Villa in Gennadi, Nr. Lindos, Rhodes, Greek Islands - Traditional Village Location, 10 Minute Walk To The Beach
About Derek Biles
We live and work near Plymouth in South West England after relocating from along the coast in Dorset where our five grown up children and four grandchildren live. We started holidaying in Rhodes in 2002 and like many visitors we fell in love with the beauty of the island, the history and the hospitality of Rhodians. In 2007 we decided to look at buying a holiday home and potential retirement property.
Derek Biles purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Derek Biles chose Gennadi
There was never any question that Rhodes was where we wanted to buy and having got to know the Island well and looking at properties in various locations we decided that the traditional village of Gennadi, away from the busy tourist areas yet has everything you could want within walking distance, was the ideal setting. It was in late 2008, after much searching, we looked at the concrete shells that were to become the Gennadi Hills properties. Our minds were made up when we saw the fantastic views over the sea, the equally beautiful mountains along the coast above Pefkos and the wonderful landscape towards the southern tip of the island. The design is in keeping with the traditional look of the village yet with a modern feel.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa was completed in June 2009 and we spent a busy few weeks furnishing and equipping it to ensure our guests had everything they needed for a relaxing holiday. The villa is named after Derek’s late father, as fittingly Alexander is a prominent name in Greek history. We have enjoyed holidays with our parents, children and grandchildren at the villa. We love our time in Gennadi and enjoy nothing more than being able to sit outside until late at night in the peaceful surroundings and then waking up to the glorious views in the morning. Due to work commitments we can only visit a few times a year at present, however it gives us a great deal of pleasure when people have enjoyed their holidays at Villa Alexander and say that they have had a peaceful, relaxing, and fulfilling time.
Pool / Spa
No smoking is permitted inside the villa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Wonderful relaxing week.
Lovely well looked after villa, a good size for 4 people, in a fantastic location. Only a few minutes walk into the centre of the village with its lively tavernas and shops and a 10 minute walk to the pristine, uncrowded, pebbly beach. A car is advised.
Great location for village and beach
Spent a lovely week in this villa which is in a great location just a few minutes walk from the local shops, bars and restaurants. The local beach is a 10 minute walk and not at all crowded. The villa was ideal for 4 adults, well equipped and with thoughtful welcome touches.
Thank you for your comments, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Derek & Janet
Lovely villa - great location, friendly village with everything you need (restaurants, bar, cafe, bakery and super market with a good butchers). You could easily stay at the villa for the whole holiday but if you fancy getting out and about there are lots of places to visit and Allan (villa guy who visits you when you arrive ) gives great advice to make it easy to find different places plus hints and tips.
The villa is great, really clean, with everything you need - they’ve thought of everything. The pool is brilliant - really made our holiday. Plus although the local beach is a bit pebbly the water is brilliantly clear and my kids loved snorkelling watching the fish - and there are a couple of friendly beach bars. There are lots of other Sandy beaches nearby though if you fancy exploring.
I would totally recommend this villa for a chilled family holiday. 👍�😊�
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Alexander and all that Gennadi has to offer.
We have just spent a fabulous 11 days at the Alexander Villa. The villa is equipped with everything you need for a relaxing holiday in an authentic Greek Village. We didn’t venture very far as the temperature was too hot for us to do anything other than sunbathe by the pool or down at the beach. The village has everything that you need....a supermarket, 2 fruit and veg shops and the most amazing bakery. We ventured into Lindos on the local bus one evening to see what a different resort offered. Whilst there was a lot more choice of restaurants etc, we much preferred the friendly and relaxed surroundings that Gennadi has to offer.
Thank you Janet for your help in arranging the taxi from the airport (Mike is certainly a character!), and the promptness in your email exchanges was greatly appreciated. The property manager Alan will welcome you on arrival, and he has a wealth of information about the local area. We can not recommend this accommodation enough, and we would love to return.
Thank you very much for your lovely comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and all Gennadi has to offer.
Janet & Derek
The villa and the surrounding space were beautifully maintained. The villa itself was very comfortable and well equipped. It is very peaceful and it is easy just to laze around all day, but if you fancy a cocktail or need supplies these are on your doorstep. There are plenty of places to visit (Lindos a must). I recommend Sposa Beach bar for it's laid back ambience and excellent food. Next time 2 weeks , 1 is not enough!!
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and all Gennadi has to offer, Sposa is one of our favourites too!
Janet & Derek
A super villa in a very friendly town.
The villa is beautiful. It is uncluttered, easy to find what you need, and child friendly. The town is very friendly and we really enjoyed eating and drinking at the restaurants, tavernas and cafes. The bakery, greengrocer and supermarket kept us supplied with anything else we needed. Gennadi is a very convenient base for exploring the beaches and sights in the south of the island - Glystra Beach, Prasonisi, Lindos and Monolithos among them.
Special interest holidays:
Approximately 17km from Prasonissi, a paradise for water sports including kite surfing and windsurfing. Scuba diving trips can be arranged from Rhodes town. Excellent location for walking holidays. Other activities available nearby are horse riding, quad biking, go karting and off road 4 wheel driving.
Due to the close proximity to Lindos and St Paul's Bay Gennadi is an ideal location for wedding parties, honeymoons and wedding blessings.
A 10 minute walk (0.7km) to the blue flag Gennadi Beach. The beach is a mix of sand and shingle.
Rhodes airport is approximately a 60 minute drive (65km). Car hire is recommended and widely available, however the village is served by a regular bus service which will take you where you need to go at very low fares. Taxis are also good value and can take you to and from the airport.
Lindos with its impressive Acropolis is less than a 25 minute drive, Lardos a 10 minute drive, Pefkos 15 minutes drive and Rhodes Town approximately 60 minute drive (63km).
Local shops, restaurants, bars, supermarket and ATM within walking distance. Various activities are available in the area, for example, hiking, horse-riding, cycling, off-road 4x4 adventures, water sports, fishing and boat trips.