Local Coast and Beach
Walk from the garden straight onto the beach.
The beauty of this property is its position next to the beach.
This beach is as good as private because access from the road
is very limited to passing traffic.
It is mainly used by residents.
The ten-kilometre beach of Gennadi Bay is magnificent
with views to Kiotari and Pefkos.
Gennadi is well appointed for post office,
supermarkets, bakery, cafés, bars, cyber café
and tavernas. A bureau de change is also
available in high and mid-season.
The Mythos Café is the hub of local life.
Just behind the house are beautiful hills
and valleys ideal for cycling and walking.
Only 10 kms away is the picturesque peaceful
village of Pefkos set among vineyards, olive
and fig trees and pines, from which it gets
From Pefkos there are stunning views of Gennadi
Bay. The village is unspoilt with golden sands
and clean sea. It has a selection of shops, bars
and restaurants. The Pefkos Bakery is renowned.
It has low-key nightlife and is ideal for relaxing
Prassonisi is a peninsula at the southern
tip of Rhodes. It is connected by a
causeway for part of the day. At certain
times the smooth Aegean and the rougher
Mediterranean seas meet to cut off access
and merge their waves. It is a fascinating
A visit to Lindos is a must. Only 10 minutes
by car from Villa Socrates it is a
magnificent sight with its combination of
landscape and cultural heritage. The houses
perch on the hillside below the Acropolis.
Long winding streets covered with vines give
the impression of an Arabic souk. You can eat
and drink in countless rooftop cafés and
The Acropolis goes back to ancient Greece
with remains of a temple to Athena and
stunning views. It's free on Sundays!
For a swim or a sunbathe visit the exquisite
cove of St Paul's Bay where the saint arrived
Gennadi Bay from Pefkos.
Pefkos is at the north-east end of the bay.
Villa Socrates is away in the distance,
safe from all the hordes.
Gennadi Bay from Kiotari
Kiotari is a tourist centre about 4
kms from Gennadi. This is a view of
the Bay with Gennadi in the middle.
Lardos Bay is in the middle of the
larger Gennadi Bay. There is a beautiful
coastline perfect for snorkelling,
beachcombing, swimming and chilling.
One of the most beautiful beaches
is Tsampika beach between Archangelos
and Afandou. It's a bit full of
parasols and sunbeds in high season.
but the edges of the bay have very
few people on them and are lovely
for swimming. The boats taking people
for swimming tours stop here.
A stunning view over a plain with
the village of Malona and the hills
beyond. This is between Haraki and