We first came to Rhodes with our family in 1981 and fell in love with the enchanting, historic village of Lindos. Little has changed over the years due to strict building laws, however, Lindos is now a busy tourist destination and there are a fine selection of bars and restaurants lining the cobbled streets. But regardless of all this 21st Century hustle and bustle, there is still a wealth of old world charm and character and Lindos remains one of the most unique and unspoiled jewels of the Aegean.
We dreamed of owning our own home close to Lindos, we were looking for our own slice of Greek paradise, a place for our family and friends to enjoy, close to Lindos Village and the beach and within easy reach of amenities. As soon as we saw Villa Fedra at Vlicha Views, we immediately loved it, the location was perfect, the view was amazing and the fact that this was such an exclusive and beautifully designed property made it an easy decision.
Rhodes is a place where you can still find unique untouched beaches and crystal clear sea. There are also many unique landmarks on Rhodes like the Medieval Old Town, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the town of Lindos, one of the most picturesque locations in Greece, the eco-park of the Valley of the Butterflies, which attracts thousands of butterflies, and the Seven Springs with seven trickling streams that flow into a lake. The landscape contrasts, from rocky wild scenery to lush greens valleys, make the island so special and an inspiration source for classic and modern artists.
Rhodes Old Town
The charming village of Lindos is located 50km southeast of Rhodes town. Lindos will give you the feeling that you are walking into a painting - a labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, small white sugar-cube houses climbing the hill to the Acropolis, breathtaking views from the cliff top, and numerous restaurants and tavernas sprinkled along the way.
The village is very well known for its Acropolis and it is the birthplace of Charis the Lindos, architect of the Colossus of Rhodes. Just like the Old Town of Rhodes, Lindos was declared as a monument for preservation and therefore it has managed to maintain its old tradition and style.
Weddings in Rhodes
Rhodes has many lovely locations for Wedding ceremonies - St Paul's Bay Lindos is particularly special and is just a few minutes drive from Lindos Villa Fedra. Lindos Villa Fedra provides a stunning setting to prepare for your wedding and this idyllic location is the perfect retreat for your honeymoon.
Average Daily Temperature/Hours of Sunshine
In Rhodes, the island of the sun, the summer is long while the winter is short and mild.
There are an average of 300 days of sunshine each year
The yearly average temperature is
The hottest months are July and
August with a daily average of 26° and 27° Celsius, respectively
Getting to Rhodes
The International airport of Rhodes (Diagoras) is 16 kilometres south-west of Rhodes Town. There are 16 daily connecting flights to Athens and many more to other national destinations. From April to October there are daily Charter flights to and from various International destinations.
Rhodes Off Season
With over 300 sunshine days a year, Rhodes is a strong contender as a winter holiday destination. When you consider the Caribbean has 300 rainy days a year against 300 sunshine days in Rhodes, it makes sense to consider Rhodes for your winter break.
If you prefer a 'quieter' and more 'away from it all' holiday experience, without the intensity of the summer heat, Rhodes is a perfect winter destination.
During the winter months, the temperatures in Rhodes are much cooler, you may see some rain and the island is quieter. This is an ideal way to experience Rhodes as the locals do and to get a feel for the real Greece.
Rhodes off-season can be very special. Many bars and restaurants remain open and these bars and restaurants will be the ones where you will find the locals, and where you find the locals is where you find the real Greece and all that goes with it.
Getting there off-season: Easyjet flights to Athens with connecting flights with Aegean Air to Rhodes are available at very competitive prices. There is also the added option of spending a night in cosmopolitan Athens en-route to Rhodes or at the end of your holiday to experience the culture of the Greek capital.