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A village within a village, Melenos Lindos is thoroughly picturesque in both style and setting. Perched on the slopes below the medieval citadel ruins of the Lindos Acropolis, and looking out onto impossibly blue ocean and golden beaches, this 17th-century Ottoman villa is sumptuously decorated and steeped in history.
Comprising of 12 unique suites with beds on traditional Lindian raised platforms and hand-painted ceilings, Melenos Villas is one of Rhodes’ grandest abodes.
A thoroughly Greek breakfast of breads, pittas, fruit, yoghurt, homemade jam and honey with robust coffee and freshly-squeezed orange juice is made all the more lavish enjoyed on the hotel’s rooftop. You could also opt for more continental cereals and grilled sandwiches to start the day, whilst admiring panoramic views of the shimmering Lindos bay.
The hotel’s award-winning restaurant also serves up exemplary Mediterranean dishes when dusk draws in. Changing with the seasons, local produce, such as a feta, ricotta and aegina nuts feature prominently on the delectable menu.
Only a few minutes walk away is the pretty, whitewashed town of Lindos that sits below the ancient fortifications. The town hosts a multitude of diverse restaurants peppered among its cobblestone streets.
The 12 suites are individually decorated in old-world character, yet the traditional raised beds and intricately carved furnishings sit comfortably with modern touches of waterfall showers and coffee and tea facilities. The rooms come with fluffy bathrobes, slippers and luxury bathroom products by O.Live.
The Honeymoon suite is particularly magnificent. An Aladdin's cave of elaborate furniture, tapestries, ornaments and plush seating, as well as a large hammam-style shower room and sink basin of beautiful hand-painted marble.
A few minutes gentle amble down the hillside will bring you to the golden sand beaches of Lindos to the west and the smaller Pallas to the east. The locals’ favourite beach spot of St. Pauls is just a 5-minute drive away (1 km).
A short hike up the hillside to the impressive Acropolis and Temple of Athena is unmissable - part of its building complex dates back to 300 BC. - and the nearby sites of the Ancient Theatre and Archokrateio monument will delight history-lovers.
Daydreamers and book-lovers will enjoy Melenos’s large pergola area scattered with plush cushions and shaded by lush vines with brightly coloured lanterns that sway idly in the warm breeze.
Car rental can be organised with the hotel prior to arrival. Driving around Rhodes is highly recommended to get the most out of freely exploring this historic island.