Esperos Village Blue and Spa
A white-washed, village-style complex clinging to cypress-cloaked slopes, overlooking the Aegean Sea.
Peeking out from pine and cypress trees, Esperos Village has a prime position overlooking the Aegean. A cluster of low-slung, white-washed buildings tumble down the bottle-green slopes like a classic Greek village. This hillside hideout ticks all the boxes for an idyllic Greek getaway: impeccable service, exclusive beach club, spacious rooms (some with private or shared pools), and an enticing spa with a hammam, sauna and indoor pool.
But the hotels crowning glory is its rooftop garden, lined with silvery olive trees and scattered with white day beds overlooking the sea the perfect spot for a sultry Greek sunset. To one side is a gleaming infinity pool, edged by teak open-air pavilions shading sun beds; to the other is a hip bar with mosaic floor tiles, where mixologists rustle together creative cocktails.
The vast terrace dips to a sun deck with sea views and luxury loungers, edged by sweet-scented lavender. Inside theres also a piano bar adjoining a glossy dining space, with live music and full-length windows, and an inviting Mediterranean restaurant hosting fun barbecue nights.
A lovely Greek taverna spills onto a courtyard, with twinkling fairy lights and shady trees, while down on the shore is a chilled beach club and freshwater swimming pool a short walk down the hill, or an easy shuttle ride. Thatched cabanas with oceanic-blue day beds pepper the beach, while groups of young sun-seekers often team up for a game of beach volleyball on the sand. Youre a 10-minute drive from the nightlife of Faliraki or 20 minutes from Rhodes Town, but if you dont want to go out at night, a DJ plays live music at Esperos Village a few times a week. A lovely Greek taverna spills onto a courtyard, with twinkling fairy lights and shady trees.
2 freshwater swimming pools (1 infinity, 1 at sea level), private beach club, shuttle service (including to beach), spa*, gym, tennis court, table tennis
Restaurants & bars
Ammades Seaside Restaurant & Baris a shiny newcomer to the beach scene. This relaxed toes-in-the-sand haunt transforms from a chilled daytime hangout to a buzzy after-hours spot. Thatched cabanas with day beds pepper the shore, while the taverna has a Mediterranean-leaning menu for all-day eats.
Mediterraneois a light and airy spot, with glass doors framing sea views and a cream colour palette accented by wooden furniture and exposed-stone arches. An a’lamenu of Mediterranean dishes from Greek classics to Italian favourites is accompanied by show cooking stations and barbecue nights.
Full-length windows frame the sea atAfrodite Piano Bar & Restaurant, an elegant dining space with softly tinkling music and a Champagne bar. The buffet includes soup, salads, local dishes, cheeses and desserts, while a show kitchen adds a hint of theatre. With a teal-coloured backdrop and gleaming bar counter, the bar is a refined spot for an aperitif or digestif.
Its all about the sweeping Aegean views at thePanorama Roof Garden. This hip bar, with open-air wood pavilions and mosaic floor tiles, spills over onto a vast stone terrace dotted with white day beds.
With twinkling fairy lights and shady trees,Kafenionis a romantic al-fresco spot for plates for mezze and Greek specialities, washed down with glasses of ouzo.
Half Board Breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant.
Standard Double Country Style Balcony Sea View Room
Lavender-accented rooms with sea views. private balcony or terrace en suite with shower Wi-Fi tea and coffee facilities hairdryer 40 flatscreen TV air-conditioning pool and beach towels mini fridge bathrobe and slippers safe 27-31m