Holidays to Rhodes 2016 / 2017
Rhodes has the most sunshine of any island in the Mediterranean and can be quite hot in the summer months. If you love the warm weather and blue waters, then a holiday in Rhodes is ideal. Booking your holidays to Rhodes in spring or autumn allows you to have your more choice and variety of package holidays, as well as empty beaches. At Co-operative Travel, we have a great choice of all inclusive holidays and package holidays to Rhodes for 2016/2017, whichever time of year you want to visit.
A favourite of holidaymakers visitng Greece, a Rhodes holiday offers that perfect Grecian blend of soft sandy bays, crystal blue seas, traditional villages and ancient history. The island’s history is preserved in its ancient Trojan ruins, Byzantine churches and Ottoman minarets, while its natural beauty is traced through Kalithea’s breathtaking mountain backdrop and the the beautiful natural harbour of Symi. If you love culture and history, then a Rhodes holiday couldbe just what you're looking for.
Cheap package holidays to Rhodes can be as low-key or palatial as you like. With villas, holiday apartments and all-inclusive hotels to suit all budgets strewn across the island, there is accommodation for every preference. Some resorts, like sun-baked Lindos, have restricted development to protect their heritage. While others like Ixia, are purpose-built in the same way Rhodes Town was, thousands of years ago.
Booking Ahead - Rhodes Holidays in 2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? - Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Rhodes holidays in 2017.
Booking ahead for your 2017 holiday to Rhodes has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
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Holiday Activities in Rhodes
The Colossus was mostly destroyed in the earthquakes which devastated the city in ancient times, but cheap holidays to Rhodes Town still have plenty to offer. Behind the 14th century walls of the old town, you’ll find palaces, mosques and other relics of Rhodes’ Ottoman and Byzantine past. The streets are cobbled and lined with quaint craft shops, taverns and restaurants. For the young travellers, a holiday in Rhodes may be appealing. The modern Rhodes Town also has plenty to offer, with vibrant clubs, bars and restaurants, a chic modern harbour and a long, but pebbly beach.
A better beach can be found at Faliriki, which also has a variety of clubs and bars. With a 4 km sandy beach, water park, fun fairs and child-friendly water sports, it’s very popular with families too. For a more relaxing holiday, we suggest last minute holidays to Rhodes in picturesque Pefkos, just up the coast.
Book cheap holidays to Rhodes’ beautiful old town of Lindos, and you’ll discover ancient ruins and a donkey-fuelled economy. It’s the hottest spot on the island, so ideal for sunseekers!
Rhodes – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Rhodes is one of Greece’s Dodecanese Islands; it is actually the largest of them. It is known for its holiday beach resorts, its wonderful cultural attractions, rich history and it also has rather popular bars and clubs during peak seasons.
Ideal Time to Go: If you're looking for a quiet time where the weather is that little bit coolers, then we recommend having your Rhodes holiday between March & May as the spring weather is very pleasant and the island is less busy. Holidays at this time often work out cheaper than holidaying during peak season. If you like it hot, then June-August are the months to visit Rhodes.
Weather: Rhodes has a rather warm climate with an average annual temperature of 19°C. Rhodes’ hottest months are July & August with an average temperature of around 27°C. The coolest months in Rhodes are December-February with an average temperature of 13°C. Between June & August it shouldn’t rain at all in Rhodes. Towards the start and the end of the year Rhodes sees anything between 100mm-150mm of rainfall over roughly 12 days in each month.
Flight Time: A direct flight from London to Rhodes takes 4 hours.
Time Difference: Rhodes is 2 hours ahead of UK time
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Rhodes has the nickname “Emerald Island” due to the large coverage of pine and cypress trees.
Top Tip: Try to stick to the middle of the paths – there are a lot of paths in Rhodes with large dips around the edges that are easy to fall into if you’re not careful.
Places to Go on Your Rhodes Holiday
Rhodes is a wonderful and popular holiday destination that is as rich in beauty as it is in culture, there’s plenty of marvellous places to visit during your Rhodes holiday, here are our top picks:
Faliraki – This is a very popular place to visit in Rhodes, many holiday-goers flood to this region all year round to experience the beautiful beaches and great nightlife. Faliraki is just an all-round great place to have some typical holiday fun and relaxation at reasonably cheap prices.
Lachania – This may well be the most beautiful village in Rhodes, it is known to be a relaxing and tranquil place and is the ultimate getaway for relaxation and stress relief during your Rhodes holiday.
Theologos – This village is a great place to be active during your Rhodes holiday and take part in many different fun holiday activities. There’s a whole range of things to do, whether you want to go surfing, clubbing, windsurfing, have some beach fun or even kitesurfing.
How to Get There
Flights to Rhodes are available at airports all across the UK all year round. These holiday flights are often cheap and direct. We recommend you take a direct flight to your Rhodes holiday as this often works out cheaper and much quicker than getting connecting flights.
Find out more about Rhodes in our blog.
Map of Rhodes