Holidays to Rhodes

Holidays to Rhodes

With year-round high temperatures, pristine beaches and charming towns, Rhodes is a small island with a big personality. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and is a popular choice for visitors both old and new who are in search of a perfect beach break. It’s not all sandy shores and calm waters – foodies can rejoice over tasteful seafood platters and fruity wines after a busy day roaming around the ancient streets of Old Town. Why not take part in the exciting range of excursions, either by foot or the thrill of a quad bike? This spectacular island is a prime example of the charm and pure beauty of the Mediterranean way of life.

Why Holiday in Rhodes?

Rhodes is a beautiful island which has something to offer for everyone. From a coastline lined with twinkling blue waters and warming gold sands, to fascinating architecture and historical sites - everywhere you turn is picture perfect. Rhodes is just a short flight away from the UK, with direct flights typically taking less than four hours from London. Flights are often very affordable and run between the UK and Rhodes daily, or if you fancy a different start to your trip, you could take a ferry to the island from mainland Greece and explore some of the other exciting Greek islands on the way. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach break in the sun or maybe a few days roaming around ancient ruins or picturesque mountains, there is certainly no shortage of things to do on a year-round holiday in Rhodes.

Beach Holidays in Rhodes

The coastline offers sun-kissed sands and crystal clear waters, definitely enough to spark the inner mermaid or merman in you! The town of Faliraki on the northeastern coast takes pride in having one of the biggest beaches – it’s a whopping 5km in length and has an even bigger reputation. It’s a popular choice for locals and holidaymakers who plan to bathe under the basking sun or take part in the exhilarating range of watersports here. After a busy day at the beach, why not head to one of the many restaurants just a stone’s throw away from the golden sands?

Food and Drink in Rhodes

You’ll never go hungry during your trip to Rhodes as there is something for everyone, even the fussy eaters. Most traditional restaurants offer mouth-watering seafood dishes which have usually been caught first thing in the morning, such as calamari and seafood ravioli. There are so many exciting bars and restaurants around the island which cook up traditional Rhodian meals you should definitely try during your holiday!

Most restaurants on the island feature pitaroudia on their menus. The dish is a fritter filled with an exciting burst of flavours in a mixture of chickpeas, potatoes, onions and fresh mint. A tasty way of eating this is to order it hot and dunk the food into a saucer of cool tzatziki, the dip then melts and smothers the fritter giving it extra flavour. This certainly is something that should be tried during your trip!

For those with a sweet tooth, you certainly can eat your cake and have it too. Rhodes is an island which does not disappoint and will tend to your sugary cravings in the form of talagoutes – picture this, a stack of fluffy pancakes, swimming in sticky honey and a sweet cinnamon sauce, topped with crunchy chopped walnuts and sesame seeds. Are we in America you say? Of course not! We’ll have seconds please!

Any meal isn’t complete without washing it down with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice or maybe a glass or two of wine. Boasting over 7,500 acres of land dedicated to juicy grapes and wine production – we think it’s fair to say wine industry is very important here. The best-known wineries on the island are Cair and Emery where the grapes used include an aromatic green variety called Athiri and a red grape called Mandilaria – catering to those with both a sweet and bitter preference.

Visiting Rhodes

Rhodian culture is incredibly diverse and has an interesting tapestry of history which has left a collection of fascinating historical sites, including the Temple of Apollo, the site where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood and the Palace of Grand Masters. All of which are worth a visit! The Old Town has been declared a World Heritage Site and there are a lots of museums in Rhodes town.

For those keen on dancing their way into the night or after somewhere to enjoy the nightlife this magnificent island has to offer, Faliraki will not disappoint. It’s often referred to as Greece’s answer to Ibiza, or maybe the Kavos of Rhodes – this bustling resort offers just about anything groups or young holidaymakers could want from a holiday. If Faliraki is a bit on the wild side for you, you’ll find a number of venues in all resorts which host discos, Greek dances and a chilled place to unwind after a busy day.

Useful info for Visiting Rhodes

As a Greek island, Rhodes is part of the European Union and the Euro is the only currency in use here. Typically visitors to the island can find competitive exchange rates at bureau de changes around the island, but you can also exchange your GBP for EUR prior to your travel and buy in bulk which could save you money in the long run. The official language in Rhodes is Greek and the island is two hours ahead of the UK.

As with any country you visit, it is important to take out relevant travel and health insurance to ensure you’re covered while you’re away – including any lost luggage or disruptions to your trip. As Rhodes is a member of the EU, you can use your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if you need medical attention during your trip. It is recommended that visitors to Greece (including all Greek islands) should have routine vaccinations.

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