Rhodes town is full of life and is famous for its medieval Old City. Visit the Palace of the Knights of St. John, the medieval moat and the narrow streets. Take a walk in the evening and experience the nightlife there. The old town is full of shops, restaurants, taverns and cafes. Enjoy the sun at the beautiful Elli beach and the laid back lifestyle. Don’t forget to walk along the harbor, it’s a must for everyone!
Ixia is a modern tourist resort at the northern part of the western coast of the island located 5km away from Rhodes Town. Several restaurant and bars are available within the settlement and in the area around. You will enjoy swimming, sunbathing and sea sports at the excellent, long beach. You can also visit Ialyssos town which is found 3-4 kilometers away from Ixia.
The small town of Ialyssos or Trianta is situated 7 kilometers away from Rhodes town and it is a well organized tourist resort. The archaeological site of ancient Ialyssos is situated up on the mountain Filerimos in the heart of Ialyssos town. Several alternatives for accommodation are available, both within the town and in the area around. You will find nice food in the traditional taverns, fresh fish and sea food in the sea front fish taverns and you can have fun at the bars, clubs and cafes of the town. You will enjoy the sea at the long, nice beaches.
Kallithea is a tourist resort developed in the way to Faliraki and close to Kallithea Springs 6km away from Rhodes Town. Several restaurant and bars are available within the settlement and in the area around. There are several resort hotels found there, right next to the excellent beaches. You can also visit Faliraki which is found 10 kilometers away!
The modern tourist resort of Faliraki is 16 kilometers away from Rhodes town.Any kind of facilities for accommodation, food and drink, and amusement are available.Enjoy swimming at the more than 5-kilometers long sandy beach in front of the resort! Faliraki in the night is very alive especially on July and August. There are a lot of bars and clubs that stay open till morning hours. In the daytime there are a lot of activities to do, like bungee jumping, sea sports and other extreme activities. There are a lot of stores, super markets and bakeries, restaurants, taverns, cafes and pastry shops and more. In addition to all the above, you will find a Water Park, where children and adults will find several water games and have fun.
The modern settlement of Lindos is situated at a distance of some 48 kilometers from Rhodes town. A wide range of accommodation is available both in Lindos and in the area around. You will enjoy gorgeous dishes in the traditional taverns and fresh fish in the seafront taverns looking at the gorgeous Acropolis of Lindos! You have several alternatives for amusement and nightlife, both within Lindos and at the nearby beaches. You will enjoy swimming at the beach of Lindos, as well as at the beaches of Vlycha Bay, northern to Lindos, or at the beaches southern to Lindos, up to the southern edge of the island.
Afantou is a small town, at a distance of less than 2 kilometers far from the sea, situated 20 kilometers southern to Rhodes town. There are several alternatives for accommodation and food, both in the town and in the area around close to the sea. The central square of the village is ideal for relaxing and enjoying a coffee. Swimming is possible at the well organized, long family beach less than 2 kilometers away, within the bay of Afantou. There are several places very close that you can visit such as the Seven Springs and the Holy Monastery of Paramythia , which is less than 2 kilometers from the town. Next to the beach of Afantou is located the Afantou Golf center.
The small town of Archangelos is 28 kilometers away from Rhodes. You will enjoy swimming at the nearby beach of Stegna bay which is a beautiful place with a few hotels and sea restaurants as well as to the neighboring beaches of Tsambika and Haraki. You may visit the local Folk Museum and the old castle. In the area around Archangelos it is worth of visiting the two Monasteries of Tsambika, the "low" and the "high" (up on a hill) as the locals call these, both dedicated to Virgin Mary. Finally, some 7 kilometers southern to the town, you may see the ruins of the medieval castle of Faraklou, dominating the scenic village of Haraki, situated by the sea in front of a nice beach within a small cove.
Gennadi is a small, cosy resort, with an original mixture of cosmopolitan resort atmosphere and unspoiled Greek traditions. Its greatest jewel being the exceptional beauty of its never-ending beach, which is well organized and during the summer months the Sunday afternoon beach parties have become legendary, lasting until the early hours of the morning. Gennadi Village is located between the sea and the mountains thus offering visitors magnificent views.
Haraki is about 38km distant from Rhodes town and about 20 km from Lindos. Located on the east coast of the island, it is small and quiet fishermen village with superb pebbly beach and fish taverns and views across to Lindos. Nearby is located the medieval fortress of Feraklos dominates its picturesque setting while at short walk lies the marvelous sandy beach of Agathi with shallow and warm waters. Haraki is an ideal place for families wishing to spend a relaxed holiday. The pebbly bay is small but not overcrowded and the water is crystal clear.
Kalathos situated in Kalathos Bay, 6 km from Lindos, 42 km from the city of Rhodos, and 48 from the airport. There are a lot of restaurants and Greek tavernas, to choose from. You can take sunbaths at the beach which is a 2 minutes' walk from the village of Kalathos with an array of sunbeds and tavernas. Sand and tiny pebbles as far as the eye can see.
Kiotari is a tourist resort, full of hotels and stores. It is situated at a distance of 60 kilometers southern to the town of Rhodes, at the eastern coast of the island, only a few kilometers far from Lindos. The resort has considerable tourist facilities and offers several alternatives for accommodation, food and drink at the sea front taverns and restaurants, as well as many stores for any kind of shopping. Once in Kiotari you will enjoy swimming and sea sports at the beautiful beach with the dump sand and shingles. Thus, it is one of the most modern tourist resorts of Rhodes, with all the characteristics that make a place comfortable and well organized! So, if you need a total relax in a modern, cosmopolitan and comfortable environment, with hotels offering full facilities, at an almost "private" beach, Kiotari is the ideal destination for you!
Kolymbia is a place perfect for a quiet family vacation. It is a low profile seaside resort and its location midway between Rhodes and Lindos makes it an ideal resort for those who want to enjoy both these cosmopolitan centers.
It is a fairly discreet coastal resort, with many hotels, restaurants cafes and shops. It is only 3 kilometers from Tsambika beach and 3 kilometers from Seven Springs. All this makes it an ideal place for those seeking peace and relaxation, mainly couples and families.
Kremasti is situated at a distance of 12 kilometers From Rhodes town and 2.5 kilometers from the airport. It is a modern tourist resort, which is extended along the main public road. A wide range of alternatives for accommodation, food and drink, is available in the resort. You will enjoy swimming, along with many other visitors who come here for the fine, well organized beach, which is extended along the western coast for more than 10 kilometers. The Butterflies Valley is only 6 kilometers away!
The village of Lachania is situated at the foot of the mountains that occupy the interior of the island, offering a panoramic view of the valleys stretching up to the sea. This is perhaps the most beautiful village on Rhodes and a total surprise for any visitor a picture postcard setting, a scene of absolute tranquility and harmony. Lachania is an excellent stepping stone for visits to the unspoiled beaches and countryside of South Rhodes. Lindos is 31 kilometers away.
The beautiful and friendly village of Lardos, is on the sunny south east side of the island, within easy reach to Lindos Town. Lardos offers all the facilities you would expect in a modern holiday destination. A wide range of alternatives for accommodation, food and drink, is available in the area. The many local restaurants offer a variety of mouth watering selections of both Greek and international cuisines.
Paradisi is a modern tourist resort at the western coast of the island, with several alternatives for accommodation, food and drink, shopping and amusement. It is situated 15 kilometers away from Rhodes town and it is very close to the International Airport of Rhodes, just 1 kilometer away. Paradisi is a very well developed tourist resort, offering any kind of facilities, along with an excellent beach and crystal clear blue sea.
Pastida is located slightly inland on the west coast of Rhodes 16 kilometers away from Rhodes town. It is shadowed by the mountain of Filerimos. It is a quiet place with not many tourists and there are few pension type accommodations available for rent. There are also a few bars and cafes that offer entertainment day and night and should you choose to sit and people-watch in the village square. A holiday based here will be original, and should you choose to pass by, stop in one of the cafes in the square for a taste of village life.
Pefki or Pefkos is a well known beach resort located just five minutes driving south of Lindos, 56 kilometres from Rhodes town. A wide range of alternatives for accommodation, food and drink, is available in the resort. The main Pefkos beach is a pure sand beach with many water sports and other activities and is busy with tourists day and night with several restaurants, cafes and bars on the waterfront. You can visit also the nearby places, Lindos, Kiotari, Gennadi, all of these just a few kilometers away.
Theologos is a modern tourist resort, which is located 21 kilometers away from Rhodes town and 7 kilometers after the airport. Apart from the nice beach and the full facilities you will find in the resort, it is worth taking a tour at the Butterflies Valley and the Holy Monastery of Kalopetra to see the beautiful icon screen of the church and enjoy the overgrown breathtaking landscape. Many alternatives for staying, good food, shopping, amusement and night life are available in Theologos. You will enjoy swimming at the long sandy beach in front of the settlement, very well organized and with full facilities.
If you are looking for a quite vacation in a nature landscape surrounded only by local people and enjoy the home made food and local wines, you should choose one of the hotels available in these areas!
The cute fertile mountainous village of Emponas is situated at a distance of 52 kilometers western from Rhodes town at an altitude of some 450 meters, at the feet of Atavyros, the highest mountain of the island. The village is famous for its wine, maybe the best wine of the island. Close to the village you may visit the Natural Cypress-tree Wood, listed by the Greek State as Natural Monument with conservation status, since it is a very important biotope of considerable scientific value. A path departing from the village leads to the top of Mountain Atavyros, of an altitude of more than 1.200 meters. At a small artificial plateau on the top, you will see the ruins of the temple of Attavyrios Zeus. Don't miss to visit the well known winery "Emery", situated just off the village.
The scenic village of Monolithos is situated at a distance of 73 kilometers western to the town of Rhodes. It owes its name to the huge monolithic rock, where it has been built, at the top of which there is a castle going back to the time of the Knights' domination. Monolithos is an ideal place for the fans of natural environment. The whole area, full of trees, mainly olive trees, and wild vegetation is suitable for nice driving in scenic routes and visits to the nearby picturesque villages. The closest place for swimming is the pebbly beach of Fourni,at a distance of some 4 kilometers at the Southwest. Don't miss to visit the medieval castle, 4 kilometers western to the village and the excellent view of the whole area, the sea and the nearby islands, up to the island of Chalki. The view becomes breathtaking during the sunset, when the horizon gets red as the sun "sinks" slowly in the sea, an ideal scenery for photos and video.
Salakos is a nice inland village at a distance of 39 kilometers western of Rhodes town, at an altitude of 290 meters, just at the feet of Prophetes Ilias mountain. The village is situated within a fertile valley and surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. One of the most interesting features of the nice environment of the village is the famous spring called "Nymph" that waters not only the village, but also the town of Rhodes. The spring, apart from the water, offers the suitable environment for the famous night – butterfly "Panaxia", the same species as the one found in the Valley of the Butterflies at Theologos. The spring water also helps the growing of woods in the region, which results to the survival of two rare species of animals in the area. The first is the well known "platoni" of Rhodes, a species of deer, one of the few still surviving in Europe. The deer lives in the woods of the area around Salakos and has been adopted as the symbol of the island of Rhodes. The other rare species living in Salakos is "gizani", a cute, small fish one of the rarest species of sweet water fish. Just beside the spring of Nymph, a zigzag path will lead you, after 20-minutes of walking, at the top of the mountain Prophetes Ilias, where you will come across another wonder of nature of Rhodes. It is the wild flower "Paeonia Rhodia", a rare species growing exclusively at this place. Not far from the village, on the side of the sea, you may visit the ruins of ancient Kamiros, one of the three most important cities of ancient Rhodes. The near by villages of Apollona, Soroni and Dimylia have small folk museums housed in traditional houses and in an old oil mill (at Dimylia). The traditional taverns of the village offer tasty food and gorgeous dishes of the local cooking, along with nice local wines and an atmosphere of authentic tradition.
Kamiros is at Kritinia, a village situated at a distance of some 54 kilometers far from Rhodes town, pretty close to the sea. Built on a hillside, the village offers a wonderful view of the castle, of the sea and of the islands across. Swimming is possible at the nearby beaches. Kamiros (Kamiros Scala) is the port of the area. The excursion boats to the island of Chalki depart from this small port.