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'Tsampika' traditional Home at Archangelos Rhodes - Live like a local...

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
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Tsampika & Serafi traditional homes - Ambassadors of Hellenic Culture' '...The home's door opens and the beauty floods your heart and overflows with the surprise of the “plateloticho” (the plate wall)! They are the hand painted plates, which accompanied the bride to her new home, with the big mirror in the middle and the family pictures. But why so many plates? With beauty there is no “why” – it just saves you!...' 'Tsampika' home is located in Archangelos Rhodes (right next to 'Serafi' home). It is 70m2, open plan space with two double beds (in the type of wooden lofts) and a single one (wooden loft too) with Coco-Mat bed mattresses and pillows. The comfortable 'soufas' is one of the distinctive features of the house. The kitchen (fully equipped) is a separate room connected both to th...Tsampika & Serafi traditional homes - Ambassadors of Hellenic Culture' '...The home's door opens and the beauty floods your heart and overflows with the surprise of the “plateloticho” (the plate wall)! They are the hand painted plates, which accompanied the bride to her new home, with the big mirror in the middle and the family pictures. But why so many plates? With beauty there is no “why” – it just saves you!...' 'Tsampika' home is located in Archangelos Rhodes (right next to 'Serafi' home). It is 70m2, open plan space with two double beds (in the type of wooden lofts) and a single one (wooden loft too) with Coco-Mat bed mattresses and pillows. The comfortable 'soufas' is one of the distinctive features of the house. The kitchen (fully equipped) is a separate room connected both to the main house and the courtyard. There is a large courtyard with elevated yard walls. It is full of aromatic herbs and flowers, exciting for children to play and for adults to relax. 'Tsampika' and 'Serafi' homes are ideal for hosting two friendly families. Restaurants, Supermarkets, Bank/ATM, Post office, Pharmacy, Communication Services, Health Center, Cafeterias are all available (50-200m from the home). Everything is on walking distance. Guests can also enjoy the great local beaches: 'Tsampika', 'St. Agatha' and 'Stegna', all very close to the your holiday home (2 - 5km). The public transport is frequent. Bus stop - 50m from the house. The bus will take you to the city of Rhodes and to many beautiful beaches such as Kalithea, Afandou, Kalathos (10mins by bus), Lindos and, further south, Prassonissi. The house was built at the start of the previous century, in the 1915s, in compliance with the traditional arch type architecture of Archangelos. It was fully renovated in 2012-13 by the original owner. It was done with absolute respect towards the “arch type” archangelic home architecture. The house also operates as a Museum of Archangelic Tradition. More details... 'Tsampika' home welcomes you when you enter the hospitable yard, which is full of aromatic herbs, flowers and three domineering cypress trees reaching up to the sky, which are as old as the home. The home stands harmoniously in the depths of the yard – simple, one bodied and stark white. The cornice is wrought in relief on the upper part of the façade and around the windows. Above the door the cross, along with the wrought in relief drainpipes and their winding finishes, they “embroider” the homes’ façade with nobility and moderation. Nothing is missing, nor is it superfluous; it is a reflection of the Hellenic culture's moderation and harmony – a 'repose of the heart'! In the interior of the home, the “kamara”, (the arch), which parts the home in two, dominates harmoniously without distracting from its unity. Famed craftsmen of Archangelos built it with big hand cut stones and at its center, they wedged the “arch’s key” (a stone trapeze shape). The whole house rests on the “arch key”, symmetrically and is uniquely balanced! It is “arch” home, named after the Archangelic type of architecture...' ...This archangelic arch-type home, 'Tsampika', opened its door in the summer of 2014 to everyone who would like to familiarize themselves with it and experience it (even if it’s for a short time). They will feel the culture which this home carry within it and also what they exude. The opening of these homes to the people aims to keep the unique local cultural heritage of Archangelos Rhodes alive and pass it on all over the world. They do it by hosting the guests for a week in a “home - Treasure of Archangelic Tradition” and by encouraging them to live the experience of the local tradition which is exuded by “Tsampika” & 'Serafi' traditional homes, to taste local dishes and traditional bread baked in the wood burning oven in the yard, to familiarize themselves with the local aromatic herbs of the homes' yard. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 00000356895More
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About the Owner
Maria-Charikleia D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2014
Interaction with guests
We always welcome our guests ourselves and we are there for any help. The keys are delivered upon guests' arrival at the house by ourselves and all details will be fully presented to you at the house. All the information, internet access, maps, things to do, useful telephone numbers, is in a folder into the house. For anything you might need, please feel free to call us, Maria & Charikleia, on 24 hour basis. We also encourage our guests to live the experience of the local tradition which is exuded by “Tsampika” & 'Serafi' traditional homes, to taste local dishes and traditional bread baked in the wood burning oven in the yard, to familiarize themselves with the local aromatic herbs of the homes' yard.
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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 4 September 2014

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Date of stay: August 2014
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile
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Date of stay: August 2015
Management response:Responded 8 September 2015

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Guests can enjoy: *The great local beaches:Tsampika (the best in Rhodes), St. Agatha and Stegna, all very close to the Archangelos (2 - 5km). *The traditional historical center of the village is found surrounding the church of Archangel. The narrow whitewashed alleys, the small, traditional archangelic homes with their ornate gates and their wood burning ovens in the yards. The aroma of freshly baked bread every Saturday and the hospitable people of Archangelos create a very warm atmosphere. *Beautiful hikes: a)To the Knights Castle, b) To the Stegna beach, c) To the 'Epta Piges' (seven springs). The neighborhood, called Serafi, is safe and quiet. The neighbors live there for many years. We all know each other and they are friendly.
Getting around
Everything in Archangelos village is on a walking distance. The village is situated on the east side of the island of Rhodes and it lies between Lindos and the city of Rhodes. It is an ideal point to explore the whole island.
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