Get ready to be transported back in time in historic Rhodes. Explore the atmospheric Old Town and ancient acropolis. Wander around traditional hilltop villages or experience exuberant nightlife. Soak up year-round sunshine on award-winning beaches or snorkel in crystalline waters.
Walk through the Gate of Freedom in Rhodes Old Town and step into the past. Let ancient civilisations whisper their stories to you as you wander around the medieval cobbled streets. Stop at a Byzantine fortress and marvel at its mosaics. Then tuck into crusty bread with creamy tzaziki at an alfresco taverna. Saunter past sugar cube houses overlooked by haunting acropolis ruins in Lindos. Or take in the Art Deco-adorned historical spa in Kallithea. Recline on the soft sands of Faliraki Beach before sampling its pulsating nocturnal scene. Whether you desire culture, beach relaxation, water sports action or buzzing nightspots – you’ll find it all in Rhodes.
Explore Rhodes - from its bustling town and resorts to peaceful villages
Wander around a honeycomb of cobbled streets hugged by a protective medieval wall in Rhodes Old Town. Journey through centuries of history as you take in its buildings, bastions and mosques. Visit the museum of the Old Town’s crowning glory – the Palace of the Grand Master. Then stop for meze at a traditional taverna. Admire the Venetian and Neo-Gothic architecture while strolling around the New Town, where shops and restaurants abound. A visit to historic Mandraki harbour is a must.
Soak up the laidback ambience of charming Kallithea. Unwind on the sands of a secluded bay, or go snorkelling in an underwater cave. In the evening, enjoy a quiet meal at a friendly local taverna. Not to be missed is a visit to the historical spring water spa, with its beautifully restored mosaics. See the brightly painted doors that adorn the white-washed houses of nearby Koskinou. Or immerse yourself in the bustle of vibrant Faliraki.
Faliraki is perfect for fun family days or lively nights out. Bask in the Mediterranean sun on miles of soft golden sands. Then cool off in crystal clear waters. If action is on your agenda, choose from a plentiful array of water sports. After building up an appetite for lunch, feast on meze at a beachside taverna. By night, order a fishbowl-sized cocktail at a buzzing bar or head to one of the throbbing clubs that line Faliraki’s famous strip.
Easy-going but with a distinct pulse, Ixia is ideal for Rhodes family holidays. Wrapped around its long pebble beach are abundant hotels, shops and eateries. Cool off on scorching summer days with a dip in Ixia’s crystalline waters. Or take advantage of this area’s gusty climate and try wind or kite surfing. As night falls, Ixia awakens with a wide variety of excellent dining options and lively nightspots.
Stroll through the cobbled, pedestrian-only streets of medieval Lindos. Admire the 15th-century carving work that adorns the village’s white-washed villas huddled on a hill. Take in breath-taking views of the twinkling Mediterranean. Then make your way to Lindos’ awe-inspiring backdrop – an ancient acropolis and world-renowned archaeological site dating back to the 4th century BC.