Those looking for an idyllic Greek island escape will be perfectly served by Rhodes holidays, exposing visitors to a long list of stunning sandy beaches, historical and cultural sites, exciting party vibes and some beautiful landscapes ready to explore. Located in the Dodecanese, this is one of Greece’s most revered islands, attracting families in search of the fulfilling beach lifestyle, and young crowds hunting down vibrant bars and clubs right by the sand.
Beyond the scenes of beach indulgence and drinking as the sun sets, you’ll discover an old world theme to much of Rhodes, particularly in its namesake, Rhodes Town. Meanwhile, charming and authentic villages punctuate the lush woodlands and rocky mountains that populate the inner reaches of the island, towering above the crystal clear water and soft sand, allowing for a diverse experience throughout your holidays to Rhodes. Tranquillity is never too far away despite the party vibes, Ialyssos is where you can really immerse yourself in traditional Greek culture along the coast, kicking back and indulging in some fantastic Greek cuisine.
Beaches and Parties
Beach breaks and party escapes are often the theme for those hitting the island of Rhodes, with a plethora of resorts exposing holidaymakers to sandy and sunny climes, while other more bustling destinations are packed with lively bars and pulsing clubs, ensuring visitors are engrossed before and after the sun goes down on each day of your Rhodes holidays. A popular place to stay is Kolymbia, which is home to a Blue Flag beach and a crystal clear bay. Kalathos is just as stunning, where you’ll be able to relax and unwind on banks of golden sand and cool off in the shimmering ocean – perfect for holidaying families with youngsters in tow. Pefkos is another fantastic base for families, boasting a quiet resort set up with much action and adventure to be had on the waves.
If you want to stay near the party, basing yourself in Faliraki will see you having fun in party central. Boasting a wealth of late-night bars, clubs and its very own beach, it’s the perfect place for those who want to hop from deckchair to dance floor; expect DJs that play until dawn, colourful cocktails and a very lively party atmosphere. Shopaholics will love the quaint street markets in Lindos or the shopping quarter in the island’s capital, Rhodes Town, ensuring ample opportunity to pick up some great souvenirs from your holidays in Rhodes to take back to the family and friends back home.
A Historic Island
Rhodes Town is a fascinating destination to explore, home to some wonderful examples of Byzantine architecture and boasting a UNESCO World Heritage Site listing, this is the place to come if you’re a history buff or culture vulture. The most iconic scene in the town is the famed Street of the Knights, leading down towards the striking Palace of the Grand Master – a sight that needs to be captured on your camera. In addition to these more renowned attractions, a medley of museums, charming cobbled streets and narrow, winding lanes characterise the quaint appeal of this medieval town. You can also discover historical significance in the beautiful Acropolis at Lindos, a stunning archaeological site boasting equally stunning sea views.
If you want to experience traditional Greece during your holidays to Rhodes, then there are plenty of avenues to explore across the island. For a lazy day along the sun-kissed coastline, look no further than Kalathos, home to cosy bars and welcoming tavernas, it’s a great place to team relaxation with a spot of culture. While you’re there, make sure you sample the delicious local dishes, sizzling souvlakia and tasty moussaka. Expect to finish off your meal with a shot of raki or ouzo – it’s a local tradition!
If you need to cool off after a day of exploring history and culture then head to the water park in Faliraki, boasting plenty of pools and slides to keep the young and young at heart entertained. Island hopping is another great way to explore; you can even head over to Turkey and visit bustling Bodrum as a cool daytrip on your holidays in Rhodes, which is full of bazaars and great shopping opportunities.