The Pension

The gorgeous situated Pension Manolis. Click to enlarge.
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My well-kept pension in the valley of Vathys sits on the mountain side approx. 30 m above the small village of Rina. From here you have unique and stunning panoramic views across the entire valley, over the village of Rina and the harbour, with the open sea and Turkish hills shimmering in the distance.

Relaxed day at one of the terraces around the house. Click to enlarge.
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Life is wonderfully free and easy here- you can start your day in relaxed style and carry on just as you please. Go for a refreshing swim, dip into a good library, take a hike in the hills or a boat trip to isolated beaches. Or just take a gentle stroll and get to know the friendly inhabitants of our valley. These choices, and more, will make your holiday in my pension the most enjoyable and relaxing experience to be found anywhere in Greece.


Homelike get together. Click to enlarge.
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You will meet other guests from all over the world as well as friends of mine from the valley.

Strangers become friends fast...

Many guests come back year after year and look forward to meet up with the friends waiting here for them !



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Picture-Gallery with many, many photos of Pension Manolis


A room sample( room no. 4).Click to enlarge.
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There are 6 double-rooms, each with shower/toilet, air condition and all with own terrace area. Every room offers a beautiful view over the entire valley, village or harbour. Every room has central heating for the cool season.

Vast shared balcony of room no.3 and 4. Click to enlarge.
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Room no. 3 and 4 have a vast shared balcony as well as a terraced area . The Pension is surrounded by terraces with sun and shade. I have quite deliberately dispensed with TV and telephones in the rooms. Who has not been irritated by ringing phones and loud TV's in neighbouring rooms? However there is a good signal for your mobile phone. For the conservation of our environment, towels and bedlinen will be changed approx. every 4-5 days. Of course you can have new linen on request. Beach towels are not provided - please bring your own from home.
The communal kitchen.Click to enlarge.
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The large, communal kitchen has gas stove, sink, and fridge, is fully equipped with china, glassware and cutlery, and has a host of tables and chairs available for your use. Around the house are several terraces with garden furniture, partially shaded by magnificent grape-vines.

The herbsgarden. Click to enlarge.
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Please feel free to wander around my large gardens wherever you want and to taste the fruit and herbs which are growing there.

Orange trees.Click to enlarge.
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It took 190 tons of soil to turn the rocky landscape into a fertile garden. Now you will find lemon-, orange-, tangerine-, olive-, almond-, fig-, guave-, banana-, bay leaf-, avocado- and papaya-trees, kiwi, passion fruit, grapes, cactus fruit, oregano, sage, thribi and thyme, to name only a few! More and more varieties are added each year to make this garden a little paradise.

You also can find abundant flowers and blooms.

Picture-Gallery of flowers at Pension Manolis garden

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A swim in the harbour bathing area is five minutes away if you walk down the narrow footpath near the garden gate. The village square with its shopping and eating facilities is also only three minutes away. Here you will find traditional tavernas and well stocked mini-markets, groceries, kiosks and a pastry shop, in fact everything for your daily needs. The local petrol-station and doctor are all in the village of Platanos, just one kilometer away.

View over the harbour of Vathys, Rina. Click to enlarge.     The bathing area of Vathys. Click to enlarge.     One of the little tavernas of Vathys. Click to enlarge.
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How to find Pension Manolis in Vathys


Flowerage at springtime. Click to enlarge.
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Pension Manolis is open all-season. Every room has central heating for the cool season.

Especially springtime and late autumn are wonderful travel seasons for Kalymnos. From the middle of march to the beginning of june the island is marvellously green, the temperatures are like early central-European summer and like central-European summer from beginning of may. It is the best season for hiking and sightseeing! Also September to end of Oktober are perfect for hiking. Because the island is not geared touristy primarily, the island is often more busy in the peak-off-seasons than the peak season.

Gallery easter celebration at Kalymnos. Click to enlarge.
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For example, the golden opportunity arises, to experience greek-orthodox Easter, the most important celebration in greece. The whole island is celebrating for 5 days (Attention: The date is not the same like the northern european date!)

For northern europeans swimming at the sea is comfortable from beginning of May to end of November.

Prices 2012/2013

Prices per room with toilet and shower per night € 35,- to € 45,-
- incl. use of the communal kitchen
- incl. invitation to a nice surprise, circumstances permitting