Gennadi - Rodos

by Niki Kefala
'Looking back from Prasonisi - Southern Tip of Rhodes' - Rodos
'Looking back from Prasonisi - Southern Tip of Rhodes' - Attribution: seligmanwaite

Gennadi is a village on Rhodes island, 63 km away from the town of Rodos, with beautiful beaches and picturesque white houses with big walls and hidden yards (in the past these walls protected the villagers from the pirates). The old church of St. George is located here. Gennadi offers sandy beaches and bays and it is very close to Asklipio, a mountainous village where a folklore museum is located and where the medieval castle of the region can also be found.

The village stretches along the main road with good restaurants, small hotels, apartments and small villas. The beaches with sand or pebbles are organized, and you can have the opportunity for water sports - also, 15 km from here is Prassonisi (the green island) ideal for surfing lovers, with a beautiful lighthouse. Visitors can find crowded or quiet places for relaxing on those endless beaches.

This village has a variety of taverns with very tasty Greek food. Take a seat and drink ouzo with meze (a collection of finger foods) or taste some of the famous traditional Greek specialties, like moussaka or pastitsio. Τo... digest, take a stroll through the narrow streets where they will guide you to the churches of St.John of Thelogou and St. Anastasia. You can also visit the old oil press or the forest. The gorge of Mala with the small but amazing waterfalls, the lake of Skoloniti and the artificial dam of Gennadi with small lakes underneath and lush trees and grass all around will definitely catch your attention and will fill your lungs with fresh air.

Hotels and apartments in Gennadi