Villa in Vlicha Bay, Nr. Lindos, Rhodes-Designed with peace & relaxation in mind
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About Russell Andrews
Having visited Rhodes more than 20 years ago, it was one of my choices when I decided to purchase a property abroad, as I’d loved my time here and always promised myself I would come back. However, being rational, I decided to widen my search to make sure I was making the right decision. I wanted somewhere I wouldn't tire of, somewhere I felt safe and comfortable, and somewhere I could kick back, relax and call a home from home.
Russell Andrews purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Russell Andrews chose Lindos
After searching for a property for more than 2 years travelling to, and holidaying in, over 12 destinations in Europe and America, I finally came back to Rhodes! I find the pace of life relaxing, the people welcoming, the history fascinating, and the sun and sea absolute perfection! I visited Vlicha Bay almost by chance, and immediately fell in love with the tranquility and beauty of it. Again, being rational, I walked away, but the views and peacefulness wouldn’t leave me. I returned and bought Villa Galini, and nurtured it into the stunning Villa you see today.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - The villa perimeter is walled with a lockable gateThe villa perimeter is walled with a lockable gate
No parties/events - Please enquire what type of events we may accept.Please enquire what type of events we may accept.
Smoking allowed - A designated comfortable smoking area is avaA designated comfortable smoking area is ava
Max guests: 6 - We also have 2 cots for the ‘smaller’ onesWe also have 2 cots for the ‘smaller’ ones
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
I was truly blown away by the thought and detail that the owner put into making sure we had a fantastically relaxing and memorable stay, The location couldn't be better with uninterrupted sea views, tranquil pool and garden areas yet a selection of family run restaurants and bars within walking distance. The Villa is finished beautifully with design touches that wouldn't be out of place in the finest 5* luxury resorts. The outdoor living area is the perfect place to enjoy a chilled glass of something and watch the sun set after a relaxing day around the pool or to revitalise before heading into nearby Lindos to explore and enjoy one of the many fine restaurants (the owner kindly made some excellent recommendations). I have since seen the amazing photos of the villa at villa in rhodes and if you need any further reassurance you can see the detail of the finish and the wonderful features of the villa - sadly ours was a short stay this trip but we will be back and are counting down the days until we are next around the pool enjoying the Lindos sun and a cheeky afternoon G&T.
It's been great having you holiday at villa Galini and to hear you had the most relaxing time.
It would be lovely to have you return and stay with again in the future.
A carefully thought out and extremely well designed villa which caters for every need.
From the moment we entered Villa Galini we were blown away. Russ has taken time and care in his design and this reflects throughout the Villa, even to the mirror in the kitchen capturing the picturesque view of the bay in the reflection (very clever).
I can honestly say this is the best holiday i have had from visiting the pretty towns of Rhodes and Lindos all of which were easily accessible, to knowing that after a day out exploring we would enjoy to relax by the pool afterwards.
There are a few places to eat locally in the bay and every meal that we had was extremely good.
I will be to happy to visit here again and felt very reluctant to leave.
If you are looking to book a villa then you will not be disappointed with Villa Galini.
A wonderful villa by the sea!
This was our second stay at Villa Galini and as soon as we arrived it felt like home. The villa is very clean, beautifully presented on our arrival and the outdoor area and pool was even more amazing than our first visit two years ago. Russ the owner has thought of everything, the villa is so well equipped with everything you need and more. We enjoyed visiting the beach (2 minute walk) in the mornings, where you’ll find water sports and cheap sun loungers to hire. We spent the afternoons at the villa enjoying the pool and relaxing on the luxurious sun loungers whilst listening to our music on the outdoor surround sound speakers. There is a lovely hotel restaurant across the road where we ate most evenings over looking the sea. The supermarket which is a 2 minute walk from the villa has all the essentials you’ll need and is very reasonably priced and there is a bigger supermarket 5 minutes by car if you should need it. Lindos is 10 minutes away and is well worth a visit on an early evening. In a nutshell we would highly recommend this villa to everyone and we had a fantastic holiday at Villa Galini. We will definitely be returning some time in the near future.
Hi Neil & Heather
We can't thank you enough for taking the time to share your thought about the time you spent at villa Galini.
Your compliments and kind words are very much appreciated and it's nice to hear we are getting it right time after time for our guests.
It would be a please to welcome you and the family back to villa Galini in the near future.
Best regards and thank you again.
Outstanding property with wonderful decoration and a fabulous pool
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Galini. The property is gorgeous, with a lovely pool and extremely comfortable sunbeds!
The beach is a couple of minutes walk away, and Lindos is a very short drive.
Definitely recommend this villa and I will be returning!
Absolutely fabulous! We loved every minute.......
Where do I start! Villa Galini is stunning and surpassed our expectations. The lovely surprises in the lead up to the holiday set the scene and on arrival we were thrilled.
Russell has such an eye for design and Villa Galini is very stylish and so well appointed.
Although the villa itself is beautiful, it is the outside space and pool area that really set it apart from other villas. The beautiful outside dining and lounge area looking out over the gorgeous pool and the sea is amazing. The bbq was brilliant for the couple of nights we dined in.
The sun loungers are high quality and pool towels are provided. There was even inflatables, much to my daughters delight. It’s great to be able to play your music round the pool with the Bluetooth system too.
The villa was extremely clean and the service team that came during our stay were great.
Our family had a truly fabulous holiday and we sincerely thank Russell for having us as guests in his beautiful home. We would highly recommend Villa Galini to anyone and hope to be back again in the not too distant future!
Special interest holidays:
Rhodes offers it's visitors a multitude of all year round leisure activities. The island has excellent shopping, romantic temple ruins and a fabulous Medieval Old Town. A 5* Casino, Butterfly Valley, Ostrich farm and the Water Park are within easy driving distance of the villa. There are plenty of water sport facilities to be found within walking distance of the villa in the bay itself.
Villa Galini is 300 meters from the beach at Vliha. The sea is crystal clear and very calm.
There are many airlines that operate into Rhodes International airport and you will find a taxi rank directly outside the airport. Major international car hire companies have facilities there too. The villa is 35 minutes away by car. I would be more than happy to assist with hire car recommendations.
Walking distance to local cafes, bars, mini-market and beach. Less than 5 minutes by car to historic Lindos.
Vliha is ideal for those looking for a quiet location but within easy reach of the historic town of Lindos with it's breathtaking Acropolis, white washed houses, beautiful restaurants, bars and famous donkeys.