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.
Prassoníssi, at the very southern tip of Rhodes, is regarded as one of the finest windsurfing sites in Europe. Get in quick before the surf schools and rental shops pack up for the winter season, usually around mid-October.
The arcaded Catholic church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Neohóri is medieval, still used for services and is almost always open, offering visitors a peaceful retreat (45 Od?s and Kathopouli).
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.
The Byzantine monastery of Thárri, south of Láerma village in southern Rhodes, boasts superb, cleaned frescoes dating from 1300 to 1450. Open all day. Dress modestly and no photos.
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