A tranquil Greek village where you can escape the crowds, yet in close proximity to lively towns and beaches – when you choose a villa holiday in Kalathos in eastern Rhodes, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Blessed with a year-round dry and sunny climate, this ancient hillside village is truly charming and boasts amazing sea views. Pick up spinach pies or sweet baklava dripping in honey from the local bakery and watch how to make traditional Greek pottery at the small factory – perfect for souvenirs. The secluded sand-and-shingle beach at Kalathos Bay is just a 15-minute stroll away and one of the longest and most quiet beaches on the island. The crystal-clear and shallow waters are ideal for young children and wooden sun beds and bamboo umbrellas are available for rent. After your sunshine fix, there are a handful of small restaurants and a supermarket on the adjacent road and several family-run tavernas back in the village, serving traditional meze and Greek dishes such as moussaka and kleftiko, using recipes passed down over many generations. For more action, the village is just four kilometres away from the lively resort of Lindos, home to fantastic shopping, restaurants and buzzing nightlife. If you wish to explore further, you’re 45 kilometres from the island's capital, Rhodes Town.