Medieval Old Town, Rhodes – Image courtesy of rodosclimb.info
With its year-round pleasant climate, ancient Greek temples, World Heritage-listed medieval Old Town, pristine mountainous interior and coastline of beautiful clean beaches, Rhodes offers all the ingredients you need for a perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway in the Greek Islands.
Along with Santorini and Mykonos, Rhodes is one of the most visited islands of Greece.
What to do and see in Rhodes
In the old city of Rhodes, explore the Avenue of the Knights lined with magnificent medieval buildings and admire the Temple of Apollo at the Acropolis of Ancient Rhodes.
In the beautiful hilltop town of Lindos, wander narrow winding streets lined with white-washed houses, explore the 15th century hilltop fortress and admire the ancient Greek temple that sits within the walls.
Visit the 15th century crusader castle perched on a coastal mountain near Monolithos and examine Byzantine churches adorned with frescoes at Tharri and Asklipio. Go windsurfing at Prasonisi, party hard at the bustling beach resort of Faliraki and improve your tan at a choice of great beaches that edge the east coast.
Take a day trip to the unspoilt Greek Islands of Symi and Kos or head to Marmaris in nearby Turkey.
Rhodes offers a huge choice of honeymoon accommodation including the 5-star Rodos Park in Rhodes’ New Town, with its gleaming marble and polished wood interiors, and the Atrium Palace, a luxury resort overlooking Kalathos Bay in Lindos.
Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about hotel accommodation in Rhodes at TripAdvisor.
Best time to honeymoon in Rhodes
Any time. For sunny blue skies and warm seawater, the best time to honeymoon in Rhodes is between May and September when the average temperature is 27°C; the summer crowds of July and August are probably best avoided.
Rhodes has a warm Mediterranean climate year round. The dry hot days of summer are mainly relieved by sea breezes. The rainy season runs from November to March.
For more climate info: Rhodes Weather Guide
Rhodes is the largest and most visited of 12 (dodeca) islands lying east of Peloponnese, and is closer to Turkey than to mainland Greece. As well as Rhodes, the Dodecanese Islands comprise Simi, Kos and Patmos, plus a number of smaller islands.
By ferry, Rhodes is 14 hours from Pireaus (the port of Athens) and 1 hour from Santorini by high-speed hydrofoil. Or you can fly direct to Rhodes, with daily flights from Athens taking only one hour.
Information on how to get to Rhodes. . .