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Rhodes Holidays

Rhodes Holidays

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A cobbled Old Town for the history buffs, activities for the kids and Blue Flag beaches for the sunseekers - Rhodes has something for everyone.

Destination highlights

  • Sunshine all year
  • Huge variety of beaches
  • Water sports haven
  • Amazing ancient history
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    What are the best beaches in Rhodes?

    We’re not exaggerating when we say that this island has a beach for everyone, from lively tourist hotspots to wild coastal caves. Here’s a taste:

    • Faliraki Beach – One of the most popular on the island, because it ticks all the boxes! Great swimming, sunbathing spots, and plenty of bars nearby.
    • Tsambiki Beach –Lie back in the crystal-clear waters and take in the best of the coast: Golden sands, cliffs, and even a monastery on top of a mountain.
    • Agathi Beach - Warm, soft sands and calm shallow waters make this an ideal beach for your family holiday to Rhodes.
    • St Paul’s Beach - The perfect spot to get dramatic pics as the sun goes down, with spectacular views of the Lindos Acropolis.
    • Prassonissi Beach - This is where water sports fans come to watch and play amongst the strong coastal winds.
    • Anthony Quinn Bay - A piece of movie history, but famous in its own right for emerald waters that are great for snorkelling.


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    What are the top hotels in Rhodes?

    The place you stay is just as special as the island itself on your Rhodes holidays, because the hotels combine modern flair with the pretty Greek style you see on postcards. These are some we just love:

  • Lindos Village Resort & Spa - The stunning views and gorgeous white decor of this deluxe adults-only hotel look like they’re lifted off the set of Mamma Mia!
  • Hotel Sunshine Rhodes - Loads of pools, activities, and nightly shows make this the perfect base for families who love to keep busy.
  • Eden Roc Resort Hotel - A foodie family’s dream, where you can enjoy nine restaurants in this fabulous five-star resort.
  • Evita Resort - A fab base for groups of friends, with modern and affordable rooms close to the Faliraki fun.
  • The Ixian Grand & All Suites - The ultimate Adult Only romantic getaway right on the beach, with lots of stylish rooms to choose from, including some with wheelchair access.
  • Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa - Stay close to the Faliraki action while feeling like a VIP with this five-star hotel’s private beach and champagne bar.


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    What’s the food like in Rhodes?

    Mealtimes on holidays to Rhodes are a feast of Mediterranean flavours with fish, colourful veggies, and goat taking the starring roles. Look out for these local treats:

    • Lacana - The unofficial national dish of goat, chickpeas, and a thick cumin sauce.
    • Rouzetia me Skorthalia - Small red fish fried in a garlicky sauce, only found in Rhodes.
    • Athoi Gemistoi - Pretty courgette flowers stuffed with anything from minced meat to creamy cheese.
    • Pougia - Flaky filo pies packed with seasonal green veg and cooked on a hot stone.
    • Samali - A soft semolina cake drenched in sticky syrup and delicate rosewater.

    The locals love showing off traditional dishes, so you can expect big mezzes and friendly service at fab restaurants like these:

    • La Veranda, Rhodes - Take in sunset views as you eat the best local seafood on the charming roof terrace.
    • To Marouli, Rhodes - Tasty and fresh Greek veggies can be enjoyed by everyone at this vegetarian restaurant with accessible seating.
    • Trilogia, Faliraki - An excellent place to enjoy big BBQ flavours with all the family.
    • Christof Modern Mediterranean Cuisine, Lindos - This special date night spot serves traditional flavours with ultra-modern fine dining twists.
    • Valentina’s Place, Ixia - Stay right on the sands and cool off with fresh summery dishes at this friendly beach bar.

    Where is the best nightlife in Rhodes?

    If your beach holidays in Rhodes are all about boozy evenings, you’ll want to head to the capital or Faliraki, though the whole island has loads of unique bars set in unusual locations. Here are a few of our faves:

    • Macao, Rhodes - This lush cocktail bar was once a medieval watermill but is now a hotspot for partying in the garden with live DJs.
    • Sticky Fingers, Rhodes - The oldest bar on the island, a favourite of rockers from Rhodes and beyond with plenty of live music.
    • Oasis Beach Bar, Kallitha Beach - Go from laid-back days to long nights of dancing at this cocktail bar built into the caves.
    • Ronda, Elli Beach - Get fancy at this beach bar in an old 1930s bathhouse full of moody lights, perfect for getting those candid holiday pics.


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    What events can I go to in Rhodes?

    The island is often chosen to host various water sports festivals, but if that’s not your thing you can also check out these colourful events on your 2022 holiday to Rhodes:

    • Rhodes International Cycling (March) - This is a jam-packed month for cyclists, with the South Aegean Tour, the Rhodes Grand Prix, and the International Tour of Rhodes
    • Roads to Rhodes Marathon (April) - This race goes through many beautiful areas, making it a great way for sporty people to see the sights.
    • Pascha (Easter) - The most important holiday in the Greek Orthodox calendar, with many feasts and events that spill onto the streets.
    • Rhodes Medieval Rose Festival (May–June) - Feel like royalty as the city time travels back to the medieval era, with performances of every kind, craft fairs, and games for all the family.
    • Lindos Rock (June) - International rockers will travel to the island to enjoy a week of live music in the sun.
    • Watermelon Festival (July) - A summery celebration of the juicy fruit, with lots of games and family fun.
    • The Assumption of Mary (August) - Another important religious date that involves lots of Panigiri — a kind of folk festival that involves sharing food and dancing outside of churches.
    • Rhodes Street Food Festival (September) - Take a bite of all the island’s best gyros, kebabs, and new snacks to discover.
    • Pefkos Tastes and Traditions Festival (September) - All the best music, dancing, and food shared with locals and visitors alike.
    • Micro μ Festival (October) - An annual Greek competition for indie short films, shown at the Rodon Summer Movie Theater.
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    Things to do in Rhodes

    Don’t myth a thing

    No beach holiday in Rhodes is complete without taking in a little of the island’s history, but there’s a whole lot to choose from! Take a tour with Rhodes Experience and you’ll get the lowdown on the acropolis, castles, medieval old town, and tales of ancient wonders.

    Pony up!

    The island is the only place you can see adorable Rhodian Ponies, which grow to just four feet tall! Meet these cuties at the Phaethon Association sanctuary for a small entry fee, making it a great day out on cheaper holidays to Rhodes.

    Throw caution to the wind

    The East Coast of Rhodes is famous for its water sports, as the breezy conditions make for thrilling rides on the waves. Show off your balance with kite surfing and parasailing, or let the wind do the work on a high-speed inflatable ride.

    Home is where the art is

    There are lots of independent boutiques and galleries dedicated to local artwork, great for finding something unique to remember your time here. We love the Art Park Rhodes for some cutting-edge contemporary stuff, or the family-run Artistic Village for colourful ceramics and crafts.



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    What's the weather like in Rhodes?

    The island’s Mediterranean climate means long, hot summers, and winters that are much warmer than the UK. They have 300 days of sunshine a year, so you can safely bet on nice weather when booking a last-minute holiday to Rhodes.

    Month

    Average temp.

    Sea temp.

    Hours of sunshine per day

    Jan 12 °c 17 °c 4 h
    Feb 12 °c 16 °c 5 h
    Mar 14 °c 16 °c 7 h
    Apr 17 °c 17 °c 9 h
    May 20 °c 19 °c 10 h
    Jun 24 °c 21 °c 11 h
    Jul 26 °c 23 °c 12 h
    Aug 26 °c 25 °c 12 h
    Sep 24 °c 24 °c 11 h
    Oct 21 °c 22 °c 8 h
    Nov 16 °c 20 °c 6 h
    Dec 14 °c 18 °c 4 h

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    Important Information about travelling to Rhodes

    How long does it take to fly to Rhodes?

    It takes around four hours to fly from the UK mainland to Rhodes.

    What’s the time difference between the UK and Rhodes?

    Rhodes is two hours ahead of the UK.

    What currency do they use in Rhodes?

    The currency used in Rhodes is the Euro.

    What language do they speak in Rhodes?

    The official language of Rhodes is Greek, but English is spoken in the tourist areas.

    Do I need any vaccinations to visit Rhodes?

    Please check with your healthcare provider for all up to date vaccination advice before booking your holiday.

    Do I need to pay tax on my holiday to Rhodes?

    From 1st of January 2018, the Greek Govt. are charging a sustainable tourism tax on all overnight stays which will be payable on arrival in the hotel:

    • 5-star hotels: €4 per room, per night
    • 4-star hotels: €3 per room, per night
    • 3-star hotels: €1.50 per room, per night
    • 1-star & 2-star hotels: €0.50 per room, per night
    • 1-4 key apartments: €0.50 per room, per night

    Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Rhodes?

    We are currently closely following the Covid-19 situation and how it affects travel. You can find out the most up to date information about travel to Rhodes on the FCO website.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Rhodes?

    British passport holders don’t need a visa to enter Rhodes. Holders of other passports are advised to check with their national embassy for any visa requirements.

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    Customer reviews

    At On the Beach, we’ve sent many satisfied customers to Rhodes for a bit of sunshine. But don't just take our word for it, read some of their 5-star reviews below.

    Mr Adcock:


    Absolutely delighted with the service its first rate

    Sharron Shewan:


    So quick and easy, no hassle. Always kept up to date with any relevant information

    Craig Harrald:


    Amazing service as always this is the 5th time I've booked quick easy and good value :) would highly recommend.

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    Rhodes Weather

    Those that enjoy the sunshine will not be disappointed as the island has high temperatures all through the year, particularly in the summer months. For those wanting a great tan, the best months to visit would be July and August as temperatures regularly reach the high 20's and beyond. You definitely will not need to bring jackets in these months as it definitely will be swim wear season.

    Jan 12ºC
    Feb 12ºC
    Mar 14ºC
    Apr 19ºC
    May 23ºC
    Jun 26ºC
    Jul 30ºC
    Aug 30ºC
    Sep 24ºC
    Oct 20ºC
    Nov 15ºC
    Dec 13ºC

    Rhodes Resorts

    Faliraki

    Faliraki

    Located on the Northeastern coast of the Dodecanese Island of Rhodes, Faliraki is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Europe. Part of the munic…

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    Ixia

    Ixia

    If you're searching for a holiday in Greece but are looking beyond the well-known resorts of Rhodes Town or Faliraki, the village of Ixia is a fantast…

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    Kiotari

    Kiotari

    If you don't want to travel the beaten track on your Greece holidays, a break in Kiotari is definitely the right choice for you. Located on the southe…

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    Kolymbia

    Kolymbia

    If plenty of rest and relaxation is what you want, then Kolymbia is just the resort for you. Located 25 kilometres from Rhodes Town on the middle of t…

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    Lindos

    Lindos

    Known for its stunning clifftop acropolis on the island of Rhodes, Lindos holidays offer the perfect blend of history, culture and plenty of beach.Des…

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    Rhodes Town

    Rhodes Town

    If you're looking for a Greek holiday that mixes the contemporary seamlessly with the past, you'll love Rhodes Town, one of the biggest municipalities…

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    Tholos

    Tholos

    If you thought you'd experienced all a Greek Island holiday has to offer, a visit to the idyllic resort of Tholos will certainly change your mind! Als…

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    Trianta

    Trianta

    If you're looking for Greece holidays with plenty of traditional Greek character, you will love a break in Trianta. The town is located between a moun…

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    Pefkos

    Pefkos

    Tranquil bays, golden sands and fantastic food. If that’s what you’re looking for then Pefkos is perfect for you. This up-and-coming holiday destinati…

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