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Holidays in Rhodes

Rhodes has an enviable reputation amongst food lovers, with some of the best restaurants in Greece. There are also attractions you will find on few other islands, including a golf course and a casino. Rhodes is also known for being the largest and sandiest island in the Dodecanese, featuring a grand total of 31 Blue Flag beaches. Much more than just a party island, it is a honeymooner and family favourite too thanks to its idyllic landscape.

30 °C

High 30s (°C) in July and August.

4 hours

Rhodes International Airport, “Diagoras” (RHO) is situated 14km away from the island capital.

A great destination for families, couples and friends, treat yourself or your loved ones by grabbing a Thomas Cook holiday deal to Rhodes.

Recommended Offers in Rhodes

smartline Ellia

Lardos, Rhodes

  • Close to the beach
  • Opens in May 2015
  • Family rooms available

from

£350

SENTIDO Port Royal Villas & Spa

Kolymbia, Rhodes

  • Spa with heated indoor pool
  • Adults-only
  • Beachfront location

from

£466

SunConnect Evita

Faliraki, Rhodes

  • Family rooms available
  • Brand New for 2015
  • Close to the beach

from

£424

Lindos Princess

Lardos, Rhodes

  • Wide choice of dining options
  • Fantastic beachfront location
  • Ideal for families and couples

from

£459

Stella Apartments

Pefkos, Rhodes

  • One kids' swimming pool and playground
  • Complimentary meals for children
  • Within 20m of the resort centre

from

£249

SunConnect Kolymbia Star

Kolymbia, Rhodes

  • Choice of two bars
  • Two outdoor swimming pools and waterslides
  • Within 100m of bars
  • shops and restaurants

from

£307

Cyprotel Faliraki

Faliraki, Rhodes

  • 600m from local restaurants
  • bars and shops
  • Waterpark
  • Choice of family rooms

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£337

Mitsis Rodos Maris Resort & Spa

Kiotari, Rhodes

  • Spa with beauty salon
  • Three outdoor pools
  • including one with waterslides
  • Beachfront location

from

£345

smartline Cosmopolitan

Ixia, Rhodes

  • Games room
  • Two outdoor swimming pools and one kids' pool
  • Within 100m of the beach
  • bars
  • mini-market and restaurants

from

£350

Krana Apartments

Lindos, Rhodes

  • 400m from resort centre
  • Peaceful location
  • Ideal for couples and families

from

£284

Choose Lindos’ towering acropolis and caramel-coloured sandy cove as the backdrop to your Rhodes holiday. It’s just perfect for a romantic getaway or a lively family holiday. Or head to Faliraki in the north-east for its party scene and easy access to the island’s capital. If you want to discover the more traditional side to Rhodes then you’ll meet the friendly and welcoming locals in Pefkos. Situated on the east coast, its pine-tree-surrounded bay is perfect for an idyllic wedding ceremony as well as a romantic or family holiday.

Recommended Offers in Rhodes

Coralli Apartments

Pefkos, Rhodes

  • Stunning sea views
  • Peaceful hillside location
  • Relaxing pool and terrace

from

£216

Esmeralda Hotel

Kremasti, Rhodes

The Esmeralda is a family run hotel with studios and apartments in the town of Kremasti which is in the Northern part of Rhodes. It is just a 5 minute walk to the town centre with its shops, bars and restaurants, and a 15 minute stroll will take you to the local beaches of Kremasti and Trianda. This is a small friendly hotel with a nice pool and restaurant/bar with sun terrace and outdoor seating. The lovely Rhodes town is only a 15 minute drive or bus ride away. This hotel offers value for money and makes a sun soaked holiday even more affordable., ,Getting to the hotel: Only a short drive away from Rhodes airport. , ,Official rating is 2*.,FACILITIES:,Food, drink and entertainment: Restaurant and bar, breakfast room, TV lounge., ,Sport, games and activities: Swimming pool, sun terrace with sun beds and umbrellas., ,Additional: 24hr reception, WiFi internet, house-keeping.

from

£219

Marietta Hotel Apartments

Pastida, Rhodes

The glorious Greek Island of Rhodes is the location for the colourful family-run Marietta Hotel & Apartments, situated at the rural Pastida village which has all the essential amenities to enjoy a fabulous holiday. Couples and families are greeted with 40 contemporary studios and apartments at the Marietta Hotel & Apartments, of individual design, and set in low-rise buildings within a beautiful walled garden to reflect a typical Greek village setting. You can savour a variety of restaurant dishes, light fare and selection of beverages in the bar with screen sports and table games, enjoy evening entertainment or relax in the library-TV room. Soak-up the rays at the pool and Jacuzzi or hit the beautiful beaches. Experience the charm of Pastida village on Rhodes Island and book into the Marietta Hotel & Apartments where life slows down and the sun shines on all the family., ,Getting to the hotel: Rhodes International Airport is 7 km from the Marietta Hotel & Apartments., ,Local tips: 200m from Pastida village centre; 3km from Kremasti resort and west coast beach; 9km from Faliraki resort, nightlife and beach; and 13km from Rhodes Town.,FACILITIES:,Food, drink and entertainment: To complement accommodation kitchen facilities: a Greek-style restaurant and open-all-day bar with poolside outdoor area offers options for an international menu, homemade Greek specialities, daily BBQ, a sweet menu and children's menu; and serves a full choice of breakfasts including full English, midday snacks, salads and light fare and evening dinner. The bar has wide-screen sports, a pool table and other table games. There is a library-TV room with internet hotspot and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. There is a frequent Greek night with Greek dancing and regular Karaoke, quiz evenings and other evening entertainment., ,Sport, games and activities: Swimming pool with water slide, Jacuzzi, 2-tier sun terrace with free loungers and shaded areas., ,For the kids: Children's pool section and equipped play area; and a children's menu., ,Additional: Reception Services, housekeeping, free high-speed internet with WiFi hotspots in the lobby, main restaurant and bar and library-TV area, currency exchange, air-conditioning (charge), safe boxes for hire and further standard front desk services.

from

£220

Sunshine Hotel

Lardos, Rhodes

Explore the quaint fishing villages of Rhodes with ease when you stay at the family-run Sunshine Hotel. Located on a main coastal road and just 200m from the beach, it's easy to get about and catch a glimpse of a more leisurely Rhodes, away from the bright lights and discos of the larger tourist traps. Watch the locals playing backgammon in Lardos, or soak up the sun on the pine tree lined sandy beach at Pefkos both just 2.5km away. The towering acropolis and white washed streets of nearby Lindos are also well worth a visit - the walk up to the top can be steep but the wonderful views are worth it! ,FACILITIES:,There's a great swimming pool, perfect for a cooling dip any time of day, where you can catch up with the gossip online with WiFi or use the coin-operated computers. Stroll to the poolside bar to keep your energy levels up with a selection of snacks and drinks or stretch out on a lounger under the shade of a parasol and enjoy a good book. ,Breakfast and dinner are served at the hotel's restaurant, which is also a family affair - so you can be assured of an authentic Greek experience. There's also a cocktail bar - again run by the family - with satellite TV showing sports, perfect for relaxing after a day exploring.

from

£228


Head to the west coast for a visit to the island’s Butterfly Valley (Petaloudes). Also worth a visit here is the charming 18th-century Monastery of Kalopetra at the top of the trail. Step back even further in time by exploring the island’s 14th-century knights’ castle. If you fancy an afternoon of splashing about instead, head to one of Europe’s largest waterparks in Faliraki. While you’re there, why not check out Faliraki’s buzzing nightlife, too? Its Strip guarantees an unforgettable night for party people, but the rest of the resort offers plenty of family entertainment too.

Treat the kids to a fairytale-like experience with a visit to the Butterfly Valley nature reserve. Stroll around natural waterfalls, lily-pad covered ponds and charming wooden bridges surrounded by countless fluttering butterflies. If you’d rather go for an afternoon of heart-pumping action, head to Faliraki WaterPark, a favourite family attraction in Rhodes. Let the little-ones splash in the adventurous Tarzan Pool or the giant Tipping Bucket while you max out your adrenaline levels on its 140m-high waterslide. Go for an extra dose of Faliraki fun and try out the thrilling amusement rides at the Fantasia Luna Park.

Known for being one of the best places in Rhodes for a night out, Faliraki is a clubber’s favourite. No one knows how to throw an all-night rave better than the clubs here, plus you can party till sunrise without having to break the bank. Rhodes Town also guarantees a fun night out: Sip mojitos in its elegant lounge bars or join the locals for a bouzouki night where you’ll hear traditional Greek music. For a break from the usual, try your luck in one of Greece’s largest casinos.

Step back into Rhodes’ medieval history with a visit to the capital’s Old Town. Classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is still inhabited today by the locals, who’ll tell you all about the buildings’ rich Venetian and Ottoman history. Stroll around its narrow, winding cobbled streets and explore its gothic-style gates and walls, before ending up at the Grand Palace of the Knights of Rhodes. Its gigantic size and otherworldly atmosphere make it one of the best places to visit in Rhodes.

Recommended Offers in Rhodes

Coralli Apartments

Pefkos, Rhodes

  • Stunning sea views
  • Peaceful hillside location
  • Relaxing pool and terrace

from

£216

Esmeralda Hotel

Kremasti, Rhodes

The Esmeralda is a family run hotel with studios and apartments in the town of Kremasti which is in the Northern part of Rhodes. It is just a 5 minute walk to the town centre with its shops, bars and restaurants, and a 15 minute stroll will take you to the local beaches of Kremasti and Trianda. This is a small friendly hotel with a nice pool and restaurant/bar with sun terrace and outdoor seating. The lovely Rhodes town is only a 15 minute drive or bus ride away. This hotel offers value for money and makes a sun soaked holiday even more affordable., ,Getting to the hotel: Only a short drive away from Rhodes airport. , ,Official rating is 2*.,FACILITIES:,Food, drink and entertainment: Restaurant and bar, breakfast room, TV lounge., ,Sport, games and activities: Swimming pool, sun terrace with sun beds and umbrellas., ,Additional: 24hr reception, WiFi internet, house-keeping.

from

£219

Marietta Hotel Apartments

Pastida, Rhodes

The glorious Greek Island of Rhodes is the location for the colourful family-run Marietta Hotel & Apartments, situated at the rural Pastida village which has all the essential amenities to enjoy a fabulous holiday. Couples and families are greeted with 40 contemporary studios and apartments at the Marietta Hotel & Apartments, of individual design, and set in low-rise buildings within a beautiful walled garden to reflect a typical Greek village setting. You can savour a variety of restaurant dishes, light fare and selection of beverages in the bar with screen sports and table games, enjoy evening entertainment or relax in the library-TV room. Soak-up the rays at the pool and Jacuzzi or hit the beautiful beaches. Experience the charm of Pastida village on Rhodes Island and book into the Marietta Hotel & Apartments where life slows down and the sun shines on all the family., ,Getting to the hotel: Rhodes International Airport is 7 km from the Marietta Hotel & Apartments., ,Local tips: 200m from Pastida village centre; 3km from Kremasti resort and west coast beach; 9km from Faliraki resort, nightlife and beach; and 13km from Rhodes Town.,FACILITIES:,Food, drink and entertainment: To complement accommodation kitchen facilities: a Greek-style restaurant and open-all-day bar with poolside outdoor area offers options for an international menu, homemade Greek specialities, daily BBQ, a sweet menu and children's menu; and serves a full choice of breakfasts including full English, midday snacks, salads and light fare and evening dinner. The bar has wide-screen sports, a pool table and other table games. There is a library-TV room with internet hotspot and indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. There is a frequent Greek night with Greek dancing and regular Karaoke, quiz evenings and other evening entertainment., ,Sport, games and activities: Swimming pool with water slide, Jacuzzi, 2-tier sun terrace with free loungers and shaded areas., ,For the kids: Children's pool section and equipped play area; and a children's menu., ,Additional: Reception Services, housekeeping, free high-speed internet with WiFi hotspots in the lobby, main restaurant and bar and library-TV area, currency exchange, air-conditioning (charge), safe boxes for hire and further standard front desk services.

from

£220

Sunshine Hotel

Lardos, Rhodes

Explore the quaint fishing villages of Rhodes with ease when you stay at the family-run Sunshine Hotel. Located on a main coastal road and just 200m from the beach, it's easy to get about and catch a glimpse of a more leisurely Rhodes, away from the bright lights and discos of the larger tourist traps. Watch the locals playing backgammon in Lardos, or soak up the sun on the pine tree lined sandy beach at Pefkos both just 2.5km away. The towering acropolis and white washed streets of nearby Lindos are also well worth a visit - the walk up to the top can be steep but the wonderful views are worth it! ,FACILITIES:,There's a great swimming pool, perfect for a cooling dip any time of day, where you can catch up with the gossip online with WiFi or use the coin-operated computers. Stroll to the poolside bar to keep your energy levels up with a selection of snacks and drinks or stretch out on a lounger under the shade of a parasol and enjoy a good book. ,Breakfast and dinner are served at the hotel's restaurant, which is also a family affair - so you can be assured of an authentic Greek experience. There's also a cocktail bar - again run by the family - with satellite TV showing sports, perfect for relaxing after a day exploring.

from

£228

RHODES IS BEST FOR....

Explorers: Sail to the island of Symi and visit the elevated town offering outstanding views over the harbour area.

Holiday snaps: Enjoy views of Lindos town and coastline from the acropolis, with its narrow cobbled streets and rooftop cafés.

History lovers: Feel like a king or queen in the Old Town’s gigantic castle.


FAST FACTS

Language: The language spoken in Rhodes is Greek.

Currency: The currency used in Rhodes is Euro (€).

Local time: Rhodes is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Rhodes International Airport, “Diagoras” (RHO), situated 14km away from the island capital.

Flight time from UK: Just a 4-hour flight.

Tourist Information: Further Rhodes tourist information can be found at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice-greece

Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice-greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Rhodes.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

Temperature: High 30s (°C) in July and August.

Best time to visit Rhodes: Sea temperatures remain in the 20s (°C) in November.

With 300 days of sunshine a year, warm weather in Rhodes is guaranteed, no matter when you choose to visit. Sunny days (reaching up to 23°C) are even still the case in December. Coastal areas are kept comfortably cool from the scorching heat thanks to the Meltemi wind blowing in from the north.


GETTING AROUND

By hire car or scooter: With a 220km coastline, the best way to explore the island is by hire-car or scooter.

By bus: Buses are a comfortably cool (they’re all air-conditioned) and inexpensive way to get around the island. They tend to run quite often but as with the rest of the Greek islands, this isn’t the case past midnight.

By boat: If you fancy a sunny boat ride around the island, hop on one of the tours departing from Mandraki harbour in the north-eastern tip.


EVENTS

Folklore: Visit one of the many open-air folklore events held in Rhodes’ Old Town. Folklore dancers dressed in the island’s traditional dress as well as theatrical performances for kids run May to October here.

Up the pace: Put your foot on the gas at one of the speed racing events (for both cars and motorbikes) organised by Rhodes’ Motorcycle Society throughout summer. You can even take part if you like.


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