Rhodes is one of the most visited of all of Greece’s 227 inhabited islands and when you know a bit more about it it’s not hard to see why. Rhodes is known for its fantastic year-round weather, historic ruins, the ancient Rhodes Town and award-winning beaches, all of which make it an eclectic and fascinating holiday destination.
Before we delve any deeper into the charms of this Grecian paradise, it’s important to cover off one of Rhodes’ top attractions: its weather. The island can boast to enjoying almost year round sunshine and during the spring, summer and autumn months you are almost guaranteed uninterrupted sunny skies. Temperatures can tip as high as 34 degrees C at the height of summer, but this is offset by a cooling sea breeze: Rhodes is the perfect place to top up your tan without melting in the heat!
Speaking of topping up your tan, Rhodes beaches are legendary. The beaches of Lindos are exceedingly trendy, being situated on this stunning, picturesque town: the main beach is packed with beautiful people taking advantage of the beach’s expansive facilities, from sunbeds and umbrellas to on-the-beach restaurants and pedaloes. For those who prefer something a little quieter and intimate, St Paul’s Beach fronts a quaint chapel where it’s not uncommon to see couples tying the knot having been whisked away by the romance of Rhodes.
On the few days you can be tempted away from the beach you’ll find no shortage of things to do on Rhodes. History buffs and the perpetually curious will love ancient Rhodes Town – the harbour here was once the site of the fabled Colossus of Rhodes which was destroyed in an earthquake over 2000 years ago and Rhodes Town itself is one of the world’s best-preserved medieval towns. It’s possible to spend days exploring the town’s 200 winding streets and ancient buildings: entering through the Liberty Gate, you’ll find Simi square and the ruins of the Temple of Venus dating back to the 3rd century B.C. Further into the town is the Street of Knights, a long, cobbled medieval street where the embassies of ancient Greece were situated.