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.
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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: 16 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: Faliraki used to be a small fishing village, but today it has grown into a popular tourist resort, the busiest on the island.
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: 22 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: A bit above the large beach of Theologos, this small village preserves its traditional architecture against mass tourism.
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: 12 km from Rhodes Town
Description: A nice village in close distance to Rhodes Town and Ialyssos, Kremasti distinguishes for its Neoclassical buildings.
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: 65 km south west of Rhodes Town
Description: A small village built on the slopes of a mountainside. Siana is on the way to Monolithos and the southern side of Rhodes.
Location: 73 km south west of Rhodes Town
Description: This is a small, traditional village mostly famous for its strong castle that stands on top of a huge rock.
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: 50 km south west of Rhodes Town
Description: Skala Kamirou is a small port that serves excursion boats to Halki and Alinda. An archaeological site is found closeby.
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: 37 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: A tiny village in the centre of a lush green forest, Eleoussa is a nice place for hiking and mountain sports.
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: 65 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: Hohlakas is a remote village on the southern side of Rhodes island, close to Prassonisi.
Location: 13 km from Rhodes Town
Description: Very close to the popular resorts of Faliraki and Kallithea, Kalithies is a village with traditional architecture and calm atmosphere.
Location: 84 km from Rhodes Town
Description: Kattavia was built in the Medieval times as every village in Rhodes and until now it has retained its traditional character.
Location: 7 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: Koskinou is a lovely, traditional village close to the capital town. The tourist facilities are located about 2 km from Koskinou, in the beach of Reni.
Location: 58 km south west of Rhodes Town
Description: Laerma is built on the slopes of a hill and has numerous well preserved old houses and nice churches in the region.
Location: 54 km from Rhodes Town
Description: Lardos is a pretty village with a fountain of water in the middle of the square, many taverns, kafeneia and local shops.
Location: 35 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: Massari is not known for its tourist development or activity but for the serenity and the peacefulness it offers to visitors.
Location: 87 km from Rhodes Town
Description: Mesanagros is a historic and privileged village that has been saved from invasions, while the surrounding villages are a cluster of ruins.
Location: 16 km north of Rhodes Town
Description: Paradisi is close to many beautiful beaches on the northern side of Rhodes and it is also the nearest village to the airport.
Location: 38 km from Rhodes Town
Description: The fountains with the crystal clear waters that feed the rich vegetation, the olives groves and the vines create a magnificent landscape in Salakos.
Location: 60 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: Genadi is a village located in the southern part of the island, located between Lindos and Prassonisi.
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.