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Platania, Rhodes

Located 38 km from Rhodes town, the village of Platania with its 17.850 acres of land is home to 383 inhabitants. It is shadowed by a mountain range, with a truly majestic view of the countryside.

The village of Platania is just a few kilometers away from Apollona. This is a very small enchanting, typically Greek village situated in an area used for sheep and goat herding. The village acquired its name from the many plane trees (Platánia in Greek) growing in the region. The village has a rich vegetation and lots of water. With its serene surroundings the village attracts the Greeks who like to enjoy a quiet meal in one of its few tavernas. The residents of the village are involved mainly in the tourism profession and party with agriculture.

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