Alea Hotel and Studios

Each studio at the Alea Hotel has a balcony with chairs and a table to enjoy the view. The rooms also feature kitchenettes that come with a fridge and a hob, so you’re all set up for self-catering and al fresco dining.

The pool is a rectangular number flanked by sunloungers and parasols. There’s a shallow area sectioned off for little ones, too.

Breakfasts and light bites are served at the snack bar throughout the day. If you’d rather cook in your kitchenette, there’s a supermarket just down the road, and the hotel bar comes with a lounge area and al fresco terrace.

Overview of Ialyssos

Also known as Trianda, Ialyssos is a destination guaranteed to please guests of all ages. It’s a small and relaxed town, but it’s full of activities. On the front, there’s an active beach packed with water sports, and in the town centre, there are plenty of sightseeing opportunities.

When you choose Ialyssos for your holiday to Rhodes, you’ll enjoy a relaxing stay in the sunshine. Days are usually spent on the beautiful beach. In the evening, the bars and restaurants take centre stage. Greek food is always on the menu and many of the bars stay open until the last patron leaves.

Things to do in Ialyssos

The Alea Hotel and Studios occupies a central spot in Ialyssos and it’s a 10-minute stroll to the beach. This stretch of sand is particularly popular with windsurfers because of the warm breeze. If you’ve never tried before, book a lesson for the morning when the breezes are mild. By the time they pick up in the afternoon, you’ll be an expert!

Evenings are relaxed but there’s usually a quiz or a karaoke night. Most of the restaurants specialise in Greek cuisine but many also have international menus.

Whether you want to get active on the beach or enjoy chilled evenings watching the sunset, you’ll leave Ialyssos with a smile on your face.

Resort Summary

Life in Ialyssos revolves around its beach. Surrounded by hotels, cafes, restaurants and low-key bars, you can spend the day on its pebbles and enjoy tasty, authentic food and fine facilities. Evenings tend to be quite relaxed, but there’s usually always a quiz or karaoke night on. Ialyssos’ beach is a firm favourite with windsurfers, who turn up to ride the famous meltemi winds. If you prefer sand to pebbles, take the 10-minute bus journey down the road to Ixia where there’s a stretch of sand that’s perfect for sunbathers.

If you’re after retail therapy, head into Rhodes Town. You’ll find an eclectic combination of designer boutiques, souvenir shops and high-street brands, so you can shop til you drop. For the best shops in town, visit Sokratous Street and Mandraki Harbour.