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“Perfect Spot”
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Avra Apartments
Ranked #24 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Lindos
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Perfect Spot”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Hello All,
We always stay at Avra Studios. The location is just perfect, right on the main beach. It's a short walk up the hill to the main square and the start of the village. The apartments are a bit tired and the cleaner isn't the most diligent but we couldn't imagine a trip to Lindos without staying at Avra. A few years back, this place was incredibly cheap. However, prices appear to be on the rise. If you want everything just so then this place isn't for you. If you want peacefull, basic accommodation on the beach within a short ten minute walk from the village then this is the place for you.
Enjoy.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I have stayed 3 times at the avra apartments and I will definitely go again i love it.

The apartments are very very basic. If you can get a first floor 1 bed apartment you get a huge balcony and they are much lighter. If you get one of the studios they are quite dark. That being said they have everything you need and the location is fantastic, right on the gorgeous beach.
Lindos itself is one of my favourite places in Greece. The town is so pretty and the food is delicious. Our favourite place (which i cant remember the name of) is the greek cypriot resteraunt on the road that veers left as you walk into town. The food and service is great.

If you want somewhere basic to sleep at night but want to spend most of your time on the beach and seeing the beautiful sights of Rhodes then the Avra apartments are perfect!

Room Tip: one bedroom apartments on top of the resteraunt- much lighter and have big balconies
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Portadown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed here with two girlfriends for chilled out holiday & we got just what we wanted at a great price - approx £600 for 3 adults for the first week in August. Total bargin! From start to finish our holiday was brilliant, including the flight. We booked online with olympic holidays & just must have hit a lucky bargin window of opportunity, so we took it and and no regrets whatsover. I was a little nervous as we could have booked Lindos Gardens for the same price, but we were delighted at beach location. Yes, it is basic and after reading reviews I even brought a set of picnic crockery, but there was no need - it was well enough equited, think we bought a chopping knife - no big deal. Given the location and typical friendly Greek hospitality we could not have asked for anything more. If you want to kick back and relax with a group of friends and familly, and still feel that you're in Greece - then book a holiday here! My idea of hell would be all inclusive, five star "pretend resort/ complex", especially in Greece because you just wouldn't feel the lovely Greek vide - whereas here you certainly will. While on this trip we visited both Rhodes town on a day trip and island hopped to Santorini & we were only there for a week! We will be returning as soon as possible, as flying direct from Belfast is expensive and limited. A wee freshening up of the apartments would be wonderful, but not essential if the price is right. Also, the restaurants in the village are wonderful - try Methos for great views and wonderful food and atmosphere.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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kent
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We have stayed in lindos a numerous of times which i love but i have got to say if you do stay in avra be ready to take your gloves because the cleaner doesn't really clean alot and mops around with a dirty mop and thats about it, the rooms are very basic and really need refurbishing, i hope the owners do actually do something about it this winter but we will see, it's location is just brill ,right on the beach and the actual vallage is about 10 mins walk up a hill or along the beach but as for lindos its beautiful, if you dont like basic try one of the hotels.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We have stayed at these apartments about 6 times now. Don't expect luxury, but they are basic typically greek apartments just about 100 strides from your beach bed & sea. Brilliant!! What more could you want. There are 3 tavernas on the beach and a 15 min walk takes you to a smaller beach with at least 6 tavernas on. Its about 15 mins up hill into town, but very quick getting home. This is the perfect place to stay if you like 'beach life' lying in the sun (like I do) or swinmming and snorkelling like my husband.

Room Tip: apartment facing sea, then you get a table and chairs to sit at in the day/evening
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Have just returned from Avra and having read the previous reviews I was worried. We were allocated 1A which is an apartment by itself. Was what we expected but having been to Lindos 15 times I have to say this is the worst we have stayed in. Very basic,hand held shower with no curtain so the bathroom floor was wet all the time. Had only 2 fresh towels during the week and no bed change. On arrival we asked the rep for air con and was told to wait for the maid who turned up a 7pm and told us it was not her job and we would have to wait until Monday. When she realised we were not happy she returned 5 mins later with a remote and switched it on. Asked for a loo roll on 2nd day and was told we would have to buy from the Supermarket which the nearest one is in the village. No kettle and cutlery old and rusty. Felt sorry for people in room 10 who face a brick wall which is a toilet block for the taverna below.We didnt let it spoil our holiday because we love Lindos but have stayed in accomodation by far better, but if you love the beach then you cannot get any closer.
The easiest way to reach the village is to walk along the duck boards on the beach and turn right at the Dolphin Taverna and follow the road to the Rain Bird bar. Retuning at night is easy along the main beach road. The Tavernas near the apartments close about 7 at night so its really quiet. On arrival you get dropped at Lindos reception above St Pauls Bay so its a fair walk to Avra. We asked the Rep to call us a taxi. It was 6 euros but worrh it as it was so hot mid day.
The food in the Taverna below the apartments is excellent. If you dont let the maid in first time she calls then she will not return and her idea of cleaning is to swish a dirty mop around.
I will not be returning to Avra again but would suggest to the owners that just a few simple changes would make all thwe difference.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We studied reviews carefully before selecting this accomodation so we got what we paid for and with no great expectations and no real shockes or surprises. I love Lindos and would sleep on the beach if I had to!

The rooms are desperately in need of refurb and I refused to use the toilet and used the taverna loos instead-much cleaner and brighter. Amazingly enough though, we found that many of our neighbours go back there time after time and by the end of our stay we got used to some of the grubbyness because we could avoid a lot of it!. We ate out every day, and if we hadn't I would have gone out and bought new cuttlery - the stuff in the kitchen area was rusty, stained, bent, broken etc. and just not fit for purpose....I mean come on Avra onwers!!!, how little it must cost for a few new knives, forkes and cups for goodness sake!!! A 1970's radio but no simple kettle!!!!

The position is fabulous-second to none and even though torches are advised, we didn't really need them, the trip down from town in the evening to the Avra is a 10 mins peaceful stroll via donkeys, cats, sea,sand and beatiful smelling plants was an experience that will stay with me with smiles forever!!!

The staff in the taverna at the front of the accomodation (Panos or something like that!)are fabulously hospitable people and the food is exeptionally good. Try a big breakfast with English tea or a greek salad there at least once during your stay-you won't be disappointed.

I love Greek, Rhodes and Lindos is one of my favourite places so I would have put up with a lot more to ever deter me from visiting this beautiful one off example of typical & historic Greece unchanged with the passing of times but we probably would not return to the Avra unless they are made more 'habitable' but we will doubtlessly return and seek out alternative accomodation with basic cleanliness that we don't consider is too much to ask for really!!!


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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Avra Apartments
Address: Lindos 85107, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Lindos
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Ranked #24 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Lindos
Number of rooms: 6
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