We spent a relaxing and very enjoyable week at the Villa Alia in August 2014. The villa was very comfortable, everything we used worked perfectly. The beds are comfortable, the air conditioning is quiet, effective and easy to operate. Armchairs are great, very comfortable. Loved the view over the pool and lawn across to the sea from the upstairs balcony and from the terrace near the pool. The beach is just across the (quiet) street from the villa where you have two sun loungers and a beach umbrella waiting for you.
Take beach/swimming shoes along for the pebbles. If you don't have them, they are also available in Kiotari. The sea is very clear and when we were there it was also very calm. You can just spend all day drifting between the pool and sea, the tavernas and nipping in and out of the house, but with a car there are also good places to visit. Nowhere is very far away in Rhodes. We drove to Rhodes town one evening to stroll about which was pleasant in the cool of the evening but check opening times first if you want to visit a museum. They close earlier than you'd expect. It is about an hour's drive to Rhodes. Lindos is a pretty town a short drive away with a lot of souvenir shops, some nice rooftop restaurants with a view of the acropolis and definitely worth a visit but it can get crowded. If you are going up to the acropolis, be sure to wear shoes with a good grip. About 5 mins drive from the villa is a watersport centre where we rented jet skis, they also rent motorboats and offer various rides. Generally though it is a quiet place which is what we wanted.
What really makes this place special is the unfailing friendliness and helpfulness of the people you meet there. Kyrenia handled our booking and was very helpful. She is bilingual and is there for you if you have any problems. The housekeeping and garden/pool maintenance are done by a friendly couple who go out of the way to make you feel welcome. Iohannis the owner is the loveliest person imaginable. We arrived very late in the evening and he very kindly called around for us to find a restaurant that was open and even escorted us there in his car. That has never happened to us anyway else we have spent a holiday. You really are in good hands at Horizon Line.
There is a supermarket 3 mins drive away which has everything you are likely to need but not much in the way of fresh meat/fish. Next to it is a small butcher's shop. The supermarket sells fresh bread and croissants and really anything you might want in the way of breakfast food, general goods and a small but good selection of fruit and vegetables. The local tavernas are relaxed places to eat and we found the food was always of a good quality and service very friendly everywhere in Kiotari.
To the right of the villa about 5 mins away is the Lighthouse bar and taverna, to the left Stefanos taverna where we ate often - and there are more along the beachfront and nearby. We also ate at Angelikos a couple of times which isn't on the beachfront but has a good selection. The customers there were almost entirely Greek.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Horizon Line Villas are situated only 40 meters from a beach of exquisite beauty, ideal for beach holidays. Our four luxury villas, Villa Alia, Villa Ariti, Villa Erato and Villa Meliti, have been designed in total harmony with the surrounding sea environment. The villas provide you the ability to enjoy all the facilities of the complex, but also the essential privacy and calmness you desire during your holidays in Rhodes. Horizon Line Villas at Kiotari are the ideal destination for couples, families, large groups and companies making your visit a unique experience that exceeds all expectations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Horizon Line Villas Kiotari, Rhodes