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; pop into your local store or give us a call and we’ll help craft your next Greek island holiday.