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We are in our 50s, beaches and night clubs are not our priority, rather we wanted a base from which to explore Rhodes by car for 10 days, and were looking for one in a Greek village rather than a tourist hot spot. For us, this apartment is perfect, located in the back streets of Psintos with a balcony view over the rolling hills and the sea is in the distance. We can walk to the village square with mini markets and several tavernas, and a couple of tavernas on roads radiating from the village. I think we have managed to hire this apartment and a small car for less than we would have paid for a much smaller room close to those hot spots and that suits us better. The apartment has only just been done up, so it looks brand new. For the Brits it has a proper kettle and a full sized cooker with an oven (yes I know we should be outside using a BBQ but there was Sunday lunch to cook). It has a washing machine and a big shower with loads of hot water. It is big when compared to many and the space has been appreciated. The main bedroom has a big double bed, and there are two day beds in the open kitchen/lounge that would make perfectly good beds for sleeping. They perhaps look a bit odd in the photos, but have proved comfortable for lounging during the day, so whilst the space is very generous for 2 we think it would work 4. WiFi is very fast, and the internet connected TV did allow us to watch Netflix once we had worked out enough Greek to log on, not that we watched much with so much else to do. From here we have driven round most of the island visiting ruins, beaches, hills, wineries, forests and so on, there aren’t many roads we haven’t tried. We combined this stay with 4 days inside the ancient walls of Rhodes old town which were very interesting (didn’t see much outside the walls as again it’s not our thing), and we have had a very relaxing time. Michaela is very welcoming and cannot do enough to make your stay a good one.
For those that do want to drive to beaches during the day, it’s only about 15 minutes to the closest and somewhere like Anthony Quinn bay is less than half an hour. You can choose quiet bays or ones with water sports and boat trips within striking distance, and still retreat to tranquility for the evening, but this is much easier with a car.