And don't forget the sunshine - holidays in Rhodes means you get the best summer season of all the Greek isles, with an unbeatable sunshine record, scorching temperatures and zero rainfall in July and August.
The west coast of the island of Rhodes (also called Rodos), which is the largest isle of the Dodecanese, is rugged and weathered by prevailing winds from the west. The beaches will often be deserted, as the holiday action is mostly confined to the tamer shoreline of the east coast, which is where the tourist resorts are to be found.
Arriving into Rhodes Airport (RHO) on the northern tip of the island, holidaymakers are then spoiled for choice with a plethora of tourist resorts. There's modern and upmarket Ixia and small Trianda, not far from the airport and just nudging onto the west coast.
Running down the east coast are the long beaches of Afandou, the wild pleasure palace of Faliraki, quiet and laid back Kolymbia and whitewashed Lindos, which clings onto the hillside midway down the coast. The acropolis of Lindos presides over the town, from the restaurants on roof terraces, to the beautiful beach below. The small and charming village of Haraki can be seen from Lindos.
Further down the coast are the hot spring and upmarket spa resorts of Kalithea, the golden sands at Pefkos, and Kalathos, which is a favoured beach with the locals.
At the southern tip of Rhodes, and taking advantage of those westerly winds, is Prasonisi (also Prassonissi), which is popular with those wishing to try and keep their balance while windsurfing.
Rhodes Town itself is a medieval gem, where the legendary Knights of St John left their impressive stamp. Town beaches are also worth staying for.
If you've been tempted by tasty Rhodes, holidays to this beautiful island are easy to get hold of and bargains can be found. Use TravelSupermarket's holiday finder to get on the road to your Rhodes holiday.
Rhodes bakes in the summer months of July and August, with an average daily temperature of 27C. The mercury pushes past 20C from May and doesn't drop below this again until November. Rain can be expected from October until the end of April.
Medieval Rose Festival; May, June and July: This annual event, held around May, June and July, celebrates all that is great about medieval Rhodes Town. Expect cultural events and public shows.
Rhodes Rock; June: Enjoy the sun, sea, sand and sound of soft rock tribute acts performing in the ancient village of Lindos.
Watermelon Festival; July: Apolokkia dam is the place to be for the surreal events of the watermelon festival. Music, dance, fun for kids, plus the heaviest watermelon competition will entertain the crowds.
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Relaxing: The maze of lanes in Rhodes Town is home to shops and stalls and there are plenty of pretty terraces on which to stop, sip an iced coffee, a glass of wine or a beer and satisfy your sweet tooth with a pastry laced with local honey.
Romance: Lovers tend to love Lindos, with its whitewashed buildings and rustic charm. The rooftop restaurants are sure to dish up a side of romance with every tasty main course.
Nightlife: It has to be Faliraki, the wild child of Rhodes. Expect teens drinking bright cocktails from the legendary goldfish bowls, and dancing to top DJs until the following day dawns.