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Updated: 07-Oct-2016
Villa in Vlicha Bay, Nr. Lindos, Rhodes - Peaceful Location Within Easy Reach of Historic Lindos

Welcome to Villa Galini, your beautiful home for your time here on Rhodes. Sitting on a tranquil hillside overlooking the sweeping bay, you are less than 3 minutes from the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. Villa Galini has been designed to afford all of its’ guests the very highest standard of luxury and comfort. Our aim is to ensure you leave here feeling that you have had more than just a holiday. We have three bedrooms, each with their own individual colour palette and style, and all have stunning views of the bay and mountains. The master bedroom has a superking size bed which can be divided into 2 separate beds at your request. Bedroom 2 has a king size bed, and each of these rooms has a private balcony for you to take in the breathtaking views. Bedroom 3,with a double bed, is situated on the ground floor and has French windows which open onto the outside patio area. The indoor and outdoor living areas are fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a perfect getaway.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'We would say villa Galini is one of the jewels of the Med.Russ the owner was so helpful in organising the stay that we weren't surprised at the level of attention to detail when we arrived.The villa boasts an array of outstanding features, including the wonderful pool, gorgeous landscaped gardens&great air conditioning system for those sweltering days.Special touches like the welcome pack and the selection of music/DVDs make the villa easily comparable with a 5* hotel.We particularly liked the quiet location,only a stones throw from the beach and yet just a 5 minute ride to bustling Lindos. We have no doubts in recommending the villa to anyone'

Dr Fallon & family

'This is a seriously fantastic villa,beautifully decorated&equipped with everything you could possibly need whilst on holiday.It was perfect for our stay,each bedroom is comfortable&luxurious,the lounge area fantastic&well equipped and don't get me started on the kitchen...wonderful.'

Rudd family
Feb 2009
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


The perfect villa, for a perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Right from the first contact we had with the owner regarding the booking, we found the process straight forward, helpful and friendly. Our emails were answered promptly and very informatively. Myself and my wife thought the villa was stunning, spotlessly clean and tidy. We really liked the way the villa was furnished and decorated, it was totally to our taste. We were amazed at the choice of equipment in the kitchen and the outdoor area. There was even a fridge outside to keep your drinks cool. It was really useful to have a dishwasher and a washing machine in the villa. The additional things such as cleaning supplies, toiletries, bath towels and luxurious pool towels were a nice addition too. The outdoor area is perfect to chill out in the warm evenings and is a welcomed break from sun in the daytime. The pool was beautiful, perfect depth (1.3M), a great size for the family to have fun in and was also well maintained. There are plenty of sun beds, outdoor seating etc...and a great BBQ area should you want to eat in. Our children particularly loved the pool (even at 10pm!), the wifi which they could use anywhere in the villa grounds and they enjoyed the excellent choice of DVDs and CDs on offer. Alexandra (Villa manager) visited us at the beginning of the holiday and was most helpful and informative. She reassured us that she was always there should we need her. The villa location is brilliant, we didn't realise how close it was to the restaurants, supermarkets and the beach, all within a 2 minute walk. We chose to eat at the local restaurant Azzuro most evenings which has excellent food and great views of Vlicha Bay. This was a real bonus. In a nutshell what we are trying to say is the villa is perfect. This has been our best family holiday to date! Thank you Russ for sharing your villa with us and I will definitely consider returning one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Neil & Heather for taking the time and providing us with such a glowing villa review, it is very much welcomed and appreciated. Villa Galini is a place we love very much & it's nice to know our guests love it too. It would be a pleasure to have you and the children return for another holiday soon, keep in touch. Best wishes Russ.
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Stunning Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible villa, wonderfully managed and a truly great location for a holiday.

We traveled out to Lindos for our wedding at the end of May and found Villa Galini to be the perfect base. 40 minute drive from the airport and you wind down into the quiet yet large vlicha bay. With only a handful of hotels, apartments and villas you don't feel like you are in a really touristy spot which allows for a relaxing stay and some beautiful views. The villa is nestled slightly up the hill and immediatley you can tell it certainly different to the others around! The villa has recently undergone some more improvements to really make it feel like you are staying in somebody's home rather than a rental villa. Inside you have 1 bedroom downstairs that opens out onto the beautiful shaded area poolside and there is also a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with a lovely shower. The outside living area has a dining table, outdoor fridge, coffee machine and sofa's to relax in the shade. The pool area looks out over Vlicha bay and the pool itslef has easy access with concrete steps and also and ledge at one end allowing the kids to splash around without the worry of being out of their depth. The pool is however all one depth so diving isn't really advised! Upstairs there are two more bedrooms with balconies and a shower/bath.

Villa Galini is about a 5-10min drive to Lindos where the beach is much more sandy than Vlicha Bay however be advised that driving in limited in Lindos and paring can get quite frantic in the mornings when the tourist buses arrive to visit the acropolis!

As mentioned Vlicha bay is quite quiet and places to eat are fairly limited. Having said that, the Lindian Jewell (2 min walk) offers great food as well as takeaways and also the Yota Beach (3min walk) does some fantastic food! The villa does have a great BBQ area which i would advise taking advantage of. Just off the main road at the top of Vlicha Bay is a big supermarket where you can buy everything you will need for your stay!

Overall i would highly recommend staying at Villa Galini. We honestly felt it was the nicest villa we have stayed in and Russ (owner) was so helpful during the booking process, even sending us Christmas cards, luggage tags and a welcome home card! We just hope not too many people find out abut this gem of a location! ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an absolutely fabulous 17 days at Villa Galini. We had a fantastic holiday and would not hesitate to return to this stunning villa. It is obvious that the owner has put so much care and thought into every area of the decoration and presentation and has achieved stunning results.

Throughout the process, from the initial booking with the owner to the contact with the Management Company, we found everyone to be extremely professional, friendly and approachable.

On arrival we were truly 'wowed'. Everything was beautifully presented and clean and there were some lovely touches like a welcome card, complimentary White Company toiletries and a great selection of food and drink. There was even a birthday card and a bottle of bubbly from the owner!

The villa itself is spacious and well equipped. There's plenty of storage and the kitchen has everything you could could possibly need on holiday - there's probably more glassware and crockery than we have at home!! There was excellent wi-fi coverage throughout the villa and outside on the terrace which kept the kids happy when they weren't in the pool!

The thing that really sets Villa Galini apart however is the outdoor space. The covered terrace is spacious and again beautifully furnished - perfect for relaxing in the shade, taking in the view of the bay or enjoying a drink or two in the evening.

The location in Vlicha Bay is also great. It is in a quiet, yet not isolated position. It is only a 5 minute drive into Lindos but what we hadn't actually realised when booking is that there's a mini-market and a couple of bars / restaurants within just a couple of minutes walk. We enjoyed the Azurro bar at the Lindian Jewel, and they were happy to call you a taxi if you wanted to go on anywhere else.

I could go on as we had such a fantastic holiday but to sum up we absolutely loved this villa and would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking for a special holiday rental in Rhodes.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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No negatives, only superlatives

  • 5 of 5

Villa is perfect - comfortable, cool, stylish & spacious. Difficult to decide where to spend chill-out times - upstairs on the balcony, in the stylish sitting room with air con on, out in the fabulous outdoor lounge or over on the stone seat with the pebble mosaic and exotic plants; try them all! So much hard work has gone into making this a five star villa, the others in the same row are way behind by the looks of things. The mini market in the bay does fab doughnuts, cheese pies and lots of other useful things, and the 19 and 21 year olds in our group enjoyed wandering down for reasonably priced cocktails in the bar just close to the mini market. A great place to stay and only a five minute drive to Lindos. Hihly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning villa, baby friendly, amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just come back from a fabulous stay at one of the nicest villas we have ever been to. We decided on Villa Galini given its modern and ‘boutique’ look, we were certainly not disappointed! The villa was immaculate and looked like something out of an interior design magazine - each bedroom was a great size with modern furnishings and a clean, crisp finish. The living and kitchen area is open plan and well laid out leading on to the terrace and pool area which was the best part for us; the terrace is covered by a waterproof canopy (we found this out on the last day when the heavens decided to open) allowing you to sit in comfort whilst overlooking the lovely pool and stunning sea views. The pool is a deep blue colour mimicking the sea and surrounded by a very well looked after garden with some beautiful plants and even a private seat tucked away in the corner to soak up those amazing sea views in tranquility! The villa is in a great location, just a short walk away from the mini market giving you the essentials for your stay and also some neighbouring hotels should you fancy a drink locally. As we have a 5 month old son it was important to us that the villa was child/baby friendly and again, this was certainly the case. The villa had 2 travel cots (enabling us to put one on the terrace in the shade so we could watch our son whilst relaxing on the sunbeds), a baby seat for the bath, toys and a ‘baby bouncer’ to keep our son entertained! Overall, we had a lovely stay and felt very safe and well looked after (even the bathrooms had little White Company toiletries for us to use – a very nice touch!). We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

just got back from 2 weeks in this fabulous villa, what can I say it was perfect, it is what I would have expected of a 5 star hotel. as good as the villa was we spent most of the time in the outside area with the spectacular views over vlicha bay. we arrived late at night not knowing what to expect, we were not disappointed, everything was ready for us and the place was spotless, even the fridge was well stocked. russ the owner has done a brilliant job of the décor and it really felt like we were staying in someone's home. the bay itself was rather quiet with only a few hotels but the beach was good and the sea was crystal clear, a hire car would be an advantage. If you are looking for a nice relaxing holiday with all the comforts of home this is the place to come.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rhodes (RHO) at 48 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lindane Jewel at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Rhodes City at 52 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Rotunda at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Vlicha at 300 Metres Car: recommended

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 low cost airlines that operate to 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.


Walking distance to local cafes, mini-market and beach. 5 minutes by car to historic Lindos.

Further Details:

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Booking Notes:
Bookings taken all year round. A non refundable deposit of 25% on booking with the remaining balance due 10 weeks before together with a £350 refundable breakage deposit. We understand accidents do happen and items get broken. The breakage deposit is for wilful damage and missing items. The deposit will be returned to you after your holiday providing no damage has been reported.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is a Wednesday or a Saturday. Short breaks of 3-4 nights may be available depending on availability. Send in a request and I will always be happy to assist.

Notes on prices:
Payment can be made by cheque or direct bank transfer in £'s GBP.
Details will be given at time of booking along with a booking form and terms and conditions.

Now booking for 2016 & 2017 season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort


  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, full walk in shower
  • Bathroom 1 - first floor. Bath/shower, wc, vanity unit. Bathroom 2 - ground floor. Walk in shower, wc, vanity unit. Both bathrooms finished to a very high standard with imported Italian tiles.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)+ 2 cots Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 super-king bed (can be divided into 2 singles on request). Bedroom 2 king bed. Bedroom 3 double bed. All come with luxury over sized headboards, wardrobes, vanity units and hairdryers. All rooms have stunning sea views.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The property is fully air-conditioned and is tiled throughout to keep it cool on those hot summer days. It has been finished to a very high standard. Outside: Patio area with large dining table and chairs to one side (including outdoor fridge) and, to the other, large comfortable outdoor sofas under the covered pergola. The private pool (8 x 4 meters) has over-sized sun loungers for complete relaxation. Take a dip in the pool to keep you cool on those hot summer days. Landscaped garden with fruit trees and shrubs to compliment the surroundings. A large stone barbecue for that alfresco experience while you watch the sunset over the mountains. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa will be cleaned weekly with luxurious white bedlinen and quality white towels being provided for the guests. Other: There is a storage area under the stairs that houses a washing machine, vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket.

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