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Lardos, beautiful large village in Rhodes.
Member Name: madeindevon
Advantages: Peaceful, beautiful
Disadvantages: I can't think of any!
Lardos is in Rhodes. It is a most beautiful large village, by the sea - which remains mostly uncommercial. Tourists will visit the village as there are quite a few very nice restaurants, however one glimpse at the streets nearby and you can tell that this area is still inhabitated by locals, which makes it even more charming.
Greek Grandfathers walking up and down the pavement, proudly pushing prams - chatting to various other grandfathers - a charming sight.
Stray cats and dogs a-plenty, which is typical of Greek Islands, however these strays are not cruely treated at all, as they are in some countries and often youwill see large bowls of dried cat food and water placed out for them.
There is a regular bus service from Lardos which actually goes all the way to Rhodes town, stopping at the resort of Pefkos and the beautiful, historical Lindos.
Would I suggest Lardos itself as a holiday destination? Possibly not, it has a couple hotels on the outskirts and a few restaurants in the town/village itself, but if you were looking for nightlife etc then this would not be the place for you - although it would be perfect as a base for your holiday.
If you are feeling brave then I would suggest a hire car, which isn't too dear, many companies offering 3 days for the price of 2 etc, for around 80 Euros.
Lardos is an absolutely charming place to go for an evening walk and a lovely meal, we stayed in a hotel called Elvita, which seems to be classed as being in Lardos, but I wold actually say is nearer Pefkos, around 8 miles away.
Rhodes is the most stunning island and the Lardos area in my opinion is the nicest part..
Summary: large village in Rhodes, amazing restaurants, well worth a vist