Cheap flights to Rhodes
With more than 300 days of sunshine a year it is not difficult to see why the Greek island of Rhodes is one of the Mediterranean’s most popular holiday destinations.
Tourists come to Rhodes for its huge number of crystal clear turquoise beaches and ancient monuments. But this is also an island of staggering natural beauty, in addition to having an excellent tourist infrastructure that sees some of the best and most modern hotels offered at great rates. Tempted? Well you should be because this infrastructure also means there is literally thousands of things for year-round tourists to do, with action-packed resorts and isolated mountain villages. Whether you are into your water sports and water parks, or simply want to spend the day meandering around an ancient Greek temple or two, it’s all here.
Got a taste for Greek music beyond the Zorba soundtrack heard in tavernas? Satisfy it at either Manuel Music in Rhodes New Town (93 Amerikís) or at Sakellaridis in the Old Town (9 Platía Mousíou).
Panagía Katholikí church can be found by the namesake taverna, on the main road down from the highway to Afándou beach. Its 16th-century frescoes were cleaned of soot in 2008/09.
Attend the 70th anniversary tribute for the Nazi deportation of the local Jewish community at Kadosh Shalom synagogue, corner of Dossiadou and Simiou Streets, Old Town, on 23 July.
Some time after Easter, catamarans resume their service from Rhodes harbour to the former nearby sponge-divers' islet of Hálki, allowing day trips to its exquisitely restored port of Emborió. 12ne.gr