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Kiotari

Kiotari Holidays

The wonderful island of Rhodes is always popular, and Kiotari on the southeast of the island - with its stunning beach, its bars and tavernas as well as its watersports and quad-bike hire - is a fantastic destination for family holidays. If you're pondering package holidays to Rhodes, this might just be the place for you.

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New on the scene

Kiotari is a relatively new destination for Rhodes holidays, but - with its fantastic beach, its restaurants and its purpose-built tourist accommodation - it's rapidly becoming very popular among holidaymakers. Anyone looking for wonderful restaurants and excellent watersports activities as well as relaxing walks in the nearby national park will be delighted with the range of cheap holidays to Rhodes on offer at this resort.

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Have an adventure

Holidays are a wonderful excuse to have an adventure, and if you're looking for an imaginative way to explore this part of Rhodes, then hiring a quad bike is one fun way to carry out this plan. You can have a blissfully-exhausting day exploring the beach and then moving off to continue your adventure through some mountainous terrain.

Quad bike Safari tours assemble in groups of six to ten participants on Kiotari and are led by a guide so you'll visit all of the best places close to the resort. There's an opportunity to stop off at a taverna for lunch - and then it's back on to the bikes again. It's a good idea to take a bandanna to mask your face as some of the inland roads do get very dusty.

Boat fun

There's little point in taking a holiday by the sea unless you're going to explore the wet stuff. Spending time in Kiotari means that you'll be able to travel to the nearby resort of Lindos in a glass-bottom boat, courtesy of the Kiotari Water Sports centre.

The fun doesn't just include boats. During your stay in this venue you can try out paragliding, sailing in a yacht or simply splashing about with the whole family in a banana boat. The prices are moderate and the experience is exhilarating.

Idyllic beaches

One of the main reasons for Kiotari's rise in popularity is the beauty of its beaches. Acres of sand - some quiet and secluded, others with many activities on offer - all offer you the option of simply relaxing and chilling out. Glystra beach with its rock pools and relative solitude is an oasis of calm. Kiotari beach is a tad more lively, and is an awesome venue for watersports and many other types of adventures.

Food and drink

As you'd expect from such a popular holiday destination, Kiotari is well equipped with all types of bars and restaurants. Some of these transform themselves by night with a more vibrant club atmosphere. Traditional Greek food is very much in evidence so expect to see salads, moussaka, and other staples on the menus. Close to the lighthouse and right on the beach is a stunning restaurant that's consistently recommended for the quality of its food – and, of course, it's called Lighthouse restaurant.

Close to nature and ruins

Anyone tired of enjoying themselves on the beach will be able to travel to the national park, Katafigio Agrias Zois Xortis, near Lindos and only 17 minutes away from Kiotari. There's a wildlife reserve here as well as a beautiful dam that's perfect for bird spotting or simply hiking. With its rugged terrain and splendid isolation, a packed lunch and some walking boots are a good idea.

Rhodes is packed full of history and a 10-minute drive away from Kiotari is the castle of Asklipio, perched on the summit of a majestic hill. Close by the castle is the tiny village of Asklipio itself which has the second-oldest church on Rhodes, and is a beautiful place to visit. The village also advertises donkey cruises which are great fun, but not to be taken in the scorching heat of the midday sun.

Shopping in Kiotari

Kiotari is well stocked with shops for souvenirs and all basic essentials. As well as a supermarket, there's also a small market in the village where you can pick up a greater selection of goodies, as well as fresh fruit and other necessities. There are regular buses to Lindos and Rhodes Town if you're looking for a greater variety of goods.