Whitewashed towns and turquoise bays
One of the most popular and sunniest Greek islands, holidays in Rhodes allow you to explore sugar-cube villages, inspiring history and stunning architecture, alongside lively nightlife, designer shopping and an array of pebble and sandy beaches. It’s the ideal holiday destination for families and couples, and there are plenty of water sports and recreational activities for those with a sense of adventure. Kalithea offer peaceful hideaway coves perfect for escaping the tourist trail, while Ixia is closest to Rhodes Town and filled with cultural highlights.
Rhodes Town is home to plenty of tavernas and alfresco restaurants serving Souvlaki and fresh seafood, alongside boutiques and bars. The town offers both sandy and pebble beaches which are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and paddling.
Rhodes provides an element of luxury displayed in its cultural delights and rich inspiring history. Ancient ruins date back to Trojan times, Ottoman minarets remember Turkish rule and terracotta churches recall the Byzantine era. Lindos has its own acropolis perched on a hillside with panoramic views of the island, alongside towers and temple remains, while inland is a wealth of beautiful pine forests and olive groves just waiting to be explored.
The island’s capital, Rhodes Town is an authentic walled city holding legends of knights over two centuries, and the harbour area was once home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus. Traditional villages and mountain hamlets dominate the centre of the island, and Apolakkia is not to be missed. Here you will be greeted by a monastery, whitewashed villas, ancient windmills and a lake ideal for a refreshing swim. If you fancy a day trip, the neighbouring island of Symi is easily accessible via boat from Rhodes Town and home to a pretty port and harbour area. Liaise with our Sovereign team of experts today and allow us to create a holiday package to suit your needs.
Rhodes is a favourite with holidaymakers from around the world, with its centuries of history, beautiful beaches and famous hospitality. Whether you like to lie on soft sandy beaches, watching the kids build sandcastles and teaching them to swim in the gentle waters of the sea you are sure to make incredible memories here.
The flight to Rhodes is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK.
Rhodes enjoys the most sunshine of any other Greek island – 300 days a year, in fact. Temperate springs and long, dry summers give you plenty of time to visit. The earlier months of the season suit sightseeing, while the mid-summer months of July and August push 30°C – perfect for keen beach-goers. Even in the height of summer, the island’s cool winds take care of any humidity.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.