Ancient sites and breathtaking views
Rhodes holidays have provided the opportunity to spend time in one of the most popular destinations around. This pretty island which is the largest of the Dodecanese islands, is one of the hottest and sunniest in Greece with temperatures exceeding 30°C in peak season
Due to the temperature on the island it is also a great place to escape to in early spring and autumn and still enjoy the sunshine. The island of Rhodes houses some of the finest beaches throughout the whole of Greece and is a sun worshiper's paradise. There is a completely separate side to holidays in Rhodes than the hive of beachfront fun and vibrant nightlife that's on offer, the island has a fantastic selection of ancient sites to visit steeped with history and architecture and if you venture inland you can marvel at the lush forested mountains that provide breathtaking views and photo opportunities.
You only have to visit the capital Rhodes Town set in the north east corner of the island to witness the diversity here. The Old Town is a maze of tiny cobbled streets oozing culture with so much architecture wherever you look. The town itself is engulfed by ancient city walls and the 14th Century Palace of the Grand Masters sits proudly within this part. The Old Town is a hub of atmosphere with locals and tourists visiting the amazing sights and exploring the many shops and boutiques. The New Town of Rhodes is a complete contrast with its action packed beachfront, tree lined streets, cosmopolitan vibe and selection of trendy restaurants and clubs attracting a young and lively crowd as well as families and couples.
Quick Rhodes Tips
The religion on Rhodes (and the rest of Greece) is Greek Orthodox
The currency used in Rhodes is the Euro
The flying time from the UK to Rhodes is approximately 3 hours 50 minutes
Fantastic sunshine and exciting excursions
Holidays to Faliraki tempt youngsters and clubbers throughout the summer wanting to party until dawn in the mass of nightclubs and spend their days lazing on the fantastic sun drenched beach, one of the finest in Greece. If something more laid back is your cup of tea, then Ixia is a great choice attracting families and older couples wanting to take advantage of its many facilities, beautiful beach and famous sunsets as well as its close proximity to Rhodes Town. Rhodes holidays offer a perfect haven no matter whether you're looking for somewhere lively or quiet. There is a wide selection of purpose built resorts along with less developed getaways in the south of the island to choose from.
Rhodes' cuisine is as varied as its capital with traditional tasty Greek options alongside world accredited fast food outlets there will be something for every appetite. A trip to the Old Town harbour is a must if you're looking for a little romance with a selection of intimate eateries offering perfect ambience to end an amazing day in the sunshine. If you can't decide whether to spend your days in the dazzling sunshine soaking up the rays, shopping or witnessing the amazing architecture that Rhodes is famous for, why not consider the excursions that are also on offer. Day trips to the Greek island of Symi or Marmaris on the Turkish mainland are very popular excursions as are the many boat trips, jeep safaris and village tours available, it is so easy to see why many holidaymakers return to Rhodes year after year. Book holidays to Rhodes online here at Latedeals.co.uk.
Top Places to Visit
Visit the stunning resort of Symi where you'll be entralled by its charm, attractive old churches, monasteries and the harbour with satisfying view of a perfectly preserved Venetian port. There are also beautiful beaches that are a mix of sand and shingle and flow into warm clear waters
Rhodes has many diving schools that organise dive trips, refresher courses and PADI courses from beginners to fully qualified divers. Tranquil waters make ideal diving conditions with many rock overhangs hiding a plethora of Mediterranean sea life
A visit to Rhodes Town is a must do with many historical sites to see with its medieval walls and castles. Meander through the maze of cobbled streets where you will find cafes, boutiques and quaint little souvenir shops. Visit the Acropolis of Monte Smith this archaeological park dates back to the 3rd century