One of the sunniest of all the Greek Islands, holidays to Rhodes are popular with travellers looking for an irresistible beach and poolside destination, famous for its nightlife but also steeped in ancient heritage just waiting to be discovered.
With over 130 miles of coastline, there's no shortage of beaches to soak up the annual 3000 hours sunshine enjoyed by travellers on holidays to Rhodes. Enjoy a full range of watersports and find secluded beach spots all to yourself. Inland, forested hills are dotted with sleepy villages to find traditional Greek living, untouched by time.
A thriving modern coastal capital and fine medieval city come together in Rhodes Town to offer visitors plenty to see and do. An imposing fortress towers over the bars, restaurants and yachts of Mandraki harbour and inside the historic walled town there are colourful bazaars and enticing cafes in narrow cobbled streets to explore. The city has a long stretch of sandy shingle beach and there's another mile-long seaside strip in neighbouring Ixia, popular for watersports and lined with luxury hotels, perfect for long or short stays whilst on holiday in Rhodes.
Close to Rhodes Town, Ialyssos is a quieter north coastal resort, particularly noted for the idyllic setting and traditional Greek atmosphere of the original village, just a little way inland. Tholos also has a broad shingle beach which is popular with windsurfers and a pretty hilltop village inland worth visiting whilst on holiday in Rhodes. For a sleepy hideaway with the bright city lights on the doorstep, Pastida is an incredibly unspoilt Greek village in a scenic countryside setting.
Just to the south of Rhodes city, resort beaches of Kalithea lead to sandier coves, snorkelling spots and the ornate architecture of the former 1920's thermal spa baths.
A few kilometres from here and you're in the holiday playground and non-stop party town of Faliraki, where a young crowd flock for the sandy beaches by day and legendary clubbing by night. With a 7km stretch of tempting turquoise shores Afandou offers a lively holiday resort around an original Greek village that's popular with families and has an 18-hole golf course.
One of the most historic and photographed resorts, popular for is Lindos in the south east of the Island. The protected ancient fortress town and ruins of the Acropolis are a must see attraction, perched on a rugged crag above a sandy horseshoe bay and with two quieter beaches for a cooling dip close by.
Rhodes really is an excellent holiday destination for exploring, relaxing and partying, perfect for all types of travellers. Find fantastic deals on holidays to Rhodes and book online with Jet2holidays.com.