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Holidays to Rhodes, Greece

Over 270,000 Brits book Rhodes holidays each year, to enjoy the tasty Greek cuisine, scenic sunsets, traditional villages and historic adventures.

Faliraki is a tourist favourite for a day out at the beach; you can sunbathe on the golden sands in the morning and hop on a jet ski or paddle on a pedalo in the afternoon. Remarkable scenery fills the streets as well as the beaches in Rhodes, particularly in the Old Town, with its cobbled streets, nifty shops and quirky restaurant cuisine. Rhodes provides fun for all the family, too. Hop on a Jeep Safari, to explore grassy landscapes and learn about local Greek culture along the way.

Don’t forget to sip on some of the fine local wine on your trip to Rhodes. The Athiri grapes grown here are used to produce glorious Rhodian Retsina wine, which gives you an authentic taste of Rhodes’ unique culture.

LANGUAGE Greek
CURRENCY Euro
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +2
FLIGHT TIME 4.5 hrs
COST OF A BEER €3
3 COURSE MEAL Around €20
  • Classic culture

    Rhodes makes for the perfect holiday, thanks to its sunny skies all year round, as well as its unique heritage. Ancient, medieval and modern history is dotted around Rhodes, found in the quaint side streets, ancient temples and fascinating museums. Ancient Greeks, the Byzantines and the Romans, have all left their mark on Rhodes and it is this concoction of culture that makes Rhodes such a unique place to visit.

  • Succulent seafood

    Many seafood restaurants line the coastline of beautiful Rhodes, packed with tourists and locals waiting to be served tantalisingly tasty dishes. The selection of fresh fish available to try and taste is fantastic and is caught fresh from the Med for you to enjoy, just as the sun sets. Traditional and gourmet food is offered across the island; the seafood risotto is a world-famous favourite at modernist eatery, Dafni.

  • Brilliant boat tours

    Private boat tours, shore excursions and water taxis are just a few of many impressive boat adventures available to embark on while visiting Rhodes. Sail past secluded coves, or set sail from the nearest harbour to your resort, where you can overlook the pure, white yachts sitting in neat rows, skimming over the turquoise waters. For thrill-seekers, there are plenty of chances to explore the underwater world of Rhodes, with The Waterhoppers Diving School.

Activities

There’s something for everyone in Rhodes, with an array of activities to choose from. Feel the warm breeze of the sea air brush against your sun-kissed skin, on an unforgettable Jeep Safari experience. Faliraki Waterpark is another popular favourite for active families looking for an enjoyable day out with the kids, providing soothing wave pools for parents and exciting pirate ship adventures for the little ones.

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Boat trips

There are many boat trips you can take from Rhodes departing from various beaches. Sym, a unique and spectacular island is a popular destination.

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Faliraki Waterpark

The biggest waterpark in Europe, Faliraki Water Park is open from May to October. It is a wonderful park equipped with all the amenities and games.

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Beaches

The beaches in Rhodes offer keen swimmers plenty of opportunities to practice their best back stroke, while admiring the sea life in the ocean waters, or lie in the sun on one of the many quiet, secluded beaches situated on this majestic island. Holidaymakers can sunbathe all day and then take a break from the heat and sign up for a windsurfing adventure, or jump on a banana boat with friends.

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Elli Beach

Elli Beach is made up both sand and pebbles and gets very busy during the holiday season so if you want to avoid the crowds it’s best to come early.

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Faliraki Beach

More than 5 kilometres long, Faliraki is the most popular and liveliest beach on the island of Rhodes. It has beautiful sand and crystal waters.

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Food and Drink

Dinner time starts at 9pm in Rhodes, so expect your dining experience to carry on into the early hours. Tasty Tavernas can be found on every corner and offer picturesque beachside views as you eat. For a true representation of what Greeks eat, try a side of zucchini fried to perfection, with a side of traditional Tzatziki dip. If you’re looking for a local delicacy, order a glass of Rhodes’ homemade champagne and enjoy bubbles at an affordable price.

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A taste of Tamam

The award-winning Tamam restaurant lies in the heart of Old Town of Rhodes and is renowned for offering unique dishes made to their own secret recipe.

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Beachfront bars

Beachfront bars in the holiday resorts of Rhodes are in a class of their own. Choose from the music-playing, lively bars or beaches in Faliraki.

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Sights

Sit down on one of the seats that once gave holidaymakers and locals alike fantastic views of the fascinating Haleion Games, at the Ancient Olympic Stadium and admire the magnificent architecture that still remains today. The Jewish Quarter comprises narrow streets and rich history and the Mandraki Harbour is the home to some of Rhodes’ most famous festivals and is a local hotspot for weddings.

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Acropolis of Lindos

The ancient Acropolis of Lindos is built on a 116m-high rock. A steep footpath leads to the beautifully preserved Acropolis.

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Ancient City of Lalyssos

Lalysos is one of the three ancient cities that can be found on the holiday island of Rhodes and this one has the ruins of civilisations.

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Top Resorts in Rhodes

Afandou

Afandou is a quiet resort with little more than a beach, some hotels and a few local tavernas, but it’s conveniently close to the much more lively resort of Faliraki.

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Faliraki

Popular with younger holidaymakers, Faliraki offers great beaches packed with watersports, alongside a bustling nightlife.

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Ixia

Conveniently located next to Rhodes Town, Ixia is one of Rhodes’ first resorts purpose-built for tourists and has plenty of 4 and 5-star accommodation.

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Kalithea

Located halfway between culture capital Rhodes Town and the party hub of Faliraki, Kalithea retains a laidback vibe that makes it seem worlds away from both.

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Kiotari

Dominated by new-build hotels, Kiotari is a purpose-built resort with a great beach and all the necessary amenities for an easy, stress-free holiday.

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Lindos

Spend your Rhodes break in Lindos, one of the island’s prettiest towns, where whitewashed houses are scattered around the base of a hill topped by Lindos’ famous acropolis.

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Pefkos

The former fishing village of Pefkos has kept its unique charm with family run restaurants, beachside bars and sandy beaches bringing back tourists year after year.

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Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town is a mixture of cultural, historical and coastal living that is a true delight for families and couples wanting a break in the sun.

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Location of Rhodes

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