At PLIMIRI there is a protected, sandy bay backed by low dunes about 85km south of Rodos. This is an ideal spot for those looking for peace and quiet. A small roadside taverna near the harbour overlooks the long sandy crescent backed by bamboo and scrub. Nearby is the Monastery of Zoodhos Pigi, dating from 1840. To the south are wonderful, wide and flat deserted beaches, backed by cedar filled woodland, but with no facilities. The best stretches are south of CAPE VIGLOS. They are usually deserted and most easily reached from a dirt track just before AGIOS PAVLOS where there is an abandoned Italian monastery with an impressive clock tower. There are miles of sand along this stretch of coast with beautiful, deserted bays to be found, the most notable being at AGIOS GIORGIOS. The sands are good but flat and damp for the most part, though dry spots can be found and you cannot reach the sands by car. Inland from Plimiri is the farming village of KATTAVIA with fields of cereals and vegetables. There are scattered farmhouses, an old abandoned airport and the impressive cypress-lined roads.