Along the unspoilt west coast of Rhodes is the traditional village of Fanes, an ideal base for a peaceful villa holiday in Greece. Thanks to a local artist who decided to breathe new life into the old houses by painting their walls in bright hues, Fanes is known as the village of colours. A joy to walk around, it boasts all the rural charm and character of the real Greece, with friendly locals, quaint tavernas and a picturesque harbour dotted with yachts and fishing boats.
Just a short distance away is a long sand and shingle beach, noted for its great windsurfing and kite-surfing given the wide flat sands and exposure to the northern winds. Due to the breeze, the waters can sometimes become rough so they are only recommended for strong swimmers. If you’re not a watersports enthusiast, relax on the wide flat sands underneath the various tamarisk trees or sample the fresh catch of the day at one of the traditional Greek tavernas next to the beach.
The advantage of staying in Fanes is that you’re not far from the International Airport for easy transfers. For access to more facilities, the popular resort of Ixia is just 20 minutes away – an all-in-one beachside hotspot within striking distance of medieval Rhodes Town.