Kastro of RhodesTraditionalHouses Villa
Official Contact Details - Kastro of RhodesTraditionalHousesPhone: +30 22410 67786, +30
Traditional house with arch built c.1850, exhibiting a wall that is part of 15th century village castle.
- Price from 450 EUR / Week
- Capacity up to 5 people
- 1 bedroom & 1 bathroom
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Last updated: 02/24/2006
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Ka'stro(= castle) was built with stones circa 1850; it took its name from one of the walls of its main salla. That wall is actually part of the remains of the castle of Koskinou, dating back to the 15th century. Expanding into different levels, it has both a cosy court yard and a breezy terrace. Being practically tucked among three houses and a castle wall, it offers a very quiet and serene atmosphere. All the house's internal structures are made of hand crafted wood. Wherever possible, traditional material and ways of building were used; an exception to that are its modern electric wiring, kitchen and bathroom water connections, and sewage.
KITHCEN: Electric cooker, fridge, table. Has a high wooden beamed ceiling with a sky light window.
BATHROOM: Basin, bathtub, WC.
MAIN SALLA: A prime example of fine traditional Koskinou architecture. Left intact, its one wall that was actually part of the 15th century village castle quietly imposes its rich history on the room. Its central arch is overlooked by a 5.50 meters (18 feet) high wooden beamed ceiling. Two sky light windows allow the natural daylight and a cooling breeze to pass through the room. Two wooden couches, coffee table, dining table and chairs, satellite TV.
PATARO's (= wooden traditional Koskinou platform bed): Two, sleeping two persons each. Located within the main salla.
COURT YARD: Very quiet. Purpose-built bench and table, basin.
TERRACE: Good for sunbathing and relaxation, it overlooks the court yard.
Prices & deals
- Lowest Weekly Price:
- 450 EUR
- Highest Weekly Price:
- 750 EUR
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- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
Location & area
The traditional village of Koskinou was established in the 15th century and was at the time partly protected by a purpose-built castle. It is situated on a hill, at the east side of the island of Rhodes (or: Rodos, Rodi), 9km (around 6 miles) from the centre of the City of Rhodes (or: Rodos, Rodi). It has 2,500 inhabitants.
Travel guides usually state that Koskinou is famous for its unique traditional houses, its magnificently decorated 1873 built church, and Gia'nnis restaurant. All very true.
However, there is also ANOTHER SIDE OF
KOSKINOU. It is the Koskinou with its FRIENDLY and HOSPITABLE RESIDENTS; its four other small RESTAURANTS located on pedestrian streets offering a variety of meals. It is the Koskinou with its PEACEFUL
SURROUNDINGS; its memorable SUNSETS; its cooling northern BREEZE; its close PROXIMITY to both the CITY OF RHODES and to a number of crystal-water BEACHES. It is the Koskinou that offers the chance to combine the experience of traditional village life, with a wide choice of outings just a short drive away.
It is that Koskinou that has captured the hearts of quite a number of GREEK ARTISTS and NORTHERN EUROPEANS who now LIVE THERE permanently.
GUESTS staying at the house of Kastro of RhodesTraditionalHouses WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO TASTE THE EVERY DAY LIFE OF A GREEK VILLAGE, while after a 10 minutes drive (in different directions) they could be at the City of Rhodes, or Faliraki, or to a number of crystal-water beaches.
GUESTS staying at the house of Kastro of RhodesTraditionalHouses will actually LIVE AMONG THE LOCAL RESIDENTS of Koskinou, while staying in a traditional house, carefully renovated to offer modern amenities.
They will have OPPORTUNITIES to meet and form lasting FRIENDSHIPS with the locals in many different occasions:
-while SHOPPING at one of Koskinou's SMALL FOOD STORES, where fresh vegetable and fruit from the LOCAL PRODUCE are brought-in daily;
-or, while dining in one of the five RESTAURANT of the village (just accept the unsolicited offer of a glass of local wine, and a vibrant conversation will most probably follow);
-or, while attending a panygi'ri (= LOCAL
FEAST, open to everybody, where good food, local wine and some extraordinary Greek dancing to the tunes of a live band can be found);
-or, by simply sitting outside their house after sunset in a while, one of the villagers will probably approach you striking a conversation, only looking for the opportunity to tell you about the experiences of his/her lifetime.
Ready for a SWIM? A FIVE MINUTE to one-and-a-half hour DRIVE (depending on your taste, or simply on how hot you feel) will give you a wide range of choices: from isolated sandy beaches, to multi-ethnically crowded ones, to the surfers' paradise.
For some different day-time action you can try the WATER PARK (15 minutes), the Afandou GOLF range (20 minutes), the HORSE RIDING club (10 minutes), or HIKING at Profitis Elias(40 minutes).
For a NIGHT OUT, you are bound to find something for your choice in the VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE of the city of Rhodes (6km). Or, you might want to witness the really rough nights of Faliraki (7km).
APPROXIMATE DISTANCES from the house of Kastro of RhodesTraditionalHouses to:
Centre of Koskinou village 150 meters
Bus stop 150 meters
Small village food stores 50-100 meters
Village restaurants 50-100 meters
Big Supermarket AB 2.5km
Big Supermarket Lidl 2.5km
Big Supermarket Champion Marinopoulos 3.0km
Big Supermarket Spar Veropoulos 3.3km
Open air fruit and vegetable market (every
Wednesday and Saturday) 5.0km
Nearest beach (SunWing) 3km
Tassos beach 5km
Kallithea beach 5km
Nikolas beach 5km
Faliraki beach and city 9km
Enidrio beach at the City of Rhodes 10km
Anthony Quin beach 13km
Afandou beach 19km
Tsampika beach 31km
Agathi beach 44km
Lindos beach and city 52km
Genadi beach 65km
Prasonisi (surfers' paradise at the
southern tip of the island) 91km
Centre of the City of Rhodes 9km
Casino of Rhodes 9km
Water Park 9km
Afandou Golf course 13km
- 191 Koskinou, 85100, Rhodes, Greece
- Accommodation located in:
- near cultural interest, near golf course, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near tennis courts, near the beach, near water sports, village!
Amenities & services
Guests staying for only one week in the house of Kastro will acquire a new feeling of what living in a traditional environment is all about.
It actually DOES NOT HAVE A BEDROOM.
Nevertheless, within its main salla there are two traditional high risen wooden 'sleeping platforms'. As it is impossible to express same in the basic feutures displayed in this site, we took the libery to claim that the house does have one bedroom (i.e., we classified the main salla also as a bedroom). For a full understanding and appreciation of this, please visit our website.
# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:
- Bedrooms: 1
- Bathrooms: 1
- Single beds: 0
- Double beds: 2
- Baby cots: 0
- Single sofa beds: 1
- Double sofa beds: 0
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Important Notice : Avoiding Fraud
It's rare, but some helpful hints to watch out for with regards to fraud:
- It is important to NEVER wire funds or use/employ other fund transfer mechanisms such as western union: Always use a credit card to protect yourself against fraud. If owners pressure you into providing a deposit or refuse to accept credit cards, there is a high probability that this is a scam.
- If at all suspicious of fraud, ask to see their website, or any other literature they can provide or send to you. Ask them for contact details for guests who have previously stayed on their property insisting on telephone numbers. Be suspicious of emails that originate from free email services (yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc)
- Research the property thoroughly on the internet to see if there is any history or mention of scams associated with the property.