Kolympia Illios

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Pool Modern
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

On Rhodes’ eastern coast, this modern, 2-bedroom villa lies in the village of Kolympia, just a short walk from the beach and local amenities. With the pleasing backdrop of Tsampika Hill, Kolympia Illios offers great facilities inside and out, including a large pool.

With plenty of space to relax, the terrace area is one of this property’s highlights. There’s a large barbecue and dining area, as well as a seating area and sun loungers around the magnificent pool. You can access the interior straight from the covered lounge area, which even has its own outdoor TV.

The house offers attractive living areas all on one level. There is an open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining area with seating for six. You have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a comfy sofa and armchair, and air-conditioning. Your kitchen is all set up for cooking and dining, and has a dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, coffee machine and all the essentials. The villa also comes with free Wi-Fi access.

Two double bedrooms offer lots of storage space, TV and an en suite bathroom with shower. There is room for two more guests on the sofa-bed in the lounge.
Kolympia Ellios is around 450m from the golden Kolympia Beach, while Tsampika Beach is about 3km away. With its fine, white sands, this particular beach is a favourite of many, and is well equipped for water-sports and sunbathing, with loungers and umbrellas for hire. There are also taverns and snack bars nearby.
The village of Kolympia also has good amenities within a short walk. Many of the bars, restaurants, shops and other services are based around nearby Eucalyptus Street.

All the popular attractions of Rhodes are within easy driving distance of Kolympia. The village is around 13 minutes’ drive from Faliraki where there is plenty to entertain kids, while stunning Lindos, site of the Lindos Acropolis, is about 24 minutes away. Especially close are the spectacular Epta Piges, or Seven Springs, a really beautiful area of nature known for its seven wonderful waterfalls.

You will be around 30 minutes from the capital, where the medieval Old Town of Rhodes and the Palace of the Grand Masters draw the crowds. The nearby Elli Beach is well worth a visit – and there are many more along the way.

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What you should know…

  • The villa is about 30 minutes from the airport – a paid shuttle service can be arranged if required.
  • This property is non-smoking throughout.
  • Parties or similar events are not permitted at Kolympia Illios.

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

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Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Heating

The Villa

Situated 1.8 miles from Afandou Beach, Kolympia Illios offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. There are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, and it can accommodate up to 6 people

Ground Floor
- Living room with satellite TV and access to the patio
- Open plan dining area for 6 people and access to the patio
- Fully equipped integrated kitchen and access to the patio
- Bedroom with double bed, access to the pool area and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed, access to the patio and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Large patio and garden area
- Outdoor dining
- Various sun loungers
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Barbecue
- Hot tub

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Heating
- Washing machine
- Fire extinguishers
- Safety deposit box
- Flat-screen TV
- Satellite channels
- Hairdryer
- Cot and high chair


About the surrounding area of Kolympia Illios
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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If you want to get to know Rhodes, get to know its eponymous capital city. Its medieval Old Town is the star attraction – one of the best-preserved of its kind in Europe, it’s architecturally and culturally rich, while still very much a city of today. Take a look around the Palace of the Grand Masters, a mighty fortress which has served all sorts of purposes over the years, even as Mussolini’s holiday pad. Within the complex, you’ll find the Rhodes’ Archaeological Museum, and the palace hosts all sorts of exhibitions and performances. All in all, it’s the city’s must-see.

Be sure to take a walk around nearby Mandraki Port, and follow the imposing city walls as they hug the waterfront. Rhodes Aquarium and Elli Beach are two you can easily combine, and look out for other city attractions like the Museum of Modern Greek Art and the National Theatre. Rodini Park provides a scenic spot to catch your breath, while the streets are lined with cafés, ice cream parlours and the island’s best selection of shops.

Orfanidou Street offers the biggest concentration of bars and clubs in Rhodes, while cinemas and a huge casino offer yet more options for a night out. You will find Greek cuisine and seafood well represented among the city’s countless restaurants.

Outside the city, the island is naturally beautiful and unspoilt. The Valley of the Butterflies is one of the best-loved attractions on Rhodes, and a great place to visit as a family, especially in summer. The Epta Piges (Seven Springs) are another highlight, with peaceful wooded areas and photogenic waterfalls. From Kolympia, they are just a 5-minute drive.

A must-visit further south, the Lindos Acropolis is the stand-out sight of this charming coastal village. It stands high on a hill facing the ocean, so it’s a bit of a climb to reach it but definitely worth the effort. Lindos village itself is known for some excellent restaurants with rooftop terraces looking out to the Acropolis. There are lovely beaches too, particularly the charming St Paul’s Bay.

Also in the south – in fact, as far south as you can go – there’s Prasonisi, a great water-sports beach. Look out for the landmark lighthouse which sits right at the tip of the island. If you’re into windsurfing and the like, you could also try the beaches of the west coast. You will find some interesting spots along the way – the remains of Kritinia Castle looking out into Aegean, and the fresh fish restaurants of Kamiros Skala, where you can also take boat trips to the neighbouring island of Chalki.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Diagoras International Airport

(27 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Rhodes Ferry Port

(29 km)

Nearest Village Kolympia

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Afantou

(6 km)

Nearest Restaurant Taverna Ouzaki

(1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Island Beach Bar

(2 km)

Nearest Supermarket Kolympia Super Market

(1 km)

Nearest Beach Kolympia Beach

(2 km)

Nearest Golf Afandou Golf Course

(8 km)

Nearest Tennis Afandou Beach Tennis Court

(7 km)

The Island/Getting There

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands of Greece. It’s got a lot of history as it’s been invaded a lot by the Persians, Carians, Ottomans, Italians, and Germans.

Average temperatures go from 20’c in April up to 30’c in July/ August and down to 20’c in November. With an average of 85 rainy days a year they get sunshine for around 280 days.

The island is 90km long with Rhodes town at the northern tip. The airport (Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras") is also in the North (15km from Rhodes Town). Charter flights and Easyjet operate direct from the UK all season and out of season (Nov-March) you’d need to fly via Athens.

The Acropolis – The Acropolis that sits high above the town of Lindos is absolutely amazing and is a must see if you’re looking for some of the best views in all of Rhodes. One thing I should mention is that the climb up to the acropolis requires you to be somewhat active and able to climb stairs, lots of them. The trail begins through town and slowly but surely starts to get steeper as you climb the hill towards the acropolis. Once there, you’re rewarded with historical buildings dating back to 300 BC. Our Villa Corteau sit just underneath the ruins.

Rhodes has over 40 beaches, here are a few: 

  • Anthony Quinn’s Bay – Anthony Quinn’s bay is one of the most beautiful bays. The bay is located 17km (10 mi) south of Old Town Rhodes and offers some incredible photo opportunities to say the least.
  • The beach at Anthony Quinn’s bay is one of the best beaches in Rhodes. Get there early if you want to snag a sunbed and umbrella and enjoy wading around the bright blue and green water. Amazing!
  • For the best views of Anthony Quinn’s Bay from above, head on up to the windy road that leads up the hill just north of the bay and you’ll find a spot where you can sit and enjoy the virtually 180 degree views of Rhodes and its coastline.
  • Tsambika Beach (or Tsampika) –  Tsampika beach is located 30km (18 mi) south of Old Town Rhodes and is a great place to spend the day in the sun.  Note: Beware there is a small section where nudists congregate on Tsampika beach 
  • Lakido Beach – Just opposite Anthony Quinn’s Bay is Lakido beach. It’s literally 3 minutes walking distance from Anthony Quinn’s bay so visiting both beaches in a day is totally doable. As a matter of fact, I would highly recommend visiting both if you get the chance
  • Faliraki Beach – One of the most popular tourist spots on the island of Rhodes. It was known for 18-30’s holiday in the 90-2000’s but I don’t think there is that market so much now. It is quite commercialised now there are water sports and a few diving schools.

How to reach Rhodes island 

There are two ways to reach Rhodes Island: either by flight or by ferry.

By plane: If you don’t want to lose time you can fly to Rhodes (RHO) from Athens. The flight lasts 1 hour. Many direct flights also operate from many European countries, so it will not be difficult to arrive there.

By ferry: If you choose to travel from Piraeus to Rhodes with a ferry, it will surely take you much longer but travelling with a ferry in the summer nights can be pretty enticing! The port of Rhodes is located in the southern part of the island and offers bus services to the town centre. You can easily book your ferry tickets using the link below or the booking engine.

Book your ferry tickets to Rhodes here >>


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Kolympia Illios is the perfect place for a family holiday on Rhodes. There’s room to play outside, an amazing outdoor pool and a barbecue, as well indoor entertainment with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. All this, and the beach is just minutes away.

There’s so much to get out and explore on the island. Check out the Farma of Rhodes – an interactive wildlife experience where kids can pet and feed animals like llamas, lemurs, camels and even ostriches. Not far away is the famous Valley of the Butterflies, a 600-acre nature reserve which fills with butterflies in summer. It’s a great place for a picnic or a walk, with lots of forest. There is also a restaurant and natural history museum.

Only 5 minutes from Kolympia, the enchanting Epta Piges – or the Seven Springs – are one not to miss. Here you will find a septet of wonderful waterfalls, and a lake you can swim in. You will really appreciate what a naturally beautiful island Rhodes is here.

If they would prefer something more full-on, the water-parks of Faliraki are the place to go. This lively resort is well set up for families, also offering an aquarium and a popular go-karting track. That’s in addition to its huge beach, one of the busiest and hottest on the island. Nearby in Apollonos, there’s something completely different at the Astronomy Café, complete with stargazing observatory.

In addition to Kolymbia and Tsampika, thought to be one of the best beaches on the island, the east coast provides many other lovely beaches. They could check out Anthony Quinn Bay, south of Faliraki, or peaceful Agathi, a small, sandy beach which is family-friendly and well equipped.

Further south, there is Lindos and the pretty St Paul’s Bay, as well as the wonderful Prasonisi Beach, ideal for surfing and kite-surfing. The island is good for all kinds of sports, with facilities for everything from tennis and horse-riding to beach volleyball and scuba-diving. There are also many good walking and cycling routes you can follow if you fancy going exploring together.

In Rhodes town, they can enjoy a huge range of shops and cafés, as well as multiplex cinemas for the latest movies. Rodini Park and Elli Beach make for great chillout spots, while the Rhodes Aquarium is a fascinating place to visit for those interested in marine life. About 15 minutes’ drive from the centre, The Bee Museum of Rhodes is one of a kind, and certainly the place to learn all there is to know about these industrious creatures.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds


Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €200 charged to client’s credit card by the owner before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time Between 2 pm - 12 am
Departure time Between 8 - 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Enviromental tax - €10/per night - paid upon arrival
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 21st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £2,054
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £3,166
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £3,379
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £2,396
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £1,583
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 1st 2025 £1,497
Mar 1st 2025 - May 1st 2025 £1,198
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £1,497
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £2,054
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 £3,166
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £3,379
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 £2,396
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 £1,583
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 23rd 2025 £1,497

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 21st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €2,258
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €3,481
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €3,716
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €2,634
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €1,741
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 1st 2025 €1,647
Mar 1st 2025 - May 1st 2025 €1,317
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €1,647
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €2,258
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 €3,481
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €3,716
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 €2,634
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 €1,741
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 23rd 2025 €1,647

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 21st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,418
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $3,727
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $3,979
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,820
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $1,864
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 1st 2025 $1,763
Mar 1st 2025 - May 1st 2025 $1,410
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $1,763
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $2,418
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 1st 2025 $3,727
Aug 1st 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $3,979
Sep 1st 2025 - Oct 1st 2025 $2,820
Oct 1st 2025 - Nov 1st 2025 $1,864
Nov 1st 2025 - Dec 23rd 2025 $1,763

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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