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Rhodes Holidays

Rhodes Holidays

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Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and is situated in the eastern Aegean Sea. For many years Rhodes has been one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean for people on holidays to Greece

. Historically, Rhodes was famous all over world for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Not only does this island have beautiful beaches but it also has a fascinating history, which is any tourist's dream.

What are the beaches like in Rhodes?

The landscape of Rhodes is one of the elements that really makes this a wonderful destination. There is a choice of wonderful beaches on the island, some more exposed than others which is perfect for those who want a relaxing beach holiday. If the stunning landscape doesn't impress you, the warm, clear seas and fantastic beaches will definitely make this a holiday to remember. If you are not one for lying on the beach all day soaking up the sun there are some spectacular views around the island to visit.

Things to eat in Rhodes

Traditional foods such as calamari, rice, feta cheese and pitta bread are on offer in restaurants scattered around the island. Options include finding a restaurant for a meal like a seafood restaurant in Old Town or choosing to dine at one of the many cafes in a secluded area where the locals hang out. Rhodes is also known for it's wines, so if you want to learn more about the varieties available you can spend the day tasting.Clubbing holidays in Rhodes

There are a number of venues which offer music in the area from discos to traditional Greek music, but those that want dance music should head to Faliraki. Known as Greece's answer to Ibiza, this resort offers just about everything a young tourist wants from a holiday.

Things to do in Rhodes

The island has a great history represented in the museums situated in Rhodes town and the Old Town has been declared a World Heritage site. There are many historical sites on the island including the Temple of Apollo, the site where the Collossus of Rhodes once stood and the Palace of Grand Masters. Any of these sites make wonderful photos to look back on once your holiday to Rhodes is over.

If history is not your thing, Rhodes town is the best place to head if you fancy spending some money in the shops where local produce and the latest fashions are available to keep shopping lovers in their element! For those that want a more livily atmosphere, a visit to the popular resort of Faliraki is a must!

Cultural holidays in Rhodes

Rhodes has an interesting tapestry of history, too much to mention, that has left a diverse collection of fascinating historical sites to visit. The best way to see more of the local area would be to hire a bike as you have the opportunity to explore the area and take in it's history. Although the Colossus of Rhodes was destroyed in an earthquake in 224 BC, you can still visit the area where it stood in the harbour. The English bombs that fell on the city of Rhodes in 1944 destroyed many buildings but there are still many important historical sights that are definitely worth a visit.

If you are planning a holiday to Rhodes in late June you'll be able to enjoy the Summer Solstice, a flower festival at Mandraki Harbour in the New Town. At the end of July there is a festival of athletics at Aghios Soulas, which is a very popular day out for both locals and tourists. Assumption Day is traditionally in Mid-August and early September is home to the Fertility Pilgrimage by childless women. In later months, there is a classical music festival known as Music in Rhodes. As you can see, a holiday in Rhodes can be much more than just beaches and sun!


Not sure where to stay? Click here for our pick of the best Rhodes hotels.


Things to do in Corfu

If you are planning holidays in Corfu you'll be delighted to know that there is something for everyone; from chilled out beaches to bustling shopping districts. Corfu Town, Kerkyra to the locals, is a captivating blend of European influences. Spend your Corfu holiday wandering through Venetian-style alleyways, drink coffee at a cafe in the Parisian-style Liston Arcade, or watch a match at the British-built cricket ground. The Palace of St Michael and St George was once home to Greek royalty, and today houses a museum. Other interesting sites in the town include the Municipal Art Gallery, Archaeological Museum and distinctive Agios Spyridon church.

In the south is the 13th Century Gardiki Castle, and fortresses from the same era can be explored at Angelokasrto and Palaiokastrista. A glimpse of traditional Greek life can be seen at the charming hill village of Vatos in the west. A great day trip destination is the historic Achellieon Palace and gardens. The Austrian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria built the palace in the late 19th Century.

Naturally the sea and sand are big attractions: visitors can take boat trips to explore the crystal clear sea and dazzling coast, enjoy a multitude of water sports, or simply relax in the sun on the beaches of Dassia or Perama.

Important information about travelling to Rhodes

How long does it take to fly to Rhodes?

It takes about four hours to fly to Rhodes from the UK.

What's the time difference between the UK and Rhodes?

Rhodes is two hours ahead of the time in the UK.

What currency do they use in Rhodes?

The official currency of Rhodes is the Euro

What language do they speak in Rhodes?

The official language spoken in Rhodes is Greek.

Do I need any vaccinations to visit Rhodes?

Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

Do I need to pay tourist tax on my holiday to Rhodes?

The Greek goverment charges a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays which will be payable on arrival in the hotel:

  • 5-star hotels: €4 per room, per night
  • 4-star hotels: €3 per room, per night
  • 3-star hotels: €1.50 per room, per night
  • 1-star & 2-star hotels: €0.50 per room, per night
  • 1-4 key apartments: €0.50 per room, per night


Thinking of going All Inclusive? Take a look at some of our top All Inclusive properties in Rhodes here!

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Top Rhodes Hotels

Lindos Grand Resort & Spa - Adults Only

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa

Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece

Atlantica Mikri Poli Rhodes

Kolymbia, Rhodes, Greece

Mitsis Rodos Village Beach Hotel & Spa

Kiotari, Rhodes, Greece

Golden Odyssey

Kolymbia, Rhodes, Greece

Cyprotel Faliraki Hotel

Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece

The Ixian Grand - Adults Only

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

The Ixian All Suites - Adult Only

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Gennadi Grand Resort

Gennadi, Rhodes, Greece

Blue Horizon

Ialyssos, Rhodes, Greece

Dionysos

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Costa Lindia Beach Resort

Lardos, Rhodes, Greece

Olympic Palace

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Belair Beach

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Sunrise Hotel

Pefkos, Rhodes, Greece

Labranda Blue Bay Resort

Ialyssos, Rhodes, Greece

Princess Andriana Resort & Spa

Kiotari, Rhodes, Greece

Hotel Sunshine Rhodes

Ialyssos, Rhodes, Greece

Leonardo Kolymbia Resort

Kolymbia, Rhodes, Greece

Porto Angeli

Stegna, Rhodes, Greece

Akti Imperial Deluxe Resort & Spa

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Avra Beach

Ixia, Rhodes, Greece

Mitsis Lindos Memories Resort & Spa - Adults Only

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

Mitsis Rodos Maris Resort & Spa

Kiotari, Rhodes, Greece

Rodos Palladium Hotel

Kalithea, Rhodes, Greece

Stamos Hotel

Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece

Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas

Lachania, Rhodes, Greece

Lindos Royal Hotel

Lindos, Rhodes, Greece

Pefkos Village Resort

Pefkos, Rhodes, Greece

Delfinia

Kolymbia, Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes Weather

Those that enjoy the sunshine will not be disappointed as the island has high temperatures all through the year, particularly in the summer months. For those wanting a great tan, the best months to visit would be July and August as temperatures regularly reach the high 20's and beyond. You definitely will not need to bring jackets in these months as it definitely will be swim wear season.

Jan 12ºC
Feb 12ºC
Mar 14ºC
Apr 19ºC
May 23ºC
Jun 26ºC
Jul 30ºC
Aug 30ºC
Sep 24ºC
Oct 20ºC
Nov 15ºC
Dec 13ºC

Rhodes Resorts

Faliraki

Faliraki

Located on the Northeastern coast of the Dodecanese Island of Rhodes, Faliraki is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Europe. Part of the munic…

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Ixia

Ixia

If you're searching for a holiday in Greece but are looking beyond the well-known resorts of Rhodes Town or Faliraki, the village of Ixia is a fantast…

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Kiotari

Kiotari

If you don't want to travel the beaten track on your Greece holidays, a break in Kiotari is definitely the right choice for you. Located on the southe…

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Kolymbia

Kolymbia

If plenty of rest and relaxation is what you want, then Kolymbia is just the resort for you. Located 25 kilometres from Rhodes Town on the middle of t…

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Lindos

Lindos

It's no wonder Rhodes attracts more visitors than any other Greek Island considering the wonderful locales it has to offer, and Lindos is no exception…

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Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town

If you're looking for a Greek holiday that mixes the contemporary seamlessly with the past, you'll love Rhodes Town, one of the biggest municipalities…

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Tholos

Tholos

If you thought you'd experienced all a Greek Island holiday has to offer, a visit to the idyllic resort of Tholos will certainly change your mind! Als…

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Trianta

Trianta

If you're looking for Greece holidays with plenty of traditional Greek character, you will love a break in Trianta. The town is located between a moun…

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Pefkos

Pefkos

Tranquil bays, golden sands and fantastic food. If that’s what you’re looking for then Pefkos is perfect for you. This up-and-coming holiday destinati…

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