Old Town (Παλιά Πόλη) is the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe and is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A magical town with narrow cobblestone streets surrounded with impressive medieval architecture. While walking through the Medieval Town you will come across museums, mosques, oriental motifs, Byzantine and Gothic churches as well as various shops, cafes and restaurants. Visit the Palace of the Knights and take a stroll on the “Street of the Knights”. The Old Town is a magnificent place to wonder around, explore and travel back in time.
Located in the ancient and traditional village of Lindos, our villa is a place that brings calm and joy to the demanding traveler.
OLD MEDIEVAL TOWN OF RHODES
MANDRAKI OF RHODES
ACROPOLIS OF LINDOS
The Acropolis (Ακρόπολης) rises over the town and is one of the biggest attractions that the island has to offer. It is a natural citadel and has been influenced by many different cultures and civilizations, such as the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St John and the Ottomans. Built on a steep rock of 116 meters height, the Acropolis boasts magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea and the surrounding coastline.
AGIOS PAVLOS (ST PAUL’S BAY)
A short walk from Lindos is the delightful bay of Agios Pavlos (St Paul), whom legend said that St Paul was the leading missionary and teacher of Christianity in the time of the religion’s infancy in the year 57 AD. (Άγιος Παύλος)
The two pebbled beaches are organised, making them havens of tranquility in which to relax, with the more adventurous diving into the welcoming waters for a swim from surroundings rocks. Heading up to the hill, you will find the Acropolis of Lindos and the ruins of the Lindian Temple of Athena, waiting to be explored.
The festivity of St. Paul is on the 29th of June.
Kamiros (Κάμειρος) is an ancient city on the island of Rhodes dated back to approximately 407 BC. Kamiros was agricultural society which produced oil, wine and figs. It is a beautiful site where you can see the ruins of the ancient city and view the actual layout. The acropolis with the temple of Athena, the stoa, the ancient water supply system, the houses and the agora consist some of the remarkable ruins of the site with an amazing view of the Aegean Sea.
Valley of the Butterflies
(Πεταλούδες) This natural sanctuary is located 25 km from the town of Rhodes, near the village of Kalamonas. It is a small valley with rich plantation of pines, planes, fig trees and flowers, where every summer, June to September, thousands of butterflies are attracted, particularly the rare subspecies Panaxia Quadripunctaria Butterfly. The climate and flora conditions are ideal for the butterflies to breed, a phenomenon that attracts several scientist and tourist to the area.
Kallithea Spa (Πηγές Καλλιθέας) was built by the Italians as a sanctuary, where the waters spurting up from the rocks would offer healing properties. It is a mere 9 km from the town of Rhodes and combines architectural as well as natural beauty. Kallithea Springs has been almost entirely restored so that the great rotunda with the love statue at its center is now used for cultural events, exhibitions and weddings. There is also a beautiful cove-like bay where you can sunbathe or dive into the crystal-clear waters whilst getting refreshments from the café.
Acropolis of Rhodes
The Acropolis of Rhodes (Η Ακρόπολης της Ρόδου) is located on the highest point of the island of Rhodes dated back to 5th -3rd century BC. It is a large park with an ancient stadium and theater while on the top of the hill stands the Temple of Apollo. Take time to enjoy the beautiful view of Rhodes and Ixia Bay.
The Monastary of Filerimos (Φιλέρημος) is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It was built in 15th century by the Knights of Saint John and has Gothic architecture. It is also an important archeological site since it used to be the place where the Acropolis of Ialysos with the Temple of Athena once stood. The surrounding includes ruins of Ancient Ialysos, the baptistery and an underground church of Saint George.
The Monastery leads to a path which represents the Golgothas of Jesus with engravings that portray the Passion of Christ. This path takes you to a large Cross which you can enter, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea.
This Monastery (Παναγιά Τσαμπίκα) is located in Archangelos Rhodes on a hill 326 meters tall. There are plenty of steps (~300) leading up to the Monastery which was renovated in 1790. As you reach the top of the hill the view of Tsambika Beach is breathtaking. The name of the monastery comes from the word “tsamba” which is local dialect for spark. According to tradition a local shepherd saw a light sparkling on the hill, he was curious to see what it was and found the icon of Virgin Mary glowing under a tree. This is the spot where the Monastery stands today. It is believed that Panagia Tsambika has miracle abilities for women who have difficulty in conceiving.
Prasonissi (Πρασονήσι) is the southest tip of the island around 72 km from Rhodes town, meaning “green island”. It has two sandy coves where on one side is the Aegean Sea and the other the Mediterranean. What is amazing about Prasonissi is the fact that when the water levels are high it becomes an island and when the water levels are low it’s a peninsula attached to the island of Rhodes. It is known to be a good place for windsurfing and kite surfing and offers an incredible view.