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This was a very special holiday for us returning to Rhodes once again - truly it is our island of love. We stayed in Kalathos and Chariki (twice) previously, our first visit to Kalathos was 31 years ago. Strangely we had never been to Archangelos or Stegna before and what a surprise. Hidden gems. Archangelos is not on the main tourist trail and so retains its Greek feel. This little house is on the edge of the town nestled behind the owners property. It is just splendid, compact and bijou, with everything needed for a relaxing break, including an air conditioning unit for those rather hot days and nights. I felt as if I were at home enjoying yoghurt, peaches and honey for breakfast outside under the vine. We are lucky enough these days to be able to afford a car and to eat out lunchtimes and evening. Archangelos is not a culinary centre it is a 'fast food' town but Stegna has some very good restaurants Maria's Taverna became our firm favourite, home cooked food at a very reasonable price. Konstantins in Kalathos is also very good, a bit of a drive but worth it is you fancy something a little more refined. We did a number of lunches and a couple of evening meals there.
We had a great stay at Villa Rodia. It's modern, spacious and well furnished with a firm but very comfortable bed. The air conditioning is great if you need it, but there are also plenty of mosquito-proof windows on all sides that allow you to catch a nice sea-breeze. The huge veranda is private and offers a good view out over to Ialysos beach some 150 metres away. We spent many an enjoyable afternoon and evening just sitting out on the veranda. The only possible negative is the cooking facilities, if you're looking to do your own hot meals then you'll find the mini-cooker is pretty basic, but TBH that didn't bother us at all as we mainly ate out anyway.
There are plenty of good restaurants, little shops and car hire places very close by, although the location is nonetheless relatively peaceful and not at all tacky. A five minute walk takes you to the main road to Rhodes town, where you can find a good-sized modern supermarket and bus stops.
Rhodes town itself takes only a few minutes by car, the airport is only about fifteen minutes way, and you're also well-placed to travel down the west coast road, or head across to the east coast and on to Lindos.
Katerina is extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating, her English is impeccable and she is a very interesting lady!
We'd have no hesitation in recommending Villa Rhodia and if we ever do go back to Rhodes then we'd certainly consider staying there once again. If you book, you won't regret it!