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Municipality of South Rhodes

Municipality of South Rhodes

Municipality of South Rhodes

On the south side of the island of Rhodes is situated the municipality of South Rhodes. South Rhodes covers the biggest part of Rhodes island. Most of the habitants work in tourism industry and farming. The municipality has a very long coastline. The beaches are beautiful and the waters clear. There is a big part of the municipality still undeveloped which gives huge opportunity for improvement and development.

There many forests biotopes and rare kinds of animals. The municipality combines a developed side and a natural side.From the areas that belong to municipality of South Rhodes the most developed is Kiotari and after that Gennadi. All the other villages have no tourism. Kiotari has many high class hotels with unique architecture offering almost everything to the customers. 75% of the best in kiotari are 4*. Although the worst selection that customers can do is All inclusive hotels. The hotels in order to reduce cost they also reduce quality. That started from Spain and continued in Greece. Although recently Spanish stopped it because they had to drop the quality and that is not the case and the kind of tourism they wanted to attract.

The municipality of South Rhodes contains the villages of Asklipeio, Gennadi, Profylia, Vati, Mesanagros, Istrios, Kattavia, Apolakkia, Arnitha and Lahania. Most of these villages have population less than 500 people. Kiotari that mentioned before is not a village is a resort habited only during summer.

The municipality of South Rhodes is covering 379 square Km of land and covers the 27% of Rhodes. As has been said South Rhodes has a lot of land to be developed in the future. Municipality of South Rhodes is looking for investors to buy the land and invest in tourism. South Rhodes has a population of 4.135 habitants according to the demographics of 2001. That makes it the smallest municipality of Rhodes.


The coastline of the municipality is 152 Km from which 46 Km is sandy.Part of the land that covers are biotopes and bogs and forests. The valley of Kattavia, Plymmiri and Prassonisi are sites listed in NATURA 2000. There are rare kinds of flora and fauna.

Tourism

Municipality of South Rhodes has an advantage over the rest of Rhodes and that is the traditional villages that constitute South Rhodes. They are still traditional because tourism hasn't reached them and as such people hven't built on the land hotels or shops or anything like it and that maintains them naturally beautiful and traditional. Some of the festivals organized from the locals such as the festival of water melons in Apollakia attract a vast amount of visitors. South Rhodes is the last undeveloped municipality of Rhodes except Kiotari of the east side of the Island. Slowly though the construction of new hotels in the area will help South Rhodes to develop.


There are many Rhodians that recently show a preference to build their country houses in the municipality of South Rhodes. That is of course due to the low cost of land in contrast with the rest of the other resorts and municipalities of East Rhodes.

Schools

Municipality of South Rhodes has 7 schools.

1 Lycium, i highschool and 5 elemntary schools in each of the participating villages.


Public Transportation

The public transportation to this part of Rhodes is done with K.T.E.L buses . The transportation is not very frequent but is satisfactory. The visitor can get to Lindos by Taxi at any time and then every half an hour there is a bus going to Rhodes city pssing through almost all the villages and resorts on the way.

What you will find there:

1. ΑΤΜ

2.Post Office

3.Hairdressers

4.Infirmary for first aid

5. Mini Markets

6.Restaurants

7.Bars

8.Cafes

9.Beach Bar

10. Water Sports

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