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.