For many people, the main draw on a holiday to Rhodes is the fantastic range of beaches that are on offer. Depending on what you’re looking for, you might want to visit Kalathos or Pefkos for their lively atmospheres, or Faliraki for the water sports. Then there are beaches such as Ixia and Trianda, or the remote Tsambika, which will be perfect for a little relaxation.
It’s easy to see the attraction of a beach holiday as this island enjoys a longer summer season than any of the other Greek Islands, with year round warmth, long sunny days and beautiful golden sands. Add to this a lively local culture, a thriving nightlife and an abundance of water sports!
Things to Do
There’s plenty to do during a beach holiday, besides just swimming and sunbathing. You’ll be able to have a go at any of a wide range of water sports, in addition to enjoying a range of bars and tavernas that lie dotted along the waterfront. Alternatively, why not head inland for a day trip to a water park, or to see some of the island’s ancient Greek ruins?
Anyone looking for a suitable base for their beach holiday will find a great selection of beachfront properties on offer! Try out venues such as the Rodos Star Hotel at Afandou, Hotel Lymberia at Faliraki or perhaps the luxurious Koala Hotel, situated close to the beach on the eastern coast of Rhodes.
If you’re looking for a cultural excursion during your holiday to Rhodes, then you’re going to be spoilt for choice! Some of the more famous sites here relate to the island’s semi-legendary order of knights. These include the fascinating Hospital of the Knights, as well as the opulent Palace of the Grand Master of Knights. Other cultural attractions include the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and the Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes.
In addition to these, you’ll find a range of further attractions dotted around the island. Those looking for relaxation could take a trip to the Elli beach, or perhaps unwind with a picnic at the fragrant Socratous Garden. Alternatively, if you’re looking to get out and about then you could sign up for the Akramitis Mountain Walking Tour, or even go on a jeep safari!
Anyone with a love of architecture will find that a trip to Rhodes offers a chance to admire a broad range of styles… from the ancient Greek ruins dotted around the island, to the many Medieval palaces and fortifications that can be found in settlements such as Rhodes Town – you’ll soon find that the island offers a rich diversity of architecture.
If you’re interested in savouring the traditional flavours of the island, then there is a wealth of different restaurants on offer – dotted all around the island. You’ll find plenty of great eateries just in Rhodes Town itself – try Rusitco and Kerasma for a mouthwatering á la carte menu, or hit Laganis for their fresh seafood.
Rhodes is one of those perfect holiday destinations that really does have something to offer for every visitor. From the rich historical sites in the Old Town of Rhodes, to its lively beach front resorts… those in search of culture certainly won’t be disappointed, while if it’s the beaches that you came here for, you’ll be delighted to know that Rhodes features the longest summer season of any of the Greek islands!
Things to Do
You’ll find that there’s plenty to do during your visit. Head to Rhodes Town itself, and you’ll be able to explore the narrow streets of the Old Town – in addition to cultural landmarks such as the famous Acropolis. Elsewhere around the island you’ll be able to admire sites of great natural beauty such as the Valley of the Butterflies, or family attractions like the Falaraki water park.
Culture and Cuisine
Those in search of culture will find themselves spoilt for choice during their holiday. The streets of Rhodes Town are rich with monuments and museums, as well as a number of Greek ruins – most of which can be found spread out around the island. As for cuisine, be sure to try local specialties such as the fresh seafood and souvlakia!
If you’re looking for safe and comfortable family accommodation on the island of Rhodes, then there are a number of great all-inclusive properties to choose from! The Koala Hotel is walking distance from the centre of town while the free shuttle bus to the beach provides easy access to the fantastic beaches. With its excellent onsite facilities, coupled with the property’s short distance from the airport, the Koala Hotel is the perfect choice for couples and families looking for cheap and relaxed holidays to Rhodes.
Rhodes makes the perfect destination for those in search of a relaxing romantic break – combining the key elements of breathtaking landscape, golden sandy beaches and superb weather! You’ll be able to choose from a number of different secluded areas for relaxation here, or enjoy a meal out at one of Rhodes’ numerous romantic eateries.
Things to Do
The island of Rhodes features some of the finest beaches to be found anywhere in the Greek Islands, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim and sunbathe here! For those in search of a little more action however, some of the top options on offer around the island include the charming, traditional markets at Afandou, the tranquil Valley of the Butterflies, or plenty of opportunities for a romantic boat trip!
Bars and Restaurants
You’ll find a great range of romantic venues dotted around the streets of Rhodes Town – ranging from cozy and informal tapas bars, through to elegant, formal restaurants. Check out the family-owned Whispers Restaurant & Bar for a warm welcome, as well as arguably the finest Mousaka on the island!
There are a number of great hotels on offer around the island, which offer comfortable accommodation in a romantic setting. One such example is the luxurious Maran Apartments, which overlook the resort at Faliraki. Here you’ll be able to enjoy both privacy and comfort, with apartments that stand in their own well-tended stretch of gardens.