Described as ‘more beautiful than the sun’ by the ancient Greeks, you can be sure that this Greek Island will be a treat for all the senses.
With approximately 300 days of glorious sunshine a year, a pleasant mix of long stretching sandy beaches and mountainous hillsides, Rhodes is the perfect destination for both family holidays and quiet romantic getaways.
A holiday in Rhodes has something for everyone. The northern quarter of Rhodes has been divided into two parts; one side boasts a metropolitan modern feeling packed with restaurants, boutiques and bars, while the other half is steeped in history and aptly named The Old Town. Here you can casually wander through the cobbled streets, down countless alleyways and admire the medieval architecture; including three windmills which have survived from an original 13. To really get a feel for the island and understand its rich history make sure you visit the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, which is open every day except Mondays.
Due to the high popularity of the northern area, during peak season be prepared for large crowds. Although don’t be put off by this as an early morning or late evening visits can be just, if not more enjoyable!
If you are more in the mood for beautiful coastlines and a hot sun drenched Rhodes holiday, the eastern side is perfect. Faliraki is always a favourite destination for holidaymakers due to its Blue Flag awarded beach resort. For any water sport enthusiasts there are endless activities available from jet skiing to pedalos, and the clear waters and huge variety of colourful fish make this a must visit destination for scuba divers. There are two excellent diving centres in Rhodes, Waterhoppers Diving School and DMC who both cater for beginners through to the advanced.
For a further change in scenery hire a car or hop on one of Rhodes many buses and take a trip down south, heading for Lindos. The dazzling white houses nestled in the hillsides are a must see!
One of the most enjoyable aspects of a holiday, is the chance to experience and enjoy leisurely the local cuisine. As holidays to Rhodes are becoming increasingly popular, many local restaurants have altered their menus. So, for a real Greek culinary experience wait and watch where the locals go, rather than rushing to the obvious tourist hot spots. Rhodes is notorious for its antiquity in its wines and produces some fantastic wines well worth a try, including Rhodian Retsina made from local Athiri grapes.