Electra Palace

The Electra Palace is an impressive resort that boasts a luxurious spa, a handful of restaurants and a brilliant spot overlooking the Aegean Sea. It’s tucked out of the way, though there’s a few bars and restaurants nearby. Walking into the centre of Ialyssos only takes 20 minutes, so it’s doable – especially with the gorgeous accompanying views. The huge pool is surrounded by a relaxing sun terrace, filled with sun-loungers and parasols. Behind this is a grassy terrace that’s perfect for sunbathing. You can choose from four different restaurants, as well as a coffee shop. There are five bars, as well as a spa with an indoor pool and a gym. The rooms are comfortable and smart, and it’s easy to upgrade for sea views or into a suite.

Overview of Ialyssos, Rhodes

For pleasant holidays to Rhodes Town, many people opt to stay in the neighbouring town of Ialyssos. With its large beach, fun watersports centres and proximity to the island’s capital, it’s a popular destination. The Electra Palace is as glamorous as the bars and shops in Rhodes Town, making it the perfect hotel for the duration of your holiday. Ialyssos has plenty of heritage. It was one of the first towns to appear on Rhodes – a whopping 3,000 years ago! To get an idea of how it looked all those years ago, head to the top of Filerimos Hill to the ancient ruins. The town’s main attraction is its three-kilometre-long pebbly beach. You’ll find everything you need for a day out here, from sun-loungers and cafés to water sports centres.

Things to do in Ialyssos, Rhodes

The Electra Palace is only a 15-mintue drive to the lively Rhodes Town, and taxis are easy to come by if you don’t hire a car. You can browse the new town and its boutique designer shops and urban bars before wandering the narrow streets of the old town. Rhodes Town is the best place to buy your souvenirs too! Back in Ialyssos, spend the evenings in the beachfront bars where there’s often karaoke nights or relaxed quizzes. The souvlaki is a popular dish in the town, and there are plenty of authentic tavernas serving this delicious food. During the day, make the most of the gentle breeze that comes in off the Aegean Sea. Book a windsurfing lesson at one of the water sports centres and try your hand at this addictive sport! Ialyssos is a charming town to stay in, giving you the benefit of being in a secluded spot while also just 15 minutes from the bustling Rhodes Town. You can escape crowds on the huge beach and soak up the hot sun before retiring to the luxurious facilities of the Electra Palace.

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.