Municipality of Kamiros
40km from Rhodes town
Salakos is a village of 350 people on the west side of the of Rhodes Island. It is 40 km from the capital Rhodes town and 7km from the North West coast. The village is part of the municipality of Kamiros and is located on the hills of Mt. Prophitis Ilias. Inhabitants are mainly employed in farming, livestock rearing and tourism. There are no tourist hotels in the village but a few restaurants cater to passing foreign tourist trade and in the summer months many people work in tourist hotels elsewhere. The village is famous for its walnuts and its stone-paved and shady square, with running water and fig trees. If you're holidaying with your little ones, consider the green village of Salakos as one of the best spots in Rhodes.
A place to combine the mountain with the sea, Salakos lies at the foot of Prophitis Ilias (The Mountain of Elijah) on the North-western coast of the island of Rhodes, about 38 km from its amazing capital, the city of Rhodos.
You will find Salakos charming because of the natural springs with clear water, the main reason of the lush vegetation, the olive groves and vineyards completing the idyllic landscape. They also create a great environment for the night-butterfly Panaxia, the same species as this found in the Valley of the Butterflies. The village is famous for the fine walnuts and one of the healthiest climates in the whole Greece.
Bring the kids to splash in the blue waters on the Kameiros Beach, while you work on your perfect tan, or watch them from one of the taverns along the beach, grab a refreshment and taste a Greek specialty. Dont miss an excellent fish dinner in the lovely village of Kameiros Skala. Take your camera and walk along the narrow streets of the village, to capture charming traditional moments. A grandmother with a colourful headscarf, spreading pligouri to dry in the sunshine or preparing lamprokouloura for baking in the traditional Salakos wood-fired ovens, would definitely make your photo unforgettable.
There's a dash of history erupting from everywhere, and you will find out that Salakos has a great archeological significance, dating from antiquity, same as Ialissos , Lindos and Kameiros villages. The religion is a constant, same as all the villages of Greece, and the monastery of Prophitis Elijah, along with the Byzantine churches of Agios Georgios and Agios Nikolaos will confirm you this. There are many beauties longing to be discovered by you in Salakos surroundings, and to enrich your holidays in the Rhodos Island.