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Lachania Village

Municipality of South Rhodes
Population: 341
73km from Rhodes Town

Said to be one of the most surprisingly picturesque villages on the island, Lahania is situated inland, south of the island. Its picture postcard setting, remoteness and tranquility give Lahania a special charm all of its own. As you enter the village there is a windmill which testifies to the old rural traditions of Lachania. Two cafeterias, a tavern, plane trees and the fountains it is famous for, make up the village square.

Just further on from the square is where the old and disused, Olive press is located. The 'Magana', which has been renovated, functions as a Cultural Centre and is a focal point for local and foreign artists. A visitor can find a lot of tabernacles, such as Zoodochos Pigi and Plimmiri built over an older Roman building. Recent excavations in the region brought up important archaeological discoveries, and it is thought the origin of the village dates back as far as the Bronze Age.