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Many kilometers of deserted beach, high-quality service and hospitality — all of these points attract seekers of a relaxing holiday to the village of Gennadi in Rhodes.
Gennadi is located on the south-eastern coast of Rhodes, 62 km from the island's capital and 66 km from Diagoras international airport. There are several ways to get to the resort:
There are several car and bicycle rental centers in Gennadi. But this is a small village where you can easily walk on foot. There are bus routes through Gennadi, which you can take to reach Lindos, Rhodes and the nearby Kiotari.
There are reminders of the ancient history of Rhodes in Gennadi. First of all, these are the Church of St. John the Theologian of the 16th century and the small Church of St. Anastasia. The latter was founded in the 12th century on the ruins of an early Christian Church of the 6th century. It is considered to be the most beautiful attraction of Gennadi. Inside, the whole church is decorated with wall paintings, although the building is not remarkable on the outside. Please note: the church is open to the public until midday.
In addition to the churches in Gennadi, there is an old olive press and the police station building, whose architecture is designed in the Italian style. And in the old part of the village, you can walk along the narrow cobbled streets and to feel as if in the distant past.
Gennadi beach can be easily called a local attraction. It stretches for 8 kilometers and merges with the beach of the village of Kiotari. The coast is always free, even in the height of the season. The beach is covered with pebbles. In spite of this, Gennadi beach is chosen by families with children for its cleanliness and tranquility. There are sun loungers and umbrellas, taverns and beach bars on some parts of the coast.
The mountain villages of Vati and Asklipio can be reached in 10 minutes from Gennadi. Vati is famous for its architecture, hospitable taverns with home-cooked food and an ancient church. In Asklipio you can see a medieval fortress.
Even considering all its atmosphere of calmness, Gennadi is a place where you cannot get bored. Excursions, excellent gastronomy and nightclubs — all of these will make your stay unforgettable.
In Gennadi you will have an opportunity to learn horse riding. They offer horse riding along the coast or through the forest. An alternative option is to rent a quad bike in order to explore the surrounding area of the village. Gennadi beach has an entertainment centre: you can row a boat or ride inflatable rides, go snorkeling or rent a catamaran.
Souvenir shopping is good enough in Gennadi. Local shops offer handmade goods made of wood, clay and leather, Greek sweets (baklava, honey, lukum), natural cosmetics, a large selection of olive oil.
The choice of entertainment for children is limited in Gennadi. But the local beach is perfect for relaxing with a child — the sea is almost always calm, water rides and horseback riding are available.
Despite the image of a quiet resort village, Gennadi has some places to go after sunset. There are several clubs and bars that offer some of the best cocktails on the island and live music performed by invited European DJs. Those who choose a more calm nightlife, can go to taverns with traditional Greek music.
It takes half an hour to reach Lindos from Gennadi — it is a picturesque Rhodian city with snow-white houses, an ancient Acropolis and a sandy bay. You will need two hours to get to the city of Rhodes with its monuments of different eras: from the times of Ancient Greece to the Ottoman rule. Here you will find the best shopping and vibrant nightlife. Prasonisi cape with the same-name beach is just a half an hour ride from Gennadi. The place is known as the junction point of the Mediterranean and the Aegean seas.
There are many hotels in Gennadi, and most of them are up to 3-stars level. Prices for accommodation are affordable here: from €21 per night. There are no more than a dozen of 4-star hotels and a five-star hotel. But in neighbouring Kiotari, there are many large hotel complexes.
You can stay in Gennadi either on the beach or in the centre of the village, 500 m from the coast. Those who come on vacation with big families or companies, can rent apartments or even a villa.
Gastronomic experience is an important part of any vacation. And you will not be disappointed by Gennadi. The choice of establishments here will please everyone: there are traditional Greek taverns, fish restaurants on the seacoast, pizzerias, cafes with local fast food, bakeries and pastry shops.
What to choose from the menu? It is always difficult to decide in Gennadi because the taverns of this village always offer home-made delicious food. You should taste stewed lamb, shrimp in tomato sauce with feta, homemade wine, grilled octopus. And for those who can't make a choice, there are always fish and meat meze made from a variety of different dishes.
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