The village of Lahania nestles on the side of a hill on the south side of the island. Its picture postcard setting, remoteness and tranquillity give Lahania a special charm all of its own. As you enter the village there is a windmill which testifies to the old rural traditions of Lahania. In the village Platia which is just a few minutes stroll from the house there is the Church, a Taverna called the Platanos, plane trees for shade, and the natural springs the village is famous for.
You will need a car for your stay unless you are keen cyclists, but the tiny streets are narrow and it is difficult but not impossible to park next to the house. There are plenty of parking places only 50 metres away. As well as the Platanos Taverna there are also two other cafes at the top of the village.
There is one small village shop where you can find a reasonable selection of essentials. The nearest supermarket, which is very well stocked with just about everything you will need in food and drink is in the nearby village of Gennadi. Here you will find a cash machine, a butchers shop, a chemist and several restaurants. Gennadi is only a ten to fifteen minute drive from Lahania, along a straight road which follows the coastline.
Lahania is very quiet; there are no discos or noisy night life, no leisure centres, no shops filled with souvenirs. Just beautiful scenery, sun, deserted beaches, interesting wildlife, plantlife and you. If you want a quiet relaxing holiday it's the perfect retreat and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. Lahania is a tiny gem that remains unchanged and preserved from the pressures of modern day tourism. Our house is especially recommended for an early spring break from February where it is an ideal launch pad for walks in the hills and valleys to see the stunning wild flowers including many orchids. It is warm and cosy with our lovely wood fires.
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