Set in the Aegean Sea, not far from the Turkish coast, Rhodes is perhaps Greece's most Ottoman-influenced island. You will notice a distinctly more eastern flavour in everything from architecture to cuisine here, something that sets a Rhodes luxury holiday apart from a trip to its more westerly cousins.
The largest of all the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes has a long and complex history that is evident in the medieval sites still present on many of its town's streets, and ancient ruins such as the Acropolis of Lindos, which are well worth a visit.
Yet away from the man-made wonders, there is a host of breath-taking natural beauty to be encountered. From inviting beaches and blue seas to ambling hillsides covered in thick pine forests.
The island has a great tourism infrastructure so there will be plenty to keep you entertained on your holiday to Rhodes. Choose from a range of sporting activities or take a day trip to one of the neighbouring islands or cultural sites. If you go into Rhodes Town, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the range of shops, restaurants and bars; it is a great example of where old meets new.
Rhodes is home to some lively areas but those looking for a relaxing haven will also find what they are looking for at the island’s quieter resorts. The stunning scenery along with the warm local hospitality makes Rhodes firm favourite and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.
With one of the best sunshine records in Greece, Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and has long been a family favourite with Greek and foreign tourists alike.
Luxury Rhodes Holidays Fact File
May - September
3 hours 5 minutes to Corfu, 3 hours 15 minutes to Thessaloniki (Halkidiki), 3 hours 30 minutes to Skiathios, 3 hours 40 minutes to Kalamata 3 hours 55 minutes to Heraklion (Crete), 4 hours to Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini
British Airways flies direct from London Gatwick to all our Greek destinations except Skiathos. Other airlines and more UK departure points are also available to all of the Greek islands
Crete and Athens, Mykonos and Santorini, Cruise
+ 2 hours