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About Ioannis Raptis
Regnum Leones was founded by the Raptis family in order to enable ordinary people to experience the Greek hospitality in places that are usually reserved only for the elite Our purpose is to offer to our guests the feeling of exclusivity, through a masterful exposure in traditions, architecture, and the overall ambience and magic of living within the walls of the Medieval City of Rhodes. Our vast experience combined with our expertise and discrete presence can provide our customers with exclusive access to luxury goods and services, which guarantees a continuous enjoyment of the unique characteristics in the surrounding region.
Ioannis Raptis purchased this Villa in 1431
Why Ioannis Raptis chose Rhodes Old Town
The emerald island of Rhodes is known worldwide for its Medieval City built by the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. It is a unique archaeological site, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. The archaeological and cultural heritage of the medieval city it is not only breathtaking. It is endless The Medieval Villa at Ipparchou street is a hidden gem and a perfect example of the architecture of the knights. It was built in 1431 within the inner private walls of the Medieval City, where the palace’s high officers lived, just 40 meters away from the Palace of the Grand Master. The symbols and crests still found inside the Medieval Villa and the historical references noted in archelogical records prove its magnificent journey in time. Despite the great earthquakes and disastrous wars that swept the island in the centuries, the Medieval Villa remained unharmed both aesthetically and structurally. The Central Archaeological Council of Greece characterised the property as an ‘exemplary house of unaltered medieval architecture’ and classified it as category one (K1), the highest category of archaeological importance. Only 5 properties are in this category across the medieval city. The Medieval Villa, during this turbulent times, remained unattached. During the Turkish rule the villa went through the hands of four different Ottoman families. In 1992 Dimitrios Raptis family bought the villa to restore it with respect and care and to highlight the inexhaustible aesthetics and harmony of the architecture of the knights. Finaly, the company Regnum Leones, owned by the sons of Dimitrios Raptis, converted the villa into a luxurious property where guests experience a unique historical stay on the island of the Knights.
What makes this Villa unique
Medieval Villa is A beautifully restored historic three-storey Mansion dating back to the 15th Century offers a luxurious escape to those seeking to experience the peace and charm of life in Rhodes away from the summer crowds found in the medieval city. Our guests can enjoy the privacy of the inner courtyard, or retire upstairs to the sun bathing terraces where barbeques and fine dining with panoramic views over the rooftops and views of the castle of knights can take place. Inside the smooth stonewalls, feature alcoves displaying carefully chosen objects, are brought to life by a blend of intense natural light and mood-lighting. The architect designed unique interior décor with fine antique pieces which create a unique atmosphere and living space. Perfect for large families, wedding parties, a group of friends, or perhaps two families that require independent living space without compromising privacy and comfort. "....Perhaps it is no coincidence that the property was once owned by the tailor of the Grand Master...."
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Thanks to our experienced concierge service, Medieval Villa offers to its guests the opportunity to organise their holiday, in order to get the most of their stay. Ask our staff for recommendations about activities and sightseeing in Rhodes to make the most out of your visit. Our concierge staff can arrange a guided visit to the Grand Master palace, 7th b.c. Lindos village, Ancient Kamiros, wine tasting sessions, famous restaurants, night clubs and other special events of the island.