Rhodes Greece Tourist Guide

By far the largest and historically the most important of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes has plenty of beaches, wooded valleys and ancient history. Whether you want to venture into history, enjoy some laid back beach time, buzzing nightlife, or dive into crystal-clear waters, Rhodes has it. The atmospheric Old Town of Rhodes is a maze of cobbled streets that will take you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire and beyond. Further south, in the town of Lindos, capped by an ancient Acropolis, sugar-cube houses spill down to a turquoise bay. While both Lindos and Rhodes Old Town get very crowded in summer, Rhodes is large enough to allow plenty of room to breathe that pure Aegean air. I hope my Rhodes Greece Tourist Guide will help you make the best of your Greek Island holiday and if you have not yet decided to make Rhodes your destination I hope I can convince you.

Rhodes Weather (When to Visit)

The weather on Rhodes is one of the sunniest places in Europe with over 3000 hours of sunshine per year. The temperatures on Rhodes range between 48 °F and 88 °F, although temperatures of up to 100 °F are possible, especially in between July and August. Summertime is the best time to vacation on Rhodes, but this is also the busiest time and hotels rates soar. July is one of the hottest months of the year while August is the most crowded. The average temperature is 90°F, which makes it perfect for beach activities. Look out for beach parties during the summer!

One of the best times to visit Rhodes is during the months of September and October. The weather is still pleasant and the crowds are far lesser than they are during the summer months. Also, cheaper accommodation makes it worthwhile. The average temperature is 84°F in September and goes down to 70°F in November. There is still plenty of sunshine with a sparse few days of rain.

Best Rhodes Beaches

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Anthony Quinn Bay

This secluded bay is beautiful at any time of the day, and make sure to stay for the sunset. Anthony Quinn bay is brilliant for swimming and there are lots of beach chairs for rent. You can chill out on the rocks that jut out over the water. The only downside of the beach is that it gets very busy during high season so you’ll need to get there early to avoid the crowds, and it is not as child friendly as some of Rhodes best beaches due to the rocks surrounding the bay and in its waters.

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St Paul’s Beach

St Paul’s is one of the best beaches in Rhodes. St Paul’s is a beautiful sandy beach and is great for relaxing, swimming and grabbing a drink at the beach front bar. The far end of Lindos Beach, known as Palace Beach, has shallow waters which are perfect for kids to paddle in.

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Agathi Beach

Agathi Beach is great for families, swimming and warm waters with a view of Feraklos Castle. Due to the open strand, the waters are warm, calm and shallow.. While there are a few refreshment stands, you’ll need to take food and snacks as there are no restaurants close to the beach.

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Tsambika Beach

Tsambika Beach is a lovely sandy beach. It’s crystal clear waters are great for swimming. Tsambika boasts one of the most stunning shorelines in Rhodes. Tsambika beach is best for swimming and families, as well as sitting under the Tsambika Monastery.

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Pefki Beach

Pefki Beach is a low key beach which draws a relaxed crowd. The beach is narrow with soft sand and pebbles and there are lots of rocky coves with shallow waters to swim in. It has a relaxed vibe with only a sprinkling of small hotels and holiday rentals nearby.

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Romantika All inclusive Day Cruise

Set sail on the Romantika, a classic 72-foot (22 meters) yacht. This full-day cruise includes stops in three scenic bays surrounding Rhodes. Visit Kallithea Springs, an ancient therapy spa; the Caves of Traganou at Afantou Beach, where you can snorkel inside the rock formations; and Anthony Quinn Bay, an old pirate shelter teeming with marine life. A Mediterranean-style buffet lunch with beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks is included. Learn more about the Romantika All Inclusive Day Cruise.

Day Trip to Lindos with pickup from Rhodes, Ixia, Ialyssos, Kallithea, Faliraki

Discover the town of Lindos at your own pace on this independent tour from Rhodes Town, Ixia, and Ialyssos. Travel to this must-see whitewashed town by air-conditioned minivan or small coach, and stroll and sight see independently. Explore the cobbled lanes, visit the Acropolis, laze on the beach, and enjoy the shops and taverns at leisure. Return air-conditioned transport, with Ialyssos and Ixia hotel pickup and drop-off, and Rhodes Town hotel or port pickup and drop-off, is included. Learn more about the Day Trip to Lindos.

Symi Island from Rhodes with transfers from Ialyssos, Ixia, and Kallithea

Experience Symi, one of the most striking islands in the Aegean, on an all-day cruise. Enjoy sightseeing at the St. Michael Panormitis monastery and exploring Symi village. This convenient, budget-friendly outing includes hotel pickup and drop off in Ialyssos and Ixia and offers plenty of free time for relaxing and swimming or shopping and dining. Learn more about the Symi Island Tour.

Boat Trip to Anthony Quinn, Kallithea & Traganou Bays w/Half Price Tours

Visit the most beautiful bays of Rhodes in one day! Take a swim in emerald waters of Anthony Quinn, Kallithea and Traganou bays or spend a leisure day simple sunbathing and enjoying the view. Snacks and drinks are included in the price. Learn more about the Boat Trip to Anthony Quinn.

Rhodes Full-Day Sea-Kayaking Adventure Including Lunch

Doing your own kayaking and snorkeling off Rhodes means arranging your own equipment and going without the instructions and safety of a guide. This full-day trip lays everything on, allowing you to focus on the experience and sights. Paddle a tried-and-tested and scenic route; visit beaches hard to access by land, snorkel in waters rich with fish, and hear detail on the scenery you’d miss alone. Plus, lunch is included. Learn more about the Rhodes Sea Kayaking Adventure.

Best Rhodes Restaurants

Paraga $11 – 30

This is the best place to taste all the original local recipes. Eating in Paraga, will give you all the traditional feels, as the environment is cozy and nostalgic: the food is served in earthenware and traditional wood-fired ovens are used for baking. Getting their ingredients straight from the Rhodian earth, they serve authentic local dishes, such as nanny goat stew, lamb stuffed with rice, their freshly baked homemade bread and yummy local cheeses. Telephone: 30 2246 091247 Web: Paraga

Noble $31 – 60

This luxurious restaurant is located inside Elysium Resort and Spa hotel and is known for its innovative cuisine. Awarded with a Toque d’Or and a Greek Cuisine Award, Noble restaurant combines traditional local flavors with modern elements. The result? Out of the ordinary gourmet dishes. Taste the local “pitaroudia”, “koukoumaria”, squid with rice and cod soup. Telephone: 30 2241 045700 Web: Noble

Masasoura $11 – 30

One of the most famous taverns in Rhodes. Masasoura attracts both locals and tourists with its yummy dishes. This tavern is located in Maritsa village, 19 km away from in a traditional 1932 building. Masasoura is known for its tasty traditional Greek and Mediterranean dishes, such as stuffed potatoes, feta cheese with honey and ouzo, homemade pies and desserts. Telephone: 30 2241 048109 Web: Masasoura

Stegna Kozas $11 – 30

This restaurant has a beautiful, ocean-inspired decoration: walls covered with shells, clay cooking pots and ornaments hanging from the roof. Despite being overcrowded, the owner and the staff of this restaurant are very friendly! Stegna Kozas is one of the best fish and seafood taverns of the island, serving fresh fish and local specialties with a sea view. Telephone: 30 693 874 3845 Web: Stegna Kozas

Best Rhodes Bars

Socratous Garden

Not all night spots are wild and crazy! If you’re looking for a quiet place to rest and have a drink, Socratous Garden is the place to be! Although you can certainly enjoy this place at night, it’s worth it to come while it’s still daylight so that you can enjoy the beautiful gardens while you eat and drink. Telephone: 30 2241 076955 Web: Socratous Garden

Zig Zag Cocktail Bar

If you’re looking for a thriving bar that serves delicious cocktails, the Zig Zag Cocktail Bar in Pefkos is the place to be! Pefkos is one of the most popular vacation spots on the island, and visitors especially love this bar for its friendly staff, great location, and excellent cocktail menu that appeals to an international crowd. Web: Zig Zag Cocktail Bar

Courtyard Bar

The Courtyard Bar is perched in a beautiful setting that allows you to enjoy your drinks amidst some of the island’s famous scenery. It’s located at a high point in Lindos and it also has amazing views of the castle in the village. Telephone: 30 2244 031801 Web: Courtyard Bar

Lindos Ice Bar

Known for its “icy” atmosphere, the temperature of the bar is cool so you can enjoy your cold, frosty cocktails. You’re given items to keep you warm, such as gloves, when you enter. This is an especially festive choice on a hot day. Telephone: 30 2244 031491 Web: Lindos Ice Bar

Kelly’s Irish Bar

It may seem strange to visit an Irish bar while on a Greek island, but once you walk through its doors, you won’t regret. It was no doubt established to appeal to the island’s international visitors. One of the best bars in Faliraki, a village in Rhodes. Telephone: 30 693 693 1119 Web: Kelly's Irish Bar

Best Rhodes Hotels

34 Comments

  1. Renea

    Rhodes, Greece is Beautiful!!! I do want to go there one of these days!!! The more I kept reading about the different beaches and day cruises, day trip, kayaking and wow there is so many outings you can do there that look amazing. Then there’s the Restaurants with amazing food and hotels with breath taking views. Can’t till I can go and experience Rhodes, Greece. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Renea, I couldn’t agree more.  But then I love Greece.  Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  2. Carol

    Hi Leahrae, it feels good to see another lovely piece of article by you, I think you are a specialist in travel guides.
    I had always loved everything about Greece and its lovely beaches, though I was at Greece two years ago, I was not contented with the little places I was able to visit, the journey can never be complete without Rhodes.
    The beaches in the city are so amazing and fascinating, I would definitely be visiting Rhodes on my next trip to Greece.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Carol and thank you for the compliments:)  I am glad you are enjoying your visits to beach travel destinations.  And thank you for taking the time to leave me comments.

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  3. Carol

    Hi Leahrae, it feels good to see another lovely piece of article by you, I think you are a specialist in travel guides.
    I had always loved everything about Greece and its lovely beaches, though I was at Greece two years ago, I was not contented with the little places I was able to visit, the journey can never be complete without Rhodes.
    The beaches in the city are so amazing and fascinating, I would definitely be visiting Rhodes on my next trip to Greece.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree with you on the beaches and the city. Plenty of history, charm and then of course amazing beaches. Thank you for taking the time to leave me comments Carol.

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  4. Md Millat

    Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful article among us. Your article was interesting and informative. I have got a lot of information about the Rhodes Greece tourist guide. I loved the valuable information you provided, and I would like to go to this beach destination in Greece. I want to go to Rhodes in October and I find that the best time to go there in September and October is the best time. Anthony Quinn Bay is the best beach in the world. What I liked most is the Rhodes Greece restaurant where I would go then I will go swimming and there are plenty of beach chairs that I like to sit on the beach. The charming atmosphere of the hotels in Greece that I love very much. Can you help me go to Beach Travel Destinations? I’ve bookmarked your website so that I can come back to your website later. I benefited from your article very valuable information and I think other people like me will benefit from this valuable information. Thank you again for sharing such a beautiful post among us and I wish you good health.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and leave me some very thoughtful feedback.  I am glad you enjoyed visiting beach travel destinations.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Joe

    This seems like an amazing place to experience.  I love the sound of the seclusion at Anthony Quinn Bay and a sunset that I can imagine would be perfect for some impressionable photos.  How far is it to travel there from Tsambika beach?  If a person were to book a vacation there is there time to see the entire island?  I’ve always been intrigued with Greece and had some interest with the pirate history around.  Is there other attractions that are family friendly other than bars and restaurants?

    Thank you

    Joe

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Tsambika Beach is on the east side of the island, in the middle of the island.  So really depends on where you stay. You could see the island in a week.  It really depends on what all you want to see.  Really two weeks would be a better amount of time, again just depends on what sites/beaches interest you.  TripAdvisor has a really great list of family friendly options.  I would visit this link and see what might be the best options for your family.  If you need any additional information, please let me know.

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  6. Travis

    This looks absolutely beautiful! I think your recommendation to go in September or October is a great idea, although we will probably have to wait until the kids are a bit older before we, go, because that does not look like a place you want to spend a long weekend at! Just looking at the clear blue water makes me want to spend time there, especially at Tsambika Beach! I cannot wait to show my wife this, I am sure she will be as excited as I am! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am sure she will Travis!  It would be a great family vacation indeed!  Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me some comments.

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  7. Danijel

    Hello Leahrae, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I have been to Greece so many times but never was in Rhodes, I can see it has very nice beaches. I plan to go there this year with my family so I will definitely visit Rhodes, hotels are not expensive compared to benefits and the quality.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree with you on the hotel prices.  These are top customer choices per satisfaction and highly rated.  You cannot go wrong with any of them.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  8. joshua collins

    I have been looking at potential vacations for the summer and while I have looked at going to the typical places like the US and Spain I never considered Greece.

    Looking at the pictures Rhodes looks like the perfect place to visit, the hot weather is ideal and all the beaches look equally beautiful. I can see why it’s busy in the summer so I will have to consider it.

    Thanks for sharing this great tourist destination,

    Josh

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Oh my gosh Josh, Greece is wonderful!  You would truly have an amazing vacation. Where in Rhodes or any other part of Greece for that matter.  Please let me know if you need any additional information and thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Josephine

    After watching the video, I see that Rhodes is absolutely beautiful.   It looks like a great place to vacation, a combination of sightseeing and relaxing on the beach.  There seems to be beautiful sight so visit and a variety of activities.    When I vacation I look for some nightlife and Rhodes also has a variety of nightlife venues.   I would definitely consider Rhodes as a vacation.  Thanks for the thorough information.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I’m glad Josephine, I think you would love vacationing to Rhodes.  The video does captivate the beauty of the island for sure.  I am glad you enjoyed.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.com

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  10. Jordan

    Hi Leahrae,

    Rhodes, Greece has always been on my travel bucket list! No wonder, this lovely Island has a lot to offer on all levels and the youtube video you posted says it all.

    I prefer going in September when it is less crowded and the hotels are cheaper.

    St Pauls sandy beach seems to be quite a relaxing place to go to with family, nothing beats a couple of drinks while the kids are having the time of their life.

    Noble and Stegna Kozas seems to be my go-to restaurants for the trip.

    Thank you for the lovely Rhodes Greece tourist guide.

    Jordan.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Jordan.  Sounds like you and your family will have a great time in Rhodes.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

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  11. Chrissie Spurgeon

    Oh you have made me long to visit Rhodes! I have not yet visited any of the Greek islands, but they are definitely on my list, and the beaches on Rhodes look amazing! Makes me just long for the summer!!

    Your information is comprehensive, and anyone thinking of visiting Rhodes would be well advised to visit your site. I love that you recommend hotels and places to visit, which is really helpful.

    Ver many thanks for your really interesting guide.

    Chrissie 🙂

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks Chrissie, I am glad you enjoyed reading my Rhodes Greece Tourist Guide.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  12. sabrinamou

    Thank you so much for sharing with us such a beautiful article. I enjoy while reading your guide on Rhodes Greece Tourist Guide. I found it is the best travel guide for Rhodes Greece. Rhodes Greece history, culture, and architecture with a rugged Adriatic setting of traditional fishing villages, beaches, restaurants, and bars. There are so many beaches in this area. St Paul’s Beach & Anthony Quinn Bay are both awesome beaches to travel. The video is very awesome and I love it. While traveling to Rhodes Greece, we will try to visit everything listed by you. Your guide is very helpful for travelers. Good Luck.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed Sabrina.  Anyplace in Greece is wonderful, but Rhodes is amazing and worth a vacation there for sure.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  13. Christine

    I have always wanted to visit Rhodes. I have heard so much about it, and it is just such a beautiful island. I did not know that there was an Anthony Quinn bay, that’s pretty cool. The beaches look like a dream. I can imagine myself there, hiding from the world. It’s a great romantic getaway.

    I live in a tourist resort, and the best times to travel here are in the “colder” months. The summers are scorching hot. Hopefully, one day I will make it to Rhodes. I would love to explore the beaches, visit Quinn bay, and I’m intrigued by the Irish bar 🙂

    i also wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your writing style.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes Christine,  I know the feeling.  I live on the #1 beach in the US, Clearwater Beach.  And during the holidays, especially spring break, it is crazy here.  Spring break last for three months here as people come from all over.  I would tell anyone, if you want to enjoy, come in the off season months.  Same with Rhodes.  I am not sure if they get the same crowds during spring break, but I know that Rhodes is more enjoyable in the off season when it is not as crowded.

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  14. Lee

    I am a school teacher and I can never visit anything in September and October. Needless to say, I am jealous of those who can, As I am looking at the different beaches, I believe Tsambika Beach looks the most appealing to me. I really enjoy swimming when I go to the beach so that oone looks like an ideal fit for a visit. I travel with my wife and children so that is another reason that beach looks like the best choice for me. Some of the day trips look very appealing as well. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Well you can always go during the summer.  Just will be more crowded and a bit warmer.  Personally I like visiting in the summer.  I spend a lot of time at the beach and cooling off in the water 🙂

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  15. Tina

    Wow, I can honestly say that I never remember saying that I wanted to visit Rhodes. However, after having seen the most beautiful pictures and reading about all the different places to visit and the weather, I am ready to go. People usually will talk about going to Keywest or Fiji, even the Hawaiian islands, but I just have never heard much about Rhodes until your blog about it. So much to see and do. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us.  

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome 🙂  Yes, Rhodes is one of those places, like Croatia, that a lot of people just don’t consider for a vacation.  Mainly I think, because they are just really unaware of what some of these places have to offer.  You cannot go wrong with Rhodes.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Feji ben

    Thanks so much for this tour guide this was this city I was planning on visiting in a few months although it on a business trip but I know there would be time for some site seeing and this guide would really help …..on thing I love when traveling is having a comprehensive tour guide with me although I search but I couldn’t see any good one like this thanks once more.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Ben, have a wonderful time in Rhodes and please let me know how your trip goes 🙂  I would like to know what you were able to see and do, or eat LOL

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  17. Shanta Rahman

    Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .I like fencing a lot so I can say that your article is great and this travel guide is even better .I want to go to Greece in September of my freshman year .And right now through your article I came to know about the weather, restaurants, beaches, traditional places that would be very helpful to me. Looking forward to seeing the sunny place of Rhodes and enjoying the weather .It is fascinating to see the pictures in your article that have added to my desire to travel .I would definitely like to appreciate you for all of the information provided here through the Rhodes Greece Tourist Guide .One of the benefits that I enjoy the most through the Travel Guide is in terms of linguistic and economic transactions.

    I have been collecting your article for the future and will be visiting here soon and will share my experience with you.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I cannot wait to hear how your vacation goes.  I would like to know which place you visited and what you liked the most.  I know you will have a wonderful time 🙂  Looking forward to hearing back!

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