Rhodes Island, Greece is blessed with a fantastic selection of holiday villa locations, many of which have incredible sea views. Rhodes boasts some of the best sandy beaches in Greece, including Tsampika Beach, Agathi Beach and the main Lindos Beach. There are also some wonderful snorkeling beaches where the water is crystal clear and full of fish to see, such as Anthony Quinn Bay, Ladiko Bay and St Paul's Bay in Lindos. Each destination in Rhodes has something different to offer. The more lively holiday destinations include Lindos, Pefkos and the resorts further north of the island. If you prefer to sample some real Greek living, then head further south to Kiotari, Gennadi and Lachania. All of the Lindos Destiny Team live on Rhodes so if you need help selecting the best holiday destination for you, we will be very happy to help!

Luxury Villas with pools in Afandou

Atmosphere: The Afandou area is made up of 3 parts..

  • A large buzzing Greek village.
  • The long beach with very peaceful areas and other more commercial areas.
  • And Kolymbia which is a tourist resort.

Most suitable for: Families or groups of friends wanting to spend quality time together.

Why Afandou?

Ideally located half way between Rhodes Town and Lindos. A fantastic Blue Flag beach with crystal clear water. Lots of activities to participate in such as water sports, horse-riding, Golf (the Rhodes Golf Course is in Afandou) and Europe's Biggest Waterpark is less than 10 minutes drive away. There are some great seafood tavernas right on the beach. As well as the local Afandou beach, there are some glorious bays just a few minutes' drive away such as Ladiko and Anthony Quinn Bay which are wonderful for snorkelling.

Recommendations of things to do during your stay in the Afandou area:

Tsampika Monastery and beach – Climb the winding steps all the way up to Tsampika Monastery and you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Tsampika beach below and the surrounding area. If you are planning on starting a family, this visit may reward you with more than just the view! Tradition has it that ladies wishing to conceive should climb these steps and their wish will be granted. The resulting little boys are then named Tsampikos and girls Tsampika. During your stay on Rhodes you will no doubt meet locals with this name and you will now know it's history! After the visit to the monastery, enjoy a relaxing day on the wonderful sandy Tsampika beach with its beach cafes and even Tsampika Waterland providing lots of family fun!

Villas

Our villas are located in two areas. The first is an area called Trapezia which means plateau. This area, as the name suggests is raised and provides wonderful sea views. It is also very secluded and tranquil, ideal for those wanting quality shared time with friends and family. The second area is on a hillside above Kolymbia which is a tourist resort with lots of restaurants, bars and shops. With the villas being located away from the main centre, you have the best of both worlds – peace and quiet at the villa and access to the amenities.

Restaurants we love in Afandou:

Sergio's Pizza Restaurant – Right in the village of Afandou. One of the best traditional wood burner made pizzas on the island!

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Luxury Villas with pools in Gennadi

Destination: Gennadi

Atmosphere:

Typical relaxed Greek village and beach with all the amenities you require for an enjoyable stay! Most suitable for: Guests looking to get away from the commercial tourist resorts and sample a bit of laid back Greek living.

Why Gennadi?

If you are looking for a truly relaxing break away from it all but still have access to some lovely restaurants, tavernas and great chill-out beach bars, then Gennadi is the place for you. As you walk around the village, deciding on where to spend your evening, you will immediately start to unwind. Even in the peak season, Gennadi is never overcrowded and you will always receive a warm welcome from the locals.

Days spent on the glorious beach are just as tranquil, as you bathe in the crystal clear waters then amble up to one of the marvellous seafood tavernas right on the sand. For a truly memorable evening, pop along to one of the atmospheric beach bars, listen to some chill-out music, have a couple of drinks and soak up the eclectic environment whilst burying your feet in the sand. For keen Wind Surfers and Kite Surfers, Gennadi is a great base for spending your days on the waves of Prassonisi!

Recommendations of things to do during your stay in Gennadi:

Visit Prassonisi – Even if you are not a Wind Surfer or Kite Surfer, the Southern tip of Rhodes, known as Prassonisi is truly a sight to behold! As you arrive on the hill overlooking the beach, you will be welcomed by the spectacle of two totally different seas – one calm and one wavy – and the vibrant colours of the sails and kites on the water. A definite 'must see' in Rhodes.

Discover South West Rhodes – take a trip over to the West coast where you will be mesmerized by the spectacular beauty of the views from Monolithos Castle. Stop at Sianna to sample the delicious Olive Oil, Souma and Rhodian Honey. Just driving through this area is a joy with its breathtaking scenery!

Villas We have three different villa offerings in and around Gennadi. Firstly, we have a small complex of 3 brand new villas, each with private pools within just a few minutes' walk to the centre of the village. Just above this complex we have a lovely 2 bedroom villa with private pool. Perfectly located for ease of access. We also have a family complex of apartments and villas surrounding two shared pools and a snack bar which is also just 100 metres from the village centre.

Restaurants and bars we love in and near Gennadi:

Mama's Kitchen – Right in the middle of the village serving traditional good value Greek food. You cannot go wrong!

Antonio's Restaurant – Lovely beachfront taverna serving fresh fish and some great Rhodian dishes. Spend a couple of hours eating homemade food with the glorious view of the sea right in front of you!

Phillips Bar/Mouria – A little difficult to find as it is at the back of the village with an interesting walk through the winding streets to get there, but it is worth it! Great bar serving great Cocktails and Guinness! There is also a restaurant that is linked to the bar. Everyone who visits once goes back again!

The Bandits Retreat in Profilia – Wonderful Greek taverna in a picturesque Greek village in the hills. Lovely outside terrace with its own tiny church and fabulous views of the village. Try the Coq au Vin Greek style!

Link to Villas in Gennadi

Luxury Villas with pools in Kalathos

Destination: Kalathos

Atmosphere:

Relaxed, peaceful with great sea views!

Most suitable for:

Adults and families wanting to stay close to Lindos but still be able to enjoy the peace and quiet of a luxury villa based in a peaceful environment with fabulous sea views and access to a beautiful uncrowded beach.

Why Kalathos?

Kalathos is just a 7 minute drive to Lindos which is one of the main reasons that guests choose to stay in this area. The other main attraction is the long beautiful sweeping unspoilt beach that seems to go on forever! The water here is crystal clear and a real pleasure to swim in. There are some great tavernas and restaurants close to the beach and a bakery and pharmacy on the main road.

Recommendations of things to do during your stay in Kalathos

Enjoy lazy days on the lovely Kalathos Beach.

Day and evening trips to Lindos either to visit the ancient acropolis, walk the cobbled streets browsing the many gift shops or enjoying a meal or drink in one of the many establishments.

Kalathos is also ideally located for trips to Rhodes Town in the North where you can discover the medieval walled city.

Villas We have villas in two areas within Kalathos – on the hilltop overlooking the incredible bay and near Kalathos beach so the choice is yours. Both locations will guarantee you a wonderfully relaxing environment in which to wind down. Being just 7 kms from Lindos village, you can visit whenever the fancy takes you!

Restaurants we love in Kalathos:

The Olive Grove – Excellent quality Mediterranean Cuisine in a friendly environment.

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Luxury Villas with pools in Kalithea

Destination: Kalithea

Atmosphere:

Upmarket resort close to Rhodes Town.

Most suitable for:

People who want to get married in Kalithea spa and would like a beautiful villa for themselves and their guests. Also family groups who want a beautiful large villa to enjoy quality time together.

Why Kalithea?

Kalithea Spa is one of the main wedding venues on the island of Rhodes. If you are lucky enough to be getting married in this lovely location it makes sense for you to choose a beautiful villa in the area. As well as the spa, Kalithea has some beautiful beaches and swimming areas with crystal clear waters. It is also just a few minutes’ drive to Rhodes Town where you can discover the incredible Medieval Walled City which is full of lovely restaurants and gift shops. If you are interested in History, Rhodes town is packed with great places to visit such as the Palace of the Grand Masters of the Knights.

Recommendations of things to do during your stay in Kalithea:

Visit Kalithea Spa – a beautiful Spa built by the Italians leading onto a swimming area and cafe where the incredible aqua coloured waters will take your breath away!

Visit the unique Medieval walled city of Rhodes Town.

Enjoy a fun filled day at the Faliraki Waterpark – the largest Waterpark in Europe!

Discover the beautiful bays in the area such as Ladiko and Anthony Quinn Bay – perfect for snorkelling.

Villas Both of the villas that we currently have in Kalithea are spectacular and perfect for Wedding or Family Group gatherings! They are spacious and have amazing facilities such as private gyms and one even has a full size professional tennis court! You will certainly have a totally memorable stay!

Restaurants and bars we love in and near Kalithea:

Romios – Rhodes Old Town – Beautifully designed romantic garden in a quiet square off the main drag, this restaurant offers a lovely environment for a special occasion. Enjoy! Mandala – Rhodes Old Town – In the same off the beaten track area of Rhodes Old Town, Mandala has a bohemian feel with some great jazz music evenings!

Link to Villas in Kalithea

Luxury Villas with pools in Lindos

Destination: Kiotari

Atmosphere:

Very relaxed, quiet beach location with some lovely seafood tavernas overlooking the sea.

Most suitable for:

Guests looking for a place to unwind, swim in the beautiful sea and stroll to one of the great tavernas for a delicious, freshly cooked meal overlooking the water. Why Kiotari? Kiotari is the area that the Rhodians choose to visit when they have time on the weekends and for good reason. The water here is crystal clear, the tavernas serve great food and it is a fantastically relaxing environment. Even in the height of summer, the beach is quiet and there is plenty of space to enjoy the sun and sea!

Recommendations of things to do during your stay in Kiotari:

Visit Prassonisi – Even if you are not a Wind Surfer or Kite Surfer, the Southern tip of Rhodes, known as Prassonisi is truly a sight to behold! As you arrive on the hill overlooking the beach, you will be welcomed by the spectacle of two totally different seas – one calm and one wavy – and the vibrant colours of the sails and kites on the water. A definite 'must see' in Rhodes.

Discover South West Rhodes – take a trip over to the West coast where you will be mesmerized by the spectacular beauty of the views from Monolithos Castle. Stop at Sianna to sample the delicious Olive Oil, Souma and Rhodian Honey. Just driving through this area is a joy with its breathtaking scenery!

Villas

Both of the villas that we currently have in Kiotari are literally on the beach with their own steps leading down to the sand! They also each have their own private pools and are beautifully designed for a wonderful relaxing stay!

Restaurants and bars we love in and near Kiotari:

Stefanos Fish Restaurant – Traditional fish restaurant in a beautiful overlooking the little harbour in Kiotari. The food here is always excellent and as fresh as it can get!

Paralia Restaurant – Upmarket Mediterranean restaurant right on the beach. Perfect for a special occasion!

Mouria Restaurant – Beautiful Italian restaurant with lovely sea views. Great Italian/Mediterranean cuisine ideal for a special evening out.

Link to Villas in Kiotari

Luxury Villas with pools in Lachania

Destination: Lachania

Atmosphere:

Authentic whitewashed Greek village and completely unspoiled beach.

Most suitable for:

Guests really looking for peace and quiet and who want to experience the real beauty of Greek island living.

Why Lachania?

If you are looking for completely uninterrupted sea views with crystal clear water and a beach that goes for as far as the eye can see then Lachania is for you. Combine this with a quintessential whitewashed Greek village surrounded by beautiful countryside...you get the picture! For those that also enjoy chill out beach bars, then, probably the most chilled out bar is also located in this relaxed haven!

Recommendations of things to do during your stay in Lachania:

Visit Prassonisi – Even if you are not a Wind Surfer or Kite Surfer, the Southern tip of Rhodes, known as Prassonisi is truly a sight to behold! As you arrive on the hill overlooking the beach, you will be welcomed by the spectacle of two totally different seas – one calm and one wavy – and the vibrant colours of the sails and kites on the water. A definite 'must see' in Rhodes. Discover South West Rhodes – take a trip over to the West coast where you will be mesmerized by the spectacular beauty of the views from Monolithos Castle. Stop at Sianna to sample the delicious Olive Oil, Souma and Rhodian Honey. Just driving through this area is a joy with its breathtaking scenery! Villas Currently, the villas that we have in Lachania are all literally on the beach with their own private steps down to the sand! It doesn’t get much better than that!

Restaurants and bars we love in and near Lahanina:

Platanos Taverna – Authentic Greek taverna right in the centre of Lachania village. Sample real Greek cooking in a real Greek village! Mojito Bar in Lachania – Totally laid back beach bar where you can lay in a hammock under the moonlight or chill out in the tree top seat! A truly unique experience that will leave you feeling totally relaxed. Thalassa Restaurant within the Atrium Prestige Hotel Lachania – Top quality a la carte dining with a view to die for! Treat yourself at least once during your holiday – you will not regret it!

Link to Villas in Lachania

Luxury Villas with pools in Lardos

Destination: Lardos

Atmosphere:

Purpose built tourist village, lively family fun.

Most suitable for:

Families with young children and adults wanting to have everything at their fingertips.

Why Lardos?

Firstly, Lardos is just 15 minutes drive to Lindos making visits to Lindos very easy. There are also some great amenities to relax and enjoy a drink in one of the many cafes/bars. 

As well as the family fun, some of the best restaurants in the South of Rhodes are close by in Pefkos, only 5 minutes away from Lardos, so if you are after fine dining, this is the place to be.   Something that is also unique to Pefkos are it's wonderful sunsets, providing the setting for very romantic dining. These sunsets cannot be found in the other resorts on the East Coast.

Recommendations of things to do during your stay in Lardos:

Watch the Pefkos sunsets - enjoy a pre - dinner drink in one of the lovely restaurants from which you can watch the sunset in comfort before enjoying a delicious meal.  

Discover one of the tranquil bays - there are several beautiful little tranquil bays just outside the centre of Pefkos where you can enjoy some peace and wonderful crystal clear waters. Try St Thomas Bay or the bay below Kritamo Restaurant.

Restaurants we love in Lardos:

Roulas – Located in Lardos village and worth a visit. This great taverna offers fresh home cooked food that is always delicious! You will be served by one of the Greek family, all of whom are always keen to please. You will come away replenished and happy!

Philosophia – Arrive in time for the sunset. This is one of the best views you will experience in Rhodes! The food is also excellent.  Booking is essential for the evening.

Kyma – Overlooking Lee beach, therefore fabulous ocean view. The quality of the service and food is guaranteed. Try to go at the beginning of your holiday as you may well want to return!

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Luxury Villas with pools in Pefkos

Destination Pefkos

Atmosphere: Purpose built tourist village, lively family fun. Most suitable for: Families with young children and adults wanting to have everything at their fingertips.

Why Pefkos?

Firstly, Pefkos is just 5 minutes drive to Lindos making visits to Lindos very easy. Families with young children choose Pefkos because walking around the village is easy with its many pavements. There are also some great amenities for young children to play, allowing parents time to relax and enjoy a drink in one of the many cafes/bars. The long sandy beach with sun beds and umbrellas is also ideal for family fun. As well as the family fun, some of the best restaurants in the South of Rhodes are in Pefkos, so if you are after fine dining, this is the place to be. Something that is also unique to Pefkos are it's wonderful sunsets, providing the setting for very romantic dining. These sunsets cannot be found in the other resorts on the East Coast.

Recommendations of things to do during your stay in Pefkos

Watch the Pefkos sunsets - enjoy a pre - dinner drink in one of the lovely restaurants from which you can watch the sunset in comfort before enjoying a delicious meal. Discover one of the tranquil bays - there are several beautiful little tranquil bays just outside the centre of Pefkos where you can enjoy some peace and wonderful crystal clear waters. Try St Thomas Bay or the bay below Kritamo Restaurant.

Villas:

We have two sets of villas to choose from. One small complex of 3 large villas with a shared heated pool is right in the centre of the village. Ideal for guests who want everything on their doorstep. The second complex of 7 private villas with private pools is around 500 metres outside the village, close to a lovely sandy beach. These villas offer a luxurious environment with facilities to match.

Restaurants we love in Pefkos:

Philosophia – Arrive in time for the sunset. This is one of the best views you will experience in Rhodes! The food is also excellent. Booking is essential for the evening. Kyma – Overlooking Lee beach, therefore fabulous ocean view. The quality of the service and food is guaranteed. Try to go at the beginning of your holiday as you may well want to return!

Link to Villas in Pefkos

Luxury Villas with pools in Rhodes

Destination: Rhodes

Why Rhodes Town Area?

Choosing to stay in the North of Rhodes, close to Rhodes Town enables you to explore and enjoy everything that this incredible city has to offer.

Enter into the medieval walled city, browse through the many unique shops, take in some amazing culture by visiting one of the many excellent museums, stop for a drink in one of the many outdoor cafes (great for people watching) and of course choose one of the many restaurants for a delicious meal.

On another occasion, our Partners Tourtlee.com can take you by luxury mini bus to the harbour of Mandraki where you will then jump on your selected boat cruise – a great day out where you will be able to dive into the sparking blue waters and have the chance to visit different beautiful bays.

Fancy a day shopping? Discover the many familiar high street shops, as well as designer stores and indeed Greek brand shops in the New Town.

If you want a special night out, treat yourself to one of the top class restaurants and perhaps stop off for a drink in one of the music bars. The evening can be as romantic or lively as you wish it to be! Being close to the city does not mean that you need to miss out on amazing beaches!

Some of the most picturesque beaches on the island are in the North, such as Kalithea - visit the beautiful Kalithea Spa whilst you are there. This of course is also one of the main locations for Weddings on the island.

Whether you are getting married or attending a wedding in Kalithea Spa, choosing one our top luxury villas in the area would be a perfect base for your special stay!

Recommendations of things to do during your stay in the Rhodes Town area:

Take a boat – take a stroll along the Mandraki Harbour and chose one of the many available boat trips. Visit the beautiful Symi island, cruise along the coast of Rhodes in dive into the aqua waters in the bays, or even take a trip to Turkey! The choice is yours!

Villas:

The closest villas that we have to Rhodes town are in the Kalithea area which is just a few minutes’ drive away.

Restaurants and Cafes we love in the Rhodes Town area:

Romios – Rhodes Old Town – Beautifully designed romantic garden in a quiet square off the main drag, this restaurant offers a lovely environment for a special occasion. Enjoy!

Mandala – Rhodes Old Town – In the same off the beaten track area of Rhodes Old Town, Mandala has a bohemian feel with some great jazz music evenings!

The Yacht Club – Great place to people watch, enjoy your cappuccino and gaze out at the beautiful boats bobbing on the water!

Blue Mirage – Opposite OTE in the New Town. Inviting outside terrace area for enjoying your latte after a mornings' shopping!

Luxury Villas with pools in Lindos

Destination: Lindos

Atmosphere:

The Lindos area is made up of 3 parts: Lindos Village - Buzzing, very picturesque, days on the beach, nights in the restaurants, bars and clubs Vlycha Bay – Self contained beach with tavernas, cafes and water sports Lardos – Lively Greek village with some great tavernas and cafes. Great for sitting out and enjoying village life! Lardos beach also offers some great tavernas and water-sports.

Most suitable for:

Adults wanting to enjoy lazy days on the beaches, swimming or snorkelling in the warm Mediterranean sea. Excellent food and great roof top terraces in the evening. Culture - visit the acropolis for a real taste of history and fabulous views. Children will enjoy the beaches, ice cream parlours and crepe shops.

Why Lindos?

Lindos provides a self contained adult playground with all amenities within easy walking distance. There are no cars in the village making it very safe to wander around the cobbled streets without fear of traffic. There is an excellent range of restaurants and bars to choose from as well as night clubs. The streets are also full of wonderful gift shops offering souvenirs, beautiful handmade crafts and some lovely clothes boutiques. The shops are open during the day and late into the evening providing a great opportunity to walk through the village before or after dinner. There are also several small supermarkets that cater for most of your needs, a pharmacy, a bank and ATM's. To avoid the crowds, the best times to go are early season - April through to June or late season - September through to November. April and May are exceptionally pretty in Lindos when the Spring flowers are scattered over the surrounding hillsides, skies are blue and the sun is not too hot. September is a favourite for many Lindos veterans (many people have been coming to Lindos for over 30 years) as the sea has been warmed through the summer months and there are less people than in July and August. Recommendations of things to do during your stay in Lindos Visit the acropolis - this is a must, even for people who are not that interested in history as the views are spectacular! Swim in St Paul's Bay - a lot of people just stick to the main sandy beach and Pallas Beach. St Paul's Bay is exceptionally beautiful and has great snorkelling. Walk along the peninsula to the old windmill - a beautiful walk in Spring when the flowers are in bloom Swim off the rocks to the side of Pallas Beach - crystal clear waters for those real sea lovers. You can also swim into the natural caves here. Eat on one of the roof terraces - take in the views of the village life going on below Enjoy the sunrise - for early risers or people who have not made it to bed yet, there are some beautiful sunrises over the bays.

Villas

The nearest villas to Lindos Village are in the Psaltos area - otherwise known as Navarone Bay after the film 'The Guns of Navarone' which was filmed there. This area is often chosen by guests getting married or attending weddings in St Paul's Bay as this is the closest accommodation to the church. The villas are around a 30 to 40 minute walk into the village.

Some smaller properties are available at the top of Lindos - an area known as Krana which are around a 20 minute walk into the village. Lindos is a large walking village with uneven road surfaces (many of the streets are cobbled); it is therefore unsuitable for people with walking difficulties.

Vlycha Bay is slightly further away from the village (around 2 kilometres) where we have some beautiful modern villas all with true infinity pools and within very easy walking distance (just a couple of minutes) to the beach with its restaurants, cafes and water sports facilities. Vlycha is a great base for guests wanting to indulge themselves in a little luxury and be just a few minutes' drive from Lindos village. The newest Wedding Venue on Rhodes 'Ktima' is also located in Vlycha bay.

Our selection of villas here are therefore ideal for Bride and Groom, family and friends! We have villas that are within very easy walking distance of Lardos village and Lardos beach. Enjoy the tranquillity of your own luxury villa with private pool and stroll into the village or one of the beach tavernas for an evening meal and after dinner drink without worrying about driving home! Lardos is also less than a 10 minute drive from Lindos.

Restaurants we love in Lindos:

Broccolino – Wonderful homemade Italian/Mediterranean food in a beautiful environment just outside the hubbub of the centre of the villa. Relax and enjoy! Ambrosia – Excellent Mediterranean cuisine with top class service. A place to go for that special occasion! Skala – The best restaurant on Pallas Beach. Enjoy a leisurely lunch after a morning on the beach or stroll down in the evening for a relaxed dinner in the moonlight! Tambakio – Treat yourself to lunch after lazing on one of the comfortable sun beds on St Paul's Bay or book a table for the evening when the atmosphere is wonderfully romantic with the beautiful view of the church and it's reflection on the calm water right in front of you! Roulas – Located in Lardos village and worth a visit even if you are staying close to Lindos. This great taverna offers fresh home cooked food that is always delicious! You will be served by one of the Greek family, all of whom are always keen to please. You will come away replenished and happy!

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