Holidays in Rhodes Town deliver fantastic beaches, Psaropoula has a beautiful long stretch of clean white sand and calm waters providing perfect and safe conditions for family holidays. Beach amenities and refreshments are widely available, giving you the perfect opportunity to chill, relax and refresh. If you’re after a bit more action, head to the beach in Faliraki for a day of sun, sea and entertainment. Faliraki has a wide variety of water sports to try, hold on to your trunks and bikinis.
Rhodes has an enviable reputation amongst food lovers, with some of the best restaurants in Greece. There are also attractions you will find on few other islands, including a golf course and a casino. Rhodes is also known for being the largest and sandiest island in the Dodecanese, featuring a grand total of 31 Blue Flag beaches. Much more than just a party island, it is a honeymooner and family favourite too thanks to its idyllic landscape.
Afandou is an attractive traditional Greek village surrounded by beautiful countryside. Evening entertainment revolves around the many traditional tavernas and a few bars in the village. For a complete change of pace and scenery, the vibrant and more hectic resort of Faliraki is only a short distance away.
Rhodes’ tourism figures speak for themselves. Attracting more than 270,000 British holidaymakers every year, the island is the most visited in Greece. Most people are drawn to Rhodes by the beaches. The island’s east coast is a ribbon of virtually uninterrupted sand, and it’s where you’ll find all the main holiday resorts
Things to see & do
Holidays in Rhodes tend to centre around it stunning beaches, but there”s more to do here than relax in the sun. There are a huge choice of sports on Rhodes, including an 18hole, par72 championship golf course, scuba diving, tennis, paragliding and squash. Visit the island in spring or autumn to enjoy hiking in the dramatic hills when it”s not too hot. The Valley of the Butterflies just outside Theologos is a particularly popular spot. You”ll find a good choice of souvenir shops in most resorts, but don”t miss the traditional shops and stalls of Rhodes Town, with their pretty handicrafts and art for sale. For a change of scenery and a great day out, take a boat trip to the neighbouring islands of Kos and Symi. Rhodes has lots of Ancient Greek cultural sites that beg to be discovered, including the Palace of the Grand Master in Rhodes Old Town and the Acropolis at Lindos. Great family days out include the Rhodes Aquarium and Faliraki”s water park.
Nightlife on Rhodes varies, depending on the resort you choose to stay in. Faliraki is made up of two main strips, nicknamed Bar Street and Club Street, which pretty much sums up the nightlife of this legendary resort. After a brief spell of sleepiness, it”s back firmly on the clubbing map, with 2010″s beach parties apparently some of Europe”s best.
Like most of Rhodes” main resorts, Lindos gets busy in summer, with a mix of tavernas, karaoke bars and hilltop chillouts. For a sophisticated night out, Rhodes Towns old quarter is packed with classy restaurants, bouzouki clubs and trendy bars, not to mention a casino. The new part of Rhodes Town has somewhere in the region of 600 discos and bars, generally centred around Top Street and the Street of Bars. Many hotels lay on inhouse entertainment whilst in quieter resorts, sitting on the balcony and enjoying a glass of wine is the order of the day (or night.)