Rhodes is the largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands and has been popular with visitors from all over Europe for many years. It offers beautiful beaches, a warm sunny climate and, in some parts, vibrant nightlife. Add to this more than a dash of history and you have the ideal destination for a solo, couples’, family or group holiday.
Rhodes hotels range from budget bargain beds in cheap Rhodes hotels that suit the young, free and single crowd or intrepid couples or groups, to 5 star Rhodes hotels offering the finest food and rooms on the island. All-inclusive Rhodes hotels are very popular too, especially with families, because once you’ve booked and paid for your accommodation almost all of your holiday costs will be covered.
Although it is known as a family or lively holiday destination, Rhodes is a top choice for those who like to explore too. Rhodes Town is full of character and history, with cobbled lanes and the harbour which was once home to the Colossus of Rhodes. The Palace of the Grand Master is popular with visitors, while the town’s architecture includes fortresses, minarets, bastions, fountains and more, some of which hark back to medieval times.
No visit to Greece would be complete without sampling the delicious, local food - all washed down with raki or ouzo, of course. Sample freshly baked pitta breads with taramasalata and hummus, Greek salad with plenty of feta cheese and olives or go for a typically Greek main dish made with lamb, such as moussaka. For dessert, baklava is made with filo pastry, honey, nuts and spices and simply melts in the mouth.
The beaches are one of Rhodes’ biggest draws and there’s a spot in the sun to suit everyone. Lindos has the ruins of an acropolis, which will give history buffs a buzz, while those who love peace and quiet should head for Kolymbia or Kalithea, which have secluded coves. Pefkos also has a squeaky clean and safe Blue Flag beach, while Faliraki tends to attract younger travellers.
Outside the resorts, the interior of the island is dotted with whitewashed villages and Apolakkia in particular is worth a visit as it has a shady lake for swimming, windmills and an old monastery. Elsewhere, various ancient remains go back to the Byzantine era, the Ottoman Empire and even the Trojan war.
If a holiday on this gorgeous Greek isle sounds like just what you’re looking for, why not check out the range of Rhodes hotels we offer?