Rovies is a coastal village located 95 km North West of Halkida, built between the mountains of Telethrio and Kavalaris. It belongs to the municipality of Mantoudi, Limni, Agia Anna and is situated 9 km north of Limni and 15 km south of Aidipsos. Rovies is an ideal base from which you can explore the beautiful surrounding regions on offer here. The village has an endless long beach with clear waters and beautiful, colorful sunsets.
The name of Rovies is attributed according to local folk tradition to the small green “rovi”, which is a small green bean that thrived in the area and was suitable for cattle feed; while some researchers attribute the name is derived from the mythological creature, Orova. The history of the area dates back to Paleolithic era. In ancient times, Rovies was identified, by Strabo and Thucydides, with the city of “Horoviae”, which was located near the city of Aiges(Limni). “Horoviae” is mentioned by Strabo in relation to the “unfailing oracle of Apollo Selinountios”, where Hercules and Apollo, were worshiped.
In the center of the village dominates a medieval tower, which was built by the Franks in the 13th century and served as a pirate lookout. Later it was used by Venetians, Turks, and Greeks. Along the beach of the village there are natural small bays, where visitors can swim and enjoy the unique sunset of Rovies. From the road that leads to the olive groove of the village, here will find the old paper factory of Rovies, which is no longer in operation. Historically the factory produced paper (excellent quality greaseproof paper).
A few steps further, in the olive groove of Rovies, the local oil association produces oil and the famous stuffed olives (with almond, peppers, garlic and herbs) that are exported all over the world. Visitors of the village will find many traditional taverns and restaurants offering fresh fish and a big variety of Greek and local cuisine. You can also purchase local products such as honey, olive oil and olives.