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.
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.
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For the best beaches on Rhodes, head to the island’s east coast, where you can also find a wide choice of watersports and accommodation options.
Beaches on the west coast are mainly stony but offer ideal conditions for surfing, wind surfing and kite boarding.
The best beaches in Rhodes, include…
Discover Rhode’s most developed and busiest beach resort – a 5km-long stretch of golden sand renowned for its beachside facilities, vibrant nightlife and wide choice of beachfront restaurants, tavernas and hotels.
Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas and a range of watersport equipment and activities including banana boats, doughnut rings, jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing and windsurfing. The main beach is generally quiet in the morning but livens up after lunch.
The calm water of Faliraki is shallow and offer safe swimming. Escape the afternoon crowds by visiting the slides of Faliraki Water Park, the arcades of Luna Park fun fair or the go-kart track.
The less-crowded southern end of the beach, facing the calm waters of scenic Kathara Bay, offers a quiet place to sunbathe. Here you can find a pretty golden-sand beach, a clothing-optional beach and a small shingle beach, which nestles beneath cliffs made famous in the filming of The Guns of Navarone.
After dark, the centre of Faliraki town is famous for its all-night discos, wild bars and nightclubs, where you can party hard until sunrise.
Faliraki is located on the north-east coast just 12km south of Rhodes town.
Unwind on this pocket of white sand and shingle that gently shelves between rocks into the calm turquoise waters of Anthony Quinn Bay.
This picture-perfect beach, made famous by the film The Guns of Navarone starring Anthony Quinn, is surrounded by steep hills dotted with pine trees.
Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas and a taverna that overlooks the lovely bay.
The beach sits 3km south of Faliraki Beach and around 15km south of Rhodes town.
Escape the crowds at this long and wide golden-sand beach that shelves into clean crystalline waters perfect for swimming.
Facilities include sun beds and umbrellas. Kalathos is located on the east coast, around 38km south of Rhodes town.
Dig your toes into the soft white sand of this picture-perfect beach, which stretches between mountainous headlands and shelves into the turquoise waters of a beautiful bay.
Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas, a mini-market and some watersports equipment.
Tsambika is located on the east coast, around 26km south of Rhodes town.
This very popular golden-sand beach shelves into crystalline blue water beneath the picture-perfect medieval town of Lindos, with its hilltop fortress and 4th century BC Greek temple. Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas and a choice of beachside tavernas.
Hike up to the hilltop fortress, stroll the cobblestoned streets of the white-washed old town, browse for local ceramics, kilim rugs and handicrafts and enjoy tasty Greek cuisine at one of the many tavernas.
Lindos Beach is located on the east coast, around 50km south of Rhodes town.
As an alternative to the popular but often over-crowded Lindos Beach, unwind on the golden sands of Pallas, which nestles in a sweeping cove just to the north of Lindos.
Come for a day or stay longer at one of the many holiday accommodation options.
Swim in the shallow waters, unwind on a sun bed or paddle a kayak around the turquoise waters of the sheltered cove.
Pallas Beach is located on the east coast, around 55km south of Rhodes town.
Agios Pavlos is located south of the Lindos acropolis in a sheltered bay almost totally surrounded by a mountainous shore.
A mix of golden sand and pebbles shelves into turquoise water that’s perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas and beachside tavernas. According to legend, Saint Paul came here in 43 AD to preach Christianity.
Agios Pavlos Beach is located on the east coast, around 55km south of Rhodes town.
Although the once-famous 7th century healing spas of Kalithea dried up long ago, this small bay offers a small beach (isolated from the sea by rocks) with good swimming and snorkelling in nearby coves.
Unwind in the abandoned ruins of an Art Deco spa, join a diving expedition or relax at the beachside lounge. Facilities include sun beds and umbrellas.
Kalithea is located on the north-east coast, around 10km from Rhodes town.
This narrow sandy isthmus connects a small isle to the main island of Rhodes.
Here you find big waves and world-class windsurfing and kite surfing on the west side of the beach and calm waters for swimming on the east side.
Facilities include sun beds, umbrellas and a choice of beachfront tavernas.
Prasonisi is located on the southern-most part of the island, where the Mediterranean meets the Aegean, around 75km south of Rhodes.
For surfing and windsurfing head to this west coast beach of golden sand and white pebbles.
Trendy Ialysos has become very popular with the ‘beautiful people’ and is located on the north-east coast, around 7km from Rhodes town.
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.
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Anytime. For sunny blue skies and warm seawater, the best time to honeymoon in Rhodes is between May and September when the average temperature is 28°C (82°F); 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.
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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.
Latest update: Rhodes Honeymoon Guide: 14 March, 2019
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