Reputed to be the sunniest corner of Greece, the island complex of Dodecanese is a must-visit for all those desperate for unlimited sun and sand. It is situated close to the Turkish coast on the waters of the Aegean Sea and consists of 12 large islands and over a hundred smaller ones. The largest and most populous of these islands is Rhodes and it is the more celebrated of tourist attractions not only in Greece, but all of Europe. It offers tourists over 200km of fabulous coastline and plenty of archaeological discoveries. Holiday homes in Lachania are available for holidaymakers to put up in. Those on holiday as a family will want to take advantage of the lovely villas offered by HomeAway in this village situated about 70km from Rhodes City. These sublime Lachania holiday villas will put them right next to the luscious beaches of Rhodes while offering them a host of enticing facilities.
-Ancient ruins: Rhodes was home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes. This was a 30-metre tall statue of a Greek mythological character named Titan Helios that towered over the city of Rhodes which was destroyed in a 226 BC earthquake. Though nothing remains of this humongous monument today, visitors can still get a glimpse of the ancient world with a visit to the Acropolis of Lindos. This site was fortified by successive empires so it evinces traces of Greek, Byzantine, Roman and other cultures.
-Acropolis of Rhodes: Visitors staring at the columns of stone which stand as the remaining evidence of the Temple of Apollo or the curving rows of stone seats that were once a grand theatre will be looking at history dating back to the 2nd century BC. Excavation on the site of this acropolis began in 1912 and in 1988 it was officially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
-Beaches: Far from being just a paradise for history geeks, Rhodes is littered with pretty beaches where sun-worshippers can get themselves coated in bronze. The Faliraki Beach which is towards the east of the island is one in which those in Lachania holiday rentals will want to visit over and over. It offers them stretches of fine sands and the unique sight of Roman baths. At Ladiko is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous bay that a number of film producers could not resist using as a set. It provides a more than perfect spot for basking.
-Landscapes: For those who love endless treks through verdant, undulating landscapes, Rhodes’ versatility as a holiday destination allows it to cover this base as well. Visitors can either walk or cycle through the plains of Afandou or pay a pilgrimage to the Filerimos Hill. The latter offers visitors the chance to wander through the ruins of an acropolis while the former leads them along the tranquil waters of the River Loutanis.
The climate in this village is more or less what one will experience in any other corner of Rhodes; mostly warm throughout the year save during a mild winter between November and February. During this cold spell temperatures average between 15 and 19°C and there visitors can also expect a bit of rainfall. The bulk of Rhodes holidaymakers however check into Lachania holiday homes in summer when temperatures go into the thirties. Those who arrive in September or October will benefit from slightly cooler temperatures for their outdoor activities.
Visitors headed to this part of Greece’s Aegean Sea coastline will want to book a flight for the Rhodes International Airport. It receives domestic flights from Athens, Thessaloniki and other Greek cities as well as international traffic originating from London, Manchester, Paris, Amsterdam and other European cities. This facility is found just 14 km south of Rhodes city and it will take 20 minutes or less for visitors to reach their Lachania holiday apartments and villas.