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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 here.

Visa & Health: Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Rhodes.

Weather & 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.

Holidays in Greece

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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.

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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.

Faliraki

Faliraki in Rhodes

Great for families, Faliraki has one of the best beaches on the island, a waterpark and many excellent restaurants and bars. It's renowned for its choice of daytime activities and late-night entertainment. Faliraki has 24 Blue Flag beaches so you’ll never be far from one at your hotel in Faliraki.

Lindos

Lindos in Rhodes

This resort is full of life, with plenty of bars, rooftop restaurants and shops amongst the narrow, cobbled alleyways. There's also a curved sandy beach offering views across to the acropolis. Beneath the acropolis, you’ll find Lindos’ whitewashed hotels overlooking the mosaic-covered streets and surrounding Aegean Sea.

Pefkos

Pefkos in Rhodes

On the north-eastern end of Lardos Bay and 5km from Lindos' old town, this quiet resort has stunning golden sand and fine pebble beaches. The village itself has restaurants and tavernas, while regular bus services provide the opportunity to explore further afield. Pefkos hotels are perfect for families and older couples.



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