- Rhodes Family holidays
Island breaks make for great times spent with the kids, and cheap family holidays on Rhodes Island are no different. You get to experience a much different coastline than in mainland locations, and a pace of life that feels different too. The natural limits on the size of an island mean they tend not to become over-developed for the tourist market, and Rhodes has managed to keep pace with everything you would expect from a modern tourism hotspot, but without losing touch with its history and heritage too.
All roads lead to Rhodes
The island is the largest of the Dodecanese group, which despite its name, has many more than just 12 members. It's also the administrative seat of the group, so when you take family holidays on Rhodes, you head to a destination that not only serves the busy local tourist market, but that leads the local region in other industries too. This means there's plenty of culture to experience in an area that is a real melting pot and meeting place for people from throughout this part of Europe.
Island of Wonder
One thing to look out for on cheap family holidays to Rhodes is of course the Colossus of Rhodes, which reputedly stood on the island between 280 BC and 226 BC before it was felled by an earthquake. It was about 100 feet tall, but it's likely many of its stones were reused after it toppled, and the exact location where it stood is not known. Local legends put the position everywhere from the coastline and harbours of the island, to its high ground as a kind of overseeing sentinel - and exploring each of these possibilities is a great way to see the different landscapes too.
family holidays on Rhodes will often include some entertainment or activities, especially for the kids, so look out for these either included in the upfront ticket price, or possibly as add-ons you can book in advance or on arrival at your hotel. There are often activities that mum and dad can join in with too, and even adding just a couple of these can make your stay more of an adventure, while getting the kids some exercise without them even realising it - and making memories for the whole family along the way.
Why Rhodes Island is so great for families
The residents of Rhodes Island adore children and always go the extra mile to make sure that younger visitors are made to feel just as welcome as adults. A fascinating history, distinctive culture and plenty of outdoor activities can be enjoyed during Rhodes Island family holidays. There's also a wealth of family-focused attractions to explore. All of this, coupled with Rhodes Island locals' sense of fun and hospitality, ensure that weary travellers will be able to start relearning the art of relaxation within moments of arriving at this superb destination.