Once famous for the wooden chairs produced in the village, nowadays renowned for its fine walnuts Salakos now gets used to tourism, while its 600 inhabitants still keep up their old traditions.
A place to combine the mountain with the sea, Salakos lies at the foot of Profitis Ilias (The Mountain of Prophet Elijah) on the North-western coast of the island of Rhodes, about 38 km from the city of Rhodos. At the heart of the village lies its stone-paved and shady square, with running water and fig trees. If you're holidaying with your little ones, consider the green village of Salakos as one of the most ideal spots in Rhodes. You will find Salakos charming because of the natural springs with clear water, the main reason of the lush vegetation, the olive groves and vineyards completing the idyllic landscape. They also create a great environment for the night-butterfly Panaxia, the same species abounding in the Valley of the Butterflies.