Rhodes Greece, the island of the sun god Helios gets approximately one million visitors each year. And with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, Rhodes is a safe bet if you are looking for good weather on your holiday.
The island offers beautiful beaches that attract lazy days in the sun, unique monuments from medieval times and not least, a hectic night life.
Wherever you decide to stay in Rhodes, you are always close to a beautiful beach and beautiful surroundings.
During peak season in June, July and August, Rhodes town is turned into a metropolis filled with young people from all over Europe. The come here to party all night on the famous "bar street".
You can still enjoy peace and quiet in Rhodes town during peak season, you just have to move away from the city centre.
Rhodes is full of ancient relics. Walk away from the tourist areas and you suddenly feel transformed in another age when the Crusaders were roaming the streets. The landscape of Rhodes is green and inviting. Do take the chance to get out and about, take a break from the beach and do some sightseeing.
Facts about Rhodes Greece
Airport: Rhodes International airport "Diagoras"
Local transport: Local bus, taxi, car hire, moped and motorcycle hire
Getting to Rhodes Greece
There are car ferries from Rhodes to Athens including Mara and Maris in Turkey. Also, there is a boat connecting Rhodes to Symi and Kos. The trip takes 1.5 - 2 hours depending on the weather.
Where to stay in Rhodes
Lardos and Kitari
The two small cosy villages Lardos and Kitari offers many bays, however, the sand is quite coarse with some stones. If you can manage that you will get peace and quiet in return, the atmosphere here is very relaxed.
Lardos is located on the southeast coast of Rhodes and is a traditional Greek village, where you will experience the Greek daily life. Here you find small cosy cafes and traditional taverns. Lardos Beach has been awarded the European Blue Flag for its cleanliness.
Approximately seven miles from Lardos is Kitari. The water is clear and it is very popular for snorkelling. On the beach there are plenty of water sports, but overall the place is very calm, people come here to relax on the beach and enjoy life. Kitaris selection of restaurants is a bit limited, if you want more choice, you need to go to Lardos or Lindos. Most people who stay at Kitaris select all-inclusive.
The village of Lindos is located 55 km south of Rhodes town and is very popular during the summer months. Lindos has that typical Greek appearance with small white house that finds its way up the slope. We suggest you take a stroll along the quaint streets and maybe settle down in a café and enjoy the splendid views over the sea. There are many wonderful small bays with beautiful sandy beaches.
Here you have everything you have ever dreamed about on your holiday. At Rhodes town you get the hustle and bustle, plenty of choice when it comes to nightlife, eating out and shopping. There are plenty of great beaches close by and if you decide to stay outside the city centre you will be rewarded with that relaxing atmosphere, but without being stuck in the middle of nowhere.
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Sights in Rhodes
The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is housed in the Medieval Building of the Hospital of Knights.
The medieval old town of Rhodes town
The old city of Rhodes has eleven gates. Here you will find yourself caught up in the medieval magic of the old town.
Visit The Hill of Monte Smith, which is the famous site of the Acropolis of ancient Rhodes.
Do not miss
On the western side of Rhodes, approximately five kilometres south east of the village of Theologos, lies the valley of the butterflies. This is one of the most attractive destinations on the island. During August, thousands of butterflies overwhelm the valley in order to reproduce.
Socrates Street in Rhodes Town, this is the old quarter where you will find a wonderful mix of souvenirs and gifts.
A trip to Lindos is a must, here you will find a bay with two of Greece's best beaches - expect a crowd here at the high season.
A bit outside the town of Rhodes you will find the ancient stadium. In the same area you will also find an amphitheatre that is incredibly beautiful and well preserved, and Apollo's temple.
Did you know?
You can play golf in Rhodes at the Afandou golf club which is located 18 km south of Rhodes town.
Hotels are filling the whole island, especially in the beach resorts. Most of the hotel are built according to the traditional architecture of the island which is protected by the locals. Check out and book special prices Hotels Rhodes