This little brown stone house, available year round, with reduced rate off-season, is perfect for a couple, or individual (see pictures, could accomodate small children too). If you want a real Greek town that is not a tourist town, but only a fifteen minute drive from popular Lindos, and only a five minute drive to both Stegna beach and Tsampika beach, this place is ideal. The town of Archangelos has well-stocked supermarkets and amazing fruit and vegetables stores, for food, and specialty stores for computers and phones, and other services, car rental and tour agency, and full medical services, pharmacies, and restaurants and gyro and souvlaki places, within a short walking distance of the house, which sits on the side of the hill next to the acropolis/castle, overlooking the town. The neighborhood is quiet and the house is tucked in a private corner under grapevines and nestled in a terraced garden. The castle ruins/acropolis is steps away, and contains the small church of Saint George and has a stunning view of sea, mountains and town, and is generally deserted, no tourists. (There are no gates or admissions fees, just walk right in any time of day or night and enjoy sunrise, sunset, moonrise, etc.) Also within a few steps are several lovely churches, some Byzantine, with lovely frescos, and the main parish church of Archangel Michael is also steps away. Monastery Tsampika is a five minute drive or just under half an hour walk. At Stegna beach are several topnotch tavernas with traditional seafood and other Greek fare.The location of the village on the East coast halfway down the island is convenient for sightseeing by car or bus all around our lovely island. The house had WIFI and AC, and for winter stays, heat and a beautiful stone fioreplace.
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- Oct 8, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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A truly Greek experience
This was a very special holiday for us returning to Rhodes once again - truly it is our island of love. We stayed in Kalathos and Chariki (twice) previously, our first visit to Kalathos was 31 years ago. Strangely we had never been to Archangelos or Stegna before and what a surprise. Hidden gems. Archangelos is not on the main tourist trail and so retains its Greek feel. This little house is on the edge of the town nestled behind the owners property. It is just splendid, compact and bijou, with everything needed for a relaxing break, including an air conditioning unit for those rather hot days and nights. I felt as if I were at home enjoying yoghurt, peaches and honey for breakfast outside under the vine. We are lucky enough these days to be able to afford a car and to eat out lunchtimes and evening. Archangelos is not a culinary centre it is a 'fast food' town but Stegna has some very good restaurants Maria's Taverna became our firm favourite, home cooked food at a very reasonable price. Konstantins in Kalathos is also very good, a bit of a drive but worth it is you fancy something a little more refined. We did a number of lunches and a couple of evening meals there.
Thanks so much for your lovely review. So glad you had an enjoyable time at Castle Garden. We enjoyed having you and look forward to seeing you again. You are most welcome any time!
So schön, wie es auf dem Foto aussieht
Wir haben drei Wochen am Rand der Kleinstadt Archangelos in dem schönen Domizil verbracht. Sehr hübsch renoviert und eingerichtet, umfangreich ausgestattet bis hin zu einer Waschmaschine. Gut geeignet für zwei Personen, die abseits der Touristenzentren in ruhiger Lage inmitten der einheimischen sehr freundlichen Bevölkerung wohnen wollen. Wegen der vielen Treppenstufen (Hanglage) sollte man gut zu Fuß sein. Der lebendige Ortskern mit so ziemlich allen Versorgungsmöglichkeiten ist in drei Minuten zu Fuß erreicht, zum Stegna-Strand fährt man mit dem Auto rund drei Kilometer. Eine klare Empfehlung für Individualisten.
Thanks for your kind words. It was lovely having you, and we look forward to seeing you again! And meanwhile I think we will try to put together some walking routes around the area that will be easy to find!
Ein herzliches Willkommen
Als wir im September 2018 in dieses kleine traditionelle Haus zogen hatten wir noch 38 Grad .Dank der Klimaanlage war davon nichts zu merken. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet und sehr sauber gepflegt.Das vermietende Ehepaar bemüht sich sehr den Gästen den Urlaub so angenehm wie möglch zu machen.Sie sind sehr zugänglich und versuchen auch bei Sprachbarrieren ihr Möglichstes! Wir haben uns wie Familienangehörige gefühlt. Sie waren aber nie aufdringlich.Besonders genossen haben wir das schattige Plätzchen direkt vor der Tür ,eine Weinreben Pergola .Im übrigen sind alle Fotos authentisch und nicht geschönt .Dieses Feriendomizil können wir nur empfehlen!!
Thank you for your visit and your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again!
Una vacanza piena di fascino in una vera città Greca lontana dal turismo di massa
Ai primi di settembre 2018 siamo stati in questo piccolo e grazioso alloggio arredato in vero stile greco e rifornito di tutto il necessario, il Dehors con pianta di vite e grappoli d'uva è stupendo, perfetto di giorno per ripararsi dalla calura e di sera quando è illuminato da piccole lanterne che creano un atmosfera magica. Il proprietario è gentilissimo molto discreto e disponibile, in generale tutto il paese di Archangelos ci ha accolto con cordialità, ci sono molti negozi dove si trova verdura, frutta e pesce di ottima qualità a prezzi bassi, inoltre supermercati, bellissimi bar e taverne per gustare piatti e bevande tipiche. L'Acropoli è a 10 minuti a piedi dalla casa, bellissimo il panorama e il tramonto che si gode da lì; le numerose spiagge sono da pochi a decine di minuti in auto noi abbiamo noleggiato uno scooter ma consiglio l'auto per il rischio di vento e per potersi muovere più agevolmente alla sera. Archangelos non è molto turistica e la consigliamo solo a chi ama la tranquillità e ama inserirsi nella quotidianità degli abitanti è comunque situata in zona strategica, si possono raggiungere infatti le località più famose in poco tempo (Lindos, Kolimbia, Faliraky,Valle delle farfalle, Seven Springs). Gli spazi in casa sono ridotti, ma vivendo fuori tutta la giornata non pesano, uniche note negative, accedere al letto può risultare scomodo e la tenda della doccia non è ben fissata al muro e spesso cade e se cucinate in casa procuratevi una presina e un sottopentola perchè non ci sono. Nel complesso siamo rimasti entusiasti e sicuramente torneremo in questa casa in una prossima vacanza. Cristina e Giuliano
Dear Cristina and Giuliano,
It was lovely having you, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!. Stella was so busy with the festival at the monastery working all day and night too, as thousands of people come from all over, so she did not have a chance to see you when you left and to give you the Archangel Michael icon to remember our little town of Archangelos! Next time when we see you! Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed the house, and the town. Mia Fatsa, Mia Ratsa, after all, Italians and Greeks are so much alike, same people! However we are sorry you didn’t mention to us in person that you couldn’t find a potholder, and the shower curtain was bothering you, that is so easily fixed, and Constantinos is there next door every day at home in case you need anything, and also Tharreni closeby who speaks perfect English, (and a little opera Italian, haha), in case there is any confusion. We are always available for anything you might need. I don’t know if you can change the four stars to five, but if it is possible, you know, this is what determines our position on the website, so that people will see the house. The more stars we get the closer it puts us to the top of the list so that people will see the house. Anyway, thanks again for your visit, we loved having you, and hope to see you again. Archangel Michael be with you! All the best,
Stella and Constantinos (and Tharreni)
Charmante petite maison calme et agreable
Maison bien équipée. Conforme à la annonce.
Terrasse agréable et calme.
très bon accueil.
Merci beaucoup. Nous espérons que vous reviendrez à Castle Garden.
sehr ursprüngliches Häuschen in einer ruhigen Gegend
Wir hatten 3 sehr schöne Wochen auf Rhodos. Obwohl die Unterkunft am Ortsrand liegt, ist man in 5 Minuten zu Fuß im "Zentrum" mit vielen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Restaurants und mitten im Rhodischen Leben. Einige Kritikpunkte gibt es aber: Das Bett (Schlafboden) ist für 2 Personen viel zu schmal (etwa 1,35 m) und die Matratze war sehr hart. Der Kleiderschrank ist nur erreichbar, wenn man auf dem Bett steht, und das untere Schubfach lässt sich nicht komplett herausziehen. Ansonsten war alles da, was für einen Urlaub benötigt wird.
Thank you for your visit. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Certainly tastes vary when it comes to sleeping arrangements, and for that reason we ordered a "medium" mattress for the house, neither "soft" nor "hard", so we are sorry it did not meet your tastes, but you could have mentioned it and we would have supplied you with some soft padding.
As for the size of the mattress, it is a double, which is the standard for sleeping two people, couples, world-wide. Again, tastes vary, but....
As for "standing on the bed", one needs to realize that it is a sleeping loft--the floor of the sleeping loft is the bed, one is not standing up on top of a "bed" to open the closet. (as one can see from the pictures)
Any concerns any guest has can be mentioned to the owners, who are readily available next door, as is their friend (who meets all the guests and assists with managing the guesthouse) who is fluent in English and lives only a few steps away, all of whom are all too willing and able to accommodate any reasonable request.
The island of Rhodes is filled with incredible things to see and do. The location of the house in Archangelos halfway down the East coast is convenient for access by public bus or by rental car to locations all over the island. There are fabulous beaches all around the island and charming villages. Two minutes by car from the house is Stegna beach with wonderful tavernas for traditional Greek food including all kinds of seafood. The town of Archangelos is not heavily touristed so it is ideal for those wanting to get away from the crowds and the noise and the schlock. However it is only 15 minutes by car to popular Lindos if you want the tourist scene.