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 its very own lovely Rhodos beach. Windsurfers head to Passionis, sun-seekers love the fine soft sands of Lindos Bay, and spa enthusiasts can alternate between the luxury spa and the lovely beach located in Kallithea.
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 different dining experience, there are attractive restaurants where you can try delicacies including Symi shrimps and grilled octopus.
Make the most of your trip Things to see & do
Rhodos Beach: One of the many beautiful, well kept beaches in Rhodes Town.
Prassonissi: is the paradise for windsurfers, particularly during the months of July and August, when the north winds (called 'meltemi') are blowing.
Afandou Beach: The beach at Afandou is made of sand and pebbles, the beach is less busy than other beaches in Rhodes.
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.
Lindos Bay: This beach is situated below the village of Lindos with lovely fine sand. Watersports, sun beds and parasols are available. Restaurants can be found throughout Lindos and cafes are set on the beach.
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Boat: Rhodes is a major port with sea links to many other Greek islands.
Bus: There's a good public bus system throughout the island; the tourist office publishes a schedule of routes and times.
Taxi: In Rhodes Town, the largest of many taxi stands is in front of the Old Town, on the harbour front in Plateia Rimini.
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.
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 150 C and high 270 C.
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