Here are the main villages of Rhodes. Many more can be found around the island, especially some picturesque mountainous villages that charm visitors, far away from the high touristy activity of the island.
Many hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Rhodes villages, you can also find information about the best beaches in Rhodes.
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Guide to 28 villages
Discover our guide to 28 Rhodes villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Rhodes. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Location: On the northernmost spot of the island
Description: Rhodes Town is the capital of the island and the largest town in the Dodecanese complex. Famous for its amazing Medieval Town, Rhodes is among the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean.
Location: 48 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: Lindos is the second most famous town on the island. The town is constructed around a huge rock with a castle on it and the area has many lovely coves.
Location: 28 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: This traditional village spreads along a valley, but on top of a huge rock above it, there is a Venetian castle. Many beautiful monasteries surround the village.
Location: 10 km south west of Rhodes Town
Description: The beautiful town of Ialyssos is spread on the slopes of Filerimos hill. The site of ancient Ialyssos is located in a small distance from the modern town.
Location: 19 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: Afandou is a small village invisible from the road. It has kept its traditional style and many interesting churches can be visited in the surrounding region, such as the monastery of Paramythia.
Location: 55km south of Rhodes Town
Description: The village has become a place of tourist interest due to its Venetian castle and the church of Agios Ioannis with the magnificent wall paintings of 16th century.
Location: 90 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: The village is surrounded by the natural environment of olive trees and extended cultivations, with rich flora and fauna. The roads in the village are ideal for hiking.
Location: 64 km from Rhodes Town
Description: This mountainous village is situated amphitheatrically and has a special natural beauty. The most important feature of Asklipio is the Medievel Castle that was built by the knights in 13th century.
Location: 52 km south west of Rhodes Town
Description: Embonas is one of the prettiest and most traditional villages on the island, constructed on the slopes of a mountain. The region is lush green and has many vineyards.
Location: 15 km from Rhodes Town
Description: Located on the inland road from Ialyssos to Faliraki, Pastida distinguishes for its authenticity and traditional character with the whitewashed houses and the picturesque square. The surrounding region is covered with olive groves and vast vegetation.