Rhodes

The historic capital of the Greek Dodecanese islands, Rhodes is made up of historic sites making it a popular holiday destination amongst tourists and having thus led to the development of the many luxury beach resorts that can be found across the island. A fascinating island for those interested in history, sites including the ancient settlement of Acropolis, and the Palace of the Grand Master, amongst many others can be found across Rhodes offering an in depth insight into the islands rich and varied history. Beautiful beaches are a common feature across the island of Rhodes, offering tourists white sandy beaches, sparking turquoise seas and a rugged coastline that make it the perfect place to explore for all those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Offering breathtaking panoramic views and an authentic nightlife for tourists wanting to experience traditional Greek bars and restaurants, Rhodes is a popular island for everyone who wants a holiday enjoying the sun, sea and island culture.

When staying in Rhodes there is nothing better than booking a traditional hotel that is the epitome of style and elegance with a hint Bohemian flair, which the Marco Polo Mansion does so well. This boutique B&B is set within the heart of Rhodes’ Turkish Quarter of the Old Town, offering guests a relaxing stay enjoying the property’s beautiful gardens and intimate restaurant. If you are looking to book a stay at a classic holiday beach resort, the Lindo Blu Luxury Hotel & Suits offers a rooftop pool with far reaching views and access to a picturesque private beach. For adults-only this is a luxury hotel that promises ultimate relaxation from the moment you arrive. For self-catering facilities the Island Boutique Hotel on the seafront is a great venue offering a good location, close to local amenities and tourist attractions, along with stylish contemporary rooms. A great family-friendly resort set just a stone’s throw from the beach is the Lindos Imprerial Resort & Spa. Top-rated amongst tourists, this hotel offers not only a wide range of activities and entertainment, including a kid’s activity pool, the hotel also has a wide range of accommodation options to suit everyone.

Food and local ingredients is a big part of the culture on the island of Rhodes, something that comes across in the wonderful variety of restaurants and cafes. Mavrikos, a family-run establishment is one of the oldest restaurants on the island, serving up typical Greek cuisine by Chef Dimitris Mavrikos, who has earned the reputation as one of Rhode’s most famous chefs. Set on the coast with spectacular views, the restaurant of Meltemi serves, as you can imagine fish and plenty of seafood dishes, fresh from the sea. For something a little different you will need to go off the beaten track to L’Auberge Bistro, that offers fusion Rhodian & French cuisine set in a beautiful courtyard for alfresco summer dining.One of the best things about spending the day at the beach is enjoying something to eat at a beach café and if you are staying in Faliraki, we highly recommend the Kathara Beach Café, open all day and offering a great menu with a good selection of choices.

With the Old Town of Rhodes being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you cannot visit this island without exploring at least a couple of the historic attractions. The Archeological Museum of Rhodes is a great place to start, giving tourists an insight into the islands ancient past. There are also several archeological sites you can visit on the island including the ruins of the Monolithos Castle, dating from 1480. If, however, you would prefer a relaxing day on the beach, why not try exploring one of the many secluded beaches and coves you will find along Rhode’s rugged coastline, including Kato Petre Beach, that although is a short walk to get to, is totally worth it if you prefer quieter destinations and perhaps a swim or snorkel in the sea. If you plan to do even more relaxing during your trip to Rhodes, the thermal springs at Kallithea are fabulous. With a beautiful setting your will want to enjoy during your visit, you can also experience bathing in the historic thermal springs that are thought to have been used since 700 BC. For a family day out, your little ones will delight in a trip to the Rhodes Water Park. With every type of water slide imaginable and plenty of sun loungers for parents, this attraction is guaranteed to make for a fun filled family day out to remember.

As one of the most southern Greek islands, Rhodes enjoys a mild climate, offering an extended summer season for tourists to enjoy.

You can expect fine weather from as early as April, right through until November, with the most popular months being June, July & August.

As one of the largest Greek Islands the main towns and attractions do not tend to close for winter, meaning Rhodes can be enjoyed by visitors throughout the year, no matter what the weather.