Villa Ianassa

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Sleeps: 6 - 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Hot Tub


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Set amongst sprawling grounds, crafted from unusual architecture and quirky interiors, Villa Ianassa is a truly unique place to stay. Layers of red, blue and white exteriors rise above two interesting pools, within an enormous manicured lawn. Traditional tiles adorn the roof, while several rooms have their own private balconies.

Enter through the grand burgundy doors and step onto the mosaic-tiled floors to find eclectic interiors that blend a variety of design styles. The result gives the air of staying at a stylish Grecian grandmother's house with elements of surrealism.

There are five glorious bedrooms that can sleep up to 10 guests. Each has contrasting coloured feature walls and double beds with floral or paisley bedspreads. One themed room has pale blue elegant painted wardrobes and buttercup yellow drapes, and another is a like a suite with a living space,with a checkerboard-theme and a deep brown wallpaper feature wall. Bathrooms are a special aspect of this villa, the fun design including patterned tiles, eye-catching Perspex sinks, ornaments and light up mirrors. One has a spacious corner bath, perfect for a relaxing soak.

The rustic living room is the heart of the villa, with the focal point a huge traditional brick fireplace, offset by floral wallpaper and an old-style wooden dining table with spindly chairs and medieval artefacts. Curved patterned sofas provide a space to curl up in and watch a film on the flat-screen television. The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for those who like to whip up their own feasts - there are a dishwasher, extractor fan and even a wine basket.

Outside, the villa has one swimming pool shaped like a keyhole, perfect for a quick bath, and another surrounding a hexagonal island with a picnic table on top. The setup really is totally unique. Get active on the house's very own enormous tennis court with equipment ready to use - perfect for working up an appetite for some delicious food at a Greek taverna!

Wind down in the bubbling hot tub with a view over the hillside greenery stretching across the horizon to the sea.

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What you should know…

  • A baby cot is available for use at this property, but there is no capacity for extra beds
  • The villa has a paid airport shuttle service that guests can request
  • Parents of little ones should take care around the hot tub and in the island pool due to the design

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Tennis Court Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room Working Fireplace/Woodburner

The Villa

Villa Ianassa is a quirky villa located in the outskirts of Kolympia. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and it can host up to 8 people.

- Open-plan living area and dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
- Four double bedrooms
- Three bathrooms
- Private gym

Exterior Grounds
- Swimming pool
- Island-like gazebo sitting on larger swimming pool
- Sun beds
- Sun loungers
- Barbecue
- Turf grass
- Outdoors bar and seating area
- Shaded dining area

Additional Facilities
- Fully air-conditioned
- Flat-screen television
- DVD player
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer
- Tennis court


About the surrounding area of Villa Ianassa
Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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You'll find this charming villa in Afantou, on the east coast of Rhodes. The largest and most famous of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes gets 300 days of sunshine a year and has a fantastic, lively atmosphere.

Afantou was founded in the days of Mediterranean pirates - in Greek, the name means 'invisible' as the island cannot be seen from the sea. It was particularly handy for those looking to escape the pirates! In the village square, the Church of Our Lady is spectacular. White with pillars and archways, three layers high, it's a lovely atmospheric church to discover. There is also a permanent folk art exhibition, linked by a tram to the beach in the summertime.

Afantou's beach is perfect for those who like their beaches serene and quiet, with stunning turquoise waters and a 3km stretch of golden sand. On the left side, there are caves and rocks for adventurers to climb and explore. The area is also famous for creating carpets, and the landscape is dotted with olive groves and fruit trees - why not pick up some fragrant olive oil to take home as a souvenir?

Anthony Quinn Bay is just two miles from the area and definitely deserves a visit. This mesmerising beach gets its name from the actor who starred in The Guns of Navarone, a movie partly shot at this beach. He fell in love with Rhodes and ended up purchasing part of it! Dramatic rocky peaks rise from the swirling azure and jade waters - the view from the top is incredible.

Just 11km is the fabled resort of Faliraki, which has been hosting holidaymakers for many years. With a superb beach and plenty of nightlife including Bar Street and Club Street where international DJs play, you certainly won't be short of a cocktail here! In the town, hunt for souvenirs like leather bags and various handicrafts. Faliraki is also famous for its brilliant array of traditional Greek tavernas on the beach.
A lovely day trip is to the famous Seven Springs nature park, a magical landscape wrapped in dense greenery. The clear springs cascade gently into a small lake, where water flows all year round and visitors can swim in the lake. If you don't mind small spaces, you can navigate a narrow tunnel in the park - though the hill route is beautiful - and families can enjoy a gentle walk through the park together surrounded by flocks of peacocks, ducks and geese.

Rhodes is sometimes known as the 'Island of the Knights' as it was occupied by the Roman Empire, then the Byzantine, followed by the Ottomans. Therefore, the island is a melting pot of culture and architecture to this day, especially in the Old Town. Surrounded by fortified walls, the Old Town entrance is guarded through seven gates.

Through the Freedom Gate, you'll discover the Palace of the Grand Master, which also has captivating views and a museum of Rhodian history. The New Town showcases gorgeous Art Deco architecture, particularly the Evangelismos Cathedral, with its intricate frescoes.

The villa is just a 30 minute drive to Lindos, where the narrow winding streets contain handicrafts, jewellers and charming boutiques. The main highlight is the Lindos Acropolis, also known as the ancient citadel, perched high on a clifftop

Read more about Rhodes

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Rhodes Airport

(27 km)

Nearest Village Kolymbia

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Rhodes Town

(23 km)

Nearest Restaurant Taverna Tsambikos

(1.5 km)

Nearest Beach Kolympia Beach

(4 km)

Nearest Supermarket Zeus Supermarket

(5 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

A holiday in Rhodes will be an unforgettable and mesmerising experience for children. Locals adore interacting with children and spoiling them with extra treats in tavernas and little shops. Kids are bound to enjoy trying out tasty Grecian cuisine, especially moussaka and spanokopita, a filo pastry parcel containing spinach, feta cheese and onions or scallions.

Kids are bound to be impressed by the design of the villa, especially the two swimming pools and the hot tub! There's a huge amount of space for them to run around and play on the lawn, and they can get stuck into a game of tennis on the court outside. Inside, the living room is a great place to chill out and watch a movie on the flat-screen television.

A day at the beach is always a winner with children of all ages, and Afantou beach is ideal for a relaxed swim in the crystal clear waters, a stroll along the sand and building sandcastles. Faliraki beach is livelier, they're bound to make some friends to play with on this beach.

Another family-friendly activity in the nearby area is the Valley of the Butterflies, a peaceful 600-acre nature park known as a 'summer home' for butterflies, including some rare species. Take a gentle stroll through the valley with colourful butterflies swooping around. Little ones are bound to be enamoured by the experience. The Seven Springs is also a great place to take children - it's peaceful and fantastic for a walk and a swim in the lake surrounded by the springs.

A stroll around the Old Town is bound to capture the imagination of older children - the views from both the top of the Lindos Acropolis and the Palace of the Grand Master will definitely impress them!

The superb water park in Faliraki, 45km from the villa, is hugely popular with children. The thrilling aqua park boasts a range of water slides, artificial waves and pool games. Open during the summer months, there's a lovely party atmosphere and plenty of space to chill out with some refreshments by the pool.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court


Oliver's Extras

  • One housekeeping session for +7 nights stays

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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

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 Not required
Arrival time 2pm
Departure time 10am
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.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath & pool towels are included in the rental price
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Internet access? The property has complimentary Wifi connection. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 6 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Tax Included in the rental price
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: For every additional guest up to 10, it will cost an additional £37 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 £1,816
Mar 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 £1,816
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,248
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £2,292
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £6,787
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £6,787
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £3,632
Oct 1st 2024 - Feb 28th 2025 £2,248
Feb 28th 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 £1,816
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £2,248
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £2,897
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 £6,787
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 £6,787

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 10, it will cost an additional €40 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 €1,976
Mar 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 €1,976
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,446
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €2,493
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €7,384
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €7,384
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €3,951
Oct 1st 2024 - Feb 28th 2025 €2,446
Feb 28th 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 €1,976
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €2,446
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €3,152
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 €7,384
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 €7,384

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people: For every additional guest up to 10, it will cost an additional $44 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 $2,138
Mar 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 $2,138
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $2,647
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,698
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $7,991
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $7,991
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $4,276
Oct 1st 2024 - Feb 28th 2025 $2,647
Feb 28th 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 $2,138
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $2,647
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $3,411
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 31st 2025 $7,991
Jul 31st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 $7,991

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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