Pleasingly luxurious but with a friendly, personal touch, a stay at Villa Atavyria is all you could want it to be. On the coast of Rhodes, between Kolympia and Faliraki, this stunning villa in Afandou offers breathtaking sea views, landscaped gardens and stylish interiors, all just a 5-minute drive from Afandou’s Blue Flag beach.
Outdoor living is good at Villa Atavyria, with a covered terrace with dining table, chairs and barbecue one of its highlights. You have a pool with sun loungers, a barbecue and plenty of seating, so you can enjoy the sea air at any time of day.
Inside, this carefully designed villa offers all the entertainment you could need, with a flatscreen TV with satellite channels and a surround sound music system, plus lots of space to chill out and eat. There are comfortable sofas and a dining table with a view of the ocean plus a well-equipped kitchen in the open-plan living area.
The villa has four bedrooms, three of which feature a large double bed. The fourth has twin beds. All of the bedrooms have a smart en suite bathroom. Air-conditioning and free WiFi are among the extra advantages of Villa Atavyria, where you will be met by the owners who do everything they can to make your stay perfect.
Afandou puts you well within reach of all kinds of adventures, whether you’re looking to keep it coastal or check out the rest of the island. You are just a short drive from the neighbouring town of Kolympia, with the much-loved Tsambika Beach just beyond. Mountain backdrops and beautiful green spaces make this part of the coast a great place for walking too.
For something historic, head to Rhodes’ Old Town, around 25 minutes’ drive from Afandou, or to the famed Lindos Acropolis. Another must-see is less than 20 minutes away – the stunningly beautiful Epta Piges with its seven springs is a real haven of tranquillity.
Situated between Lindos and Rhodes town and just a 5 minute drive from the blue flag awarded beach of Afantou. The Anthony Quinn bay is just 2 miles away. Hugely popular as a tourist destination, Rhodes is an island with more than its fair share of natural beauty and landmark sights.
The town of Rhodes, a 10 mile drive, is as good a place to start as any and lies on the northern tip of the island. A walk along the medieval walls of the Old Town will offer you some beautiful views, accessible from the must-see Palace of the Grand Masters. Part of a World Heritage Site, this is also the location of a fine museum which offers the chance to familiarise yourself with Rhodian history, extending as far back as the 3rd century BC.
Another museum worth checking out is the Museum of Modern Greek Art, with an eclectic collection only rivalled by Athens. The New Town area is visually appealing itself, with an Art Deco influence present in much of its architecture. Mandráki harbour is the home of Evangelismós Cathedral, where you can find some impressive frescoes.
The Lindos Acropolis is as spectacular as the coastal views it enjoys, and worth seeing. Down the coast, you also have resorts such as Ammoudes, Kolympia and, perhaps best-known, Faliraki. While its reputation may precede it, this is not the hedonism capital it once was. A children’s water-park and the beautiful Anthony Quinn Bay may tempt you there during the day, and an aquarium and scuba-diving school also embrace the aquatic theme.
At the very southern tip of the island, Prasonisi’s location – dividing the Aegean and the Mediterranean – is considered prime wind-surfing territory. But if that sounds a little too exhilarating, Rhodes’ more sedate attractions like the Valley of the Butterflies, numerous wineries and the seven springs of the wonderfully scenic Epta Piges nature reserve, will provide just as pleasant a day out.
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- Private chef/cook/catering
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- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services