Rhodes is well catered for the tourist industry with well equipped beaches, superb weather, plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants and a wide choice of resorts. Whether you’re looking for lively or lazy, Rhodes has a resort to fit the bill.
There are plenty of ancient sites to see with its romantic temple ruins and the fabulous Old Town. There is great Shoppingand by night there are clubs, discos and a casino to indulge in.
Due to its sunshine record, if you’re looking for a spring or autumn break, you have a really good chance of finding a Rhodes bargain.
Things to do
Although it is tempting to just sunbathe and go clubbing at night, there is plenty of opportunity to go and do some sightseeing. There are ancient sites, outstanding medieval castles and boat trips to islands like Symi.
Walkers can explore the forested mountains and see the medieval city of Rhodes Town. If there’s time, visitors should check out the island’s prettiest village, Lindos.
There are numerous Blue Flag beaches which are great for swimming and sunbathing. Also there are many watersports available such as banana boat rides, jet skis and pedalos to see the island from the local clear blue waters.
The medieval quarter is the best place to shop, offering the finest in clothes, sunglasses and handicrafts. There are jewelry shops, boutiques, and craft shops to flash your cash.
Rhodes Town has a great selection of leather goods in the form of sandals, shoes, bags and belts. Search out Odos Sokratous aka Socrates Street for the best range. If you’re after trademark Greek momentos, then visit the Ministry of Culture Museum Reproduction shop. It’s packed with reproductions of Greek statues, friezes and vases.
Lindon village is fabulous for knocking out top end pottery since the 16th century. Hand woven rugs can be found here too.
Faliraki is the place to head if you’re looking for Nightlife in Rhodes. There are plenty of bars, discos and clubs to have one and probably more, fun party nights. There are two main strips, nicknamed Bar Street and Club Street.
If these don’t serve your needs, then there is the pretty town of Lindos which is lively in the summer months. There are pretty traditional tavernas, big screen sports bar and glitter ball discos. For something a little more sophisticated, there are some classy restaurants to be found in Rhodes Town’s old quarter. You’ll also find bouzouki clubs, trendy bars and you can even try your luck in their casino.
Whether you are a lover of taramosalata or feta, you’ll definitely find your Greek favourite dishes in Rhodes. Experience them as part of a meze line up which is similar to your Spanish tapas. The sharing of small dishes goes hand in hand with the social atmosphere of meal times that the Greek truly relish. Most tavernas showcase their fish so you can pick from the tank. Usually you’ll find swordfish, red mullet, squid and octopus to tantalise your taste buds. But if Greek food isn’t for you, there are plenty of places serving up British style food in the main beach resorts. So there’s no need to miss your full English breakfast or Sunday roasts.