Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and the fourth largest in the whole of Greece. Not only is it big in size, but it is certainly big in popularity too, as it is the most visited island in the country. But it’s no wonder that holidays to Rhodes are a favourite amongst us Brits, what with so many sights and attractions to satisfy the most varied of tastes. The idyllic landscape and fun-loving vibe will have you returning again and again.
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.