Holidays to Rhodes
Rhodes has the most sunshine of any island in the Mediterranean, so Rhodes holidays tend to be searingly hot in the summer months. However, book in spring or autumn and you’ll have your pick of cheap Rhodes holidays, as well as empty beaches. We at Co-operative Travel have continual late deals to Rhodes, whichever time of year you want to visit.
A persistent favourite of Greek holidaymakers, 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, or the beautiful natural harbour of Symi.
Rhodes package holidays 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. 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.
The Colossus died in the earthquakes which devastated the city in ancient times, but bargain 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, with cobbled streets lined with quaint craft shops, tavernas and restaurants. 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 has the lion’s share of clubs and bars. With a 4 km sandy beach, Waterpark, funfair and child-friendly watersports, it’s a hit with families too. For a more relaxing holiday, we at Co-operative Travel suggest last minute Rhodes holidays in picturesque Pefkos, just up the coast.
Book bargain 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 best saved for out-of-season holidays.