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Apartment Poseidon (2 Bedroom, Sleeps 4/7)
One bedroom has 3 beds and the other has 2. Both bedrooms have spacious built-in wardrobes.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 7
Minimum age of primary renter:
The beauty of this property is its position next to the beach, which is almost private because access from the road is very limited to passing traffic. It is used mainly by residents if at all. The 10 kilometre sweep of Gennadi Bay is magnificent with views to Kiotari and Pefkos. The beach is sand and pebble. It is ideal for beachcombing. The sea is clean with a Green Flag award and is suitable for swimming for most of the year.
The only airport is an hour by car. Car hire is strongly recommended and can be arranged by the owners if clients wish. There is a regular bus service from Gennadi.
Rhodes enjoys 300 days of sun per year. It is an island full of historical and archeological interest. The island narrows at this point to 22kms across to the beautiful west coast. It is about 6kms to Kiotari, 17kms to lively Pefkos and 22kms to the famous tourist centre of Lindos. It is 24kms to Prassonissi in the south where the Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas meet spectacularly.
Gennadi is well appointed for post office, supermarkets, bakery, cafes, bars, wi-fi cafes and tavernas. A Bureau de Change is also available in high season. Further facilities are available in Kiotari and the pretty village of Lardos (13kms). All of these are accessible by bus from Gennadi.
The interior of the island is very close with easy access to thoroughly Greek villages like Vati, Messanagros, Apollakia and Arnitha. Monolithos Castle in on the west coast.
We love Platanos taverna in Vati where Kostas cooks us special dishes not on the menu as we are veggie. The veg is grown by his wife and grandma cooks as well and makes the stuffed vineleaves - dolmades.
We also love Angelaki tavern just north of Gennadi which is run by a brother and sister who grow their own veg.
Turkey and various Greek islands including Symi and Karpathos are easily accessible on a daily basis. Other sailing activities are available on the island.
There are theme parks and the unique Valley of the Butterflies within 45 mins by car. Rhodes Old Town is a World Heritage Site.
Prassonissi is a famous water sports centre in the south only 20 minutes away from our villa.
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About Christine Harris
Christine is a retired teacher. Keith retired from his job as a teacher of Academic English in September 2103, when we are both going to spend more time in the villa off season. We will spend time making our lovely garden there even more enchanting and Keith will have more time to devote to creative writing and hopes to sell more of his books online. We live in Loughborough in Leicestershire. Christine has triplet grandchildren aged 3 and a half who we look after a lot. We are learning Greek now so that we can communicate with our Greek friends in Gennadi in their language. We are both borough councillors and Christine is going to be Mayor of Charnwood from May 2018.
Christine Harris purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Christine Harris chose South Rhodes
We visted Rhodes twice and hired a car both times to tour round the south of the island. The first time we went past the site of the house we saw similar houses further down and Christine said that it would be lovely to have a place there. The next time we saw a sign with a telephone and the rest is history. We loved the peace of the area and the fact that you can walk down the garden to the beach. Gennadi and all the other villages in the area except Kiotari are totally unglobalised and tenaciously Greek. We value the fact that we are away from the tourist crowds but that we can join the fun and enjoy the facilities when we choose.
What makes this Villa unique
There are very few properties in the area offering direct access to the beach. The beach stretches for miles in both directions and is virtually private, as only a few renters in surrounding villas and the locals are ever on it. There is a cool beach bar on the beach within 15 minutes' walk. Another lovely village, Lachania is only 10 minutes' drive away.