Thanks to its proximity to Prasonisi, Gennadi (Genadi) attracts several keen surfers. The village resort is a peaceful and quiet place slowly starting to be populated with trendy residences that, even with their bright colors and flashy designs, do not alter the delightful impression made by the pristine sandy beach.
Gennadi only started developing in the last decades and the main coastal road along the beach is lined with hotels and villas belonging to people from Rhodes town. If you are looking for some adventure, make a go to one of the many unexplored beaches stretching along the sandy shore from Gennadi to Prasonisi - pertaining the number of the few unspoiled stretches of coastline still left on Rhodes.
Mandriko is situated on the western coast between Kalavarda and Kamiros Scala. It is a small village which produces almost 1/3 of all vegetables for the whole island, and from the road passing through, you can make out a large number of green houses and agricultural fields.
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The village of Afandou in Rhodes has been founded in times where pirates used to overrun the islands of the Mediterranean. During that period, people used to leave the shores in order to seek shelter in the inland. The village of Afandou took its name form the word "áfandos ", which in Greek means "invisible", because it could not be seen from the sea.
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One of the more traditionally modern villages on the island, Pastida is located slightly inland on the west coast of Rhodes. It is shadowed by the mountain of Filerimos, and its name in Latin means Castle.
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