Holidays to Rhodes deal in all things vitamin sea, ancient history and island nightlife – and that’s just for starters.

A Greek classic

Rhodes is the most popular of all the Greek Islands – show off! The biggest of the Dodecanese Islands comes with over 200 kilometres’ worth of coastline, so its's easy to see why. As for where to start, Kolymbia – on the east coast – is spot on if you’re after a quiet break for your holiday here. The place keeps a pretty low profile, with a handful of hotels, tavernas and bars along its sand and shingle beach.

Sands of all sorts

For more upbeat beaches, the island’s clubbing capital, Faliraki, is for you. Its strip of bars is as long as its ribbon of sand. On the south side, you’ll reach Lindos. It’s more about wholesome vibes down here, with whitewashed houses, cobbled streets and Medieval walls. The west coast is also worth a stop-off to visit Trianda, a quiet beachside village with a Byzantine monastery.

Medieval treasures

If you flaked out on history in school, listen up now. The island has a right old past and Rhodes Town shouts about it with its Medieval citadel. Just a 10-minute drive from Trianda, it was built by the famous Knights of St John and is one of the best preserved in Europe.

At a Glance

  • Party it up in Faliraki
  • Poke around the Palace of the Grand Masters
  • Grab front row seats at the Son et Lumiere Show

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