Destination guide

Rhodes—where ancient sites and modern indulgences collide

Time seems to have stopped in the Old Town of Rhodes, where the ancient Acropolis of Lindos still stands regally, albeit looking a little (actually, a lot) worse for wear. This island, the largest and most significant of the Dodecanese islands in Greece, boasts a long and remarkable history (it's been home to humans since the Neolithic times), but it's not just for the history buffs. There are warm, inviting waters to soak in and a vibrant nightlife scene to soak up, and a Rhodes vacation rental is just the base you need to do it all.

Things to do

See the souvenirs of bygone eras in the Old Town

The northern tip of the island is where you'll find antiquities like the Acropolis of Lindos. Reaching this 6th-century marvel isn't a piece of cake—hold on to the kids, as the footpath is steep—but the awe-inspiring acropolis will be worth the hike. There's no shelter, though, so slap on the sunscreen and wear a hat. In the Knights' Quarter, you'll find the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, whose collections include sculptures from the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, as well as burial finds from as early as the 9th century BC.

Activities

Practice your resting beach face in Rhodes

Swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving are just some of the water activities you can do in Rhodes. The island's pebbly western coast is the go-to for surfing and kitesurfing, but if family fun in the sun is what you're after, pick a spot along the eastern side's 30 miles of sandy and shallow beaches. Here you can work on your tan while the little ones are splashing about. In the late afternoon, when you've had enough of the seaside, go to the 7th-century Roloi Clock Tower for the best views of Rhodes.

Weather

Rhodes—summertime breaks mean sun, sea, and sand

Rhodes has a mild climate year-round, with temperatures generally ranging from the 50s to the 80s, although they don't fluctuate much within the day. Summer temps fall between 73 and 84 degrees in July and August, and the warm sea waters make for lovely dips. Winter sees temperatures from 50 to 59 degrees in January and February. Expect wet days in the winter, especially in December and January.

Natural features

All Rhodes lead to some pretty incredible scenery

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast before leaving your Rhodes vacation rental for a nature walk—it's the best way to get familiar with the island's wildflowers, olive groves, and coniferous trees. The Greek National Tourist Organisation provide detailed maps to trails of varying difficulties. You can start from a cliff and end up by the seashore a couple of hours later, or you can hike up to a preserved crusader castle for fantastic sunset views. Hardcore trekkers can traverse the alpine paths of Mount Anavyros, the highest mountain on Rhodes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Rhodes

The nearest airport is in Rhodes (RHO-Diagoras), located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Rhodes?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 792 vacation rentals near Rhodes. From 325 Villas to 204 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rhodes for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Rhodes?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rhodes. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Turkey: 4,774 vacation rentals
  • Greek Islands: 15,381 vacation rentals
  • Asia: 51,928 vacation rentals
  • Marmaris: 168 vacation rentals
  • Lindos: 569 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Rhodes! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Rhodes?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rhodes:

  • Marmaris: 168 rentals
  • Lindos: 569 rentals
  • South Rhodes: 622 rentals
  • Faliraki: 614 rentals
  • Kolympia: 353 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Rhodes?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Rhodes. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Afandou Beach: 1,016 rentals
  • Seven Springs: 1,085 rentals
  • Santa Maria della Vittoria Church: 659 rentals
  • Filerimos: 701 rentals
  • Haraki Beach: 1,092 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rhodes listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.