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About Rhodes

If you are looking for a Mediterranean vacation that ticks all the boxes when it comes to sun, sea, sand, culture and food, the Greek island of Rhodes may be just what you are looking for. For accommodation on Rhodes, search FlipKey where you will find something to suit your needs from bedrooms to budget.

About Rhodes, Greece

Located almost halfway between Piraeus and Cyprus and just 11-miles off the coast of Turkey, Rhodes is the fourth largest Greek Island with a surface area of 540 square miles. Steeped in history that dates back to early Dorian settlers, Rhodes has seen a wealth of civilizations throughout its history including Persians, Romans, Arabs, Crusaders and Ottoman Turks all claiming the beautiful island as their own.

Now a top tourist destination that attracts nearly 2 million visitors a year not counting those who arrive by cruise ship, Rhodes is a firmly established Mediterranean beach destination that receives eight months of sunshine per year.

On Rhodes, you will find pristine sandy beaches, excellent bars, restaurants, and nightlife that includes a top casino, so you will understand why people choose Rhodes for their summer vacation.

What to do in Rhodes

The vast majority of people vacationing on Rhodes are there for the beach and the warm Mediterranean Sea. Every possible water sport is on offer with both wind and kite surfing popular thanks to the prevailing winds.

History buffs need look no further than the medieval walls of the Old Town where a walk along the Street Of The Knights yields several interesting sights.

Of the many museums in Rhodes, the best organized and labeled is Palace of the Grand Masters. Here, three galleries cover the history of Rhodes from the 3rd century BC until the Ottoman conquest.

For a taste of Ancient Greece, visit the Lindos acropolis where spectacular views of the coast await from the Athena temple.

During the Crusades, the Knights Hospitaller maintained a series of castles along the coast. While mostly in ruins today, the best one to visit is Kastéllo Kritinías.

Top travel tips for Rhodes

If you are not governed by school vacations, the best time to visit Rhodes is in early summer. Alternatively, take the trip in October when the weather is still beautiful but the crowds have vanished.

For dining options, avoid the tourist traps in the Old Town and do as the locals do, eating at establishments in the newer neighborhoods south of the walls or in Neohóri, to the north.

Take a boat trip to Symi for lunch at a taverna and, for the perfect end to an evening, stroll to the top of Monte Smith for illuminated views of the harbor and Old Town.

Being a large working island, Rhodes has more to offer than just beautiful sunny beaches, great shopping and fabulous Greek food. Discover the centuries of history and traditions that are all around by renting one of the many properties available on FlipKey.

From gorgeous villas to characterful apartments, you’re sure to find your perfect place to stay. Start looking, today!