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Holidays In Rhodes

Rhodes Holidays at a glance

Legend has it that Rhodes was blessed by the sun god Helios, which is why it enjoys 300 days of glorious sunshine a year! As well as sunshine, Rhodes is blessed with a rich classic heritage, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s something for everyone in this land of contrasts: ancient temples and castles, quiet coves and traditional villages, and a cosmopolitan capital full of shops, restaurants, tavernas and bars, serving every kind of cuisine – plus many contestants for the island’s best ice cream parlour!

There’s a wide choice of resorts, from lively to laid-back, lining the splendid sandy beaches which abound all over the island – even Rhodes Town has lovely Rhodos beach. Windsurfers head to Passonis, sun-seekers love the fine soft sands of Lindos Bay, and spa enthusiasts can alternate between the luxury spa and the lovely beach at Kalithea.

Faliraki Town boasts a popular beach as well as the island’s three biggest clubs and some fabulous eating places. If it’s delicious fast food you’re after, choose from informal Greek grill houses and tavernas. For a diff erent dining experience, there are attractive restaurants where you can try delicacies including Symi shrimps and grilled octopus.

Key Facts - Rhodes

  • CapitalRhodes Town
  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration from UK3 - 4 hours (Approx)
  • Nearest AirportRhodes (RHO)

Rhodes Holidays - Destination Profile

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Afandou - Picturesque ~ Beaches ~ Excellent base for exploring

Ixia - Nightlife ~ Historical Interest ~Excellent base for exploring

Kiotari - Peaceful ~ Gently shelving beach

Afandou is an attractive traditional Greek village surrounded by beautiful countryside. 

Evening entertainment revolves around the many traditional tavernas and a few bars in the village. For a change of pace, the hectic resort of Faliraki is only a short distance away.

Ixia, with its long stretch of shingle beach, is a haven for watersport lovers. Lining the beach road are some of the best hotels and restaurants on the island. Rhodes Town is only a five minute drive away.

Kiotari boasts a lovely long beach and a quiet, peaceful atmosphere. The resort attracts families and couples seeking a relaxing break.

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Rhodes Town - Lively Nightlife ~ Historical interest ~ Excellent base for exploring

Faliraki - Lively Nightlife ~ Superb Beaches

Lindos - Picturesque ~ Superb beaches ~ Traditional charm 

Situated at the north end of the island this captivating town is a harmonious blend of old and new attracting many visitors.

The medieval old town is enriched by the impressive walls with its magnificent fortress completed in the 14th century by the knights of St. John. With its narrow cobbled streets, hours can be spent browsing around this part of Rhodes Town. 

Boasting a magnificent sandy beach where water sports are plentiful, Faliraki is a busy and lively resort situated some nine miles from Rhodes Town. Renowned for its bustling nightlife with many bars, restaurants, snack bars, shops and discos, this lively resort offers plenty to do on and off the beach. 

One of the best sandy beaches on Rhodes. Huge choice of restaurants, bars & clubs.

Dazzling white washed houses nestled on a hillside overlooking a curving bay with crystal clear waters and a golden sandy beach,Lindos is crowned by the magnificent ancient Acropolis.

There are excellent waterfront tavernas, rooftop restaurants and colourful shops.

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Kalathos - Traditional Charm ~ Shingle Beaches

Kolymbia -Relaxed ~ Beaches

Lachania - Traditional charm ~ Relaxed

The village of Kalathos is situated 6km by road north of Lindos. Kalathos is a small traditional Greek village. The nearest shingle beach, approximately 20 minutes walk from the village, is over half a mile long.

Kolymbia is an undeveloped tranquil resort on the east coast with good facilities and a sandy beach. 

The unspoilt landscape of Lachania offers a beautiful beach and the choice to relax and unwind in a peaceful atmosphere.

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Stegna - Beaches ~ Nightlife

Pefkos - Friendly atmosphere ~ Beaches

Haraki - Relaxed ~ Beaches

Stegna offers a number of beaches which attracts sun worshippers on day trips from all over the island.

Probably the best beach on Rhodes, surrounded by pine-clad hills.

Haraki is a bustling fishing village complete with a picturesque promenade. Many people return to Haraki year after year. 

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Kalithea - Lovely beach ~ Historical interest ~ Picturesque

In lovely green surroundings, the bay of Kalithea is only 10km from Rhodes Town. Visitors enjoy the beach with crystal clear waters for swimming & sunbathing in the Rhodian sun.

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Holidays in Rhodes - Things to see

Medieval Rhodes Town: Rhodes Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its upkeep is of national and international concern. Between the Palace of the Grand Master and the Archaeological Museum, the Street of the Knights, was the main street of administrative and military buildings and functions in the Knights era. The city of Rhodes is dominated, by the medieval castle built in the 14th century by the Knights of St John.

Valley of the Butterflies: A short drive inland will take you to Petaloudes (near Kalamonas village), a scenic gorge which, from June to September is home to the rare and eye catching Kalimorfa Butterfly. Attracted by the resin in the Storax trees, these delicate creatures flicker white, brown, black and red in flight.

Trianda: Meaning thirty, refers to the thirty stone houses built here by the Knights of St John in the middles ages. On the top of Filerimos Hill, a 15th Century monastery along with the ruined temples of Athena and Zeus Poliea.

Lindos: With its brilliant white houses and winding streets. Lindos was one of the three ancient states of Rhodes. It is now one of the prettiest and most photographed villages in Greece.

Municipal Baths: Housed in a 7th-century Byzantine structure. They merit a visit by anyone interested in the vestiges of Turkish culture that still remain in the Old Town. The 'hamam' is in Plateia Arionos, between a large old mosque and the Folk Dance Theatre.

Things to do on a Holiday in Rhodes

Popular activities during holidays in Rhodes include:-

  • Jet skiing
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Great Excursions during Rhodes Holidays

Simply Symi: Setting sail from Mandraki harbour over to the clear waters to the beautiful sister island of Symi. Visiting the Panormitis Monastery which is steep in history and glory. Then be prepared for the panoramic views of the main harbour of Symi. Symi is a delight of shops, tavernas and tradition, which makes it one of a few unspoilt island well worth discovering.

Jeep Safari: Feel the exhilaration of exciting adventure as you head towards the very best of Rhodes has to offer. See simple Greek villages rugged of road scenery and picturesque monasteries.

Bouzouki Bonanza: Experience the traditional Greek way of life in the village of Pastida and sample the various Greek delights, washed down with unlimited village wine all night long. Dance away to Zorba the Greek and learn all the dances in style. A night full of atmosphere and Greek culture so get your dancing shoes on for a night of fun and entertainment.

Lindos by Boat: No visit would be complete in Rhodes or Greece without visiting the Jewel of the Crown and that is of course the Lindos. Setting sail across the beautiful clear crystal waters and just watch the world go by. Experience the history and culture of a truly magic village wrapped around the main attraction of the Acropolis. Lindos is steep in history, shops and Tavernas and some beautiful views. This day out can also be book by coach.

Grand Island Tour: Visit many places of the culture and traditions around the beautiful island and see the highlights with a professional guide. The tour begins from Valley of the butterflies passing down the scenic coast of Soroni, Fanes, Kalavarda and visit the ancient Kamerios. Arrive at Embona's wine factory for wine tasting. After lunch time we pass through the villages of Siana, the castle of Monolithos, Appollakia and Kiotari. A Greek experience in true style.

Moonlight Madness: One not to be missed!!! A night full of side splitting moments and pure adult comedy. Free 3 hour bar and entertainment that to make your night go with a bang. Not for the faint hearted!!!!

We have various other tours such as beach breaks, shopping in the capital lazy day cruise and waterparks for the families.

Eating/Drinking During Rhodes Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Rhodes Holidays

Boat : Rhodes is a major port with sea links to Athens, Crete, and the islands of the Aegean. In late spring and summer, there's daily hydrofoil or catamaran service from Mandraki Harbour to Kos, Tilos, Nissiros, Symi, Kalymnos, Leros, Patmos, Kastellorizo, and Samos.

Bus : There's a good public bus system throughout the island; the tourist office publishes a schedule of routes and times. Buses to points east (except for the eastern coastal road as far as Faliraki) leave from the East Side Bus Station on Plateia Rimini, while buses to points west, including the airport, leave from the nearby West Side Bus Station on Averof. Buses for the eastern coastal roads as far as Faliraki also leave from the West Side Bus Station.

Taxi : In Rhodes Town, the largest of many taxi stands is in front of the Old Town, on the harbour front in Plateia Rimini (&22410/27-666). There are the set fares for sightseeing throughout the island. Taxis are metered, but fares should not exceed the minimum on short round-the-city jaunts. For longer trips, negotiate directly with the drivers.

Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during Rhodes holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Rhodes Holidays Shopping

Bargain items purchased by those taking holidays in Rhodes include:-

  • Jewellery (especially Gold)
  • Leather goods
  • Ceramics
  • Silverware
  • Rhodian wine

Holidays in Rhodes - Beaches

Rodos Beach - One of the many beautiful, well kept beaches in Rhodes Town. Within walking distance from the centre of town and only a few hundred feet from Mandraki harbour.

Prassonissi is the paradise for windsurfers, particularly during the months of July and August, when the north winds (called meltemi) are blowing. The beach consists in two sandy coves which are ending in an island which can be reached by foot or swimming, depending on the level of the waters.

Windsurfing equipment is available for rent, even if most surfers are bringing their own material.

Afandou Beach: The beach at Afandou is made of sand and pebbles, the beach is less busy than other beaches in Rhodes. The deep, clear sparkling waters are ideal for swimming and remain quite fresh even under the hot sun. Some fine taverns can be found nearby the beach.

Antony Quinn Bay: The small bay of Anthony Quinn with crystal clear waters and rocky surroundings is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Rhodes. The beach was named after the actor after filming the Guns Of Navarone here. There is a jetty for small craft to moor, while many sailing boats drop anchor a little further out, beyond the swimmers.

Lindos Bay - This beach is situated below the village of Lindos with lovely fine sand. Water sports, sun beds and parasols are available. Restaurants can be found throughout Lindos and cafes are situated on the beach.

Splendid beaches are found all over the island. Some such as Faliraki beach are very popular in the summer months, where as others are far more secluded.

Weather and climate information

The climate in Rhodes is typically Mediterranean. In reality there are only two seasons: spring and summer. A hot summer (April -October), and a rainy winter (November - March). On average, Rhodes has 300 days of sunshine a year, while between April and October, the chances of uninterrupted sunshine are nearly one hundred per cent. During that period the temperature is in excess of 25 C. The usual temperature in October is on the average low 15 C and high 27 C.

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Rhodes 21 23 27 29 29 27 24
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Rhodes 7 10 12 12 11 9 6
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

 Rhodes Holidays - 5 Day Forecast

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