Holidays in Rhodes

    Rhodes Greece is the largest and most popular island of Dodecanese. With 300 days of sunshine per year, Rhodes island is mostly famous for the romantic Old Town and the amazing beach resorts. The Old Town is among the best-preserved Medieval Towns of Europe, with strong walls, an impressive castle, paved paths and elegant stone mansions. A drive around the island will bring you to magnificent beaches, impressive sightseeing and picturesque villages. A lovely place is Lindos village with the Acropolis on top. The most tourist places are located close to Town, but you can also find many secluded places for total privacy around the island. Holidays in Rhodes can be combined with other Greek islands.

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    Travel guide to Rhodes, Greece

    Rhodes island holidays guide

    Rhodes island is the largest in Dodecanese and among the most popular destinations in Greece. It amazes visitors with the stunning beaches, the Medieval architecture and the many interesting monuments around the island. The Old Town of Rhodes is a true gem to walk around, a fantastic place from the past. The Street of the Knights, the Palace and Hippocrates Square are the main spots of Rhodes Old Town. Wonderful places around the island are Lindos, the Butterflies Valley and Prassonissi for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

    General information

    Have a look on the travel guide that we have prepared for Rhodes island and see the most beautiful beaches, villages, museums, monasteries and sights to visit. Also get a better understanding of Rhodes through our large collection of photos, 360 pictures, amazing videos and detailed maps.

    Things to see and do

    Rhodes palace of Grand Master

    There are many interesting sightseeings in Rhodes Greece, a place with long history and rich tradition. As it is the largest town in Dodecanese, it is considered the capital of this group of Greek islands. Rhodes island is geographically located between Karpathos and Kos and it is, along Santorini and Mykonos, among the most popular Greek islands. It belongs to the Dodecanese islands group. In the ancient times, the statue of Colossus used to stand at the entrance of the port.

    The Old Town of Rhodes is among the best-preserved Medieval towns in Europe and impresses visitors with the romantic atmosphere. Walk along the narrow paved streets, visit the Venetian Castle and the Byzantine churches, stroll around the old port and you will have the feeling that the Knights of Saint John will appear at the next corner. Interesting places to visit during your Rhodes holidays are also the Acropolis of Lindos, the Aquarium, the Monastery of Filerimos and the Valley of Butterflies.

    Beach resorts in Rhodes island are large and fabulous. Kallithea and Faliraki are the most popular places with many tourist facilities and restaurants. Due to the large size of the island, visitors will find numerous beaches for all preferences, even totally secluded places. Prassonissi, Ixia and Theologos are popular beaches for windsurfing and kite surfing. A drive around this Greek island will also bring you to many lovely spots and picturesque villages.

    Have a look in this guide of Rhodes and find all the important information about your trip there. Holidays in Rhodes can be combined with other islands, such as Kos, Karpathos and Patmos.

    Organize your holidays

    Organize your Rhodes holidays through our travel services. See the hotels we suggest on the island, book your ferry tickets, check our island hopping tours, rent a car to explore the island and arrange your transfer. If you do not want to get into all these details, ask us to organize your trip based on your needs.


    Hotels in Rhodes

    Rhodes is an island with large tourist development, therefore it has accommodation for all preferences, from luxurious spa resorts to family apartments. These accommodations are spread all around the island. The most popular beaches close to the Town are Ialyssos, Ixia, Paradisi, Theologos, Kallithea and Faliraki. Many of these accommodations are actually large resorts with pools, gym, jacuzzi and spa treatments. Accommodations are more traditional in other tourist places. Cozy apartments are also found in Lindos and in close beaches.

    Highlights in Rhodes

    Medieval part of Rhodes Town
    The Old Town of Rhodes is an amazing place to stroll around. It has vivid Medieval style and many interesting spots to visit. Do not miss the Street of the Knights and the port of Mandraki.
    Medieval Palace of Grand Master
    The most interesting monument in the Town is the Palace of Grand Master. This is an enormous Medieval castle that is considered among the best preserved castles of its kind.
    Lovely bay of Saint Paul in Lindos
    The bay of Saint Paul is the most famous beach in the region of Lindos. This organized beach distinguishes for the blue green water and the relaxing feeling.
    Picturesque village of Lindos
    Lindos is among the most picturesque villages on the island. It charms visitors with the Medieval architecture and the relaxing beaches in the region.
    Impressive Acropolis of Lindos
    On the hill top above the village of Lindos, there is an impressive acropolis with ancient and Medieval ruins. This location give stunning view to the Aegean Sea.
    Large beach of Tsambika
    The beach of Tsambika is among the most stunning beaches in Dodecanese. Large in size and with crystal waters, Tsambika is partly organized and partly secluded.
    Amazing springs of Kallithea
    Close to the beach of Kallithea in Rhodes is the impressive building of the springs. This is a wonderful sample of Italian architecture. Many weddings take place there every year.
    Ancient Acropolis of Rhodes Town
    On the hill of Monte Smith above the main town are the remains of an ancient acropolis. This site includes temples of Athena and Apollo and also a Roman odeon.
    Beautiful valley of butterlies
    The Valley of Butterflies is a region of amazing natural beauty, located close to the village of Theologos. In spring and autumn, this valley is overwhelmed with various species of butterflies.
    Organized beach of Ladiko
    Ladiko is among the most popular beaches on the island. It is well organized with tourist facilities and has stunning blue green waters. This beach gets very popular in summer.
    Interesting Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
    The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is housed in a Medieval building in the Old Town. It hosts a very interesting collection with exhibits from excavations around the island.
    Windsurfing and kitesurfing in Rhodes
    Rhodes is a very popular Greek destination for wind and kite surfing. The best beaches for wind sports on this island are Prassonisi, Theologos, Ixia, Ialyssos and others.
    Day trip from Rhodes to Simi
    In summer daily tours depart from Rhodes Town to the picturesque island of Simi. These tours also stop at the Monastery of Panormitis, on the southern side of Simi.
    Explore the diving spots of Rhodes
    The sea bottom of Dodecanese has very interesting reefs and ship wrecks that even date from the ancient times. In fact, diving is very developed on the island.

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