There's so much to see and do on the island of Rhodes that the best way to do this is by hiring a car. All the biggest and busiest resorts are on the east coast, but with a car you're able to escape the crowds and find undiscovered corners and hidden gems amongst the Mediterranean landscape. On the west coast of Rhodes you'll find lesser-known towns and villages that are well worth exploring in order to get a taste of authentic Greece at its best. The mountain village of Embonas is a great place to visit, where you can sample some of the excellent local produce or indulge in a bit of wine tasting ” just a taste, mind you. Then there's Monolithos with its impressive medieval castle nestled amongst the pine trees where you can take in the fabulous views from the top. If you really want to make the most of your holiday to Rhodes, then hiring a car is the way to do it. Embrace the sense of freedom, stopping where you like for however long you like. It's the only way that you can experience Rhodes like a true local and see more than just your immediate resort. It's certainly a lot cheaper than a taxi too!