The Municipality of Ialyssos
Ialyssos or Trianda (10 km from Rhodes Town)
Spread out across a seemingly endless green plain at the foot of the ancient acropolis of Filerimou is one of the most tourist-oriented areas of Greece. Ialyssos was sung of by Pindar and as its pre-Hellenic suffix indicates it was inhabited from ancient times by a race of people known for their merits. The family of Diagoras, Olympic victors in the Panhellenic games were from Ialyssos. There are no clear sources of information about the alternative name Trianda. According to one version the area was once divided up into thirty shares while a second version would have it that it is a corruption of the Greek word for statue since one was found here.