Rhodes is one of the largest Greek islands and, as such, it has a wide range of attractions, from idyllic beaches to small medieval towns, archaeological ruins and cities that are meant just for partying. Rhodes is a destination for the whole family, for a romantic getaway with your partner or for a holiday with your group of friends under the hot Mediterranean sun. If you rent apartments in Rhodes you will have a whole island and its wide range of landmarks within your reach
What not to miss in Rhodes
The city of Rhodes on the northern tip of the island is a city of great historical importance. Not only is it the former location of the great statue of Colossus at the entrance of the port but also one of the oldest medieval towns in Europe with charming markets and palaces, an ideal place to rent cheap apartments in Rhodes. South of the city is Faliraki, party central in Rhodes with plenty of bars and clubs. The Valley of the Butterflies in Petaloudes is a beautiful protected natural environment where the trees cover the sky and the ponds beneath, with the river flowing down the valley. The place is famous for its moths, which gather in summer creating an amazing view. On the western and southern coast of the island you can surf, windsurf and scuba dive in crystal-clear waters with huge waves.
Destinations in Rhodes
The city of Rhodes is a perfecting starting point to discover the island. Not only will you be in a place with immense historical charm but also you will have all the services you need within reach. To party, Faliraki is perfect, although a bit further south is Afantou, the perfect spot for people searching for peace and quiet on the island, as is Archangelos, the second biggest city on the island just a little bit further south. In Gennadi you will find some of the most idyllic beaches in Rhodes and you will also have the whole southern and western coast a stone’s throw away. On the western coast there is also Monolithos and its castle, from where the views are absolutely stunning.
When to come to Rhodes
Like all Greek islands, Rhodes is best to visit during summer, when the temperature is hot, the hours of sun are longer, the rain is non-existent and the whole island is open to its visitors. During the winter months, the temperatures stay high but there is some rain, so spring and autumn is also a good time to visit the island, with good weather and more peace and quiet.
Getting around Rhodes
Rhodes airport receives regular and charter flights from all over Europe and it is the easiest way of getting there. You can also reach the island from Greece and other Greek islands via ferry. Public buses are cheap and comfortable although for more flexibility you can rent a car or even better a scooter, since the island’s roads are in good condition.
Festivals in Rhodes
The Medieval Festival in Rhodes takes place every summer and you can enjoy dancing, music, markets and traditional cuisine in it, a great chance of getting to know the island’s culture and tradition close up during your holidays in Rhodes. Also, like in other Greek islands, each town celebrates a feast as a tribute to their patron saint during the summer.