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Platania, Rhodes

Journey just 38 km from Rhodes town to uncover Platania, a quaint village with a mere 380 residents. Nestled beneath a stunning mountain backdrop, this charming hamlet boasts majestic views of the tranquil Rhodian countryside, inviting you to explore its captivating beauty.

Surrounded by lush, verdant landscapes, the picturesque village of Platania can be found just a stone's throw away from its charming neighbor, Apollona. This quintessential Greek hamlet may be small, but it is brimming with enchantment and authentic local charm. Primarily known for its thriving sheep and goat herding industry, Platania owes its name to the abundant plane trees, or "platania" in Greek, that grace the region with their magnificent presence.

As a verdant oasis with bountiful water resources, Platania boasts a serene and idyllic atmosphere that beckons to both Greeks and visitors seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Travelers can savor the tranquility of the village while delighting in delectable, homemade dishes at one of the few, yet exceptional, local tavernas.

The warm and welcoming villagers of Platania are primarily engaged in the tourism industry, though many also maintain strong ties to their agricultural roots. This harmonious blend of occupations lends a unique character to the community, making it a truly unforgettable destination for those seeking an authentic and peaceful Greek experience.

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Platania © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

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At the Taverna Perama we ate delicious home cooked food prepared in a wood fired oven. There are tremendous views from here too. The atmosphere is pleasant & relaxed.

Commented by Wendy April 14, 2023

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