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Rhodes Holidays

Holidays to Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands are the perfect Greek adventure for everyone. There are immaculate beaches enjoying 300s day of sunshine a year, historic tours of the medieval city to be enthralled by, restaurants and nightclubs to entertain you and jeep safaris to explore archaeological ruins and the mountains.

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With cheap Rhodes sun package holidays from Dublin Ireland, you can have incredible adventures on this beautiful Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Rhodes is steeped in history with the medieval Old Town of the city of Rhodes being declared a World Heritage Site. It is one of the most popular destinations in Europe and you will see why on our all inclusive Rhodes holidays.

While in Rhodes you should visit the Valley of Butterflies, a beautiful destination overwhelmed by butterflies during August. Along with the medieval Old Town, the ancient city of Ialysos is must-see destination, with remains dating back to 3rd millennium BC. Enjoy eating out in the traditional Greek way with a table of mezzes (appetizers) where everyone shares a great range of food in the centre of the table. From Greek salad, garlic bread, fried vegetables, meatballs, ribs, chips, beans, fried squid and more nobody will go home hungry. Abbey Travel offer excellent cheap last minute deals to Rhodes so book your next Greek getaway with us today.


The average temperature in Rhodes 27°C.


The national language spoken in Rhodes is Greek but as it is a popular tourist destination English is also spoken and understood.


Euro (EUR) is the official currency.


Eastern European Time Zone (UTC+02:00)

The shallow waters of Faliraki Beach make it a popular holiday spot for families with children, as do the great facilities such as food stalls, umbrellas and sunbeds. The Faliraki Water Park and Luna Park distinguish this beach from others on the island as they feature water slides, kamikaze slides and a gigantic wave pool, as well as fully trained and certified lifeguards for safety.

Filerimos Hill used to be the citadel of the ancient town of Ialysos, and its large plateau is home to some intriguing historical attractions. On the eastern side of the hill, see the foundations of the Athena Polias temple and an early Christian basilica, dedicated to Virgin Mary, as well as a Byzantine church. The Monastery of Filerimos is an important archaeological site where Mycenaean pottery and a Doric foundation have been unearthed. A path to the west, lined with cypress and pine trees, leads to an impressive crucifix at the centre of a small square.

From Rhodes it about a three hour ferry crossing to the hospitable island of Karpathos where the clock has stood still in the delightful village of Olymbos in the south. Here the locals go about their business much as they did in Homer's time, wearing their traditional costumes and preserving their language and culture with the aim of attracting tourists. They are particularly proud of the unique houses, built of carved stone and decorated inside with gorgeous embroidery and other colourful folk art décor. The island has great beaches and unspoilt villages and is a pleasure to explore, with a picturesque bay and a monastery at Kyra Panagia, Diafani village on a promontory to the north and the forested mountains. Karpathos is also renowned for its feast days and weddings. Visitors who happen to catch one in progress will usually receive a warm invitation to join the festivities. Just four nautical miles from Karpathos is the smaller island of Kassos, linked by ferry, which has a small community of fishermen living the way they have for centuries.

Children love the Marine Aquarium on Rhodes Island, enamoured by its diverse range of live Eastern Mediterranean specimens including sea flowers, turtles, octopuses and strange-looking decapods (crustaceans with 10 limbs). This venue has been used as an aquarium-museum and research station since 1963 and as such, it displays an interesting collection of preserved and mounted marine specimens, as well as numerous scientific instruments.

A wonderful place to take the kids while on Rhodes Island is Petaloudes, the valley of the butterflies. This attraction sees a myriad of beautiful moths colouring its skies and kids can follow them along the narrow streams, and over the rustic little bridges. The shaded walkways lead to rock pools and waterfalls, and carry a vanilla scent from the local storax trees. There are cafés and gift shops to enjoy, and don't miss the old Italian windmill near the entrance.

The beaches on Rhodes Island are a great attraction for visitors. Afandou beach is quite undeveloped, good for those who don't like a crowd, while Faliraki beach has sunbeds, umbrellas, water sport facilities, restaurants and beach bars to enjoy. Kalathos beach has crystal-clear waters, wooden sunbeds and bamboo umbrellas (very eco-friendly!) and Kallithea beach is renowned for its hot medicinal springs and beautiful palm trees.

With buildings and monuments dating back hundreds of years, Old Town offers a wealth of historic attractions. The medieval streets feature Gothic windows and paved courtyards lit by traditional street lamps. The most famous of these is the Street of Knights (or Knights Avenue) which leads to the Palace of the Prince Grand Master. This palace displays several artefacts from as far back as the 13th century, when the crusades first came to Rhodes. The shops and stalls of Socrates Street are worth browsing for local jewellery, pottery and clothes.

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