Travelling to Rhodes - Covid-19 Information
Image © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

Platania, Rhodes

Located 38 km from Rhodes town, the village of Platania is home to some 380 inhabitants. Overlooked by a mountain range, it offers a truly majestic view of the peaceful Rhodian countryside.

The village of Platania is just a few kilometers away from the village of Apollona. This is a very small, enchanting, typically Greek village. The area is used mainly for sheep and goat herding. The village acquired its name from the large number of plane trees ( Platania in Greek ) which are growing in the region.

Platania © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

The village is rich in vegetation and has ample water supplies. Thanks to it's tranquil surroundings, the village attracts  Greeks and visitors who prefer to enjoy a quiet meal in one of its few but excellent tavernas.

Platania © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

The residents of the village are involved mainly in the tourism profession and party with agriculture.

Platania © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com
Platania © Rhodes Guide / RhodesGuide.com

 

Article topics

Related articles

This is an island with marvelous sandy beaches, full of springs and streams and Genoan towers. Tourists are still few. Tilos is situated between the islands of Nysiros and Halki, at a distance of 290 nautical miles from the port of Pereaus. It has an area of 64 square kms and a coastline of 63 kms. The ground is rocky with the only exception being a small fertile valley found almost at the center of the island and which ends up on the idyllic, one kilometer long, sandy beach of Erystou.

Topics: Off the beaten track

Read more about Tilos

Apart from a couple of excellent tavernas there is not much tourism happening in Laerma, although one of the main reasons for perhaps visiting the area is the Monastery Taxiarchis Michail at Tharri 4km southwest.

Topics: Off the beaten track

Read more about Laerma

A small and peaceful beach below Monolithos - just a pebble beach and splashing among the waves. It is ideal for those who enjoy the wild beauty of nature.

Topics: Off the beaten track

Read more about Fourni Beach


Platania reviews & comments

click here to add your review!
No reviews yet. Be the first to write one using the form below!

Let us know what you think about Platania - your opinion matters!
Rate this article or place (optional)

From our blog

The Greek islands bask under endless sunshine from April to the end of October. And arguably the best of the weather is in the Dodecanese chain, 260 miles south-east of Athens and within a Zorba’s dance-step of Turkey. Dodeca means 12 in Greek, but in fact there are 16 islands here, the best-known being Rhodes and Kos. With such long summers, there’s plenty of time to plonk yourself down on a sun lounger on a Dodecanese beach.

Read more about Dodecanese islands. Rhodes and Symi are fit for the Gods

Rhodes is the walker's island, being the largest of the Dodecanese Island group at about 1398 square kilometers. It offers all kinds of different walking and treking routes including mountains, forestry, areas of historical interest, places of natural beauty, wine producing areas, coastal walks etc. You never have far to travel to get to the start of your walking route, eliminating the need for long bus journeys.

Read more about Walking and Trekking holidays in Rhodes

Being one of the first of the Aegean islands to adopt the cultivation of the grapevine and wine production process. Thanks to it's unique soil and plenty of sunshine, wines of Rhodes today have a fine reputation.

Read more about The Wine and Vineries of Rhodes

When you are looking for top things to do in Rhodes, you may find that it is not that easy to pick out just a few options. There are so many different exciting and interesting activities and attractions, narrowing down your options my feel like a small challenge. Let us help you with a few interesting suggestions for top activities, things to do and places to visit on Rhodes.

Read more about Top things to do, places to visit, attractions and activities in Rhodes

We all know or have heard about the winds of the Aegean, most commonly known under the Turkish name Meltemia that appear during the summer season. The etymology of Meltemi is of Turkish origin. The ancient Greeks called it "Etesian" (Yearly). Meltemia generally belongs to the category of seasonal winds.

Read more about Meltemi (or Meltemia), the winds of the Aegean

It's winter. You are sitting in your apartment or office, while it's cold outside and the weather is gray, dark and rainy, and you find yourself reading this article. Don't you wish you can go someplace where the winter weather is not necessarily so depressive?

Read more about Wintertime in Rhodes

The "Medieval Rose" is a non-governmental, non-profit association, with the ambitious but realistic aim of organizing an annual Medieval Festival within the walls of the Medieval Town of Rhodes - the best preserved, while continuously inhabited, surrounded by walls and moat, medieval town in the world (monument of cultural and architectural world heritage - UNESCO 1988).

Read more about The Rhodes Medieval Rose Festival 2019

Feedback