Rodakino is a small village located 42 kms from Rethimnon, 27 kms from Hora Sfakion and 13 kms from Fragokastello. Part of the village is located on top of a hill (called Epano Rodakino) and part of it by the beach (Kato Rodakino) . Surrounding Rodakino are small beaches with some of them accessible only by foot, were visitors can isolate themselves from any trace of civilization.
There a few tavernas and some shops in the upper village.
There is a bus service to Rodakino from Rethimnon twice a day, and in the village the visitor can find a taxi station, and a gasoline station. It is recommended visitors hire a car during their visit due to the remote setting. There is a doctor available for medical emergencies in the village of Plakias approximately 15 kms from Rodakino.
During the eons, Rodakino played its own part against all the invaders in the fighting of the Cretans. The village was totally destroyed during the Venetian occupation, with only one resident escaping to Peloponnese in Greece.
A number of years after the destruction he returned to the site of the village, and started the reconstruction.
In Kourkoulo one of the quarters of the village the first rising of the flag of the revolution against the Turks was raised on May 24th 1821.
During the second World War the German General Heinrich Kreipe was kidnapped in an operation by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), an organisation of the United Kingdom. The mission took place during the German occupation of Crete in May 1944. Helped by Cretan resistance fighters, the SOE team successfully abducted Kreipe and managed to evade the German troops searching for them. When the team reached the coastal bay of Korakas, they were picked up by the Royal Navy and taken to Egypt.