The Greek island of Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands, and an ever-popular destination for couples, families and groups of mates looking for that perfect beach holiday in the sun. Its fantastic beaches, rich history and nightlife hotspots will keep everyone happy on your holiday to Rhodes; whether you’re looking for pumping clubs and all-night parties, or lazy days on the beach and great attractions for the whole family. This island really does have something for everyone. Rhodes’ idyllic coastline is dotted with over 30 Blue Flag beaches, and there’s nowhere better to sit back and relax in the hot summer sun. Eager explorers will appreciate the tumbling cobbled streets of Rhodes Old Town and the ancient acropolis at Lindos. Kids will adore the local waterparks, while night owls will make a beeline for Faliraki’s vibrant bars and clubs.
Things to do
On your Rhodes holiday, you’ll have access to a wealth of beautiful beaches and turquoise shores. But there’s so much more to explore beyond the shoreline; it all depends on the kind of holiday you want. Families will love to explore the island’s Butterfly Valley (Petaloudes). Or if you’d rather splash around instead, head to one of Europe’s biggest waterparks in Faliraki. It’s also in this resort that keen partygoers will find the island’s best nightlife hotspots, and unforgettable nights out await on the strip where the doors stay open until dawn. Elsewhere, you’ll find fascinating historic sites in places like Rhodes old town and Lindos, just ready and waiting to be explored.
Rhodes is one of the sandiest Greek islands and is home to an abundance of sandy shores. If you want to get into the specifics, it boasts an impressive 31 blue flag beaches dotted around its coast. The east coast is where you will find a whole host of excellent beaches and all the main holiday resorts too.
History and culture
Much like the rest of Greece, Rhodes is certainly not lacking in history. Step back in time in the ancient old town of Rhodes and imagine what it must’ve been like to be a knight or member of royalty. Wander the narrow, cobbled streets and gaze in awe at the towering medieval castle. Visit the picturesque resort of Lindos where you can indulge in delicious, traditional Greek food at the many local tavernas. Then, once you’re suitably fuelled, head up to the incredible Acropolis and take in the stunning views around you. If you want to explore the greater area, inland you’ll find countless traditional villages to visit. Alternatively, jump in a boat and do some island hopping to nearby Symi or country hopping to Marmaris in Turkey.
Aside from its beautiful beaches and rich history, Rhodes is also famous for ensuring its visitors have an excellent night out. If you’re travelling as a couple or part of a group and you love to party, then Faliraki is the place to be. Rhodes Town offers a great night out too. But if you prefer things a bit quieter, the beautiful resorts of Pefkos and Lindos provide a much calmer retreat.
Places to stay
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.
More Travel Guides
We also have travel guides available for destinations including: Lindos