Theofilos traditional house
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
GREEK EASTER SPECIAL OFFER :700 EURO ALL IN : AMAZING EXPERIENCE WITH SUN
Wonderful holiday in pristine Rhodes island!!!!
Spectacular views over St Pauls Bay... and so much more... Theofilos house is a majestic two story village home nestled into the friendly farming district of Lahania.
Just off the south east coastline of Rhodes. From Theofilos house you have the world renowned windsurfers paradise at Prassonisi. An amazing area where the sparkling Mediterranean meets with the Aegean Sea.
Mojito beach where you will laze your day away to soul sounds and iced Mojito's delivered to your sun bed
Lindos world heritage site just a 20 min journey. Explore the cobbled streets, visit the stunning acropolis on a donkey, relax with a cool retsina in the roof top restaurants viewing the hustle bustle below.
Situated 79km from Rhodes Town, the village of Lachania is reputed to be one of the prettiest villages on the whole of Rhodes, second only to Lindos. Nestled in the southern foothills, with a mountain range as a backdrop, it has panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and valleys stretching down to the quiet and unspoilt beaches of the south which are sparsely populated even in the height of summer. There are numerous beaches to choose from, some of which are known only to the locals who may tell you where they are if you befriend them.
This peaceful village retains its traditional charm with just a handful of tavernas, a village store and traditional houses nestled in the narrow lanes, many of which have been lovingly restored and inhabited by a happy mix of foreign buyers and Greeks, all of who have a mutual respect in keeping the traditional feel of the village and for local culture and history, which has been shown in their keen interest in restoring the old village properties to their original glory.
On entering the village, you are “welcomed” by an old windmill, as if to remind you that this was, and still is, a farming community. In fact, the name Lachania comes from the Greek word 'Lachaniká' meaning Vegetables. The 19th century church of St George can be found next to village square towards the bottom of the village, with a large plane trees offering visitors cool shade from the hot summer sun. Near the square is the old Olive press which is now called 'Magana' and used as a cultural centre in the village. This has recently been renovated and is used for holding exhibitions for foreign as well as local artists. In fact, for years, Lachania has been known as the artists' village of Rhodes.
How to get there
If you're coming from Rhodes town in the north, take the Rhodes-Lindos National Highway. You will go past the villages and resorts of Asgourou, Koskinou, Afandou, Archangelos, Massari and Kalathos. About 1km after Kalathos, you will come to an intersection. Turn right, taking the road for Pilona village. Go past Pilona, Lardos and Gennadi. Continue to drive for a further 9km then take the right-hand turning marked for Lachania and follow the road up until you reach the village.
Near the square is the old olive press, the 'Magana', which has been renovated and now functions as a cultural centre, and is a place of expression for local and foreign artists.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lahania Long Bay 3 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Diagoras Internathional Airport 67 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Aegean Islands region
Make a holiday rental property or villa in Rhodes, Greece your home away from home
The Greek island of Rhodes (Rhodos or Rodos in Greek) lies in the Aegean Ocean. Rhodes is naturally stunning, so much so that is the most popular island for domestic holidays within Greece. Blessed with an amazing climate, the clear waters of the sea, powder soft sands, fascinating ancient ruins and olive strew countryside which makes up the island of Rhodes will almost certainly capture your heart and have you counting down the days until you can return to your own, private holiday rental villa in Rhodes and relax in the rays of the sun and enjoy the enviable way of life which effortlessly thrives on the island.
Things to do on holiday in Rhodes, Greece
Just being in a property in Rhodes is enough entertainment for many people. The scenery is breathtaking, the climate faultless, the cuisine exceptional and the evening entertainment in the bars, clubs and discos great fun, meaning that can have a fantastic holiday without doing anything out of the ordinary. However, with so much on offer, it would be a shame not to!
Many people take a flight to Rhodes to experience true Greek culture, and many return disappointed. Cheap holidays to Rhodes have taken over the larger resorts like Faliraki, but if you head into the interior of the island, traditional culture can still be found. It is the beaches of Rhodes which really attract visitors to property in Rhodes. The finest beaches can be found in the north and east of the island, and the crowds begin to thin as you go south of Lindos. There is no form of water sport that you cannot enjoy in Rhodes. Windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, banana boating, deep sea fishing and water skiing are all easily arranged, as well as a whole host of other water sports.
Rhodes is an ancient island, adorned with fascinating ruins and monuments. The Colossus of Rhodes was one of the original Ancient Wonders of the World, and although there is no sign of it today, there are plenty of other monuments to the era across the island, especially in Rhodes Old Town. If you decide to go walking from a holiday rental villa in Rhodes, you will undoubtedly stumble across and ancient ruin, castle or monument.
Places to visit on holiday in Rhodes, Greece
Faliraki is an infamous destination, known for its rowdy nightlife and hedonistic lifestyle. Located on one of the biggest and best beaches in Rhodes, and absolutely filled with water sports facilities and entertainment possibilities, when the bar and beach tourists leave, Faliraki is actually a fantastic family resort, with some of the best facilities on the whole island. For all those here looking for a big night out, you will never be disappointed!
Alternatively, Pefkos is a better bet for anyone hoping to disappear for a few days into the peaceful, secluded and beautiful parts of Rhodes. Secluded but certainly not cut off, a Rhodes villa in Pefkos puts you within range of an absolutely charming sand beach, peaceful countryside and traditional restaurants.
Those looking for a good mix between a huge party resort and a quiet, traditional village, Lindos is a fantastic bet. Beautifully traditional yet lively, Lindos is one of the few places you can catch a ride on a donkey and cart down to the bay then jump on a huge, inflatable banana and be pulled around the bay by a speed boat!
Weather in Rhodes, Greece
Rhodes has the best sunshine record of any Mediterranean Island. There are over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year in Rhodes, and days where the sun doesn't shine are serious cause for discussion on the island! You would be incredibly unlucky to take a self catering property for a holiday to Rhodes, Greece and get a week of poor weather. In summer (July and August), temperatures average 27°C, regularly hitting 40°C in the heat of the day. Summer holidays to Rhodes can be taken from early May until late October, before average monthly temperatures dip below 20?C.
Uninterrupted, unspoilt and the most peaceful beach boasting the cleanest and bluest waters in Rhodes. Within a 10 minute drive is the local village of Gennadi and Lahania with access to local supermarket, pharmacy and other essential services. There are also several beach front traditional tavernas offering fresh seafood while overlooking the water. Within 20 minutes drive visit the world famous village of Lindos or the unspoilt paradise of Prassonisi. Wind surfing paradise.South Rhodes: The south of Rhodes, rich in history is a treasure trove of Byzantine churches, monasteries as well as numerous historical monuments. The natural landscape is a combination of long, unspoilt beaches stretching for miles with its rugged mountains scattered with a rare selection of flora and fauna making it perfect location choice for a second home. Of the ten villages each has their own traditional character and each unique to their own providing a fascinating opportunity for exploration. Prasonissi is the most southern point of the island with strong winds creating superb conditions for windsurfers.
South Rhodes: The south of Rhodes, rich in history is a treasure trove of Byzantine churches, monasteries as well as numerous historical monuments. The natural landscape is a combination of long, unspoilt beaches stretching for miles with its rugged mountains scattered with a rare selection of flora and fauna making it perfect location choice for a second home. Of the ten villages each has their own traditional character and each unique to their own providing a fascinating opportunity for exploration. Prasonissi is the most southern point of the island with strong winds creating superb conditions for windsurfers.
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