Rhodes Holidays

Walk on top of medieval walls where every ancient stone has a story and lounge on impressive beaches sprinkled with plumped up loungers, on holidays to Rhodes.

The domineering Acropolis of Lindos is saturated in gold light as dusk falls over the prettiest of white-washed villages, cool tunes play from beach tavernas serving freshly grilled fish as windsurfers dot a turquoise sea and kittens doze under sun on the ancient cobblestoned Street of the Knights. Landing on the largest of the Dodecanese archipelago, Rhodes holidays are an island of near-endless sunshine and beach, yacht-sprinkled bays of blues and greens and faded frescoes in mountain top churches.

Scooters buzz through a double-walled medieval town the Ottomans took over centuries before, luxury hotels are carved into cliffs and bougainvillea-filled courtyards are made for lingering over Greek mezze and ouzo. We’ve been to Rhodes and can tell you it’s the picture-perfect island for a Hellenistic historical fix of ruins and regalia and a blissful spot for those warm waters of the Aegean Sea, intact traditional villages and delicious family run restaurants where ‘mama’ still cooks over an open grill.

If you’ve got your family in tow, holidays to Rhodes are a whimsical adventure of aqua parks and waterslides, shallow seas fringed by golden sands and enticing nectar in the Valley of Butterflies drawing those delicate little creatures to your shoulders. The more romantic will find solitary bliss among the high rocks, white pebbles and dreamy caves of Kato Petres, and those seeking that ‘yamas’ atmosphere are spoilt for choice with cocktail-fuelled bars and beach parties.

If you want to walk among ruins before landing on a glorious beach, Rhodes is the ideal island to do it on; give us a call and we’ll help craft your next Greek island holiday.

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Rhodes Hotels

Our recommendations for the best places to stay in Rhodes

Grecotel LUXME Dama Dama, LUX ME Resort

On Rhodes’ postcard-pretty coast, this luxe hotel has had a recent revamp.

Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites

Carved into the hillside, this captivating hotel is the epitome of style and luxury and perfect f...

Electra Palace Rhodes

A beachfront retreat for all the family, a short hop from Rhodes Town.

Esperos Village Blue & Spa

A white-washed, village-style complex clinging to cypress-cloaked slopes, overlooking the Aegean...

Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa

This adults-only resort offers a beachcombing blast of fresh air on Rhodes’ south-east coast.

Rodos Park

This elegant hotel near Rhodes’ medieval Old Town has a rooftop bar and large outdoor pool.

Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort and Villas

Overlooking a secluded beach in a quiet corner of the island, this upmarket resort will appeal to...

Sentido Port Royal Villas & Spa

A smart hotel where you’ll feel looked after from start to finish.

Butterflies and Winetasting

Spend a morning visiting the butterflies of Rhodes, then settle down for lunch at the marvellous Triantafillou Estate winery. The day begins at the Valley of the Butterflies, where millions of butterflies gather in the cool shade of Rhodes’ maple trees. You’ll walk to the springs that feed the pool at the entrance to the valley, where butterflies virtually cover every centimetre of the trees. A hushed quiet is essential so as not to disturb these delicate creatures. Next, you’ll visit the Triantafillou Estate winery, considered the best on the island. You’ll have the chance to taste the different types of wine produced and enjoy a light lunch before returning to your hotel.

• Duration: half day
• Time: 8.30am to 2.30pm
• Departs from selected hotels
• Operates from June to September
• Group experience

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Highlights of Rhodes

Explore the highlights of Rhodes on a morning guided group tour. The day begins in the Medieval City of Rhodes and takes in one of Europe's most perfectly preserved monuments, declared a World Heritage site. You’ll be guided along a modern part of town, past the port and the buildings that house the municipality, prefecture, theatre, and Greek Orthodox Church, before continuing onto the ancient Acropolis and Stadium for a short photo stop. The tour continues in the Medieval City, visiting Grand Masters’ Palace and walking along the famous Street of the Knights and Socrates Street. You’ll have some free time to browse the shops along Socrates Street before reconvening at the fountain in the main square for the return journey to the hotel.

• Duration: half day
• Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
• Departs Thursday
• Operates April to October
• Group experience

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Rhodes SUP Adventure

Test your balance and try stand-up paddleboarding in a three-hour group experience. With no previous experience necessary, stand-up paddleboarding is a fun way to get out on the water. The adventure begins with a warm-up and introduction to SUP before taking you along the beautiful cliff-lined coast of Rhodes. There’s a swim and snorkel break at a secluded spot, where you can explore a sea cave.

• Duration: half day
• Daily departures
• Operates April to October
• Group experience

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Rhodes Sea Kayaking

Spend a full day kayaking on the Mediterranean Sea with a group. Your day begins at Kathara Beach, paddling to secluded beaches and past rock formations. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to swim and snorkel before a picnic with your group. On the way back, savour the serenity of the environment and enjoy the big blue expanse of the crystal-clear Mediterranean Sea.

• Duration: full day
• Time: 8am to 3pm
• Daily departures
• Operates April to October
• Group experience

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Akramitis Hike

With the help of a professional guide, join a morning hike covering 6.5 kilometres to the top of Akramtis mountain. The morning begins at Monolithos, a rural village on the island's southwest coast, ready to ascend Akramitis mountain, the second highest on the island of Rhodes. The hike starts on green slopes shaded by cypress and pine trees and overlooking the bay of Apolakia. After the first leg of the journey, you’ll walk through beautiful meadows bursting with aromatic herbs and colourful wildflowers until you reach the chapel of St John. There’s time for a quick breather before taking on the remaining ascent to conquer the peak of Akramitis, from where you’ll have a 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside and islands of Halki, Tilos, Karpathos, and Alimia. Before the return journey, you’ll follow a trail descending to Sianna, a picturesque village.

• Duration: half day
• 8am to 1.30pm
• Daily departures
• Operates 20 April to 19th June and 21st September to 30th October
• Group experience

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Profitis Ilias Hike

Embark on a memorable group ascent of Profitis Ilias, Rhodes’ third highest mountain. The hike takes place in the morning between April and June and September and October and over the sunset hours between June and September. A coach brings you inland to the central-west area of Rhodes to Salakos. This agricultural village is in the foothills of Profitis Ilias and is where your hike begins. The gentle slope is well maintained and under the shade of ilex, pine and olive trees. It’s also suitable for beginner hikers. During your climb, there are far-reaching views over the Aegean Sea, the coastline of Turkey and some nearby islands. You’ll arrive at a meadow and have the chance to see the Villa de Vecci house of the former Italian Governor of Rhodes and the Byzantine church of Profitis Elias. After a short break and a snack, you’ll start the descent back to Salakos.

• Duration: half day
• Times: 8am to 1pm or 3.30pm to 8.30pm
• Daily departures
• Operates April to October
• Group experience

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Get to know Rhodes and those important practicalities when planning your perfect holiday.






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Christianity (majority Greek Orthodox)



Where is Rhodes?
In the southeast corner of the Aegean Sea, the island of Rhodes, shaped like a spearhead, is the largest of the Dodecanese archipelago and is located just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey.

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Rhodes holidays are a blend of the cosmopolitan and the timeless. In the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town see the famous medieval Street of the Knights and the Palace of the Grand Masters and then venture further afield to the ancient white-washed village of Lindos to visit that famous acropolis.

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Natural Rhodes
One of Rhodes’ most beautiful attractions is Butterfly Valley, where June to September butterflies come to nest. Both Rodini Park and the Seven Springs make for pretty days out among pine forest and palm trees where you can catch some shade, watch the wildlife and see one of the most ancient parks in the world. Lovers of watersports should head to Prasonisi beach for kite surfing and wind surfing or visit Anthony Quinn beach for the best spots for snorkelling.

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Getting around
Buses provide a good service throughout the island and in the Old Town you’ll find plenty of taxis to get you from one area to another, and also set fares clearly displayed for one-way trips to other towns, such as Lindos. If you want the freedom to explore at your own pace and schedule, hiring a car is a good option and roads are well maintained and easy to navigate.

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Food & drink
Expect beachside tavernas and pretty courtyard restaurants offering Greek mezze of either meats or fish combined with breads and tzatziki, fresh fish straight from the sea and authentic homemade dishes such as shrimp, pork and stews. Kids are well catered for with wood-oven pizzas and pastas and come evening you’ll find many an attractive restaurant with everything from Middle Eastern influences to classic Greek tavernas.

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Rhodes Weather

May - Oct


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