Popular Accommodations in Rhodes
Highlights in Rhodes
- Visit of ancient ruins
- Medieval Grand Master's Palace
- Full seafood
Most popular in Rhodes
Vacation rentals in Rhodes
Rhodes owes its popularity as a holiday island both to its countless cultural treasures and to the fact that the sun shines there more than 330 days a year. You will find what you are looking for in a holiday apartment or a modern apartment, but especially in the island capital Rhodes city. Settle down in the heart of the old town and enjoy the medieval flair of the narrow streets and benefit from the walking distance to sights such as the Grand Master's Palace. Famous for its nightlife, Faliraki on the south-east coast also offers a wide choice of vacation rentals and apartments.Relaxation beyond the hustle and bustle of the capital city
The further your vacation rental away from the island's capital and party centres like Faliraki to the southwest, the quieter it will be on Rhodes. Coastal villages like Kolympia, Stegna, Lindos and Kiotari are therefore ideal for those seeking peace and quiet. From the small apartment to the sophisticated villa with pool, you will find everything your holiday heart desires. Those who prefer it a little more secluded, however, can settle down on the north coast or move into a holiday apartment in one of the mountain villages deep in the heart of the Massif Central.
Holiday in Rhodes
Travelers and Activities
Most visitors will remember the island for its colossus of Rhodes since their childhood. Embark on a search for the traces of the ancient wonder of the world that no longer exists today. Today, at the harbour entrance of Rhodes town, two steles still remind of the place where the huge statue once stood. But for history fans this was only the beginning, because in Rhodes city alone with the Grand Master Palace used by the Templar Knights, the captain's houses announcing wealth and the Acropolis on Monte Smith, further highlights await. Outside the city there are also worthwhile excursion destinations such as the excavation site at Kameiros, the Johanniter fortress Monolithos and the Acropolis of Lindos, which you prefer to climb by donkey taxi.Rhodes for active holidaymakers
After all the sightseeing tours you need some action? No problem, because Rhodes has a lot to offer both on water and on land. Water sports are particularly important on the island. Water rats can therefore look forward to excellent surf spots, banana boat trips, water ski action and guided dives into the exciting underwater world of Anthony Quinn Bay. If, on the other hand, you'd rather stay on land, you can try your hand at karting, have a crash on the Motor Cross circuit in Faliraki or ride a camel through the idyllic butterfly valley.
Did you know that the colossus of Rhodes was destroyed by an earthquake around 220 BC?
Things to know
Since the sun shines on Rhodes practically always and also the sea never becomes cooler than 16 to 17 degrees Celsius, the island offers itself all year round as a destination. Due to the high temperatures, which can easily reach the 40 degree mark in summer, the period between June and September is primarily suitable for a bathing holiday and less for hiking. Between October and May, however, both active holidaymakers and culture lovers get their money's worth by visiting the countless historical sites without sweating too much.
Top 5 travel tips
On Rhodes, the capital island of the same name, you should not miss the opportunity to visit the old town and look around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Grand Master's Palace you will find over 800 artistically decorated floor mosaics. On the way there, the Knight Street, you can try to find all the coats of arms of the Knights of the Order that have been attached to each building. Next to it is the old Turkish library with its opulent courtyard - a magnificent 18th century remnant and not far from the sundial, which is very impressive. Directly around the corner you can also book your holiday apartment in Rhodes, so that you can visit all the sights quickly and easily.2nd trip to Kolymbia
A popular destination is Kolymbia, on the east coast of the island. The small village captivates with beautiful eucalyptus alleys and a kilometre long, great sandy beach with crystal clear water. In Kolymbia you will be able to visit the ruins of a 6th century basilica and find a wide range of holiday offers in various taverns, cafes and numerous shops that promise a varied holiday.3rd Epta Piges
A nice excursion destination from Kolymbia is Epta Piges. Epta Piges, situated in a valley, is a stream from which seven springs spring. The water is crystal clear and in the small forest you may discover one of the many free living peacocks. In addition to the breathtaking panorama, there is also a narrow tunnel in which you can follow the watercourse and then arrive at an idyllically situated reservoir. From apartments, apartments or vacation rentals on Rhodes many excursions can be booked easily and independently.4th butterfly valley
A nature reserve on Rhodes, which attracts many visitors again and again, is the Butterfly Valley near the capital. This place is world famous for the countless butterflies that can be found here every year in summer. Here you can take a relaxing walk through the shady woods and then relax in a tavern and try typical local dishes and drinks. In the Butterfly Valley there is also a museum with many butterfly species and an exhibition about the endangered ecosystem of the valley.5. Full throttle ahead in Red Bull Jet
Anyone getting on the bright red Red Bull Jet at Mandraki Harbour should know what they are getting into. A boat tour of a very special kind awaits adventurous holidaymakers who are not afraid of speed rush. So buckle up and shoot your way across the Mediterranean Sea at breakneck speed until you dock back in port with your hair completely tousled.