"...The home's door opens and the beauty floods your heart and overflows with the surprise of the “plateloticho” (the plate wall)! They are the hand painted plates, which accompanied the bride to her new home, with the big mirror in the middle and the family pictures. But why so many plates? With beauty there is no “why” – it just saves you!.."
"Tsampika" home is located in Archangelos Rhodes (right next to "Serafi" home). It is 70m2, open plan space with two double beds (in the type of wooden lofts) and a single one (wooden loft too) with Coco-Mat bed mattresses and pillows. The comfortable "soufas" is one of the distinctive features of the house.
The kitchen (fully equipped) is a separate room connected both to the main house and the courtyard. There is a large courtyard with elevated yard walls. It is full of aromatic herbs and flowers, exciting for children to play and for adults to relax. "Tsampika" and "Serafi" homes are ideal for hosting two friendly families.
Restaurants, Supermarkets, Bank/ATM, Post office, Pharmacy, Communication Services, Health Center, Cafeterias are all available (50-200m from the home). Everything is on walking distance.
The public transport is frequent. Bus stop - 50m from the house. The bus will take you to the city of Rhodes and to many beautiful beaches such as Kalithea, Afandou, Kalathos (10mins by bus), Lindos and, further south, Prassonissi.
Guests can also enjoy the great local beaches: "Tsampika", "St. Agatha" and "Stegna", all very close to the Archangelos (2 - 5min drive from the home).
The house was built at the start of the previous century, in the 1915s, in compliance with the traditional arch type architecture of Archangelos. It was fully renovated in 2012-13 by the original owner. It was done with absolute respect towards the “arch type” archangelic home architecture. The house also operates as a Museum of Archangelic Tradition.
...The archangelic arch-type home, "Tsampika", opened its door in the summer of 2014 to everyone who would like to familiarize themselves with it and experience it (even if it’s for a short time). They will feel the culture which this home carry within it and also what they exude.
The opening of this home to the people aims to render the unique cultural heritage of Archangelos Rhodes. But they will do it in a different way – by living for a week in a “Home - Museum of Local Tradition opens to the real people's life” and by participating in related activities.
During their stay, guests are invited to participate in a project specially designed to introduce them further to tradition and local customs:
"... living in a Home - Museum of Archangelic Tradition".
It includes the following activities:
1. A tour to familiarize the guests with the “arch” type homes in Archangelos.
2. Lighting of the wood oven, baking traditional bread of Archangelos and local dishes.
3. Familiarization with Rhodes’ aromatic plants and herbs from the home's garden.
*The cultural project takes place from 1/7 until 30/8 and it is free of charge. For the completion of this a minimum of seven days is required.