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The small village of Lachania is located on the southeastern coast of Rhodes, around seventy kilometers away from Rhodes Town. It is far away from the most popular and noisy destinations and it offers maximum peace and quiet. The village sits on a nice green hill, with a river flowing on one side and mountains protecting the village in the back. Around Lachania you will find lots of beautiful olive yards, springs and other natural areas. The village is perfect for those that want to experience living in authentic Greek village, and it is an ideal place for relaxing and admiring the beautiful nature. The weather is also nice for the bigger part of the year, with average summer temperatures in the upper 20s C.
Lachania has plenty of typical Greek whitewashed houses with blue balconies and windows. The main square in the village is very small, but picturesque, and interesting fact is that it was used for filming a few scenes for the 1987 movie called “High Season” with Jacqueline Bisset in the main role. The streets of Lachania are very curvy and narrow and all of them lead to the center of the village where you will find one church and one taverna. There are no shops in Lachania, and everything you need you can get in the close town of Gennadi. Besides couple of Greek restaurants and one bar there are no other places to visit. There is one small cultural center which is opened on special occasions, religious holidays and when there are some local exhibitions of artists. Although it is a very quiet place away from the bustling resorts, Lachania is a great place to be if you plan to fully relax and admire the beautiful scenery.
Lachania is a place where people mainly come on an excursion, but some of them return back to spend their vacation in this peaceful village year after year. Near Lachania there are a few unspoiled beaches which you can explore. Some beaches are with sand and pebbles and some are rockier. The closest beach is about two kilometers away, and from Lachania you have an easy access to the popular town of Lindos which is a short drive away. Best thing to do is to rent a bike or a car if you plan to stay in Lachania. There is also a regular bus line which goes twice per day to the capital Rhodes Town.
Those interested in windsurfing and kite surfing should visit the place called Prasonisi. It is a very popular place for windsurfing and it attracts lots of people from everywhere. It is just a short drive away from Lachania. Near Lachania you will also find some archeological points of interest which you can explore. There are lots of small churches everywhere throughout the local countryside, and all of them are well worth seeing. Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi from the 18th century located in Plimmiri is the most attractive of all. Churches of St. John, St. Luke and St. George are a few others which you can visit, all dating back from the 19th century.
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