Hotels in Rhodes
Popular hotels in Rhodes
Mitsis Grand Hotel
Greece, Rhodes, Rhodes Town
Greece, Rhodes, Pefkos
All Senses Nautica Blue Exclusive Resort
Greece, Rhodes, Fanes
Mitsis Alila Exclusive Resort & Spa
Greece, Rhodes, Faliraki
Akti Imperial Deluxe & Spa Resort
Greece, Rhodes, Ixia
Casa Cook Rhodes
Greece, Rhodes, Kolymbia
Venezia Resort Hotel
Greece, Rhodes, Faliraki
Greece, Rhodes, Kolymbia
Lutania Beach Hotel
Greece, Rhodes, Kolymbia
Greece, Rhodes, Ialyssos
Esperos Village Blue & Spa Resort - Adults Only
Greece, Rhodes, Faliraki
Greece, Rhodes, Kalithea
Holiday resorts in Rhodes
Ancient and exquisite, it's no wonder Lindos is one of Greece's most photographed towns. Filled with Byzantine architecture, churches and whitewashed buildings speckling the hillside, the town spreads down to twin bays with dazzling blue waters. The jewel in its crown is the acropolis, more than 100 metres above the rest of Lindos, overlooking its historic sites, lively tavernas and beaches.
Things to do
There’s plenty of thing to keep you busy on a Lindos holiday, whether you want to soak up the sunshine or explore historic landmarks. Beyond the stunning beaches, you’ll discover a bustling atmosphere as you stroll through Lindos’ narrow alleys and cobbled streets, lined with beautiful Byzantine architecture and charming Greek tavernas.
It’s well worth trekking up the hill to see the 4th century acropolis (one of the most famous sights on the island), and when you get there you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views over the bay. After a day’s exploring, you’ll be ready for a bite to eat; there’s a lovely atmosphere in the old town, which is brimming with tavernas and outdoor terraces.
The village centre is a car-free zone, so the only way to get around is by walking or taking a so-called Lindos taxi – a donkey. This is a great place for exploring, so wander down the winding streets, visiting unique gifts shops where you’ll find authentic souvenirs like beautiful embroidered linen and leather, as well as handmade silver jewellery. You’re bound to find traditional, one-of-a-kind gems here that you won’t get anywhere else.
The town has a social buzz to it and you’ll get a real feel for what Greek life is all about as you mix in amongst the locals, whether you’re just strolling around or having dinner in a traditional taverna.
You’ll be surrounded by history everywhere you walk in Lindos, so much so you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back in time. Explore the narrow streets, discovering the ancient architecture and beautiful churches as you go, mixed amongst the cosy restaurants and cafés. Navigate your way through the maze of cobbled streets to discover the famous Acropolis. Admire the ancient ruins and enjoy the breathtaking sight of the village below; the best spot in Lindos for panoramic views.
The friendly locals, historic surroundings and the beautiful scenery are just some of the reasons why people want to come back to Lindos year after year. There’re also the lovely beaches, crystal-clear seas and gorgeous sunshine that help make this a relaxing and idyllic destination for your holiday.
Where is Lindos?
Lindos is a picture-perfect village on the east cost of Rhodes, the biggest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands (and the most popular one, too). This former fishing village has become one of the most photographed places in the country, thanks to its fascinating Byzantine architecture, ancient churches, and whitewashed buildings speckling the hillside. And of course, the towering acropolis that dominates the town is a spectacular attraction!
As it’s located on the coast, you won’t be surprised that Lindons is also home to some fabulous beaches. You’ll find two beautiful spots to soak up the sun at the bottom of the hill. There’s one in the heart of the village, and another just a short stroll away, and you can take a dip in the sparkling waters at both of them. And when you’re ready for a bite to eat, you’ll find all kinds of welcoming tavernas to satisfy your hunger. If you’re looking for a real taste of authentic Greece, Lindos is an excellent choice.
Look on a Lindos map and you’ll see that this idyllic coastal resort is only 50km or so from the island capital, Rhodes Town. If you want to explore this historic settlement, it’s easy to plan a daytrip to see its UNESCO-protected Old Town. You can either take the bus, which is a great way to meet the locals, or hire a car.
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A few miles outside Rhodes’ poster-child Lindos is the little resort of Pefkos, a former fishing village that has grown into a charming beach resort. Perfect for peaceful getaways, the resort provides an award-winning beach on its beautiful coastline, with a vibrant little town centre full of bars and places to eat. If you’re on holiday with your family, Rhodes’ best water park is less than an hour’s drive.
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Sleepy bays, rocky coves and sparkling seas are a big attraction in Pefkos; there’s nowhere better to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine. But there’s so much more to enjoy on. You could give watersports a go (maybe you’d like to learn to windsurf) or take a glass-bottomed boat trip and see colourful marine life beneath. If you’re travelling with the kids in tow, you won’t want to miss the Faliraki Water Park; it’s bursting with slides, wave pools, and games.
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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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Idyllic beaches surrounded by lush scenery, sleepy fishing villages and some of the best nightlife Greece has to offer, Corfu holidays have couples and families covered.
Hidden among olive groves and lapped by the Ionian Sea, this stunning island is home to a host of beautiful resorts. Find beach towns like Roda and Sidari nestled on the northern coast alongside the beautiful charms of Corfu Town. History fans will love wandering its old town, where pastel-coloured architecture and cobblestone streets are a throwback to its Venetian rule. There’s plenty to see in the south too, from the pumping party scene of Kavos to long stretches of sand in Agios Georgios.
Things to do
Whether you want exploration, relaxation or a night on the tiles, holidays to Corfu offer for every type of traveller. Head along the winding mountain pass to Mount Pantokrator on the northeastern coast to reach the island’s highest point. And don’t forget to explore the traditional villages hidden amid the steep slopes on your way up to the summit. Elsewhere, older couples will love delving into Corfu’s enchanting mixed heritage, from Georgian palaces built by the British to century-old Venetian fortresses. After dark, it’s time to hit one of Europe’s top clubbing resorts, Kavos! Packed with lively bars, quiet nights are off the cards here. Or if you prefer something a little tamer, head a little further up the coast to Ipsos and Dasia for a more relaxed evening.
Nicknamed the ‘Emerald Isle’ for its green rugged landscape, you’re bound to be blown away by Corfu’s mountain meets sea views, some even stretching as far as Albania. And the old fortress in Corfu Town should be your first stop. Celebrated for its incredible panoramas with terracotta rooftops on one side and the Ionian on the other, the vistas are spectacular! The monastery at Paleokastritsa is another must-visit, especially in the evening when you’ll get to witness one of the island’s most amazing ocean sunsets.
If sleepy Greek villages aren’t your thing, then it’s time to sample the island’s lively side. Perfect for party-mad couples or those wanting to let their hair down with a group of friends, Kavos promises plenty of sleepless nights. Stacked with bars and clubs, the strip comes alive every evening until the late hours of the morning. For a less hectic alternative, Sidari has a great after-dark atmosphere with a good selection of night spots, from karaoke to shisha bars.
Great for families
With plenty of hotels suited towards families, you can easily stay in one place during your holidays to Corfu. But if you want to get out and explore, beach-hopping is a must! Find Blue Flag shores dotted right across the island, like Agios Spyridon, whose clean sands and safe swimming conditions are great for mini paddlers. Too hot to hit the coast? Then, take a scenic trek through the olive groves with a visit to one of the many child-friendly horse riding schools. Or, you can always hop on a glass-bottom boat from Corfu Town, where there'll be opportunities to feed the fish. And for more fast-paced fun, don’t forget to visit Sidari waterpark.
Places to stay
Found on Corfu’s north coast, Sidari attracts a good mix of families and couples, who come here to soak up its untouched, natural beauty. Sugar-coloured rock formations lead into the sea to create a string of isolated beaches, meaning you’ll have swathes of sand all to yourself. Close by, you’ll find the charming fishing village of Agios Stefanos. Its golden beach is a real gem with lush scenery on one side and the calm Adriatic on the other. Or, if you’re looking for a buzzing post-exam paradise, Kavos is just the place. From 90s floor-fillers to the latest chart-toppers, there’s no such thing as a dull night in this party mecca.
Sitting on a peninsula, on the east coast of Corfu, this small village is perfect for a relaxed and tranquil Greek holiday. It’s most famous for its stunning views over Mouse Island, which can be easily reached by a very short boat ride. Or book into the 5 star beauty, Corfu Holiday Palace, overlooking the island, and boasting its very own private stretch of sand. Stay at this standout hotel and you’ll also be placed just 4km from the historic town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A serene and beautiful village on the northeast coast of Corfu, Barbati is loved for its white pebbled coves, backed by olive groves and cypress trees. Nestled between two hills, it’s a great spot for a quiet Greek holiday for couples or families, away from the bustling crowds. It’s well worth booking into Golden Mare Resort if you want to be close to the idyllic Barbati Beach. This charming hotel is just a 10-minute stroll, or free minibus ride away from those sapphire waters.
A lively resort on the southern coast of Corfu, Kavos is a popular spot for party-goers, with a vibrant after dark scene and buzzing atmosphere. It’s also home to a long, sandy beach, stretching over 5km, watersports galore, and larger than life music festivals. So you can stay up until the early hours of the morning, before relaxing on the blissful shoreline. Check into Capo Di Corfu to be right on the edge of those crystal-clear waters.
Famous for its stunning coastline and vibrant nightlife, Sidari is great for families, couples and groups of friends. When you’re not kicking-back on the sandy beaches, or hitting up the clubs and bars, there’s historic landmarks to explore, such as the historic town of Corfu and the Achilleion Palace. If you want to be at the foot of its most famous beach, Canal d' Amour, book into Amour Holiday Resort.
Saint George South
A laid-back, natural beauty, Saint George South begs you to unwind. You could spend your days soaking up the sun on its long sandy beach, one of the most beautiful on the island, or head out by boat to explore its nearby coves. A must-see if you do visit is Lake Korission, a natural lagoon surrounded by wildlife. If you’re seeking an All Inclusive Greek paradise, check out Labranda Sandy Beach Resort, set on the edge of toe-sinking sands.
One of the most famous Greek islands, Zante is also known by the Greeks as Zakynthos. It’s perfect for family holidays, with sun, sea, and sand on offer all year round. And with action-packed waterparks and horse riding under the sunset, your mini travellers are bound to be just as impressed.
Fancy trying your hand at some watersports? Holidays to Zante are the perfect opportunity to try out something new, whether that’s jumping over waves on water skis or hanging onto a banana boat. Spend an afternoon exploring the marvels of its underwater world with a spot of snorkelling and scuba diving. Weave in and out of coral reefs, caves and shipwrecks hiding in the Ionian Sea, before heading back to dry land for sunbathing stints under the Greek sun.
Head away from the beach, inland, and you’ll discover ancient olive groves and timeless villages, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The island’s pristine coastline and family-friendly attractions ensure it’s the perfect destination for holidaymakers of all ages. Bohali village is a must-see, and its hillside location flaunts spectacular views over Zante Town. Or, take a boat trip around the stunning shorelines and discover the island’s wonders from the sea.
Things to do
Life here revolves around the ocean, and a glass-bottom boat trip from Skinari in the north is essential during your holiday to Zante. Couples should stop off at Navagio Beach for a romantic picnic on the sand or explore the famous Blue Caves. And if you really want to be impressed, head here early in the morning to see the magical colour-changing waters at their best!
For those wanting to explore the cultural hotspots, Zante boasts many points of interest. Take some time to visit the Agios Dionysios Church on the harbour in Zante Town or the Anafonitria Monastery, situated only a stone’s throw from Navagio. When the sun begins to set, head to one of the many waterside tavernas where you can witness picturesque views of the shimmering waters and sample delicious Greek cuisine.
One of Zante's unique attractions is its Loggerhead turtles, who flock to the island's Mediterranean beaches to nest. The best time to see them is between July and August on Laganas Beach. However, you may notice one or two throughout the year around areas such as the Blue Grotto caves on the island’s pinnacle.
And of course, no trip is complete without a day spent shopping. Check out Tsilivi village in the northeastern part of the island for an unbeatable retail experience. Here you’ll find a range of gift shops, boutiques and bakeries that are sure to please even the most serious of shoppers.
Greece holidays are famous for beaches, but Zante in particular is home to some of the most sought-after stretches in the whole of the Mediterranean. Pristine white shores and pebbly cove bays can be found at numerous resort locations. Speaking of coves, Smuggler’s Cove on the northwest coast of the island is a picturesque, sheltered bay made up of limestone cliffs and toe-sinking sands. Sometimes referred to as Shipwreck Cove, it’s one of the most photographed destinations in all of Zante.
Kalamaki Beach is another popular choice, renowned for its beautiful white sands and tranquil shallow waters ideal for swimming or floating. Perfect for both families and couples, it’s situated six kilometres south of Zante Town and is the closest beach to the airport. If you’re lucky, you might even spot one of the many turtles who inhabit the area. The location is a dedicated conservation site where these endangered Loggerhead species come to nest.
Alternatively, take a trip to Laganas Beach and lap up the exciting atmosphere that makes this island so appealing. This coastal delight is packed full of holidaymakers from the early morning to the evening when the area comes alive with the buzzing restaurants and bars. As the busiest resort on the island, you won’t be disappointed if you want to uncover Zante’s lively side.
The history and culture of Zante
Zante’s history is exciting and varied, with influences from ancient empires, Renaissance traders, and 20th-century freedom fighters. This has created a rich historical heritage, visible in the island’s landmarks, art, and even music. Zante holidays allow you to absorb its incredible culture, even if you’re not looking for it.
Tsilivi and Laganas nightlife
Be sure to enjoy some chill-out time before the sun goes down, because the party really gets started after-dark. Zante’s nightlife is famous for its banging beats, friendly atmosphere, and up-until-dawn fun that is bound to get you on your feet and dancing! Tsilivi and Laganas each have a unique tempo, with a dash of Greek charm thrown into the mix of pubs, bars, restaurants, and clubs. Laganas is a 24-hour party playground with a neon entourage and a blend of revellers from all over Europe. Tsilivi has an upbeat vibe thanks to its stream of karaoke spots, shops, and tavernas.
Places to stay
Holidays to Zante have it all! From gently shelving sands perfect for building sandcastles with the kids to an array of watersports for adventurous holidaymakers. Every year, thousands flock to this idyllic Ionian island to relax on the picturesque beaches and sample the wonderful atmosphere. And there are a range of places to stay, from quiet, hidden resorts to more modern, bustling retreats. Whichever you choose for your Zante holiday, you’ll be amazed by the island’s natural splendour. Charming Bohali remains a classic. Set on a hillside in the heart of the island, its views over Zante Town will leave you truly inspired.
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Sandwiched between Kalymnos and Nisyros, Kos is one of the larger Dodecanese Islands and has firmly established itself as a favourite with both families and couples. It boasts some of the best beaches in the Aegean, complete with caramel-coloured sands that shelve gently into the navy-blue waters. 300 days of sunshine and cloudless skies make holidays to Kos a superb choice at virtually any time of year.
However, if basking on a sun-bleached beach isn’t your thing or you’re travelling with children, you’ll find plenty of attractions and things to see and do. Couples looking to enjoy some quality downtime together will find the island offers a vibrant nightlife scene.
Kos has gained an excellent reputation for those looking for a holiday where partying is the main priority. The resort of Kardamena offers the best nightlife on the island, perhaps in the whole of Greece too! Spend your days topping up your tan on the beach before dancing the night away in the many bars and clubs that line the famous ‘Bar Street’. With excellent shopping and some superb, authentic restaurants to enjoy, Kos has all the ingredients for the perfect holiday.
Things to do
Kos is one of the best Greek islands for sailing, with yachting enthusiasts flocking to sail around the island. In the evenings, you can pick the pace of your nightlife. The quieter resorts have plenty of restaurants and waterfront bars to relax in, or you could turn it up a notch in one of the island’s clubbing capitals.
Wherever you stay on the island, visiting Kos Town is a great day trip where you can soak up the culture, walk the winding streets, and see what traditional Greek life is like. Centred around the historic port, looking at any Kos Town map will show you just how many ancient archaeological sites there are. With Neratzia Castle, the Ancient Greek Agora (meeting place) and baths, plus a stadium, Kos Town is the perfect blend between a modern holiday destination and the incredible history of Ancient Greece.
Get into the Kos way of life and explore its dazzling golden coastline, with gorgeous beaches to chill out on and a top choice of water sports on hand for when you’re feeling energetic. Kos has some fantastic beaches to lay back and soak up the warm Greek sun.
If you want plenty of things to do in the form of water sports, music, bars, and cafés close by, then head to Kardamena Beach for non-stop entertainment. The beautiful Tigaki Beach offers a much more laid-back vibe, perfect for chilling out. This is particularly popular with couples and families looking for a more peaceful spot in the sun. Paradise Beach on the island’s south coast offers what it says on the tin. The crystal-clear waters make it perfect for snorkelling, and you can also experience the thermal bubbles that rise from the seabed, warming the water around you.
Perfect for families
Kos island is the ideal choice when selecting a destination that the whole family will enjoy. There are cultural experiences to be had around every corner. The excellent selection of beaches makes for great, lazy days spending quality time together by the sea.
If you feel like taking an excursion, take a trip to the Castle of the Knights and learn about the island’s exciting history. Located in a corner of the Old Town, these impressive ruins will give kids an insight into how leaders of the past lived.
Kos is also home to a range of waterparks which make the perfect playgrounds for little ones. Kids will love the local Aquatica Water Park with its water slides and huge pools where they can spend the day making a splash. Or for something really different, take a day trip to the resort of Bodrum in Turkey, which is just a short boat ride away.
Heritage sites of Kos
Kos boasts a rich, illustrious history, and is home to an abundance of heritage sites that spark interest among locals and holidaymakers alike. When you fancy some time away from the beach, familiarise yourself with Kos’ fascinating past with a day of sightseeing. Evidence of the many cultures and people that have settled here can be found right across the landscape.
Take a trip down to the Roman Odeon where you’ll discover the large and impressive remains of a 2nd‐century stadium, once used to host great musical competitions and theatrical shows. Today, this spectacular auditorium holds cultural happenings and events. It’s a must‐visit for those with an avid interest in Roman history.
Or visit the three surviving Ottoman mosques on the island. In the city’s centre, these buildings remind us of the Ottoman rule, which lasted around four centuries. You can also discover a range of Venetian castles and ancient temples scattered across Kos. Head to the south of Kos Town where you’ll find the Castle of Antimachia, one of the medieval castles on the island built by the Knights of Saint John. Located on a small hill above the village of Antimachia, this stunning architectural feature overlooks the entire southern shore of Kos. It contains two churches that are free to look around.
Places to stay
On Kos’ sun-drenched northern coast are the laid-back beach resorts of Lambi and Tigaki. Lambi is within walking distance of the cosmopolitan island capital, Kos Town. A peaceful place for families and anyone wanting to get away from it all, you can still experience the capital’s attractions anytime you like. A 20‐minute bus ride from the capital is Tigaki, a resort famous for its gleaming white-sand beach.
On the south coast, Kardamena is the best choice for spending long days on the beach and long nights with your mates. Clubbing, karaoke, or beach parties – you name it. And as for Kardamena’s best hotels? Whether you’re there for party nights or family time, you’ll find yourself in beachfront bliss when you stay at Mitsis Norida Beach Hotel or Mitsis Blue Domes, just outside town.
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