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Paradisi ( ) is a village on the northern coast of the island of Rhodesmarker, Greecemarker. It has a population of 2,603 inhabitants (2001 census) and is the second-largest town (after Kremasti) in the Municipality of Petaloudesmarker.

The island's main airport (Diagoras International Airportmarker, IATA code: RHO) is located here.

History

During the period of the Saint John Knights occupation of the island, the magister Villeneuve made a castle in order to protect the northeastern part of the island from pirate raids. People started building around the castle. Later, Arab inhabitants brought exotic flowers and planted them along the village mountain making it look as paradise, hence the name Paradisi. After the Italian occupation, they renamed the village to Villanova only to be changed again to Paradisi after it was reclaimed by Greece.

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