Rhodes Town holidays

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Rhodes Town is the island capital of Rhodes, known for being home to one of the world’s finest medieval towns. Fortified and filled with treasures, Rhodes Town is mesmerising for sightseers and features a vibrant nightlife scene, Greek restaurants and top-class shopping. When you fancy relaxing in the Mediterranean sunshine, the city even has its own beach.

Things to do

To get a feel for the rich history of Rhodes Town, you’ll need to head to the historic heart of it. The UNESCO-listed medieval old town is filled with cobbled streets that criss-cross and open out into shady, café-lined squares where you can sip a cup of coffee. When you’re ready to take a break, Elli Beach is well placed for a spot of relaxation; it’s centrally located, so you’ll have no trouble finding it. When the sun goes down, it’s up to you whether you take it slow at a local taverna or head to a late-night club.

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Map of Rhodes Town

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28℃

Spring is popular for slightly cooler temperatures.

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Rhodes International Airport (RHO).

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Couples: From chic restaurants to the stunning beach, holidays to Rhodes Town make a dreamy romantic escape.

Sightseers: The UNESCO-protected old town is one of the world’s finest medieval towns. Beautifully preserved architecture and landmarks make this a haven for history buffs.

Night owls: When the sun goes down, you’ll find an atmospheric nightlife scene, including a 600-metre stretch of old inns and contemporary bars.  

Fast facts for Rhodes Town

Language: Greek, although English is widely spoken in the main tourist centres, hotels and bars. Pick up a phrasebook or download our handy language app if you want to give a few Greek basics like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ a go.

Currency: Euro (€).

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

Fly to: Rhodes International Airport (RHO).

Flight time from UK: Around 4 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Rhodes Town tourist information can be found at www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/dodecanese/rhodes.

Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for visa and health recommendations. 

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Getting around Rhodes Town

By bus: Regular services run between Rhodes Town, Lindos and Faliraki; they go half an hour or so in peak season.

By taxi: They’re perfect for short journeys back to your hotel in the evening. You can find taxi ranks by the old town and harbour, or give them a call in advance.

By boat: If want to head over to Lindos (which is well worth a visit), you can catch a boat from the harbour. 

Events in Rhodes Town

Rhodes Rock: Every June, Lindos hosts the island’s favourite rock festival. The biggest rock tribute and cover bands take over the ancient amphitheatre for three nights, playing famous tracks from Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin.

Medieval Rhodes Festival: Held in late May or early June, this is one of the biggest events in the island’s calendar. In the medieval old town, you’ll find locals participating with costumes, performances, and re-enactments (think jugglers, jesters and fire eaters).

Flower Festival: Visitors and locals flock from all over the island to experience this colour festival in every May. You can expect stunning parades and decorated floats, plus plenty of traditional food and wine.

Rhodes Town weather

Temperature: Between June and September, 28°C is average.

Best time to visit: If you want slightly cooler temperatures, spring is a great time to visit.

Rhodes Town enjoys a long, dry summer, with average temperatures in the high 20s (°C). The hottest months of the year are July and August, which frequently hit 30°C. It’s the best time of year for Rhodes Town holidays if you want to top up your tan on the beach. Summer nights are also very mild; they rarely drop below 20°C, so you can enjoy dinner al fresco or a moonlit walk along the beach. 

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