English Villages of Rhodes

Apolakkia Village, Rhodes

Apolakkia Village, Rhodes

Apolakkia (Greek: Απολακκιά) is a Greek village in the municipal unit of South Rhodes, on the island of Rhodes, South Aegean region. In 2011 its population was 496.

Surrounded by citrus groves, rural Apolakkia village has a lively central square, lined with ice cream shops and a handful of al fresco tavernas serving dolmades and meze. It’s a well-known starting point for hikes to manmade Lake Apolakkia, which is popular for sailing and swimming, and a stopover for migrating birds. A few small chapels and the ruined, 6th-century Church of Agia Irini sit nearby.

The village is located in a valley between two hills, near the Aegean Coast, 78 km from the town of Rhodes and 37 from Lindos. Nearest villages are Arnitha (3,5 km), Istrios and Monolithos.

Apolakkia Beach, also known as Limni, is a receptive place for summer tourism. The beach, on the west side of Rhodes Coast, is 3,500 m long and 35m wide. 

Near Apolakkia are located the ancient ruins of the churches of Agia Irini and Agios Giorgios. Some km in north of the settlement is located the Apolakkia Lake. 

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