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).
Don't overlook the Museum of Modern Greek Art (Tues-Sat 8am-2pm) on "One Hundred Palms" Square, which contains the best collection of such art outside the mainland. Temporary exhibits fill annexes around the corner and in the Old Town.
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