In Camera Art Boutique Hotel - travel through time overlooking the old town of Rhodes
A hotel inspired by the past and designed for the future, with its respect to both culture and environment. Located in the heart of the historical Medieval Town of Rhodes, the hotel’s interior design is a fusion of the traditional Greek houses, with the comforts of modern design.
Nikos Kasseris (the hotel owner) was born in 1951 at Dimylia, Rhodes. He studied Economics, while developing his interest in photography as an amateur in the early 70’s. He turned professional in 1980 after quitting his position in the Bank of Greece.
Ever since his first visits, he developed a strong relationship with the Medieval Town of Rhodes, a relationship which would change his life. This affection developed and grew into passion to help promote this unique place. Using photography as the means of communicating, Nikos Kasseris has expressed his deep love but also his concerns for his homeland.
Nikos Kasseris’ vision was to find a way to blend the art of photography with his love for his homeland and especially this special part of Rhodes, the Medieval Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. In addition, he wanted to have a place where he could organize exhibitions, photography workshops and seminars under not only himself but many more established photographers. This spark ignited the idea of a small hotel which would blend art, culture, history and offer people the chance to lively experience all those together.
In the hotel, there are several cameras exhibited. They are not just a personal collection, but the actual tools of Nikos Kasseris’ work through the decades. So you will see leading cameras of the 70’s (Linhoff, Canon), the 80’s (Hasselblad, Sinar), the 90’s (Fuji, Rolleiflex, Leica) and the early 00’s (Noblex) along with their lenses and all their accessories, exhibited in the hotel’s suites. All the photographs decorating the hotel are products of Nikos Kasseris’ artistic view through those very cameras.
The outcome is a place based on the vision of an artist, a perfectionist, a person who values hospitality as much as the Greek term “philoxenia” dictates.