This Cosmic Villas-offered Kolympia beachfront villa has a stylish appearance that makes it a desirable option if you're travelling to Rhodes' northeastern coast
This home, which is only a little more than 20 kilometres from the nameless island's city, has everything up to 12 guests could possibly require, including the most stunning 12m x 6m infinity pool.
The villa is a fantastic home base for your island explorations because it is stylish and modern throughout. A large terrace with covered areas is available in addition to the pool, which has a stunning view of the ocean. A giant hot tub that overlooks the ocean is another opulent and alluring feature, in addition to BBQ grills and sunbathing spaces.
The villa's interior is equally warm and inviting, with much of the furnishings in white and neutral tones with a few pops of colour. The open-plan living space, which offers lots of seating, a Smart TV, and a DVD player and leads onto the veranda, has a lovely sea view. Additionally, there is a gorgeous indoor dining space where everyone may enjoy meals together. Along with a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, three bedrooms (two with two sets of bunk beds each), and a second bathroom, the kitchen is furnished with an oven, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher.
You have two double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms up top. One features a door that opens to a private balcony, while the other has an adjacent room that offers a second single bed. Additional benefits of the home include Wi-Fi throughout, intelligent lighting controls, and practical baby and toddler equipment.
Kolympia's history as a vacation destination is quite brief; prior to the late 1980s, there wasn't much to see outside the lovely beaches. Since then, it has become more and more well-liked, and for good cause. It's a laid-back location with cafés and tavernas on the seafront that provide a very nice way to take advantage of the regular weather. You can get a taste of the laid-back way of life by participating in water sports and taking boat journeys, possibly to the Lindos Acropolis or the well-known island of Symi.
1st bedroom: 2 x bunk beds - sleeps 2
Kolympia has a stunning mountain back drop and lovely shingle beaches, with crystal clear waters. It has a small centre with tavernas, bars and some souvenir shops. One of Kolympia’s highlights is the Eucalytus Road built during the Italian occupation. Kolympia is easy to reach, with an international airport, Diagoras, about 30 minutes’ drive and Rhodes Town a similar distance.
The town of Rhodes, and lies on the northern tip of the island, is as good a place to start exploring. A walk along the medieval walls of the Old Town will offer you some beautiful views, accessible from the must-see Palace of the Grand Masters. Part of a World Heritage Site, this is also the location of a fine museum which offers the chance to familiarise yourself with Rhodian history, extending as far back as the 3rd century BC.
Another museum worth checking out is the Museum of Modern Greek Art, with an eclectic collection only rivalled by Athens. The New Town area is visually appealing itself, with an Art Deco influence present in much of its architecture. Mandráki harbour is the home of Evangelismós Cathedral, where you can find some impressive frescoes.
The Lindos Acropolis is as spectacular as the coastal views it enjoys, and definitely worth seeing. Down the coast, you also have resorts such as Ammoudes, Kolympia and, perhaps best-known, Faliraki. While its reputation may precede it, this is not the hedonism capital it once was. A children’s water-park and the beautiful Anthony Quinn Bay may tempt you there during the day, and an aquarium and scuba-diving school also embrace the aquatic theme.
At the very southern tip of the island, Prasonisi’s location – dividing the Aegean and the Mediterranean – is considered prime wind-surfing territory. But if that sounds a little too exhilarating, Rhodes’ more sedate attractions like the Valley of the Butterflies, numerous wineries and the seven springs of the wonderfully scenic Epta Piges nature reserve, will provide just as pleasant a day out.