If you’re aching for a getaway in a tranquil setting, make Kalathos your 2018 summer holiday. Away from the crowd and noise of the city, this small Grecian village situated on a beautiful Greek Island is the perfect place to escape the stresses of the office, to unwind and, of course, catch up on your tan. Swim in crystal-clear waters, snooze on beaches, marvel at the island’s architecture and chat with the charming locals. One thing is for sure: you will not run out of things to do.
The entire island is rich in culture and there’s beauty wherever you turn. The island’s capital, Rhodes, is just a short drive away. Known for its beautiful architecture, stunning vistas and fascinating museums and galleries, this is place of ancient history that still captivates and attracts people from across the globe. Kalathos is a tiny village with a slow pace of life that can be difficult to find elsewhere, so your Kalathos holiday will be one to remember.
There is plenty to keep you occupied in the quiet and friendly village from beach activity to tavernas and just discovering the town and exploring. There are lots of good walks up into the countryside surrounding the village and you are also well placed for day trips to lots of fantastic places.
Visit Lindos for a day trip, either by boat or bus and wander round the cobbled whitewashed narrow streets and experience an old Greece. The acropolis is worth climbing and paying for while you are there, for the fantastic views and stunning history. St Pauls church is another draw here, remember to cover up in respect and visit the gorgeous interior.
Nearby Kolimbia is another stunning village to visit and only 20 minutes’ drive from Kalathos. If you are feeling like a bit of a challenging walk, the Tsambika monastery is worth the climb with just stunning countryside and views from the top. The beach here is well equipped and lovely for a day trip as well.
Then there is Rhodes, which, although is a top destination, still has cozy spots and of course, plenty of organised activities.
If you get thirsty while snoozing away in the Kalathos sunshine, don’t worry, there’s a beach bar to shake you up a cool cocktail or prepare you a refreshing snack. ‘Summerlov Beach Bar’ serves the freshest food, from delectable panini to perfectly cooked tuna steak; all this while overlooking the ocean. Sipping an evening cocktail here after a long day’s sun worshipping really is the perfect end to the perfect day.
For fine dining, head over to the neighbouring town of Lindos, which boasts an abundance of delicious restaurants. From freshly caught seafood, to vegetarian and traditional Greek cuisine, there is something to satisfy every taste bud. Greek cuisine includes favourites such as fresh olives, halloumi, falafel and houmous so don’t leave the island without indulging your inner glutton. A romantic holiday to Kalathos simply has to include a jaunt to Lindos to sample its mouth-watering dishes.
Don’t be fooled into thinking holidays in Kalathos are just for couples, there is plenty of fun for the entire family. The island’s beaches are the perfect playgrounds for the little ones to swim, splash and play, while still offering a shaded sunbed for parents to take a well-needed break.
Your kids will be forever thankful if you surprise them with a trip to the popular WaterPark on the outskirts of Rhodes. The huge adventure park has attractions for all ages including a fun-size toddler pool, a lazy river, a pool with a wave machine and over fifteen slides ranging from tame to adrenaline junkie; it’s sure to be a day the kids will remember forever.
Alternatively, if you and your kids want to learn a little more about the culture of this Grecian island, head to Savvas Ceramics, a traditional pot-making factory. Here you will watch and learn how the ancient Greeks made their iconic ceramic pots, which are still imitated to this day. Watch how a skilled craftsman can create such a piece of art with his bare hands. It will inform and inspire you, and the gift shop isn’t too bad either.
The nearby beach of Agios Pavlos or Saint Paul’s Beach is the perfect place for some action-packed fun. Grab the kids and a snorkel and delve into the deep of the Agean Sea. Gaze in awe at the abundant marine life swimming amongst the rocks before your eyes. Or, if you’re looking for something a little more thrilling, head over to Water Sports, a company offering everything from fishing, jet skiing and parasailing to banana boats. If you’re travelling with a group of friends, as a family or a couple, there are plenty of options to satisfy any adrenaline junkie.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to while away the day on your own private beach? Well, Kalathos Beach will give you a pretty good idea. It is one of the most secluded beaches on the entire island and a holiday in Kalathos would really be incomplete without at least a day sunbathing on its beaches. Or maybe even every day – you’ve earned it! So sit back and relax on the beach’s comfortable sunbeds, slap on that sun cream and fall asleep to the sounds of the Aegean Sea splashing against the shore. Here, the stresses of everyday life will be instantly forgotten; the tranquillity of the beach will simply take them away.
Holidays in Kalathos don’t end when the sun goes down. There are plenty of spots where you can dance the night away, drink in hand. Head to the nearby resort of Pefkos, which hosts lots of bars and clubs. The Zig Zag Bar is a particularly popular cocktail bar that serves delicious Instagram-worthy cocktails to whet your boozy appetite until the early hours. Their reasonably priced cocktails and the infectiously fun atmosphere may just turn you into a regular.
If you want something a little more highbrow, head to Socratous Garden in Rhodes. This garden bar, somewhat hidden from the main road, is surrounded by a canopy of exotic plants, shading you from the sun as you glug back their tasty cocktails. This relaxed bar, surrounded by the city’s beautiful architecture, will transport you back to the ancient world. As you sip your drink you can gaze up between the vines, look at the warm, starry sky and simply fall in love with Rhodes. This is the life.
A Kalathos holiday is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway with your other half, whether you’re planning an anniversary trip, a honeymoon or just looking forward to the chance to spend time as a couple. As Kalathos beach itself is practically deserted, especially in the late afternoon, it’s the ideal place to take a stroll hand in hand in the light of the setting sun. It would also be the perfect place to – dare we suggest – pop the question…but that’s up to you, of course.
This Grecian island is really the definition of romantic. Imagine sipping a glass of chilled white wine as you look out to the ocean, the warm night sky overhead and the sound of the distant splashing waves. It is pure bliss. One thing is for certain: neither you nor your partner will ever forget this holiday, and may even find yourselves coming back again and again.
The city of Rhodes is just a short drive from Kalathos resort and is renowned worldwide for its historical sites dating back to Ancient Greek times. There is so much to learn here – you’ll be hooked. Rhodes is, most famously, the site of ‘Colossus of Rhodes,’ one of the Seven Wonders Of The Ancient World. This is thought to be the largest statue of the Ancient world standing at over a hundred-feet high. Although this iconic structure is alluded to in many works of art, from Shakespeare to the plaque below the Statue Of Liberty, it was actually destroyed in an earthquake over 1500-years ago. However, you can still visit the site itself and marvel at what might have been.
While visiting one of Greece’s most popular cultural cities, you must take a wander around the old fortifications. These magnificent structures are in fact World Heritage Sites, and will transport you to the medieval Byzantine civilisations. If you want to spice up your cultural viewing, consider partaking in a Segway tour around the fortifications. Fuse together the old and new as you speed around these ancients buildings in style.