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Historic Rhodes is a fantastic location for a relaxing and exciting holiday.

Discover the island of Rhodes on your next Greek holiday. Located in the far eastern Aegean Sea, the island of Rhodes is particularly interesting for archaeology buffs. The Acropolis of Lindos, inhabited by every major civilization that has lived in Greece, is of particular interest. Learn about archaeological finds at the Archaeological Museum, and visit the Grand Master's Palace from the 15th century. Start planning a Greek getaway today by looking for a Rhodes holiday rental from HomeAway.

For large groups, consider booking villas in Rhodes. Designed to sleep 10 or more, HomeAway's villas on Rhodes have various amenities like swimming pools, balconies, and full kitchens. For smaller groups, one of HomeAway's smaller apartments in Rhodes may be appropriate. Designed to house couples and smaller families, these properties are situated all over the island. Choose something ideally suited to the needs of a specific group of travellers.

Things to do

Rhodes:

Discover the capital city of Rhodes, of the same name. Located on the northern tip of the island, the city is home to approximately 80,000 people. Explore the old medieval city ruins and the modern city as it functions today. The ancient city was even built with a protective moat.

St. Paul's Bay:

Visit any one of the beaches on the island of Rhodes. For example, visit the closed-off cove of St. Paul's Bay in Lindos. Lindos is a small bay, and St. Paul's Bay faces a Haraki resort. The apostle Paul is said to have landed in this bay during a storm. Make sure to see the beautiful inlet.

Church of the Panagia:

The Church of the Panagia is located in Lindos. The church is easily identifiable by its bell tower made of stone. It is white-washed outside with red roof tiles, and inside the floor is designed in the kokklaki fashion, which consists of black and white pebble mosaics.

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights):

The Archaeological Museum sits in the former Hospital of the Knights. This interesting building is bioclimatically designed to cool in summer and heat in winter. The Museum has exhibits on the archaeological findings on Rhodes and its surrounding islands.

Water Park:

Visit the Water Park on the island of Rhodes. The water part was built amphitheatrically on 328,000 square feet of the island. It is located 7.5 miles from Rhodes centre. Slides, black holes, free fall, kamikaze slides, and other rides can all be found at this attraction sure to please adults and children alike.

Acropolis of Lindos:

Visit the Acropolis of Lindos. This fortress was appropriated by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Knights of St. John, and even the Ottomans. This layered history makes it a difficult site to excavate on an archaeological level. The view of the coast and the nearby harbour is spectacular.

Weather in Rhodes

Weather on Rhodes is consistent with a Mediterranean climate: hot and dry in the summer, with rainy and mild winters. Summer temperatures reach into the mid-30s and winters do not generally fall below 10°C. The Etesian Wind system is present from May to October each year. This system, also called the Meltemi, can be problematic for sailors.

Travel to Rhodes

Getting to Rhodes is simplest by plane. Book your flight into the Rhodes Airport (RHO), also called Diagoras. Both regular and chartered flights leave and arrive daily from all over Europe. Once in Rhodes, a ferry system throughout the entire Aegean Sea brings travellers to and from all major islands and to the mainland of both Greece and Turkey.


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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A fabulous villa with all the comforts of home

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A fabulous villa with all the comforts of home (and more) if you are looking for a quiet holiday villa this is it. It is a short drive to Lindos or Lardos I recommend Lardos for dinner but you can bbq we found the fishmonger and butchers in lardos very well priced and valintinos restaurant excellent value for money as were all the tavernas in Lardos If you are thinking of booking villa Maya just do it you won't be disapointed
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Sunrise 1 - 04JULY to 12JULY 2017

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Villa was pretty much perfect. A great welcome when we arrived and good local facilities - Supermarket and Bar/Restaurants all helped. The Villa was very clean, tidy, well equipped and very quiet with no late night noise. The view from the Pool was great and we spent a lot of time cooling down in the early evenings after a hard day on the beach or visiting the local attractions... Lindos was only 10 mins drive away - with a great selection of high quality restaurants and lots of quaint boutiques and plenty of history We all enjoyed our stay in Sunrise 1 - and would thoroughly recommend the Villa to all...
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017