Kameiros should be definitely among your “places to visit in Greece”list. It is located 30 kilometres western of the city of Rhodes and had been one of the three powerful cities of Rhodes in ancient years. It was rediscovered in 1929 after the excavations that took place in the area, and is often referred to as the “Greek Pompey”, since no-one knows under which circumstances was it abandoned and buried.
The Monastery of Virgin Mary stands on the ruins of the ancient Temple of Athena which was built in the 3rd century B.C. Most of the ruins date back to the Hellenistic period and include the market of the city, a Dorian temple and a few arches. Lots of the findings have been transferred to the Louvre and the British Museum. A few of those are also on display in the archaeological museum of Rhodes.