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Lindos Athena founder, the late Socrates Tsovilis, was a legendary figure on the Island of Rhodes both in business and public relations for nearly forty years. Known for his kindness, hospitality, honesty, respect, bright ideas, activities and positive influence on people, Socrates was much-loved and respected by locals and visitors alike and accumulated many friends from all around the world who, along with his family, will continue to keep his memory alive.

He came to Lindos in the 1970's and worked hard day and night to open his own bar which became known as Socrates Bar, and so the legend began. He met and married Athena and they continued building up their businesses respectively whilst they had their family, continuing to live and work in Lindos as well as mainland Preveza.

In 2004, along with his Scottish business partner and friend Dave Peffer, he opened the Lindos Athena Hotel. In his honour and according to his standards, Dave, Athena, his family and his friends carry on with his dream of delivering a great hospitality experience to guests of Lindos.

As the famous Socrates of ancient Greece had some wise words to say, then our very own of modern Greece would have told you 'Kales Diakopes!' (Have a good holiday!).


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The Lindos Athena is now managed and run by Theo, Socrates' middle son, Athena and Peres his eldest son. You will also meet George, his youngest son on occasion, who always has a bright smile for you. Socrates' daughter Sasa and his son-in-law George, both now run Socrates Bar in the village. They have a son Michalis, who may one day himself end up help with the running of the Hotel or the bar.

When she isn't running her clothes shop in the village, Athena is at the Hotel helping out and is well renowned for her fabulous cooking skills, especially for huge feasts like Greek Easter at the Athena.

Peres is always on hand at the snack bar to make you a great coffee or frappe and to organise your breakfast. He is always happy to answer any of your questions about your stay at the Athena.

Dovi, Theo's partner, will also help serve you drinks and snacks and is a very friendly and helpful addition to the family staff at the Lindos Athena.

You can find a 'Useful Information for Your Stay' leaflet in pdf format on the 'Accommodation' page or if you're at the Hotel, one will be made available for you.

Socrates Tsovilis – Legend

The Lindos Athena Family

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