Rodovani Chania Crete: A small village located 60 km south of Chania town. A vast area of lush green and wild mountainsides hug the village. It displays a nice selection of traditional Cretan architecture houses, narrow streets and beutiful churches. It is located close to Sougia and Paleochora. Archaeologists believe that there was an ancient city on this spot, but few remains have been found.There are no tourist facilities in Rodovani or accommodation. The closest facilities are found in the nearby villages.
Greece Holidays around Rodovani Village
On the way down from Chania to Sougia this is where the road splits and you start your descend through the Sougia Gorge towards the sea. Rodovani is a typical but nice traditional Cretan mountain village. Rodovani There are a little over 100 people living here. As you might epect, like in almost every small village in Crete, there is an attractive small church here (the picture is a thumbnail and can be enlarged). The area is mountainous and green with pine tree forests and olive groves. The roads are usually not very wide and they are curly and you will not run into much traffic.
Close to Rodovani is the ancient town of Elyros. In 300 BC this was an important town that lived from the trade with for instance the Libian king Magas. Their harbour was in Sougia. When the town was a bishops-town during the Byzantine period it was destroyed by the Saracenes. There are no signs along the road that direct you to the old town.