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The ruins of ancient civilizations stand at every turn in the namesake city on the spectacular Greek island of Rhodes, where the modern and the historic blend seamlessly together.

With a history that stretches back some 2,400 years, Rhodes City manages to combine a modern cosmopolitan feel with some of the finest ancient ruins in all of Greece. Explore its famous civilizations and fascinating past while relaxing in luxury hotels and sampling its stylish restaurants, bars and nightlife.

Rhodes was founded in 407 B.C. and quickly developed into one of the most important trading ports in the Mediterranean. It was occupied by the Knights of St. John, the Ottoman Turks and the fascist Italian regime before becoming a part of Greece in 1948 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Start by wandering about the atmospheric Old Town. Enter through the Gate of Freedom, walk along the cobbled Street of the Knights and pass beneath archways and between stone buildings. Look for domed Turkish mosques, turreted walls, bastions, old houses and fountains. Museum Square is the place to go to learn more about the history. The Hospital of the Knights houses the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and, across the road, the Church of Our Lady of the Castle is home to the Byzantine Museum.

Don’t miss the imposing Byzantine Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, perhaps the most significant structure in the Old Town. Erected in the seventh century, this fortress became the headquarters for the administration of the Knights of the Grand Order.

Venture outside the Old Town to find Venetian and neoclassical buildings, such as the Evangelismos Church (Annunciation Church), Town Hall, Central Post Office, Government House and the Rhodes National Theatre. For a taste of local food, browse the stalls at the New Market, then meander along the nearby Mandraki Port and Murat Reis Mosque. Cruises depart from the harbor and offer views of medieval city skyline in which steeples and domed Turkish mosques stand side by side.

Walk among the trees in Rodini Park, where famous Romans such as Brutus, Marc Anthony and Julius Caesar studied. On St. Stefanos Hill are the remains of the Temple of Apollo and other significant Hellenistic ruins.

Rhodes City is an archaeological treasure trove. To get here, fly into the international airport or take the ferry from Piraeus.

Where to stay in Rhodes

Lindos featuring general coastal views

Lindos

Lindos
Rhodes Old Town featuring a city and heritage architecture

Rhodes Old Town

5/5Exceptional!(57 area reviews)

Rhodes Old Town is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and Square of the Jewish Martyrs while you're in town.

Rhodes Old Town

Top hotels in Rhodes

Aloe Hotel – Adults Only
Aloe Hotel – Adults Only
4 out of 5
Kalithies Ave, Rhodes, Rhodes
The price is £55 per night from 7 Oct to 8 Oct

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Katafýgio Beach and Faliraki Beach. Anthony Quinn Bay and Water Park Faliraki are also within 3 ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)

"It was an excellent experience. We loved the place so much, and Maria from the restaurant was an amazing host."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019

Aloe Hotel – Adults Only
Lindos Grand
Lindos Grand
4 out of 5
VLYCHA BEACH, Rhodes, South Aegean

Situated in Rhodes, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Vlycha Beach. Lindos Beach and Acropolis of Lindos are also within 3 miles ...

Lindos Grand
Rodos Palace Hotel
Rodos Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Trianton Avenue, Ixia, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
The price is £84 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Aegean Islands and within 3 miles (5 km) of Rhodes Port and Palace of the Grand Master of ...

3.9/5Good! (209 reviews)

"The best holiday our family has ever had. This was our 2nd time visiting the hotel and we would not hesitate in recommending. The hotel was very well setup for COVID restrictions, and we always felt safe and secure. A big thank you to Renata at the front desk for accommodating our large family (6 ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2020

Rodos Palace Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Rhodes

Sunday Hotel
Sunday Hotel
3 out of 5
Diogenous Street, Ialyssos, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
The price is £22 per night from 31 Oct to 1 Nov

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is steps away from Aegean Islands and Stamatiadis Mineralogy and Paleontology Museum. Ialyssos Beach and Ixia Beach ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (74 reviews)

"The hotel is very nice especially for this price."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2020

Sunday Hotel
Faliraki Dream Studios & Apartments
Faliraki Dream Studios & Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Panaetiou Street, Faliraki, Rhodes

Situated on the boardwalk, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Faliraki Beach. Water Park Faliraki and Kallithea Beach are ...

3.9/5Good! (24 reviews)

"The property is set in a cluster of small hotels away from the large hotel complexes.We had a really spacious apartment .Staff were helpful and the minimarket was a bonus. It's a fairly short walk through the undeveloped land along the coast to the quietest part of the sandy beach ,nice seafront ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019

Faliraki Dream Studios & Apartments
Castellum Suites
Castellum Suites
4 out of 5
Ag.Ioannou 8 - Nea Poli, Rhodes
The price is £64 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Located in the heart of Rhodes, this all-inclusive aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (8 reviews)

"Lovely staff spotless ly clean tasty food fab locationto old new town"…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Castellum Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Rhodes

Tsambika Beach
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Tsambika Beach

4.5/5(42 reviews)

Sunbathe, swim, take part in watersports and walk to a hilltop monastery at this popular beach on the east coast of Rhodes.

Lindos Beach
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Lindos Beach

4.5/5(104 reviews)

Travel to the east coast of Rhodes for delightful beaches, stunning views and the temple ruins of an ancient acropolis.

Pefkos Beach
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Pefkos Beach

4.5/5(48 reviews)

Scenic beauty, shallow sea, watersports and traditional Greek food attract visitors to this laid-back resort in the southern half of Rhodes. 

Rhodes Port
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Rhodes Port

4.5/5(256 reviews)

Sightsee ancient windmills, dine at waterfront restaurants and shop for fresh produce at the principal seaport of Rhodes.

Anthony Quinn Bay
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Anthony Quinn Bay

4.5/5(87 reviews)

Swim, snorkel, scuba dive and sunbathe at a picturesque bay on the east coast of Rhodes that is named after a famous Hollywood movie star.

Elli Beach
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Elli Beach

4/5(27 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Elli Beach, a popular beach in Rhodes Town. While in this family-friendly area, find time to visit its shops.

Top things to do in Rhodes

Lindos village & 7 springs
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Lindos village & 7 springs

£27
Per adult
Rhodes Island Cruise
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Rhodes Island Cruise

£37
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Rhodes Old Town Half-Day Tour
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Rhodes Old Town Half-Day Tour

£36
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Symi Island, Panormitis Monastery & Yialos Village Cruise
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Symi Island, Panormitis Monastery & Yialos Village Cruise

£49
Per adult
Rhodes Half-Day Sea Kayaking Tour with Picnic
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Rhodes Half-Day Sea Kayaking Tour with Picnic

£77
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Romantika All inclusive Day Cruise
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Romantika All inclusive Day Cruise

£73
Per adult

Reviews of Rhodes

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 32.94392523364486%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.205607476635514%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Nov 2019

Thanks to all the staff foe a lovely stay. We will definitely recommend the hotel.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Nov 2019

Rhodes was a lovely getaway for some October sun. Blue skies and sunshine every day!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

The old town was excellent and the restaurants were superb. Transfers from and to the airport was excellent. Generally taxis were not expensive.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

We’ve been to other Greek Islands and enjoyed them so much we were keen to try another... Rhodes didn’t disappoint! Everyone was so friendly and more than willing to help. Visiting in October meant the weather was not too hot, perfect for us!

4/5 - Good

Haroula

28 Oct 2019

beautiful island to suit all tastes, hotel and tourism services are to a high standard overall! I could probably visit every year and discover new places to visit

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Oct 2019

The weather was lovely

Cities near Rhodes

Tsambika Beach featuring a beach

Archangelos

Clock Tower which includes heritage architecture and a city

Rhodes Town