As you wander through the bustling heart of the village, the settlement's vibrant thoroughfare beckons with its charming shops, traditional taverns, cozy cafés, and lively bars. Breathe in the invigorating mountain air, perfumed with the scent of ancient pine trees that envelop the village in a verdant embrace.
A mere 3 km from the village center, the awe-inspiring church of Saint Nektarius awaits your exploration. This picturesque sanctuary, renowned for its size and beauty, is a sought-after venue for weddings and christenings. Inside, you'll be captivated by the stunning icons and frescoes adorning the walls.
Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of this enchanting corner of Rhodes Island.
Located in the heart of Rhodes, the quaint village of Afandou boasts a rich history that dates back to the times of piracy in the Mediterranean. In those days, locals would retreat from the coast to seek refuge in the island's interior. The village's name derives from the Greek word "áfandos", meaning "invisible", as it was well hidden from the sea. As you wander through the charming streets and alleys, you can sense the spirit of times gone by and imagine the tales of seafaring adventure and survival that shaped the village's unique character.
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Walking, trekking and hiking are some of the most beautiful ways to discover the hidden corners of Rhodes. Not to mention that the weather also plays along: it is almost perfect all year round.
Topics: Off the beaten track
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The village resort of Gennadi itself is a peaceful and quiet place with pink villas with towers and futuristic structures, virgin sands, hotels, and beach bars.
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