|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa situated in quiet location of Kalathos Village. Hillside, large garden and great sea views. Rhodes is a very historic Island with lots to see and do.
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Villa is located 4 miles from Lindos which is the local tourist town. It hosts all the restaurants , bars and night-life you need. The nearest beach is kalathos ( 800 mtrs ) which is an award winning blue flag.
My wife and I thought this villa was excellent. Large, clean and very well appointed. We can't think of anything else we would have needed. The view is stunning and a joy every breakfast time. We did wonder if we might feel overlooked as the property is on a hillside with several nearby. As it turned out many appeared not to be sublet for holidays and with several owners absent we felt comfortably private.
The pool was maintained regularly and linen change midway was welcome. It is worth noting that the walk up to the property from the road is very steep and not something I could undertake with a bad back that was acting up. However we had hired a car which proved useful for visiting beaches further than the most local. We loved the yellow sandy beaches at Agathi and Pefkos which were 5 minutes and 10 minutes drive away. We did notice a lot of people using the local bus service so it is presumably quite efficient. There appeared to be several other good sandy beaches if one wanted to drive further.
Rhodes town was about 50 minutes away. We went one lovely evening and walked around the old town. It needed a couple more visits really and if you can get a guide it is recommended so that you know what you are looking at. Lindos is very close and certainly worth a visit to walk around the narrow streets. Best done in the cooler part of the day.
We mixed eating in and out. There are loads of restaurants to choose from in the local area and the people are generally very welcoming.
The island is very attractive and we would consider returning and if so would certainly go back to this property again.
Wonderful Villa, Wonderful View's, Wonderful surroundings, Wonderful pool and terrace. Almost everything was wonderful and great! Communication with the owner very good, and Villa maintaining also. When I saw big hotel complexes when staying here, and knowing people are paying about same money or even more, to stay in their AI "paradises" in a small room, instead in a Villa like this, with complete own privacy and pool, I felt very smart :D Didn't want to leave at all, because who wants to leave from home? It was very nice stay and looking forward to stay again!
About the villa, There is a new kitchen so it is very modern and nice. Beds are comfortable, which is not common if you stay in Greek hotels... everything is very clean and very good sofa's in living room, if you get bored to lay outside ;)
Kalathos area is very god base, if you want to explore this side of the Island, and why not the west side also. Lindos very close. Taxi from Lindos to the villa up in the hill 12-13e. There is 2 nice beach bar at Kalathos beach. Ostria and Summer love. Summer love has luxury beds and and happy hours etc... Ostria very nice and beds only 2e!
Kalathos is small village, with only 1 major hotel, but sill there is top tavernas in the whole islands scale, if you look tripadvisor's listing. At the time we were there, Ostria was reviewed 2nd. best and Konstantin 7. best in the whole island, including over 1000 restaurants! Also Stefanos family, which is the closest to the villa, is very good and traditional. We found it maybe the best of these tree if you want best value for money, since the mains were 20-30% cheaper than in Konstantin for example, and it is like said, very traditional greek taverna with fresh food (all of the cooked mains aren't available everyday, which is always a good sign. That means usually that the dish is VERY fresh and properly cooked). In Lindos we recommend Dionysos restaurant. Meze's were spot on and the prices not so bad for Lindos! If you get stuck with greek food at some point, there is a one of the best pizza places of the Island in Kiotari, Capi Di Pizza. 15min drive south. And in Rodos town, "chinese" hamburger is a must. been there several times in 20 years and its always very tasty. To Kineziko.
I've been traveling to Greece about 15 times which 10 to Rodos, so I think I know what to expect from tavernas and accommodation, So I hope this all can help others to have great stay.
This was our third stay in this villa and everything was perfect again. The owners keep improving the house with some new furniture, TV, beach towels etc. The villa was again spotless upon our arrival and the pool was attended to by the facilities managers regularly. We are very happy we have discovered this place and have booked our next year's stay already.
The villa has everything you need to spend a long stay: a comfortable living room, air-conditioned bedrooms, a magnificent terrace looking onto the sea, a well-equipped kitchen, space for children to play and a fresh swimming pool. The villa is very well located; not far away from the capital (you cannot miss it) and quite near Lindos, a typical village with local tavernas, ancient archeological sites, night amenities, shops and a beach. The nearby coast offers many coves to enjoy the Mediterranean. If you go to Rhodes, this is your place.
We have been to Rhodes now for more then 10 times and 2009 (September) and 2010 (June / July) we spent our holidays with our son ( 2 years) at this beautiful villa.
Before 2009 we always stayed at hotels in Afandou, but since our son was born we decided to stay at such a villa. This was the a really good decision and we also will not
consider staying in a hotel now as no hotel can offer this luxury of complete privacy and the feeling of being at home.
2009 was also the first time we booked a private villa at all, and it was a little bit strange to book a villa in Rhodes from Germany which is owned by someone in UK :-)
But the owners where so kind and the description at the website as well as the information we got by email were clear and accurate. Also the payback of the
security deposit was really fast.
The villa itself, is in a very good condition with a breathtaking view and all equipment you could need are available. Also a travel cot for our son was available
without extra costs. And Neill (the owner) even arranged a highchair for our son. The bedding and the towels are changed once a week by the RPM guys and the pool
is cleaned at least twice (I am not sure how often exactly) a week.
The villa is located at the middle of the island at the east cost upon a hill so that you have this breathtaking view to the sea. We like this area as it is the ideal starting
point for trips around the island. We recommend to rent a car, not only because the villa is reachable best by a car, the island is so beautiful and has so much sights
so that it is more comfortable to have a car. We always get our car at the airport and it takes us round about 45 min (depending on traffic) to the villa in Kalathos.
If you need any more information or a filed report you can contact me by email mschupp[at]hotmail.com
Currently we are planning our summer holiday in Rhodes for next year :-)
Michael, Irina & Henry
This July we spent two weeks in the villa; it was our second time in the villa and 7th in Rhodes. I think the best summary of our experience with the villa and its owners is that we will not even consider staying in a hotel now as no hotel can offer the luxury of complete privacy, beautiful view, and 'home away from home' feeling you get in this villa. The communication with the owner as well as the information given in the listing description was clear and accurate, the villa was spotless when we arrived and it is not only well maintained but also very comfortably laid out, with the type of furnishings and equipment we would choose ourselves. We cannot recommend it highly enough.
As for Rhodes, it has been our favourite holiday destination for many years and there is plenty of information available on the internet. The villa is well located in the middle of the island's east coast with all the main attractions (Rhodes town, beaches, ancient sites and buildings as well as some busier holiday spots like Faliraki) within easy reach either by car or bus.
We look forward to coming back to the villa again next year!
Located in kalathos village , 4 miles from Lindos. Villa has stunning sea view and 800 mtrs. from the beach.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|