Looking for the top luxury resorts in Rhodes? Rhodes has a natural landscape, imposing buildings, ancient towns, picturesque villages, amazing beaches, fashion boutiques, top restaurants, and dance clubs. No wonder why Rhodes brings in travelers from all over the world.
The most important monument of the island is Rhodes Old Town. Rhodes Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, attracting millions of visitors every year! Stroll around the paved alleys, visit the Venetian Castle, the Street of the Knights and the Palace of the Grand Master. The atmosphere of Rhodes Town will captivate you! Other things not to miss is the Acropolis of Lindos, the Valley of butterflies, the monastery of Filerimos, water sports and Rhodes tours.
The island of Rhodes has some of the best beaches in Greece. Secluded or crowded, cosmopolitan or hidden, there’s a perfect beach for everyone! There’s plenty to discover on Rhodes! You can visit here for all of the most amazing beaches of Greece, or on our Pinterest site. Lindos, Anthony Quinn, Faliraki, Tsambika, Kallithea, and Agathi are some of the best beaches on the island!
Rhodes Weather – When to Visit
Rhodes has a mild Mediterranean climate with sunny days, dry summers and mild winters. Refreshing breezes and winds are blowing during the months of July and August, making the temperatures more bearable. Rhodes is quite humid with some heavy rains during winter and autumn. If you enjoy hot sunny days, the best time to visit Rhodes is between June and September. The hottest month of the year is July with average daily highs of 86°F and an average low of 74°F. The best time to enjoy the beach with sea temperatures averaging 73°F or above from June to November.
Best Rhodes Beaches
Lindos offers two different beaches actually, sharing the same bay. The beaches are well occupied, but not necessarily crowded. There are sun beds and umbrellas everywhere, along with small tavernas offering delicious mezedes and fish plates.
Anthony Quinn Beach
Anthony Quinn Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Rhodes. The natural stone surfaces are ideal for reclining under the sun. Pine trees reach down to the water’s edge, creating emerald, green water. There are plenty of umbrellas and sun beds.
Faliraki Beach is the most popular, and the most highly organized beach on Rhodes. It is more than 5 kilometers wide and here you can find anything you can possibly ask for; beach fun, shallow waters, bars, night clubs, restaurants and water sports.
Tsambika Beach is long and broad with fine, golden sand and dozens of colorful little flags marking out the various eating establishments and beach sports centers. Here, you’ll find water sports, beach showers, sun beds and umbrellas, several taverns and snack bars. The sand does heat up during the hot months, that a walk is only possible with sandals. It is one of the warmest places on the island
Kallithea Beach is one of the most popular among the locals. It is composed of many small creeks covered with pine-trees. The waters are deep, so you will have to be a bit careful when swimming there. The beach is well organized and offer cafes, canteens, restaurants, and umbrellas.
Agathi beach has fine sand and shallow waters. On your way to the beach, you will see the Medieval Castle of Feraclos (Feraklos), which is worth a visit. This is a beautiful, sheltered, cozy beach, and the only sign of civilization are the canteens, providing you with the necessary food and refreshments.
Best Rhodes Tours & Activities
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. Book Your Romantika All-Inclusive Day Cruise Here.
High Speed Boat to Lindos
The only high-speed boat operating the Rhodes-Lindos route: With a late departure (11:00) and a one-hour journey time, this brand-new boat offers an exhilarating journey and then almost FOUR hours freedom to explore the village of Lindos and its secrets. Book Your High-Speed Boat to Lindos Here.
4×4 Buggy Adventures – Off-road Polaris Experience
Venture off-road and discover the natural landscapes of Rhodes on this quad bike tour. Take the wheel or hop in the passenger seat of a Polaris RZR quad bike and set out on a guided tour of the island. Zip along dirt tracks and coastal roads, stop at little-known sights and viewpoints, and sample tasty local snacks along the way. Book Your 4×4 Buggy Adventure Here.
Rhodes Sea Kayaking Tour
Kayak along Rhodes’ east coast in safety, and without having to organize any equipment or instructors, on this tour. Settle into your kayak at Kathara Beach, get tuition, and paddle by emerald-water coves, beaches, and rock formations. Soak in the scenery, cross Anthony Quinn Bay, refuel with a beach picnic lunch, and stop to swim and snorkel. Hotel pickup and drop-off from various resorts makes everything extra-easy. Book Your Sea Kayaking Tour Here.
SUP & Snorkel Adventure Rhodes
Explore the gorgeous Rhodes coast on this stand-up paddleboard adventure. After convenient hotel pickup, travel to the coastal village of Stegna, and receive a brief safety tutorial and lesson. Hop on a board and follow your guide to secluded spots nestled in the island’s dramatic coastline. Between paddles, take a refreshing swim, throw on some snorkeling gear, or leap from the cliffs. Book Your SUP & Snorkel Adventure Here.
Best Rhodes Restaurants
Mavrikos $11 – 30
Mavrikos is constantly awarded, and the restaurant has even been mentioned in the New York Times. The restaurant was founded in 1933. Using local ingredients, Mavrikos creates unique fish dishes with a gourmet twist, such as their most famous dish, cuttlefish ink risotto. Telephone: 30 2244 031232
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. Telephone: 30 2246 091247 Web: Paraga
Noble $30 & Over
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. Telephone: 30 2241 045700 Web: Noble
Masasoura $11 – 20
Masasoura is one of the most famous taverns of the island and known for its tasty traditional Greek and Mediterranean dishes, such as stuffed potatoes, feta cheese with honey and ouzo, homemade pies and desserts. Telephone: 30 697 239 2548 Web: Masasoura
Best Rhodes Bars
Bed Rock Bar
The famous Karaoke and cabaret bar in Faliraki remains open all the way till next morning. Bedrock is one of the most popular places in Faliraki Rhodes. Telephone: 30 6945 844189
The music includes R&B and house. The menu of the drinks is large and includes some exciting cocktails. Telephone: 30 22410 86124 Web: Bondi Bar
Reflections is a cozy cocktail bar in the heart of Rhodes town. They specialize in different kinds of shots and cocktails. We are well known for our Mojitos and frozen cocktails. Telephone: 30 6945 386263 Web: Reflections Bar
Jamaica Bar offers a great selection of top-shelf spirits, as well as excellent food, lunch and breakfast options. It’s a great place to stop when going to the beach or when you are on your way back. Telephone: 30 22410 85221 Web: Jamaica Bar
I love visiting places that combine the natural beauty of beach travel with the ancient towns and picturesque villages! I think Rhodes may be the perfect destination for our favorite kind of travel that combines pleasure and fun with the ability to learn about a place with a rich history. Looks like there are plenty of affordable luxury resorts in Rhodes to choose from – thanks for the helpful resource!
You are welcome Aly. Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations and taking the time to leave me comments.
Amazing place, amazing beaches and wonderful post regarding Rhodes! Thanks so so much for putting the estimated price to each restaurant (something that gives a plus over other blogs and posts!). Elysium Resort seems to the the perfect place to stay in my opinion and based on the info shared and photos. I can´t wait to be on vacations and this is deffinetly a place I have in consideraiton!
Great Johnny sounds like your bags are packed! Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.
Okay, I’m packing my bags and heading out right now! The pictures look amazing and the descriptions are so clear. I just want to go there and relax right now. What would you say is the minimum budget for a couple going there for a romantic weekend? Going to look into this one.
Well it really depends on where you are headed from, and what you want in a hotel price wise. You can look up airfare for when you’d like to go and then choose a hotel, it will give you the cost. Then I always budget $100 a day for food. If you are just relaxing for a romantic getaway, you probably won’t do tours, if you would like to do a tour or two, click on my tours listed (more will show up) and you can see the pricing for those.
Thank you for this information which is given in lots of detail. I can dream of getting to some of these hotels and I will certainly add them to my list. As a single mum or 2 teenage girls, where would you recommend is a good, middle-of-the-road place if we couldn’t afford the ‘luxury’ prices?
Yes, if you look at the map at the very bottom, it shows all hotels at various prices. From modest to luxury 🙂
Okay you have made it very tough for choosing between Faliraki Beach, Tsambika Beach and Kallithea Beach. Thankfully you pointed out that I can likely cover all three on a Romantika All-inclusive Day Cruise. The thought of sailing around the Med on a 72 footer has me mouth-watering. I might have a fight however with my family though as my wife would prefer the Rhodes kayaking while my son certainly the Lindos speedboat tour. We would agree however that either the Elysium Resort or Lindos Mare would be right up our alley. Thank you again for a thorough review.
You are very welcome, any way you go, you will enjoy! Please let me know if you need any additional information. Thanks for taking the time to leave me comments.
Where is Rhodes? It sounds like something that you will fun in South Africa haha. I am always open and willing to learn more about places I haven’t been to so I will be sure to wait for your feedback. Thank you so much in advance for your assistance. I will be sure to share this article with friends and family
Rhodes is part of Greece! South Africa…that made me chuckle 😀 It’s actually right off the coast of Turkey, but part of Greece. Hope that answers your question good enough 🙂 Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.
A friend has returned from Rhodes and was encouraging me to go. Among the “must-visit locations” he included Tsambika Beach and Anthony Quinn Beach. I will remember The old man and the sea when I go to this beach.
Thank you very much for dedicating a section to the weather. When planning our visit, we found this section helpful.
You are welcome Able, glad you enjoyed your visit to the Top Luxury Resorts in Rhodes.
Rhodes, old town, seems like a place that would take you back into history much like a time machine. It being a Unesco World Heritage site just adds to the appeal. Now couple this with all the other attractions mentioned and you have an ideal holiday. With top notch beaches to visit, romantic day cruises and the very reasonable prices with exceptional quality and I ask why haven’t I discovered this before? This would be a perfect place for a honey moon.
It would be the perfect place for a honeymoon! Plenty of everything to keep you occupied and then you have top notch accommodations, and relaxing beaches. Rhodes has it all!
Thanks for your review of Rhodes as one of the best places to visit in Greece. I’ve never been to Greece, but the pictures of the island and beaches are beautiful. I don’t like humidity and I don’t like rain. So if I were to go, it would be in June. Even July being the hottest month at 86 degrees is great so long as there’s no humidity. With sea temperatures at 73 degrees and above from June and November, this would be so enjoyable. I’m glad beaches are well occupied but not crowded. I’m a foodie, so good food is important to me when I travel.
I’m not big on fish. I’m more of a meat and potatoes girl. So, Masasoura restaurant sounds great. The price is totally affordable, between 11 – 20 bucks. Who can go wrong with stuffed potatoes, feta cheese with honey, homemade pies and desserts? Great review.
Thank you Shalisha. I am glad you enjoyed my review on Rhodes. It is the perfect place for a vacation.
Hello there. I have to say that i have been fairly enjoying reading many of your articles on this website here as it always makes me want to get up and go places. Although I know that its probably going to be a little while yet before i am able to jet off to anywhere as nice as this, i love rreading abouut these places.
Thanks for sharing
You are welcome, Karalyne. I am glad you have enjoyed your visits to beach travel destinations. Please let me know if I can answer any additional questions. And thank you for taking the time to leave me comments as well.
This old town in Europe looks beautiful. This would be a great vacation spot. You noted a lot of beaches with clear blue waters at every shore. Additional amenities such as speed boats and cruises would give you way more to do than just see the sites.
If the vacation was not limited in time would you recommend taking a cruise to Rhodes or fly over to Rhodes?
A cruise to Rhodes would be wonderful. I would want to be able to spend time in Rhodes…not just a day. Most cruises only stop for a day or part of a day. Just depends on how much time you want to spend on Rhodes.
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I have always wanted to travel to Greece, as from TV advertisements and from your video its beautiful country. The waters all look inviting with the crystal blue water, Rhodes does offer some great resorts to enjoy vacation time in Greece. I will be sharing this Luxury Resorts in Rhodes with my family and see if helps make a decision on where to stay.
Boy Jannette, anywhere you stay is going to be memorable for sure. Please let me know if I can answer any questions for you.