Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
At Villa Lucas you can enjoy the perfect beach holiday away from the crowds but with all the comforts of your own home at an affordable price. One of 4 detached villas, Villa Lucas is set back 75m from one of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches on the island of Rhodes. A well-equipped, spacious home, spread over 3 floors, with 3 terraces overlooking the sea, the villa is an ideal place for sharing families and couples who desire a relaxing break but without the stress of feeling away from home. Satellite television with a wide range of English language channels, a trampoline in the back garden, toys, games, video library and plenty of baby equipment are just some of the extras we offer our guests at Villa Lucas.
Afandou beach is known to be the cleanest and most natural on the island of Rhodes. The water is crystal clear and many Rhodians travel there for these reasons. There are sandy and stoney areas, beds, umbrellas and watersports if desired, and a handful of traditional Greek fish tavernas and restaurants scattered along the front. A fantastic swimming pool at a luxury 5* hotel is just a 5 minute walk away along the beach. The large pool is rarely busy with plenty of sun loungers, a large children's pool and play area, and an excellent pool bar/diner.
The villa is 2km from Afandou village - a large traditional Greek village full of friendly family run shops and boutiques, and plenty of traditional Greek bars and restaurants. Afandou Golf Course is a 5 minute drive along the beach - a scenic 18 hole course, open all year round with reasonable green fees and all equipment available to rent.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Afandou Beach 100 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rhodes International airport 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors||
The villa comprises of 4 floors in total. The lower ground floor has a large bathroom and 2 bedrooms, 1 double + sofa bed and 1 twin which lead out to a lawned garden at the back.. The upper ground floor has a lounge and a kitchen with seating area leading out to a covered terrace with a large dining area and comfortable chairs. The 2nd floor has a double bedroom with a terrace and a bathroom. The roof of the property is also a terraced area with spectacular views. There is an extra bed available to be added to any of the bedrooms.
Baby equipment available: cot, + sheets, high chair, push chair, car seat (0-9kilo), baby relax chair, baby monitor, baby bath, plastic plates/cups/cutlery.
My husband and I (both British) have been living on the Island full time since May 2006. My husband introduced me to Rhodes back in 2001, although he has been coming here for at least 17 years previous to this. His parents and his brother and wife have also lived there for many years so we are a well known family on the island!
We decided to make the leap and leave the UK back in 2006. We rented an apartment for a year, had our son 'Lucas' and then bought the villa in 2007. After 4 very happy and peaceful years we decided to move back to the UK for work commitments and British schooling but still coming back twice a year for holidays. A good friend of ours manages Villa Lucas for us and will greet you there on arrival (or at the nearest convenient time) and be on-hand to help you if you should need her during your stay.
We would like to add that we run Villa Lucas as a totally non-profit making British company, purely to cover our expenses. This is why you will find our prices significantly lower than other similar villas on the island. We are happy that we are bringing tourists to the island that will utilise the local business' and generate good tourism, rather than the large all-inclusive hotels that are monopolising Greece's tourism and taking away custom from the local people who need it more than ever.
The Aegean Islands region
The largest of the Aegean Islands, Rhodes is known as the 'Island of Sun' - having on average more sunny days than any other island, and according to Greek mythology, the Island belonging to Helios - the God of sun, who bathed the island in his radiance and made it the most beautiful in the Aegean sea.
Why pick Rhodes for your Greek holiday destination? It has so much to offer - it has fantastic weather, it is rich in history and places of natural beauty, culture and tradition, but also offers nightlife, water sports and family activities so there really is something for everyone.
Geographically, Afandou is the ideal location for a holiday on Rhodes. It is almost equidistant from the main sight seeing attractions of the old town of Rhodes - the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe (20km), and the stunning white village of Lindos (30km). It is centraly located to all the best beaches on the island - Anthony Quinn Bay, Ladiko, Faliraki, Tsambika and of course Afandou beach, and being only a 20 minute car ride from Rhodes airport means you have no long and hot car journey to your holiday home after your plane journey.
Afandou is 5km from the resort of Faliraki - which is these days a much calmer family resort with masses of entertainment on offer . A huge Waterpark is the main attraction - also a bowling alley, the Luna park fairground, The Magic Castle (fun centre), go-karting, boat trips from the harbour, shopping, and many bars and restaurants to chose from.
Other sights of interest close to Afandou are The Seven Springs (Epta Piges) of Rhodes (an area of striking natural beauty for walks) and The Kalithea Spa - a remarkable Italian spa - recently renovated - with a museum and a stunning cafe/dining area overlooking a bathing area. At the far end of the beach above the resort of Kolymbia is Tsambika mountain (visible from Villa Lucas), at the top of which is the Tsambika monastery - known to the people of Rhodes as the fertility mountain - beware! The views from the top are breath-taking.
A drive inland will take you to the Valley of the Butterflys - a beautiful shady valley where thousands of butterflys go to reproduce in August. Further over on the West side of the Island is the site of Filerimos and the ancient city of Kamiros which together make a fascinating trip out. You can climb up the large cross monument at Filerimos (if you dare..) for a dramatic 360 degree view of the North of the Island. At the site of Kamiros you can see the remains of a very rich and advanced civilization that existed 3000 years ago.