Rhodes Holidays – The most popular island in the Aegean Sea
Rhodes is a jewel of an island that once experienced will have you returning year after year. This island features some of the world’s best beaches and you can enjoy lively resort beaches and idyllic peaceful bays. Immerse yourself in the traditional Greek village atmosphere at the tavernas and restaurants in Pastida or step back in time at historic Lindos and Rhodes Town. Rhodes is a favourite with families, couples, and groups of friends who visit for guaranteed summer sunshine and activities such as golf, boat trips, water parks and fun fairs, and of course the watersports at the immense beaches.
There are accommodation options to suit every budget including package holidays to Rhodes, all inclusive hotels and self catering apartments. Rhodes will provide lasting holiday memories whether you are looking to experience the cosmopolitan city life of Rhodes Town, the vibrant nightlife of Faliraki or the idyllic beaches of Lindos.
When to go
Rhodes provides sunshine all year round but May through October will bring the hottest weather and is the most popular holiday period. Thanks to the size and amount of beaches on Rhodes there is never a problem with overcrowding, even during the peak months of July and August. If you want to experience a more relaxed holiday with warm rather than hot weather then consider spring and autumn. The low season months including winter are the best time to receive discounts on flights and accommodation, although school holidays such as Easter and October are usually the exception.
The weather in Rhodes
The climate in Rhodes is one of long hot summers with practically no rainfall and short mild winters. Daytime temperatures in Rhodes will hit 30C and over from June through September but similar temperatures are not uncommon during spring and autumn, although 20C is average. Summer evenings are warm at 22C and humidity levels are low, making for more comfortable holiday weather. Many people take extended winter breaks in Rhodes to enjoy the warm weather, and temperatures will be a maximum 15C with some rainfall.
Getting the best deal
The low season months during spring, autumn and winter will be the time to pick up the best holiday deals to Rhodes. Accommodation and flights come with discounts during these seasons and there will still be plenty of sunshine. Lower prices can be found if you avoid school holiday periods such as Easter, August and October. Great holiday deals in Rhodes are available during the summer if you book in advance or use our late deals offers for last minute holidays.
Take a look below at our best prices on offer and browse our late deals offers.
Airport and transport need to know
There are direct flights all year round to Rhodes Airport (RHO) from most UK city airports from May to October. Flights outside of the peak season are available but may not be as frequent; flight time is approximately four hours. Rhodes airport provides a bar, restaurant, cafeteria, banks, car hire and metered taxis. Taxi fares will be in euros and booking a return taxi will usually be less expensive than two single journeys.
Independently booking a shuttlebus transfer online is a good option and will be less expensive than a taxi. Frequent buses travel from Rhodes Town across the island but if you wish to explore then car hire is a good option. The main roads are in good condition with driving on the right. Car hire prices in Rhodes start at around 123 euros (£100) per week but shopping around online will ensure the best prices.
A selection of top regions in Rhodes
Rhodes is home to some of the best beaches in Greece and offers immense, lively resort beaches and secluded coves and bays. The north of the island tends to feature more pebble and sand beaches while the south is home to golden and even white sand beaches. Rhodes features the Aegean Sea to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the east and these sea waters are exceptionally clean and clear. Many of these beautiful beaches have been awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness, water purity and the high standard of facilities available.
Consider the beach resort of Faliraki if you are look
ing for a huge 3km golden beach with the widest range of watersports. Faliraki is popular with younger groups who come for the best nightlife on Rhodes and the best beaches on which to relax during the day. Windsurfing, jet skiing, banana boats, boat hire and water skiing are all available at Faliraki and the immense water park is also located here.
The beautiful village of Lindos is one of the most popular locations on Rhodes and features sandy beaches such as Lindos Bay and St Pauls Bay. These beaches are well maintained with shallow sea waters that are ideal for families with small children. Days can be spent on sun loungers under the shade of a parasol and glass bottom trips can be taken to nearby Pefkos.
For beaches that are touch quieter than the lively resort beaches consider the northwest beaches such as Tholos and Ialyssos. These beaches exudes a more peaceful atmosphere and rarely become busy even during the peak summer months. The beaches here are popular with windsurfers and there are few beach bars but not enough to spoil the tranquil ambience.