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.
Stunningly picturesque unspoilt village, wonderful to wander around, traditonal tavernas and shops to enjoy.Kalithea beach with thermal springs a 10 minute dirve, and Anthony Quinn bay closeby, the pretty heart of Koskinou is worth exploring.
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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Sights / Places to go
Scores 8.4 out of 10based on 156 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10
Bradford on Avon Couple
Aside from Rhodes town and Lindos, we found plenty of places to visit each day and still find time for the pool. We particularly enjoyed exploring inland and found lovely places for a drink or a meal. There were more historical sites around than we had realised. We liked Tsambika beach which is not on your list of 'best beaches'.
Epta Piges (7 springs), which was very close by, was a disappointment and we found no indications of where and how to explore it at the site.
Confirmed stay: 12 June 2019 Published on: 13 June 2019 10 out of 10
Lindos and Rhodes old town
Nothing comes to mind
Confirmed stay: 12 June 2019 Published on: 13 June 2019 5 out of 10
Rhodes town was my favourite trip out for culture and shops. We also visited wineries, monasteries, traditional villages and ancient ruins. There are many beautiful places to visit. We love Lindos and St Paul’s Bay. Local people are very friendly, we also had some very nice meals.
No water in the villa to have a shower. We had to keep showering in cold water in the pool shower.
Confirmed stay: 12 June 2019 Published on: 13 June 2019 9 out of 10
Chelmsford Family (with only pre-school children)
Friendliness of the locals
Nothing substantial to mention
Confirmed stay: 12 June 2019 Published on: 13 June 2019 10 out of 10
Whickham Family (the eldest child is at school)
The beaches and friendly people
Confirmed stay: 09 June 2019 Published on: 10 June 2019 9 out of 10
Wonderful bakery in Gennardi. Glystera beach lovely, peaceful, sandy. Favourite local restaurants Sergios and Pelicanos. Good places to visit Line is and Old town, both wonderful.
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Confirmed stay: 05 June 2019 Published on: 07 June 2019 10 out of 10
Nottinghamshire Couple with son at
Lindos is near villa and a fabulous place to visit a bit busy during day but worth going in the evening for the rooftop restaurants. Especially loved The Village
Confirmed stay: 05 June 2019 Published on: 06 June 2019 9 out of 10
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Confirmed stay: 05 June 2019 Published on: 06 June 2019 10 out of 10
Family (the eldest child is at school)
We visited Lindos one evening, what a beautiful quaint little place, where the old narrow winding streets overflow with lovely little shops that overflow onto the street. Lovely atmosphere.
Pushy salespeople. No one would just let you browse in peace!!
Confirmed stay: 02 June 2019 Published on: 12 June 2019 9 out of 10
Lovely villa with sea views. Infinity pool was stunning.Quiet beach.
No amenities near by as a lot of all inclusive hotels.A good 20 min walk to supermarket and any restaurants.
Confirmed stay: 02 June 2019 Published on: 07 June 2019
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