One of the largest and most visited Greek Islands, Rhodes is a popular holiday destination thanks to its wonderful culture, beaches and history. The north of the island is famed for its lively tourist resorts, while the south offers a less lively, relaxed pace. History buffs will revel in the Palace of Grand Master of Knights and the Acropolis of Lindos, while nature lovers will marvel at The Valley of the Butterflies. Delight the kids with a trip to Falaraki Water Park and the Aquarium of Rhodes, or spend the night dancing until dawn in Falaraki. If all that sightseeing has left you hot under the collar, cool off with a dip at one of Rhodes’ incredible beaches. Popular options include Kalathos, Lindos and Tsambika. When hunger strikes, you’re in luck – Greek food is a tourist attraction unto itself. Order a selection of mezes at a traditional taverna, or grab a delicious gyros on the go. If you choose a self-catering Rhodes villa or apartment you can also save money on dining out by stocking up at the farmers market in Rhodes Town. You’ll not only get to sample unbelievable produce, but get to shop amongst the locals for a true taste of Rhodes life.
When to go to Rhodes
Averaging over 300 days of sunshine each year, it’s easy to see why Rhodes is such a mecca for those seeking a holiday full of sun, sea and sand. The peak tourist season is between April and November, so to avoid crowds, visit Rhodes in winter.
Getting to and around Rhodes
Most tourists arrive in Rhodes via flights to Rhodes International Airport, although it’s also possible to arrive via ferry from Athens, the other Greek Islands and Turkey. Once in Rhodes, bus is a good public transport option, although many tourists choose to hire motorcycles or mopeds.
Where to stay in Rhodes
When choosing accommodation in Rhodes, villas and apartments make great alternatives to more expensive hotels. HouseTrip has a number of quality self catering apartments and villas in Rhodes, ranging from compact studio apartments suitable for couples to large, multi-room villas and apartments ideal for groups of friends and families. Plus, HouseTrip makes booking your Rhodes accommodation easy – you can do it in as few as six clicks.