Rhodes Holidays - Greece
Not only is Rhodes the biggest of the Dodecanese islands, but it's also the sunniest and most visited Greek island. Its coastline is edged with sandy and pebbly beaches, its interior is blanketed with pine forests and olive groves, and its capital is home to one of the finest walled towns in Europe.
As well as its famous old town, Rhodes Town also has a cosmopolitan side, with restaurants, bars, boutiques, and a pair of beaches (one sand, one shingle). Further down the coast is the seaside town of Lindos, whose sugar-cube houses climb up a hillside towards an ancient acropolis.
Things to do in Rhodes
Explore Rhodes Town's old quarter
The old quarter of Rhodes Town is a jumble of architectural styles, from medieval and Venetian to Ottoman and Byzantine. Highlights include the lavish Palace of the Grand Masters, the Temple of Aphrodite (which dates back to the 3rd century BC) and the Archaeology Museum, set inside the 15th-century knights' hospital.
Visit the Acropolis of Lindos
Scattered on a hilltop overlooking Lindos is its acropolis, a collection of ancient ruins. You'll find crumbling Doric columns, a church decorated with frescoes, and temples dating back to the 4th century. The acropolis also offers up great views of the town and sea. The climb up is steep, but there are donkeys available if you can't manage the walk.
Wander through the Valley of the Butterflies
Petaloudes - better known as the Valley of the Butterflies - is at its best during July and August. Hundreds of colourful tiger moths are drawn to the gorge, and flutter around the forests, river and waterfalls. There's a museum here, too, dedicated to the valley's flora and fauna.
Hotels in Rhodes
Rhodes has an impressive selection of high-end hotels. The Amathus Elite Suites is one of the best, with spectacular sea views, poolside waiter service and stylish suites. Nearby, there's the five-star Sheraton Rhodes Resort, which stands next to a sand-and-shingle beach. Then there's the Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites, a striking building with huge glass panels and terraces overlooking Vlycha Bay, and the Elysium Rhodes Resort & Spa, set by the seafront just minutes from the hot springs of Kalithea.
Take a look at all of our hotels in Rhodes.
The Sovereign Standard
To help you choose your perfect holiday we have rated all of our hotels using our own system.
Classical Sovereign hotels are more modest hotels offering charm and character, or an exceptional location. Many of these hotels have been firm favourites with Sovereign customers for countless years and offer great value for money.
Luxury Collection hotels offer everything you would expect to go hand in hand with a luxury holiday. They offer high standards of service and attention to all those important little details.
Exclusive Collection hotels provide the ultimate luxury; they are the finest, most opulent hotels offering superlative service and excellent facilities, which will satisfy the needs of even the most discerning traveller.
Family Collection hotels are some of the finest family-friendly resorts and offer a wide range of facilities for both children and parents. Families can enjoy a whole host of amenities including fun kid's clubs, a dedicated children's pool and spacious accommodation.