This residence dates from the 16th century and has a sculpted facade, high painted ceilings and mosaic stone floors.
Passing through the entrance, one is surprised by the colours and scents of a small Mediterranean garden found in the a peaceful courtyard, where time seems to have stopped.
One discovers a hibiscus, and the rock wall serves as a trellis for stunning bougainvillea, climbing jasmine, India fig trees and caper plants.
The external and internal floors are decorated with koklaki- tiny mosaic designs hand-laid according to an ancient technique still followed in Lindos.
On this grand koklaki "carpet," one finds all the symbols dating from the period of the Knights of Rhodes: doves, fish, the sun and flowers.
The kitchen, originally comprised of a simple outdoor stove, was later connected to the house and given walls. Nearby, is a small vaulted, cubic structure, the remains of a captain's tower destroyed by the earthquake of 1926. These towers originally served as accommodation for captains and provided the perfect point from which to survey their ships anchored in the bay.
The main living room, with its 6-metre high ceiling, is the crowning feature of this residence. It holds different levels connected to the main level by little staircases, some outfitted with traditional wooden platforms, others serving to hold closets, storage boxes and local craft pieces- a showpiece of local craftsmanship which refuses to enter into the next century...
You would literally enter into an historical villa of 16th Century from Knights of Malta. The Villa is situated on a dominant position over the village of Lindos, in teh famous greek island of Rhodes. Live a unique experience renting this house for your holidays or for a great escape...
We spent a great time in Niccolos beautiful house in Lindos. The house is full of history - in every room you find items form past times. The roof terrace is just great, with a view over the whole village and to the acropolis. We also enjoyed the shady inner courtyard with all the beautiful trees and flowers. The house has a prefect location, about 5 minutes walk to the main beach and also to the smaller bay. The main road with all the shops and restaurants is about 150 m away. As this is a very old house with a lot of character (the owners keep the ancient style) you should not expect too much comfort or modern amenities. We had a great time!
Niccolo is a very nice host, easy to communicate and very helpful. Thanks a lot and we love to come back.
Thank you Rita for your kind words and your nice feedback. We will keep in consideration your suggestions for the next season in terms of prices and we will surely improve the comforts and keep an eye on putting more lanterns around the house and more lights on the terraces. You are more than welcome to come back!
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I am a professional manager in PR and communications, I am traveling often for work and I look for serious and respectful guests. I am used to host friends at my place in Milan. I am open minded, friendly and usually do everything to make my guests feel comfy and like at home, no matters if are long time friends or fresh acquaintances. I have also a huge villa to rent in the island of Rhodes in Greece... that would be a nice escape! See you soon!