Recently returned from our week at Giovanni villa, a lovely place, clean tidy and a facilities you can want for. Thank you to Dorothy for her kind and faultless hospitality nothing was too much trouble and always on hand to answer enquiries. The hot tub wasn’t working but to be honest we didn’t miss it as the pool was good for cooling off and the beach very close for a morning dip. All facilities close by and only a short taxi ride from the airport (which Dorothy arranged for us). Easy public transport by bus or ferry to Rhodes town or down to Lindos both worth a visit. Excellent birthday holiday
Just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks at Villa Giovanni. The villa is enormous and has all mod cons. Comfy beds, lovely pool which was cleaned frequently and enormous outdoor space. We particularly enjoyed sitting under the pagoda in the evening . The villa is conveniently located for the beach, supermarket next door and some excellent bars and restaurants. The water sports were extremely good and very reasonable as were the boat trips. All the locals were friendly and accommodating.
The villa owner, Rodoula, and her husband were extremely friendly and keen to help in any way. They provided extra coat hangers, mirrors for the bedrooms and ensured the hot tub was in working order. Rodoula even made us a delicious moussaka .
Thank you for making our holiday so enjoyable and we will will definitely be back soon.
We booked through Trip Advisor. Our booking was handled by Rhodes4Vacations, who always responded to the questions we asked prior to our visit, very quickly and who kindly arranged for taxis to meet us at the airport.
We were met at the villa by the owner, who repeatedly went out of her way during our stay, to help us with local knowledge, bookings and to ensure we were incredibly well looked after.
The villa itself was immaculate and had excellent facilities: pool, wifi, kitchen, TV etc.
It is located next door to a convenience store selling everything you'd need for your stay, (open from 07:00-23:00) with prices comparable to other larger local supermarkets.
If you can bring yourself to step away from the villa's lovely pool, air-con and garden, the beach is literally 2 minutes away. There are many super beach side cafes, cocktail bars and restaurants also only minutes away.
The harbour at Faliraki (3 minutes walk away) offers boat trips and a fabulous ferry to Rhodes Old Town (35 mins €13 return) - a lovely ride and amazing way to approach the old citadel. The ferry goes to Lindos some days (approx 55 mins journey).
Walking distance also are buses to Rhodes Old Town (run approx every 20 mins €2.40 - takes roughly 30 mins - most buses air conditioned).
Many water sports are also just a short walk away - sofa rides, parasailing, flying fish, etc.
A short distance and within walking distance of the villa are many, many superb restaurants, Rattan, Manolis, Iama Taverna, Sakura, just to name a few.. Also certainly worth visiting, (a longer walk or short taxi ride away from the villa) is The Astronomy Cafe. Moon gazing through their high powered telescope, snacks and delicious milkshakes.
With the light breeze so often present during the summer months, the climate in Faliraki is very pleasant indeed. The air conditioning in the villa provided welcome relief from the heat at times and the pool always seemed to be a perfect temperature.
The jacuzzi was out of action when we visited - (alas previous villa occupants had got sand in the mechanism). With the pool and beach, the jacuzzi was not missed by us. (If this is a long term situation, however, the jacuzzi should be removed from the villa description).
Thank you to the owners for ensuring we had a fabulous family holiday.
We would highly recommend this villa.
We were fortunate enough to stay in this villa for a week in July. We also rented Villa Dora next door, Both were of very high quality. Perfect location, near to beach. Short walk into Faliraki town. Rhodula the owner was there to meet us, and was very helpful during our stay. Would love to go back again. No hesitations in recommending this accommodation.
The villa was the best I've ever stayed in. It's large and luxurious has a great pool and garden area. The owners were really welcoming and helpful, they arranged all our transfers to and from the airport and were there whenever we needed them x