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Salakos:Salakos, a place which combines both mountain and sea, is situated 39km. southwestern to the town of Rhodes, well known for its fine walnuts. Its name is owned to the farmer who possessed the area in the past. The village counts some 600 permanent residents and it is also famous for the handmade wooden chairs made by the locals. Thanks to its abundant current water, there are all kinds of trees, together with some rare species of animals. The first is called «platoni» of Rhodes, (a deer species), and the other one is a small sweet water fish, known as «gizani».
Salakos remains, still, a traditional village with several old buildings in good condition. Especially the square, arranged by the Italians, preserves some ruins of the medieval castle’s wall.
One of the most significant features of Slakos is the spring called «Nymph» that waters not just the village, but also the town of Rhodes. Just beside that spring, and after walking for about 20 minutes, one can get at the top of mountain Prophetes Ilias. There the visitor may admire the wild flower «Paconia Rhodia» , a rare species growing exclusively at this place.
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