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LARDOS has a large bay that is fast becoming a major centre on the tourist circuit, if the amount of building work is anything to go by. The beach resort, about 65km from Rodos, is little more than a group of supermarkets, a few tavernas and some car hire firms. A big aparthotel just gone up so tourist liveliness is sure to follow. The sand is on the gritty side and the water doesn't always look as invitingly clean as other beaches. Many visitors give it a miss and opt for the nearby sandy beach of Glystra. Lardos village is a 20 minute walk inland from the beach where there is a proper Greek community and a wider selection of bars, shops and restaurants. Life centres around the tree lined village square and an impressive fountain fed by springs. Many bars offer live Greek music but others are turning to dismal tourist-driven karaoke evenings. There are plenty of organised trips to Lindos, Rhodes and island sights to satisfy the growing tourist market.