Located in the South Aegean just off the coast of Turkey, the beautiful island of Rhodes is a holidaymaker’s haven. Turquoise seas, white sandy beaches, ancient temple ruins and sugar-cube villages – this is the Greek islands at its best.
From Faliraki to Pefkos
And when it comes to booking a holiday you’ll be spoilt for choice. Home to many different resorts from bustling Rhodes Town and booming Faliraki – the party central of the island – to the quiet village of Pefkos, there are more than enough options on offer to please anyone’s tastes, so you’ll certainly find your favourite.
Spoilt with beaches
The beaches here are certainly one of the highlights. St Paul’s Bay near the attractive town of Lindos and the lovely Tsambika Beach near the town of Archangelos are two must-visit scenic hotspots. Tsambika is great for water sports and also boasts the beautiful Tsambika Monastery – accessible via a 300-step climb from the beach.
For incredible ancient sights, a visit to the Acropolis of Lindos is a must. It’s a natural citadel which was fortified throughout history by the Greeks, the Romans and Byzantines, and exists today as a stunning ancient monument. Not only are the views from the top breathtaking, there are also many other sites to explore in the area including ancient temples, Roman inscriptions, the incredible Hellenistic staircase and the Castle of the Knights of St John.
Getting here to explore the island’s fascinating history is easy, thanks to the range of scheduled flights and package holiday deals on offer which takes the stress out of travelling and makes things that little bit easier.
It’s fair to say that the island of Rhodes goes far beyond the standard beach holiday experience. So why not give it a try?