendid frescoes can be seen inside but the belfry is now equipped with 7 electronically operated bells! The small garden malkes for a pleasant stroll and monastic life can be seen with the theology students studying.