One of the largest and most fertile of the Greek Islands, Rhodes is blessed with 300 days of sunshine on average each year. Fringed by miles of clean sandy beaches, lush vegetation and fascinating landmarks, Rhodes offers a wealth of leisure activities, lively entertainment and historical relics reminiscent of a long and colourful past. Monasteries, castles and impressive ruins are all there to be explored, while unspoilt mountain villages offer the perfect taste of time-honoured Greek Island country life.
Rhodes - A historical legacy and charm like no other
From Rhodes Town in the north travelling down the eastern coastline, our villas in Rhodes drink up all that island charm. Golden sands, delicious meze cuisine and splendid historical remnants are emblematic of Greek good living, making every day of your holiday a highlight.
With our holiday villas located along Rhodes’ east coast region, you’ll be perfectly placed to relax and unwind in a traditional taverna. The local cuisine comprises of fresh produce found on the island and fuses its flavours to create meze and other renowned Greek Island dishes like souvlaki and moussaka.
Good road and bus networks operate across the island, enabling you to explore Rhodes’ many night-time attractions on your villa holiday – whether you want international menus, to dance into the early hours or to find an unspoilt haven away from the bustling crowds.
It’s the stunning scenery, ancient roots and warm, affable nature that make Rhodes part of such a noble and beautiful history. An array of interesting archaeological sites, beautiful ruins, valuable Byzantine churches and impressive Venetian fortresses fill this Greek Island from top to bottom.
Imposing buildings with their coats-of-arms and paved courtyards are steeped in history – while museums chart Rhodes’ celebrated past through the ages. For a unique tour of your very own, follow the winding streets and simply see where they take you.
Home to some of the cleanest, most picturesque beaches in the Aegean, Rhodes is a haven for sun-seeking villa holiday-makers. Sandy and shingle shorelines stretch along the east coast, jagged cliffs skirt the west and green mountains dotted with whitewashed villages offer a spectacular backdrop to every bay.
You’ll find a mixture of sandy coves almost hidden from view on Rhodes and large beaches with every facility you could possibly need. Swimming is extremely popular, particularly due to the clean and crystalline waters which offer the ideal setting for a family-friendly holiday.
Rhodes has a wealth of leisure activities that will appeal to adults and children alike. From watersports and tennis courts to golf and horse-riding – whether experienced or a beginner – you’ll be spoilt for choice. The rugged north eastern region is particularly famed for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Rhodes’ scenic landscape offers the perfect terrain for mountain biking, hiking and bird watching.
Nature trails are great fun on a villa holiday, and an ideal way to really appreciate the stunning scenery and natural inhabitants.
Rhodes Holidays - Points of Interest
Go back in time to the historic Crusades in the Avenue of the Knights, or get a fish-eye view of life at the Aquarium when visiting Rhodes Town - a ‘must’ for its bustling, picturesque maze of Byzantine, Turkish and Latin architecture enclosed within massive town walls.
Visit the Acropolis at Lindos for a slice of fascinating history and fabulous views.
Explore the 4th century BC Temple of Athena.
Take a boat trip up to Rhodes Town or across to neighbouring Turkey for the day.
Sample the local ‘sóuma’ (similar to Italian ‘grappa’ brandy made from the residue of grapes after pressing) in the pretty mountain village of Siána and watch the sunset over the sea from nearby Monolithos Castle.
This small, scenic port is located on the idyllic and unspoilt west coast of Rhodes. Fanes boasts a charming, traditional character and is the perfect location if you want to sample a taste of the real Greece.
Enjoying a wonderful beachfront location, Atlantica Mikri Poli Rhodes is peacefully tucked away in the resort of Kolymbia and is surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean Sea making it ideal for pool or beach lovers.
A lovely sandy cove perfect for families with sun beds, umbrellas, a typical tavern, gently shelving waters great for snorkelling. Neighbouring Anthony Quinn Bay offers an alternative with Kalithea and Faliraki a short drive away.
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Scores 8.6 out of 10based on 159 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10
Bridgend Family (the eldest child is at school)
The villa location, cleanliness, family who own it and the villa itself.
Would like air conditioning throughout villa.
Confirmed stay: 11 August 2019 Published on: 12 August 2019 9 out of 10
Nantwich Family (the eldest child is at school)
Excellent view and lovely pool. Well furnished and equipped.
Couldn’t really walk anywhere to buy food or get a drink. Had to use the car. I knew that before we arrived but I found it slightly more annoying than I thought I would
Confirmed stay: 10 August 2019 Published on: 11 August 2019 8 out of 10
Cheshire Family (the eldest child is at school)
Loved this quiet location it was perfect for my family. We used the car to visit the hot spots but were able to relax as well
The road up to the villa was difficult and not well lit which meant being out after dark was an issue
Confirmed stay: 07 August 2019 Published on: 08 August 2019 9 out of 10
High Peak Family (the eldest child is at school)
The superb weather including the nice breeze Very friendly people and owner Modern villa and suitable garden Great location close to the sea
Tiny pool On a main road. Not busy but on a long straight so vehicles passed at speed Make it up yourself as no guidance on where to shop and visit Directions should include approx distances between points
Confirmed stay: 31 July 2019 Published on: 06 August 2019 7 out of 10
Family with children at
The villa kitchen lacked the basics.
Confirmed stay: 31 July 2019 Published on: 05 August 2019 8 out of 10
Calstock Family (with only pre-school children)
We loved Lindos and Old Town Rhodes.
We didn't have enough time to do it all! The midday heat in the middle of July limited us (and a 3 year old). Would love to come back in the cooler months to explore a bit more.
Confirmed stay: 31 July 2019 Published on: 01 August 2019 7 out of 10
Hayle Family (the eldest child is at school)
Plenty of restaurants to eat in in the many beachside locations around the island . Friendliness of Islanders . Easy to communicate .
Very hot especially around peak hours . Signs for some of the tourist attractions are hard to locate . The island looks unkept in places.
Confirmed stay: 31 July 2019 Published on: 01 August 2019 10 out of 10
Fareham Family (the eldest child is at school)
Lovely climate Friendly people So much history
Confirmed stay: 31 July 2019 Published on: 01 August 2019 10 out of 10
London Family-mum with 2 adult
Lindos is beautiful to see the acropolis. Rhodes town to see Palace of the Grand Master of the knights of Rhodes as well as the ancient city of Kamiros and Butterfly Valley and many beautiful beaches ?
Hard to find an authentic Greek restaurant, mostly serving pizza, burgers etc.
Confirmed stay: 28 July 2019 Published on: 29 July 2019 10 out of 10
Hereford Family (the eldest child is at school)
The history, the beaches , the people, the food, the weather
Confirmed stay: 27 July 2019 Published on: 28 July 2019
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