Rhodes

Rhodes holidays

The sandy beaches of Pefkos, lush forests of Theologos and buzzing nightlife of Faliraki are just a few of the attractions that make Rhodes holidays a favourite for so many. History lovers, foodie fanatics, beach bums and sun worshippers all flock to this plucky little island year in year out – and for good reason too!

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.
Matina Aparthotel
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£218pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 03 May 2020
  • 7 Nights, Self Catering
  • 6 Adults, 0 Children

Matina Aparthotel

Pefkos, Rhodes

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  • Close to the beach
  • Great for families
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Entertainment programme
  • Children's club
Princess Sun Hotel
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  • London Stansted, Sun 31 May 2020
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Princess Sun Hotel

Kiotari, Rhodes

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Based on 782 reviews

  • Excellent children's facilities
  • Modern and comfortable rooms
  • Beautiful mountain backdrop
  • Great All Inclusive package
  • Complimentary shuttle bus to the beach
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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

Like many Greek holiday destinations, 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. For something more secluded, strike out and explore some of the island’s many hidden coves in quiet spots around Kalithea.

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, sitting in Lindos, date back to the 8th century BC, while the fortified section 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

Faliraki has long been known for its bars and clubs based on two main streets.

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 beautiful beaches, 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

How does a huge, sandy shore enclosed by rocky mountains sound? Or maybe even small but smooth golden-sand stretches, all in wildly idyllic settings, and backed by fragrant pine trees? Whether you fancy a family-friendly choice or somewhere just great for watersports, Rhodes has all beachfront bases covered.

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Sights

Medieval Rhodes Town is a must-visit. Lose yourself in the boutique-lined cobbled streets, walk along the historic walls and explore the imposing fortress that was originally home to the Knights of St John and later became a holiday house for Mussolini. It’s a real portal to the past.

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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 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

Rhodes is paradise for walkers. It comes with terrain to suit all tastes, from coastal paths to rolling hills and pine-blanketed forests. Plus you’ll discover quaint little villages, hidden coves and ancient ruins along the way. The region even doubles as a top pick for budding windsurfers.

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Eating and drinking

Rhodes prides itself on its top-quality local produce, from plump red tomatoes to succulent lamb dishes and fish fresh from the Med. The best way to try a bit of everything is to order a selection of meze – Greek-style tapas. Ouzo’s the local tipple and you’ll find it flowing in the tavernas.

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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

In Rhodes Town, you’ll find everything from designer fashion boutiques to department stores, and the summer sales are legendary. For a more traditional shopping experience, head to the local street markets where you can get great bargains on shoes, clothes, food and much more. It’s a fabulous island for savvy shoppers.

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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 in Faliraki have something for everyone. Think traditional Greek crafts, unique gifts...

Nightlife

Faliraki is the place to party hard. Picture all-night club crawls before watching the sun rise over the beach. Rhodes Town is calmer but still has its fair share of after-dark fun, with cocktail bars and clubs playing everything from jazz to dance music. It really keeps everyone happy.

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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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