The island of Rhodes in the eastern Aegean Sea offers almost year-round sunshine and has something for everyone. From the party scene of Faliraki to the Acropolis of Lindos, there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained.
If you're looking for hotels in Rhodes then there are plenty to choose from, with everything from budget hostels to five-star resorts.
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and it has a great choice of resorts, including Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Haraki, Pefkos, Archangelos, Ixia, Trianda, Lardos, Kamiras and Petaloudes. Many hotels within the resorts are run by the major tour operators, with self-catering, full-board and all-inclusive options, but you can find small hostel-style accommodation as well.
If you're looking for a traditional Greek town with a clean sandy beach then Lindos is a good choice. There's the fifth-century BC Acropolis, which is at the top of a hill where you can see across 40 miles of coastline. For the party animals who want to dance the night away and then relax by the hotel pool, Faliraki is the place.
Rhodes Town is the oldest medieval town in Europe and is encircled by an ancient wall, which is now classed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. For the cultural tourist there's the Acropolis of Rhodes and shoppers will be delighted by the great August sales. If you're looking for nightlife then you'll find plenty of traditional tavernas dishing up hearty moussaka and kleftiko.
Depending on how you want to spend your holiday, Rhodes hotels can be enjoyed throughout the year. In the summer, temperatures can hit the mid 30s so if you prefer it a little cooler then spring and autumn are good times to explore the island a bit more. Through the winter you can catch the odd shower and the average temperature is around 15 C.
The Greeks are renowned for their love of festivals and celebrations and the inhabitants of Rhodes are no exception. The Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations are extensive or you could take a trip back in time during the Medieval Rose Festival in May. Why not visit in February and see the International Cycling Tour or marvel at the displays in the Rhodes Flower Parade in May?
If you want to try out some water sports then there's a great range to choose from, especially on the windier west coast. Kalithea is excellent for scuba diving, the waves of Prasonisi offer great facilities for surfers and there's plenty of opportunity to water-ski or jet-ski around the island.
Heading inland you'll find mountains and dense forests, offering the perfect opportunity to explore away from the buzz of the resorts. Other attractions on the island include the Marine Aquarium, the landscaped Rodini Park, the Seven Springs, Tsambika Monastery and the Valley of Butterflies.
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