Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Villa Athena is designed for indoor / outdoor living and has been interior designed with a blend of antiques and contemporary furniture. The large living area flows into the outdoor dining area which is shaded under a pergola that also overhangs the continuous horizon pool and offers stunning views across the Bay of Navarone.
The villa comprises 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms over 3 floors with 2 sundecks and is fully air conditioned . There is a separate kitchen with the usual modern conveniences such as American fridge freezer with ice crusher for cocktails and blender to create smoothies and iced coffees. There is an indoor dining room which adjoins the open plan living area which has a plasma TV , satellite , DVD and stereo with iPod link that can be used remotely to control music to the outside speakers where the main dining area is located under the pergola with a traditional Greek style barbecue area set off to one side. Steps lead from the dining area directly into the pool which is 10m x 5 m in size and surrounded by a huge sun deck area furnished with sun loungers and outdoor sofa.
The villa has 260 m2 of internal living area but including external living area the total living accommodation is 410m2 . It is located on a plot of land of 2200m 2.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Navarone Bay 400 m|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rhodes 30 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
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Aegean Islands region
The Aegean islands are located a long way south and Rhodes itself was a staging post for the Knights Templar on their way to the crusades which leads to an interesting mix of Greek , Byzantine and also Italian cultures.
Temperatures in Lindos rise from mid to high 20s in April through to low 30s in late June and mid 30s in August back down to mid 20s by the end of October and it is still warm enough to swim in the sea at Xmas. It is very unusual to see any rain between April and October with heavy rains falling in November to February.
Rhodes is a large island and offers something for everyone.
Lindos is carefully protected and consists of a warren of whitewashed fishermen's cottages and captains houses dissected by pebbled streets narrow enough only to allow access to donkeys and mopeds. The buildings are hollowed out to offer a wide range of shops and bars and an eclectic mix of superb dining from traditional greek to rustic Italian at Broccolino to world class nouveau cuisine at boutique hotel Melonos. Everything is dominated by the ancient Acropolis set high above the town.
Beaches range from the stunning bay of St Pauls to family beaches at Navarone Bay (400 m from the villa ); to the sweeping beach at Prassonisi 30 km to the south , famous for hosting world windsurfing championships.
Activities range from spas in Lindos and also at Lindian Village resort 5 km away where it is also possible to hire catamarans and windsurfers. Tennis is available and the island's golf course is 15 km north of the villa where there is also a waterpark available for the children. Further afield , it is possible to take diving trips and day trips to Turkey.
Rhodes old town is the largest inhabited medieval town in Europe and although the Colossus of Rhodes no longer exists there is still a wealth of history to explore whilst the new town offers modern shopping , clubs and dining experience.
We chose Rhodes because it is exceptionally varied and there is so much to do that we are able to go back repeatedly.
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23 Sep 2013
"Beautiful setting, lovely immaculate villa with all that you need, great service."
Both the villa owner and the manager Alex very helpful. Villa has all the mod cons that you need, well appointed, spotlessly clean inside and outside pool area, and in great condition which is not al… More
9 Sep 2013
"A lovely Villa and great service"
We stayed as a family with 4 very young children (0-6) and the set up was very good. The villa has lots of space and is nicely furnished. The view is very special and it is easy to keep small children… More
1 Jul 2013
"Lovely villa, shame about the hired help."
After reading all the good reviews I was very dissapointed so felt compelled to give our experience.Would definatley visit Lindos again as the island is beautiful but would not stay at this Villa. Aft… More
I am very surprised as this is the only poor review we have had in 6 years. Alex is a godsend and every other client has reported back positively about her support and helpfulness. She is a lovely lady and not hired help and always goes out of her way. We put all clients in touch with her before arrival so I am unsure why the client didnt request the cots to be made up. I am sorry to hear that the journey to the villa took the client 9 hours and I do sympathise as I would not be in the best frame of mind after that with small children. We have a 3 year old and 6 year old child and we have set the villa up to work for them since they were babies. I cannot see that Alex could reasonably be requested to clean 2000 ft 2 of outside tiles to be medically spotless and have to defend her here as we have never had the slightest issue and we feel indebted to her for running the villa so well
13 Jun 2013
"Stunning luxury villa in a beautiful peaceful location with views"
Villa Athena is a home from home. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly want to make your visit a memorable one. The villa is maintained to an exceptionally high standard by Alex the property manager who is so welcoming and goes above and beyond to ensure you have a comfortable stay. We were warmly welcomed upon our arrival with a fridge containing essentials (including a bowl of fresh fruit, beer and wine - they really do think of everything!) to keep us going until we could get to a supermarket. The villa really does have everything you could want. The American Fridge Freezer with Spring filtered water really comes in useful on a hot day and many days the most exercise we did was getting up from a sun lounger to head to the fridge for a glass of iced water. Sitting outside with fresh coffee in the morning was most enjoyable. The infinity pool looks out to Lindos bay and the views are simply spectacular. We never tired of sitting by the pool taking in the breath taking and uninterrupted views. A car is recommended but not essential and we walked to both Pefkos and Lindos to enjoy the wide array of restaurants, bars and shops. Rosie and Jules provide a wealth of information for your stay about good places to eat and their recommendations were spot on. The bruschetta at Broccolino restaurant in Lindos is an absolute must. We enjoyed more than one BBQ at the villa and the local supermarkets are easily reached by car or taxi. I can't recommend this villa highly enough. The photos look beautiful but it is really only when you step inside the villa that you fully appreciate how beautiful and well maintained the villa is. We would definitely return to Villa Athena.
15 Dec 2012
"Perfect View, Perfect House, Perfect Holiday"
We selected Villa Athena for the view but we will come back for the house. Set in an ideal location, just outside of Lindos Town, the Villa has all the amenities and is kept in top shape by its fantastic owners and excellent property manager. Many families will trek no further than the large, modern deck area with infinity pool and a spectacular view of the bay. Others will take the short ride to Lindos town with its idyllic setting at the base of the Acropolis and its many bars and restaurants (warning, many are closed in the off season, not an issue for us but may be for others - we prefer it the way it was). Though we are not beach people, many beaches were close and the Town of Rhodes, with all its history, was a traffic free 50 minutes away. Alex, the property manager, ensures the guest is properly set up, and gives perfect recommendations whether you are a true tourist, or looking to travel inland and "go Greek". The house is big, airy and in fabulous shape - its six bedrooms can accomodate a large family and the house is divided to the point where it could easily accomodate an extended family as it has three master bedrooms, on three seperate levels along with smaller rooms for kids. The view, the view is everywhere you look and the large sliding glass picture window/wall ensure that you are never far from it. Villa Athena made our Greek vacation. I have used vacation homes, around the world, and for almost 15 years. If not number 1, Villa Athena is certainly among the top 3 all around, that we have ever stayed in
We were slightly concerned when you booked to visit in late November as we have never had guests quite so late in the season and are pleased that the weather was good for you and that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you in particular for the kind comments about how well Alex looks after the place - she will be pleased.
20 Aug 2012
"5* Villa with amazing views and in a great location"
This villa really has it all. It is maintained to an excellent standard and I was happily surprised to see upon arrival the villa was even better than in the photos. The owners have thought of everything you might need for your stay. The location is great, only a few minutes drive from the beaches and cobbled streets of Lindos, with pleanty of restaurants shops and bars. The villa has enough space to make it feel private from the others around without being in the middle of nowhere.
Having never visited Lindos before, I would highly reccomend it and will definately look to come back and stay at Villa Athena myself.
Thank you for the kind comments - I wish that I was a better photographer and could capture it properly ! We would be delighted for you to stay again
11 Jun 2012
"Beautiful clean Villa with amazing views"
This place really feels like a home form home, the owners have taken great care to make you feel comfortable without too many rules. The location is great, though you would need a car to get to the beach & the town. The ppol and outside areas are kept immaculately clean. All the rooms and shared areas are nice. There were 7 of us and we had plenty of space. In fact we liked it so much we will probably return next year.
Thank you . We are very fortunate that Alex looks after the villa so beautifully. You are very welcome to come again - fill it up next year & bring your friends !
24 Apr 2012
"Villa Athena was a very peaceful, stylish, and comfortable home"
My family travelled to Rhodes 31 March-7 April and had the most beautiful weather. The sun was so warm and it felt like heaven while overlooking the pool and the ocean. We travelled to Lindos almost… More
30 Jun 2011
"Peaceful and stylish."
We travelled with our twins, aged 4. The journey from the airport was just over one hour , just on the right side of exciting for travel weary small children! The quality of the accommodation was sup… More
28 Jun 2011
"We loved every moment, the Villa met our requirements perfectly!"
I would definitely recommend a stay at Villa Athena, we stayed for 2 weeks and all our needs were met during our stay. The Villa itself is decorated and presented to a high standard, the facilities are great (especially the air-con in nearly every room, and the ice machine on the front of the fridge). 10 of us stayed and we all agreed that we visit again, Thanks for making our stay so great!
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