Rhodes

Rhodes holidays

Sandy beaches, lush forests, medieval towns, buzzing nightlife – Rhodes offers all this and more on one picturesque island. Besides castles, preserved paintings and Ottoman remnants, there’s more to this resort than purely history. Mouth-watering honey-glazed delicacies and fresh fish are ready for a feast on a water’s-edge seat.

No.13 – TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations
Raise a glass to Rhodes! It’s easy to see why this stunning, history-packed Greek Island is number 13 on TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Destinations in Europe.
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Princess Andriana Resort & Spa

Kiotari, Rhodes

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  • Stylish décor
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  • Luxurious Spa
  • Close to the beach
  • Choice of dining options
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Pefkos, Rhodes

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  • Close to the beach
  • Great for families
  • Friendly atmosphere
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Language

Greek

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+2hrs

Cost of a beer

from €3 a bottle

3 course meal

from around €20

Flight times

4.5hrs

Beaches great and small

Rhodes has been blessed with more than its fair share of golden sands. If you’re looking for sun loungers and restaurant-lined promenades, head to the north-west coast around Rhodes Town or south-eastern Lindos. If you want something more secluded, strike out and explore some of the island’s many hidden coves.

History around every corner

Rhodes has a long and fascinating history, which you can still see traces of today. The island’s most ancient ruins date back to the 8th century BC, and the old walled part of Rhodes Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, complete with a dazzling medieval castle.

Pefkos

East-coast Rhodes is fully in favour of waterfront hangouts – and Pefkos is no exception.

Ixia

An all-in-one beachside hotspot within striking distance of medieval Rhodes Town, there’s plenty to see along this northernmost tip of the island.

Kiotari

Just 20 minutes from Lindos – Rhodes’ prettiest town – Kiotari has Blue Flag greatness calling your name.

Ialyssos

A gorgeous Greek town nestled on the edge of sprawling sand and shingle beach, a short drive from Rhodes Town, is waiting to be uncovered.

Kalithea

Sandy coves and a famous spa make Kalithea a family-friendly spot on the beautiful island of Rhodes, with staggering over-spilling views to delight in.

Lindos

Understandably, the white-hued buildings dotted around this coastal gem have guaranteed Lindos as the prettiest resort of the island.

Rhodes Town

Cosmopolitan but steeped in history and ancient architecture, Rhodes Town is both sides of the coin.

Faliraki

Greece’s answer to the clubbing scene of Ibiza, Faliraki is a real draw for young party people also seeking relaxation on bronze-grained beaches.

Kolymbia

Backed by the arid peaks of Tsambika Mountain, Kolymbia has an unexplored, unspoilt atmosphere.

Theologos

This west coast wonder has a really easygoing local beat, with soft sands, quaint buildings and mountain villages close by

Lardos

The smaller sibling of the livelier Lindos is a big, Blue-Flagged beach hit, with historic excavations and explorations right on your doorstep.

Kalathos

If you’re seeking peace and quiet, you’ll have it in spades along the beach.

Beaches

Smuggler’s Cove is the most spectacular beach on the island (and some would argue in all of Greece!). Think steep white cliffs, soft sands and a mysterious shipwreck. Certain beaches have small coves to explore too, so you’re in for plenty of choice across Zante if you’re big on sun-worshipping.

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Sights

Marathonissi – or Turtle Island – is a must-visit for nature buffs. Not only is it shaped liked the animal it’s named after, but it’s one of the top nesting spots for loggerhead turtles. You can take a boat to it from Keri and Laganas. Caves and ruins ought to tickle your fancy too.

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Acropolis of Lindos

Acropolis of Lindos

Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos is a small but beautiful village in Rhodes, which is most famous for its important archaeological site, the Acropolis of Lindos. Take a walk or a donkey ride up to the site, where you can soak up some...
Acropolis of Rhodes

Acropolis of Rhodes

Rhodes Town, Rhodes

The Acropolis of Rhodes stands at the highest point of the city and has stunning views of the bay. Dating back to the 2nd to 3rd century BC, the site was once home to large temples, public buildings and even...

Activities

To get a glimpse of traditional Greek life, stroll around the cobbled streets and stone cottages of the many dainty hillside villages on the south of the island. Right at the bottom, you’ll find there’s a beautiful lake where you can see wetland plants and birds. It’s a real hive of activity.

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Eating and drinking

Zante’s a great place to sample authentic Greek cuisine, from meze to moussaka. Seafood fans won’t want to miss the catch of the day, especially when grilled swordfish is on the menu. If you have a sweet tooth, the sticky walnut and cinnamon dessert called kataifi is one of the island’s specialities.

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A great choice of restaurants

A great choice of restaurants

Kalathos, Rhodes

Whether you’d like a taste of luxury at a grand hotel or a laid-back lunch at a beachfront taverna, Kalathos has plenty of choice when it comes to restaurants. But wherever you choose to go, you can be sure to...
A small array of Greek tavernas

A small array of Greek tavernas

Kolymbia, Rhodes

There may only be a handful of them, but Kolymbia’s tavernas offer traditional dishes like souvlaki and gyros kebabs that will blow you away. Since you’re by the sea you should try the grilled fish, which is...

Shopping

After authentic local gifts? Head to hillside villages for a strong line in carpets, lace and other traditional handicrafts. Foodies won’t want to leave without a stash of the local olive oil and honey. For a fashion fix, Zante Town has everything from designer boutiques to international high-street brands.

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Kiotari shopping

Kiotari shopping

Kiotari, Rhodes

The shopping scene in Kiotari isn't huge, but you will be able to buy local goods and souvenirs. And if you like olives you'll be more than happy with the selection on sale - olives in soaps, bowls, bread and...
Shop 'til you drop

Shop 'til you drop

Faliraki, Rhodes

Whether you’ve forgotten to pack your sun cream or you’re looking for a special souvenir to take home, the shops at Faliraki offer a huge selection of traditional Greek crafts, gifts and everyday items. Why not...

Nightlife

Zante’s got virtually everything you could want in the small hours. Hard-partying Laganas is famous for its Ibiza-worthy clubs and pumping beach parties. Tsilivi on the east coast is a good spot for bar hopping. Zante Town likes to take things a bit easier, with after-dinner cocktails overlooking the harbour.

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Bar Street

Bar Street

Faliraki, Rhodes

Faliraki has long been a big draw for young pleasure-seekers and party people, and its not hard to see why. As their names suggest, Bar Street and Club Street are packed with places to drink and dance the night...
Loads of bars

Loads of bars

Pefkos, Rhodes

The nightlife in Pefkos is relatively low-key, but does offer some great little bars and restaurants. Pefkos By Night is one of its most popular venues, and George, Yannis and Spiros make everyone feel welcome....
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