Set in a colourful walled garden, this rose-pink 1930s villa exudes old-world charm, its wood-panelled rooms featuring stucco ceilings, lilac walls, mahogany armoires and huge beds. Don’t expect luxury – it’s all slightly faded – but owner Antonios and his cats provide a homey welcome, the bathrooms are spotless, the chandeliered library extensive, and the sparkling swimming pool irresistible.
For families there are also four cozy apartments (€75) in the garden.
Just 1 km from Kasonia beach, the traditional Villa Melina is located in Kalymnos town. It features an outdoor swimming pool that includes a sun terrace, sunbeds and umbrellas. The accommodation offers a balcony overlooking the garden or natural surroundings. It has satellite Pay TV, air conditioning, refrigerator and a private bathroom with a shower. Some units include a kitchenette with kitchenware and cooking hobs. A buffet breakfast is served daily in the lounge area, or outside in the garden, pending weather. Various cafés and restaurants are only 500 metres away. The facilities include a fitness centre and a tour desk that can provide information on the Archaeological Museum, which is at 50 metres. Wi-Fi is free in public areas of the property. Villa Melina is 3 km from Kalymnos Airport. It is only 1 km from the port. Free public parking is available on site.