Don’t know about you, but personally I’m so in love with Greece that I always spend my summer vacation here. Moreover, the Greek islands are simply amazing, and no matter how often I visit, I know that there are still so many left to be explored. As you may already be aware, Greece boasts more than 6000 islands and islets, of which only 227 are inhabited… each unique and appealing in their own way! Just like Henry Miller said: “It takes a lifetime for someone to discover Greece, but it only takes an instant to fall in love with her.”

Lindos, Rhodes Island

The most popular of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes is a fantastic destination for families or couples looking for a carefree and relaxed beach vacation. The southernmost coast of Rhodes, Prassonisi, is ideal for windsurfing and kite surfing, the western coast is notorious for its strong summer winds and powerful currents, but the southeast coast, namely Lindos is ideal for those looking for serene beaches with calm waters. So if you’re dreaming of a tranquil beachfront luxury resort, then choose Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas – a proud member of Atrium Hotels 5-star collection – located just a 45-minute drive from Rhodes International Airport.

With wonderful views over Kalathos Bay, with a laid-back vibe and landscaped gardens a vacation here can consist of nothing but lazy beach and poolside days. Privately owned and operated, this 5-star resort elevates the vacation experience to a whole new level with a variety of premium accommodation options, upscale facilities and high-end services.

Authentic Rhodian hospitality is on full display, beginning with check-in: you’re invited to relax in the beautiful lobby and you receive a welcome drink, setting the tone for the personalized service you can expect throughout your stay.

Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort Rhodes
Dramatic high ceilings and an inviting reception hall with elegant armchairs, make an excellent first impression.

Pool & Beach Vibes

With several pools, and a beautiful private beach, this resort comes with a ton of swimming options. As soon as you enter the pool area and catch your first glimpse of the spectacular views, you can tell that you are somewhere special. Best part? At the heart of the resort there is a lagoon-style swimming pool where you’ll find a swim-up bar – the perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing drink.

Atrium Palace Pools
Another beautiful pool

And then there’s the Blue-flag awarded beach – one of the least crowded beaches in Rhodes with amazing crystal clear water.

Kalathos Beach Rhodes
I could spend hours watching the sea foam sliding over the beach.
Mythos beer on the beach
There’s nothing like lazing around on the beach and contemplating life!

This beach has stunning natural surrounds, and sunrise and sunsets are both magical here – so be sure to catch a few during your stay.

Rhodes Kalathos Bay Lindos
See that view?

Accommodation

The hotel is made up of several buildings connected by verdant gardens and terraces. Local materials have been sourced to provide a real sense of place and there’s a focus on the style and traditions of the region with design features such as mosaics, archways and columns throughout.

The rooms & suites are spacious and bright, with outdoor spaces – many with sea views. Luxury amenities are abundant and include bathrobes and slippers, premium toiletries, Nespresso coffee makers, welcome fruit baskets and wine, well-stocked minibars, and free Wi-Fi.

Superior Suite Atrium Palace
Superior Suite

The ambiance is at one with nature, while the architecture follows the simple lines of the traditional island architecture. Given its luxury status, it comes as no surprise that the hotel offers well-appointed villas. Last but not least, the Superior Villas are a real treat as they have their own private plunge pool.

Superior Villa

The most sumptuous accommodation here on offer are the Presidential Villas – they’re extremely spacious and define luxury of the highest standard. These villas offer exclusive individual spaces, respect to the privacy of their inhabitants, and uninterrupted sea views.

Atrium Palace Presidential Villa
These mornings when you feel that the whole universe belongs to you – pool of the Presidential Villa

GOOD TO KNOW: If you’re thinking of getting married on the beach, you can make your dream luxury wedding come true at Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas! The Wedding Specialists are waiting to help plan your perfect day. After all, who’s not dreaming of dancing Sirtaki on the beach? Dancing with the waves, moving with the sea…

Delicious Eats

You have a choice of 4 restaurants at this beautiful resort. There’s Asterias (beachfront à la carte), Vista Mare (à la carte Italian restaurant), Poseidon (poolside à la carte) and Symposium restaurant (breakfast & dinner). The main buffet restaurant serves an international menu along with a rich breakfast buffet, complete with Champagne and Greek pastries.

View from Symposium, the main restaurant

INSIDER TIP: Choose half-board (breakfast plus dinner), and head for lunch at Asterias restaurant! This place has tranquil sea views and here you can enjoy typical regional cuisine and a variety of FRESH seafood dishes.

View from Asterias restaurant

Besides, a vast wine menu perfectly complements each of the imaginative à la carte dishes. And Dimitris – the Maitre d’, will charm you with his know-how about Greek wines. You might be already knowledgeable but he will make you realize that you can always discover more. So let him serve you a bottle of white Biblia Chora

Asterias Restaurant Atrium Palace Rhodes
A yummy lobster like no other…
This is the best mackerel I’ve eaten so far!
Mouth-watering stuffed calamari

If you’re not a seafood fan, try the grilled lamb chops – a pure delight! Tender, juicy, simply amazing!

Grilled lamb chops

Apostolos Eleftheropoulos – GM

Last but not least, you’re sure to meet the General Manager of the hotel, Apostolos Eleftheropoulos – a hospitality expert who definitely knows what makes a luxury business operate well. “Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas is about giving top-notch service and over-delivering in a warm-hearted way. A well-trained staff that do not merely provide service but strive to change that into a memorable experience are paramount to us. Besides, good food with good service is what makes for a great customer experience – the two are inseparable. So come as a guest, leave as a friend…” says Apostolos.

Wellness & Spa

Spa and fitness lovers are well catered for with superb wellness and leisure facilities at AnaGenesis Thalasso Spa. This area boasts over 2000 sq.m, and offers innovative face & body treatments. If you can tear yourself away from the beach or pool, indulge in this heaven of relaxation!

AnaGenesis Thalasso Spa
AnaGenesis Thalasso Spa

Amenities include ten treatment rooms, two Saunas, two Hammam rooms, three Hydrobath rooms, one Chromotherapy room, one Vichy Shower cabin, and one Jet Shower cabin.

To Dos While You’Re Here

If you love water sports, and you’re feeling energetic, rent a jet ski. In case you’re a beginner in the jet ski world, it can take a little while to really get the hang of jet skiing but in the end you’ll love it. Or go diving with Water Hoppers – just ask the reception staff to organize these activities for you.

Don’t miss the magnificent Unesco-listed Rhodes Town, and make sure to head to Lindos Town (5 km away from the resort) for visiting the beautifully preserved Acropolis. But please don’t rent a donkey to make your way up to the Acropolis – go by foot! In the evening go to a Rooftop Bar-Café, and feel the unique ambiance and energy of this charming place.

Rhodes Lindos
The whitewashed buildings of Lindos

Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas is a place for serious chilling, definitely perfect for foodies, beach lovers, and sun seekers. Go relax on the Blue Flag-awarded beach, savour mouth-watering cuisine and enjoy the touch of warm Greek hospitality.

Dear G R E E C E, goodbyes are not forever, are not the end – they simply mean “I’ll miss you” until we meet again!                                                                               

Thank you to Atrium Hotels for this wonderful summer experience, we fell in love with Kalathos beach! All opinions are as always, my own.