Rhodes at a glance

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

We love holidays to Rhodes and it’s no wonder that this is one of the most popular Greek islands. As well as sunshine, Rhodes is blessed with a rich classical heritage and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Medieval City. There’s something for everyone on this island of contrasts, which is why so many 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 a future Rhodes holiday.

Come and see the island for yourself on a Rhodes holiday and explore ancient temples and castles, quiet coves and traditional villages, 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. Watersports lovers head to Ixia, sun-seekers love the fine soft sands of Lindos Bay, and spa enthusiasts can alternate between the luxury spa and the lovely beach at Kalithea.

Faliraki 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 luxury 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.

Where to stay in Rhodes

Afandou Beach Rhodes, Greece


Afandou is an attractive traditional Greek village surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Faliraki Sea


Boasting a magnificent sandy beach where watersports are plentiful. Faliraki is a busy and lively resort just nine miles from lovely Rhodes Town.



Haraki is a bustling fishing village complete with a picturesque promenade that many people return to year after year.



Ialyssos, (Trianda) is a laid-back, relaxing resort, with a delightful mixture of modern hotels and traditional Greek life.



Ixia, with its long stretch of shingle beach, is a haven for watersports lovers and Medieval Rhodes Town is only a five minute drive away.



The small, traditional Greek village of Kalathos is just six kilometres by road north of Lindos.

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In lovely green surroundings, the bay of Kalithea is only ten kilometres from Rhodes town and offers crystal clear waters for swimming.



Kiotari boasts a lovely long beach and a quiet peaceful atmosphere, attracting families and couples seeking relaxation on their holiday.



Kolymbia is a tranquil resort filled with fantastic facilities and a beautiful sandy beach.



The unspoilt landscape of Lahania offers a beautiful beach and the chance to relax and unwind in a peaceful atmosphere.

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The beautiful and friendly village of Lardos, is on the sunny south east side of the island, within easy each of Lindos Town.

Lindos, Rhodes


Dazzling white washed houses nestled on a hillside overlooking a curving bay with crystal clear waters and a golden sandy beach.



Probably the best beach on Rhodes, surrounded by pine-clad hills.

Rhodes Old Town

Rhodes Town

Set at the north end of the island, this captivating town is a harmonious blend of old and new, which attracts many visitors.



The beach resort of Stegna is on the eastern coastline on the way from Faliraki to Lindos, attracting many sun lovers.



Tholos-Theologos, is a unique combination of a an easy-going traditional village and a quiet beach resort with all the trimmings.

Vlicha Bay Near Lindos, Rhodes, Greece


The village of Vlycha is close to Lindos village situated on the main Rhodes to Lindos highway.



Sand and small pebbles as far as the eye can see - and the liveliest beach parties held anywhere on Rhodes. Basically a continuation of Kiotari, Gennadi combines two different characters: on the one hand there’s the vast beach where there’s always room for you…



Kremasti lies on the west coast. Its a busy village with rooms, apartments and a few package hotels.

Best time to visit Rhodes

The weather and temperature in Rhodes are typically Mediterranean. In reality, there are only two seasons: spring and summer. A hot summer (April-October), and a rainy winter which is spring like (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 low 15 C and high 27 C.

Rhodes Travel Advice

Airports/flights: We fly from numerous UK airports to Rhodes Airport. Flights take around 4 hours from Gatwick.

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: 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.

Boat: Rhodes is a major port with sea links to many other Greek islands.

Make the most of your trip Things to see & do

Top 10 beaches in Rhodes

The beautiful island of Rhodes is home to a wealth of incredible beaches. Take a look at our Rhodes beach guide and see if you can tick-off them all during your next Greek Island holiday. 

Ten Days of Inspiration in Rhodes

With so much on offer in Rhodes, it can be hard to decide where to spend your time. We've put together a suggested 10-day Rhodes itinerary with some of our favourite attractions and events to help you plan your trip.

Further information

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 the lovely islands of Kos, Halki and Tilos. All of the romantic islands in the Dodecanese are also ideal for romance. So why not try a Rhodes wedding and spend your honeymoon island hopping?