Legend has it that Rhodes was blessed by the sun god Helios, which is why it enjoys 300 days of glorious sunshine a year!

Description

We love holidays to Rhodes and it’s no wonder this is Greece's most popular island. As well as sunshine, Rhodes is blessed with a rich classical heritage, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s something for everyone on this island of contrasts, which is why so many of you have visited it. If you’ve not yet been or need reminding of its many attractions and reasons for going back, then read on and be inspired for Rhodes holidays in 2018.

Come and see Rhodes for yourself and explore 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 fabulously wide choice of resorts, from lively to laid-back, lining the splendidly sandy beaches which are in abundance all over the island – even Rhodes Town has the very 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 at Kallithea.

Faliraki Town boasts a popular beach as well as the island’s three biggest clubs and some fabulous places to eat out. 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 find all your favourite foods or try some tasty Greek delicacies like Symi shrimps and grilled octopus.

If the delights of Rhodes aren’t enough for you, or if you simply wish to see more of Greece on your hard earned get-away, then why not combine your stay with some time on other nearby islands? We recommend adding on a few days in Symi, or if time doesn’t allow, you can easily visit this picture-perfect little neighbouring island for the day. Or the lovely islands of Kos, Halki and Tilos. These and many other scenic and romantic islands in the Dodecanese are also ideal destinations for weddings and honeymoons. So why not get married on one and honeymoon on other?

Make the most of your trip Things to see & do

Beaches

Best beaches in Rhodes

Rhodos Beach: One of the many beautiful, well kept beaches in Rhodes Town

Prassonissi: This is a 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 and is less busy than some of the 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 along the beach.

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Transport

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.

Climate

Best time to go to Rhodes

The weather and temperature 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.

  Max_temp   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
Sun 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