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This three storey house is just 3kms south of Gennadi with a long garden leading from a large patio with a pergola for shade directly onto a wide, secluded beach with spectacular views. There are sea-view balconies to every room with the studio apartment having 2 very large ones, one with a bamboo-topped pergola for shade, with a 300 degree panorama of the sea and surrounding countryside. A substantial paved area to the front and side of the house will contain several cars. Gennadi can be reached by walking either along a pleasant country road or along the wide, quiet beach. The whole area has retained its Greek identity with subtle tourism. It is perfect for hill-walking, cycling and for those who like the countryside, with tourist facilities close by in Pefkos and Lindos.
I have enjoyed many holidays in this villa with my husband and sometimes with my daughter that I can't imagine not visiting at least once a year. It is a peaceful retreat away from the 'rat race', next to the sea and amongst a most gorgeous setting near to mountains and small friendly villages. The island has many 'secrets' that can be unveiled and explored by hiring a car, although the villa is on a bus route. A drive to the mountains in the evening is wonderful to experience the amazing sunsets and little churches dotted around the rural landscape. An easy stroll through the beautiful villa garden guides you down to the tranquil beach where most of the time you could be on your own! It is my idea of a perfect holiday but you must try it for yourself!
I highly recommend Villa Socrates. We have been coming to Villa Socrates since 2005 and will certainly continue to return. First it was only for a week, then 10 days, and the last time for 18 days! We love staying at the villa. The direct access to the beach for an early morning swim (or any other time of day) is a wonderful bonus - and the outside shower on the path back to the house is a great idea. The garden is lovely with plenty of areas to relax. At night there is little light pollution, so star-gazing and satellite spotting on the beach or from one of the balconies are favorite activities! The location is excellent - private enough but also close enough to everything. There are numerous restaurants and beaches within close proximity, so you don't have to spend a long time in the car to get to a beach or a restaurant. our favorite beaches: Glistra and Pefkos (great for children). But if you want to explore, there are many places to go to - even wineries! And if you can fit it in, a day-trip to the island Simi (from Rhodes harbour) is a very nice outing. Most of the surrounding villages are very Greek, so you don't feel like you are in a "tourist trap". That said, everyone can understand English so communication is not a problem.
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Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (British Pound) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.