Destination guide

Holiday lettings in Rhodes

If you’re looking for a bargain on holiday lettings, then it would be wise to consider Rhodes. A renowned travel location, Rhodes is the largest island in the series of Greek islands of the Dodecanese. Named after the island, the city of Rhodes has a large population of 90,000 and is especially famous as the site of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The city is also home to the enormous crescent-shaped fortification known as the Citadel of Rhodes, one of the most notable medieval towns in Europe.

History

History of area surrounding Rhodes villa rentals

The island of Rhodes has a rich past and culture showcased by its numerous museums and historical sites. Holiday cottages can be found near historical attractions like the Acropolis of Rhodes, an ancient ruin situated on the highest part of the city of Rhodes, with such varied, long-standing structures as a stadium and theatre. Rhodes Old Town is a medieval fortress with many monuments of historical significance and is filled with modern shops and restaurants that make it a focal point for travellers from around the world. Another great way to learn more about the region is by visiting the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, which includes detailed accounts of the island’s past, while exhibiting ancient relics and mosaic works dating back centuries.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Rhodes

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Rhodes has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rhodes Aquarium (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Valley of the Butterflies (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Kallithea Springs (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Water Park Faliraki (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Afandou Golf Course (10 mi / 16.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Rhodes

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Rhodes

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Rhodes is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Seven Springs (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • Pefkos Beach (27.6 mi / 44.4 km)
  • Andrea Papandreou Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Psaropoula Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Elli Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Akti Miaouli Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
Beaches

The best beaches around your Rhodes holiday villa

  • Many say Lindos Beach simply can't be beaten, what with its patchwork of sand and pebbles that stretches out below the silhouette of a muscular medieval castle
  • Faliraki Beach is the place to go to be in the action – think water sports and throbbing bars aplenty
  • Gorgeous Kalithea Beach provides the backdrop to many weddings, and it's easy to see why, with those aquamarine waters and cotton-hued sands
  • The isthmus beach of Prasonisi, set between a rocky islet and the extreme southern tip of the island, is the place to go to see wild Rhodes
How to get there

Transport to and around Rhodes

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

How to get around

Transportation near Rhodes holiday cottages

Reaching your holiday home is simple with the many transportation options of Rhodes. Whether you’ve arrived by boat at the old port of Rhodes Town or off the runway of Diagoras International Airport, there are taxi services and car hires readily available, with prompt and knowledgeable drivers ready to show you the town. Motorcycle rentals are also an option for those who prefer two-wheel transportation. Color-coded buses designed to help you reach your destination as quickly and simply as possible are also available.

Food & drink 

Dining around Rhodes holiday lettings

Villa rentals within Rhodes are plentiful and reasonably priced, and it’s also great to know that there is no shortage of high-class restaurants and cafes on the island. Romantic patio dining, scenic rooftop dining and oceanside tables are all options in Rhodes. You’ll want to try some of the more traditional local dishes, with tasty appetisers like pitaroudia, zucchini balls and stuffed cyclamen leaves with lentils, and beloved main courses like Amarangoi, boiled with vinegar daisy shoots served with a puree made with crushed garlic, potatoes and bread known as Skordalia.

Restaurants and bars

The restaurant scene around your Rhodes holiday let

From traditional Greek tavernas to international eats, there's bound to be plenty of places to eat in the vicinity of your Rhodes holiday home:

  • Rhodes town packs oodles of lively tavernas into its cobbled centre, where oil-doused Greek salads, sizzling grilled feta, moussaka and more are on offer
  • Places like Lindos are great for discovering quintessentially Aegean seafood restaurants – be sure to ask what the catch of the day is
  • International eateries serve fry-ups and pizza aplenty in resort towns like Faliraki and Pefkos
  • Go off-the-beaten-track, to villages like age-old Laerma, to discover real home-cooked Greek cuisine made from local produce
Essential info

Key facts for your holiday home stay in Rhodes

Greece has a proud reputation as one of the safest countries in all of Europe, as its greatest typical criminal trespass is public inebriation. You will need a valid passport to arrive in Greece, and your passport must remain valid for three months after your arrival date. Non-European travellers are not currently being given extensions to tourist visas. Possible violations of this overstay policy can be an enormous fine as well as being banned for an extensive period of time. If your home insurance does not cover your possessions while overseas, it is recommended you take out an insurance policy before travelling, in order to cover theft, loss, injury or illness. Many students’ health coverage can be extended during their holiday. The currency of Greece is the euro.

Where to stay around Rhodes?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,356 holiday lettings near Rhodes. From 761 Villas to 280 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Rhodes for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Rhodes?

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

  • Turkey: 8,375 holiday homes
  • Greek Islands: 15,506 holiday homes
  • Lindos: 586 holiday homes
  • Marmaris: 387 holiday homes
  • Rhodes: 570 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Rhodes! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Rhodes?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Rhodes with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Lindos: 586 holiday lettings
  • Marmaris: 387 holiday lettings
  • Rhodes: 570 holiday lettings
  • Pefki: 542 holiday lettings
  • Symi: 60 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Rhodes?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Rhodes. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pefkos Beach: 828 holiday rentals
  • Haraki Beach: 1,118 holiday rentals
  • Lindos Beach: 925 holiday rentals
  • Acropolis of Lindos: 918 holiday rentals
  • Vlycha Beach: 949 holiday 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 of holiday accommodations.