Rhodes Town, the capital of the Dodecanese, situated at the northernmost tip of the island. The historic, yet cosmopolitan Rhodes Town is a blend of the best in Greece. It is the financial and cultural centre of the South Aegean, and successfully combines the ancient with the modern and the traditional with the cosmopolitan.
The city of Rhodes Town offers a wide variety of entertainment for all such as nightlife, sports and cultural events.
The medieval Old Town with its cobbled streets has an array of shops, bars and tavernas and is a delight to visit either day or night.
The New Town possesses coffee shops, bars, restaurants and high end designer boutiques concealed amongst the commerce structures of the impressive town hall and harbour authority buildings. In the evening Rhodes town becomes a bustling hive of activity.
Stroll along the Mandraki harbour, home to cruise liners and private yachts or take a day trip by boat to nearby islands. If you prefer to soak up the sun, there are sandy beaches where you can relax or enjoy a variety of water sports from water skiing to paragliding.
Ixia and Ialyssos
Ialyssos and Ixia located on the northern part of the island are situated about 4 km away from the island’s capital, Rhodes Town. Ialyssos or Trianda as it is known now is near the site of ancient Ialyssos and Filerimos.
Blessed by a refreshing breeze and a wide range of accommodation and nightlife, makes this the ideal holiday resort.
With a beautiful shingle beach, Ixia is an excellent choice for windsurfers along with various other water sports. Food, umbrellas and sun beds are also available.
Both resorts have ample supermarkets, banks, chemists and souvenir shops. The nightlife is centred along the island’s main coastal road, which runs through both villages. Here you can find many bars, restaurants and bouzouki clubs.
Koskinou, one of the islands oldest villages is located on the island’s eastern side, 13km from Rhodes town. It is a traditional village with narrow streets, tiny alleys and vibrant coloured houses. Stroll through the village and visit its main attractions including the church of the Virgin Mary, the Church of Aghia Irini and the Aghios Lukas temple. Enjoy the local specialties at one of the many tavernas of the village. It is here that you can sample the traditional sweet known as ‘melekouni’ – a semi-solid patty made of honey and sesame seeds. Koskinou is situated on the top of a hill and has the most breathtaking views of the sea.
One of the most popular resorts on the island, Faliraki’s claim to fame is without a doubt its magnificent sandy beach, with its non-stop water sports action.
For somewhere a little quieter and a taste of traditional Greece, head for one of the smaller beaches or coves only a few minutes away by taxi.
At night, Faliraki offers a great variety of choices. The pleasure of a good meal in one of the many tavernas, lively entertainment in the nightclubs and bars or the serenity of a walk by the sea at night.
Faliraki boasts about 100 mini-markets, banks, chemists and bakeries to ensure that everything you need is close at hand. For fun-filled days and buzzing nightlife, Faliraki is the place to visit.
If you’re looking for traditional Greece in a peaceful setting, then Pefkos is the place for you. Set in a pretty bay with a marvellous sandy beach, Pefkos has a variety of restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and supermarkets. Although the nightlife here is low key, Lindos is only 5km away for those looking for a livelier night out. If lazy days under the sun and evenings spent in a traditional tavern watching the world go by are your ideal holiday, then Pefkos is the perfect place for you.
One of the prettiest villages in Greece, Lindos is a maze of winding, cobbled streets, leading down the sheltered sandy bay, overlooked by the impressive Acropolis. Try your hand at the many water sports available on the main beach or simply spend your days working on your suntan on one of its three beaches. Hunt for souvenirs in one of many shops or take a trip to the Acropolis on foot or by Lindian taxi (donkey!). After dark, enjoy a meal in a taverna or restaurant, many of which have fantastic views over Lindos from their rooftop terraces. If it’s nightlife you’re after, there are innumerable bars and nightclubs to choose from, with something to suit everyone’s taste.
Perfect for relaxation, Kolymbia is a very quiet and peaceful holiday resort.
Spend your day relaxing on its beautiful palm tree beach. Its calm blue mesmerising waters are set in a horseshoe bay which makes it popular for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. Various other water sports are also available.
Evenings can be spent boarding a mini train or strolling along its famous Eucalyptus road. Lined with eucalyptus trees it boasts a variety of bars, restaurants and numerous shops to suit all.
Set slightly inland, Afandou known as the invisible town was built deliberately out of sight of the sea to protect it from the marauding pirates. This pretty, traditional village boasts a variety of restaurants, tavernas, bars and shops. It is home to Rhodes’ only 18 hole golf course but make sure you book early as its popularity grows every year. Its main attraction is its 4km-long blue flag pebbled beach, a 10 min drive from the village’s center. Afandou itself has a fun friendly atmosphere so if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday in a traditional village, Afandou is the perfect place.
The village of Lardos is set around the pretty square with its shops, tavernas and bars. The long sandy and shingle beach is approximately 2.5km away and there are sun beds, umbrellas, pedoloes and windsurfers available. Lardos is ideal for those wanting to unwind in a traditional and unspoiled village setting, with the nearby resorts of Pefkos and Lindos only a short taxi ride away for those wanting a livelier night out.
A Peaceful haven for a relaxing holiday, Haraki is a pretty fishing village with a sandy beach for lazing away the days, with magnificent views along the coastline towards Lindos. Evenings can be spent strolling along the harbour front, before whiling away a few hours in a taverna, followed by a long drink in one of the few bars. For a taste of traditional Greek village life, you won’t be disappointed with Haraki.
Archangelos and Stegna Beach
Archangelos is the biggest settlement on the island after Rhodes town, with a population of more than 6 000 inhabitants. The centre of the town is dominated by the church of Archangel Michael, dating from the 18th century and its medieval castle. There are many restaurants and tavernas to choose from and numerous bars for your night out.
STEGNA is a beautiful small beach situated between the mountains that surround Archangelos and only a 5 minute drive from the centre of the town. It has an unspoilt Greek village atmosphere, with popular tavernas and bars to choose from.