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What Oliver loves…
- Villa Salamina enjoys a wonderful garden with a superb alfresco dining area and outdoor kitchen. Though the villa’s interiors are lovely, you will no doubt be spending most of your time outside!
- The villa is beautifully presented with contemporary furnishings and excellent fittings
- Afandou is a very convenient location to explore the whole of Rhodes. You can get to most of the island’s attractions within thirty minutes
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- A welcome hamper on arrival
- Up to £100 private chef voucher
- Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay
The gorgeous Villa Salamina stands in a wonderful plot in the peaceful resort of Afandou, 20 km south of the Old Town of Rhodes and 4 km south of Faliraki. Afandou enjoys a sprinkling of waterfront fish tavernas and restaurants, charming shops selling ceramics and local honey, churches and a long stretch of sand and pebbles. It is also home to an excellent 18 hole golf course. Afandou is one of the oldest and largest traditional villages on the island. Nearby, there are lovely hiking trails through the Psalidi Hills. The location is brilliant as you can easily visit Rhodes Town, Lindos, the wonderful Butterfly Valley, Kamiros and Kallithea. Pretty much everything you may want to see can be reached in thirty minutes!
Villa Salamina is a contemporary wonder with both curved and straight line architecture, dazzling render and wonderful entertainment spaces. It offers a huge open plan living area, four fabulous bedrooms and two bathrooms, one being ensuite to the master bedroom. The villa is drowned in natural light through its many windows and doors. Throughout, it enjoys calm, neutral decor aside from the colourful master bedroom suite.
The living space is open plan in design. It cleverly offers a large sociable space with a modern corner sofa and dining table and a cosy television corner with another sofa. This leads to an immaculate kitchen with a handy breakfast table. The chefs in your group will be delighted with the kitchen and its excellent appliances. They might also want to hand over to your barbecue masters once you see the magnificent outdoor kitchen!
The villa boasts four bedrooms. The master is an eye-catching space with bright colour pops and huge bed on a circular platform. It also boasts a dressing table which sits in the curve of the building and an en-suite bathroom with a bath. Two of the other bedrooms also enjoy beautifully dressed kingsize beds and the last is a minimalist twin. All of the bedrooms boast balconies. In addition to the bedrooms, guests are welcome to use the sofa bed in the living room. As well as the en-suite bathroom, there is a family bathroom with a shower.
Outside, guests enjoy beautiful gardens sprinkled with palms and towering trees, an excellent swimming pool and gorgeous terraces. The alfresco dining terrace is sensational. It is shaded and enjoys a superb outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and pizza oven. You will have a lot of fun here! Quality loungers surround the pool and lush lawns surround the villa. The villa is totally secluded and enjoys wonderful views. You will be delighted with your pick!
What you should know…
- The villa offers two bathrooms, one an en-suite to the master bedroom
- Groups of ten will need to make use of the living room sofa bed
- You get the best of both worlds staying at Villa Salamina. It is so easy to wind down and relax in this secluded, tranquil spot yet you can easily enjoy the lively treats of Rhodes Old Town and Faliraki and learn about the island’s history
This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!
Our great value homes:
- may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
- may have some simple amenities and features
- mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!
Villa Salamina is a family-friendly villa sleeping up to 10-guests, located just a 5-minute drive from the beach at Afantou and a 15-minute drive from popular Tsampika.
- Open-plan living & dining room with sofa bed for 2
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Master bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with twin single beds
- Family shower room
- Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.2 - 1.4m)
- Outdoor kitchen
- Dining facilities
- Sun loungers
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Travel cot & highchair available on request
- Parking for 4 cars
Villa Salamina enjoys a wonderful location from where you can easily explore the whole island. It is just a few minutes from the peaceful, pretty and popular Afandou Beach. Offering seafront tavernas and friendly bars, it is a great spot. Our Lady Katholiki Church offers attractive 16th century frescoes. Close to the beach, your golfing fans can pick up a club and enjoy a round on the 18 hole golf course. A tourist train runs through Afandou. Afandou is located between Lindos and Rhodes Town and only two miles from the gorgeous Anthony Quinn Bay. It is also only fifteen minutes from Tsampika Beach which is beautiful, combining soft golden sand with crystal clear shallow water.
Close to the villa, nature lovers enjoy seeing Epta Piges or Seven Springs. It is a place of unique natural beauty and home to much wildlife.
Faliraki is buzzy and vibrant with many hotels, bars, restaurants and an enormous sandy beach. The beach starts at the small harbour and spreads for nearly 5km so it’s a great spot to head for if you want a day of watersports and lazing in the sun. There is even an inflatable park for the young ones. Just about every watersport imaginable is offered as well as bungee jumping. The nightlife is incredible with fabulous restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The Faliraki Water Park is fantastic fun and a very popular excursion for families.
The gorgeous Old Town of Rhodes is roughly ten miles away. It is an intricate warren of busy commercial streets and delightful, quiet alleys, the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe and has UNESCO World Cultural Heritage status. A walk along the medieval walls of the Old Town will offer you fabulous views, accessible from the must-see Palace of the Grand Masters. The Old Town is full of Byzantine and Gothic churches, medieval buildings, mosques, traditional fountains, oriental motifs and many boutique shops and restaurants. Other highlights of the Old Town are the Archaeological Museum housed in the Gothic building of the Great Hospital of the Knights, The Street of the Knights, the Museum of Modern Greek Art with an eclectic collection only rivalled by Athens and some of its mosques.
The historic, famed Lindos Acropolis is as spectacular as the coastal views it enjoys. It overlooks the whitewashed town of Lindos. The ruins tell the story of the island’s past with remains from the Roman era, an ancient Greek temple and a castle built by the medieval knights of St John. Lindos is very pretty and full of unique jewellery and handicraft shops, boutiques, vibrant bars and wonderful restaurants. You can even hitch a ride to the top on the back of a donkey! With a beautiful beach, Lindos really is a coastal gem.
The super-sized Kallithea Beach sits minutes from the colourful, pretty village of Koskinou. The beach is famous for its hot medicinal springs which were built by the Italians though no longer function. The village is beautiful, lined with palm and pine trees and sprinkled with beautifully renovated buildings and mosaics, all influenced by the Arabic architecture. Koskinou is incredibly picturesque, famous for its unique mosaic of colours and carries an air of sophistication. Its wood and iron house doors are all painted in vivid colours and enjoy carved or etched designs. The little cobbled gardens are so pretty behind the courtyard doors. It is a village that makes you feel happy. The village boasts charming narrow streets, beautiful churches and chapels and a wonderful array of traditional taverns and cafes. There are countless paths that lead from the newer, coastal part to the old village with its cobbled streets and whitewashed squares full of vibrant flowers. Kallithea is situated against a setting of world famous spa baths and stunning beaches. The Kallithea Spa was built in 1920 by the Italians. Following its restoration, the spa is a top sight.
Rhodes International Airport
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.
Villa Salamina is ideal for a family holiday. It is very spacious with four bedrooms and a large open plan living space. The garden and terrace is extensive and gorgeous. The pool is just wonderful.
The island of Rhodes is family friendly with plenty of activities and entertainment. There are numerous sensational sandy beaches, watersports, the Faliraki Water Park, riding schools, go karts and much more.
Rhodes is known for its stunning beaches. There are many beaches to choose from. Some are silvery sandy stretches and others tiny and rocky, perfect for snorkeling or diving to explore the underwater life. Some of the most popular beaches are Traganou Beach, Tsambika Beach, Lee Beach, Pefkos Beach, Agathi Beach, Lindos Beach, Faliraki Beach and Plakia Beach. There are many watersports on offer including paragliding, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, snorkeling and diving. You can take many boat trips including glass bottom boats and underwater submarines.
The Faliraki Water Park is brilliant fun. It is the largest water park in Greece and boasts a huge selection of extreme speed, open, closed, twisted, free fall and Kamikaze slides, a lazy river, swimming pools and a fun water playground. You can buy one, two or three day tickets to the park. For sure, your children will be keen to go back once they have enjoyed a thrilling day on the slides.
Children can learn a lot about the history of Rhodes by visiting some of the island’s interesting museums. These include the Archaological Museum of Rhodes, the Modern Greek Art Museum, The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, the Folklore Museum, Rhodes Toy Museum, the Bee Museum and the Filerimos Monastery.
Other popular family friendly excursions are to the Rhodes Aquarium, the Farma of Rhodes Petting Zoo and the Valley of Butterflies where you will walk through the narrow forest and see the thousands of butterflies that descend during the summer and to Eleousa which is located in the lush foothills of Mount Profitis Elias.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Walk to Village
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
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 fulfill your requests!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€500 to be collected on arrival by credit card and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|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.|
|Internet access?||Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. 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||Please note that there is a 6-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates|
|Pets welcome?||No pets|
|Smoking Allowed?||No smoking|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Feb 8th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||£2,319|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023||£1,873|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||£2,051|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||£3,122|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 1st 2023||£4,638|
|Aug 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023||£5,083|
|Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||£3,300|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||£2,319|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024||£1,873|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||£2,051|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||£3,122|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024||£4,638|
|Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 11th 2024||£5,083|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Feb 8th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||€2,446|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023||€1,976|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||€2,164|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||€3,293|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 1st 2023||€4,892|
|Aug 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023||€5,362|
|Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||€3,481|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||€2,446|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024||€1,976|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||€2,164|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||€3,293|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024||€4,892|
|Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 11th 2024||€5,362|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Feb 8th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||$2,625|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023||$2,120|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||$2,322|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||$3,534|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 1st 2023||$5,250|
|Aug 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023||$5,755|
|Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||$3,736|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||$2,625|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024||$2,120|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||$2,322|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||$3,534|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024||$5,250|
|Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 11th 2024||$5,755|
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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