Sun-soaked seaside holidays in Rhodes at affordable prices
With bargain flights from the UK to Rhodes taking just four hours, you can be enjoying the Grecian sun in no time.
This beautiful Greek island enjoys year-round sunshine with a perfect mix of stunning mountainous scenery, glittering seasides and historical Medieval sites. If penny-pinching is a priority, travel to Rhodes from the end of September to May during low season, where you’re bound to find even cheaper deals.
Although you’ll find bustling metropolitan hubs, some of Rhodes’ most beautiful and relaxing resorts lie within the sleepy coastal towns. Situated on the east coast, Pefkos offers a quiet and peaceful haven away from expensive tourist traps, with a serene Blue-flag beach, tranquil pine forests and authentic Greek charm you can enjoy for no cost at all. One of the bigger villages on the island, Afandou will provide you with a taste of Greece’s slow-paced life, where old-world shops, local cafe culture and charming markets make browsing a fun, low-cost activity that all the family can enjoy. You’ll also find Rhodes’ longest beach in this traditional resort.
Cheap days out in Rhodes
If you want to explore the island and still have some money left in your back pocket, you’re in luck, as Rhodes is bursting with affordable activities and excursions to keep you occupied during your stay. Seaside resorts like Kremasti and Trianda offer sprawling sand and pebble beaches, where you can spend a day soaking up the sun or swimming and snorkelling in the clear waters. There are also lots of sightseeing opportunities ideal for those on a budget, such as the historical architecture of the Medieval Old Town, the whitewashed Panagia Katholiki church in Kremasti or the 2,000 year-old Filerimos Monastery in Trianda.
Meanwhile, the up-and-coming town of Kalithea offers the perfect mix of modern and traditional, with a white-sand beach, a strip of affordable bars and restaurants and tavernas serving fairly-priced local cuisine. And if you’re in the mood for something livelier, the buzzing villages of Faliraki and Rhodes Town are just a short car journey away.
Other popular holidays in Greece
You won’t just find cheap holidays in Rhodes. Take a look at other affordable holiday opportunities in Greece, such as Crete, Corfu and Kos. If you’re set on Rhodes, take a look at our handy travel guide for more advice and information on how to plan your perfect low-cost getaway on this gorgeous island in Greece.
To help you choose the ideal base for your trip, here are our five top cheap hotels in Rhodes.
The modern, 4* Island Blue Hotel is the ideal spot for a budget-friendly escape. Just a three-minute walk will take you to the beach, while Pefkos' main strip of bars and restaurants are also within easy walking distance so you won't have to spend money on taxis to get to the heart of the action. The hotel features two pools - one of which has stunning views of the surrounding mountains - a restaurant, free Wi-Fi, a library, a games room and Greek-themed evenings with live music and karaoke to keep you entertained with little cash required.
Nestled on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Afandou, Nimar Villagio offers bright, modern apartments in a peaceful countryside setting. As well as its laid-back atmosphere, this 3* hotel has a fantastic location and is just a 15-minute walk to the village square and beach. A spacious swimming pool is part of the day-to-day activities, and there's an inexpensive restaurant and snack bar offering light bites and cheap cocktails too. Providing you with home-from-home comforts, each apartment features satellite TV, a kitchenette and balcony with garden views.
Emerald Studios is a six-minute walk to the well-known Ialyssos Bay and a 30-minute walk into Kremasti, where you'll find a host of bars, restaurants and shops. As well as two swimming pools to chose from, there's a variety of free activities to do during the day without splashing the cash, such as a pool table, football and volleyball, plus nightly entertainment. If you don't fancy eating at the poolside restaurant, there's also the option to save money by going Self Catering, as each apartment includes its own fully-equipped kitchenette and there's a handy mini market next door so you can stock up on supplies.
Looking out onto the beach, the 3* Ialyssos Bay Hotel in Trianda offers all the amenities and comforts of a luxury hotel at just a fraction of the price. The hotel features a large swimming pool and buffet restaurant with live cooking demonstrations. Bargain-hunters will also be pleased to know that there's a wide range of fun and affordable activities on offer, including mini-golf, pool tables, table tennis and evening entertainment.