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Ever popular with tourists and as one of the largest Greek islands, Rhodes is a dream destination for every type of holiday, boasting gorgeous landscapes as well as bustling towns and cities. From couples looking for a rural and romantic setting, to families wanting to be close to the beach, or groups searching for a lively location in the heart of the action, you can discover the island your way with Rhodes holiday villas. With many different areas to explore and rich Grecian heritage to uncover, this is an island that people return to year after year. Choose from villas in Rhodes Town to wander through the cobbled Street of Knights and marvel at the city’s medieval walls. Alternatively, opt for Pekfos, a traditional village that offers total tranquillity. Or select properties in Lardos that will allow you to become fully immersed in Greek culture. Those who love being active can take the opportunity to dive some of Greece’s best spots including caves and shipwrecks, hike through mountain trails and forest routes, or visit some of the islands that are popular with water sports enthusiasts. Private villas in Rhodes are also ideal for those who prefer to stay put, allowing you to dine alfresco and chill by the pool in serene surroundings.
Here at Villa Plus, you can find villas in Rhodes in 8 different resorts and locations. Whether you’re craving ocean views, charming countryside settings, or a dynamic and vibrant area, there’s sure to be something suitable. This includes villas that range from 2 to 5 bedrooms – plus each of our villas in Rhodes comes with a pool. If you would prefer a property in the countryside, take a look at a selection of Rhodes holiday villas that are car essential. These allow you to truly escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, for a getaway that will leave you feeling refreshed. Additionally, we have Rhodes holiday villas within walking distance to some of the island’s best beaches – perfect for families and sun worshippers! Whether you enjoy exploring, being active, or prefer your privacy, we have hand selected all our properties so you can design your ideal break. With high quality facilities and excellent locations, our villas in Rhodes benefit from nearby amenities and gorgeous views. Browse by resort or villa type and select details like pool heating and Wi-Fi to find your winning combination.
Located in the eastern Aegean Sea, Rhodes forms the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population. 200 miles east of mainland Greece, Rhodes is one of the most southern Greek islands. With 137 miles of coastline embellished with beaches and mountainous, forested interiors, car hire is recommended in order to explore the whole of this Mediterranean jewel.
Drenched in sunshine almost all year round, you can rest assured that you’ll be most likely topping up your tan throughout your stay between the months of April and October. At the height of summer, Rhodes has around 13 hours of sunshine each day with an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius in August and temperatures frequently soar into the thirties. Visit Rhodes in late Spring and early Autumn and take advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures by spending more time wandering around the islands cultural attractions with smaller crowds.
Evenings in Rhodes Town mainly centre around Hippocrates Square where bars, tavernas and eateries surround an illuminated fountain in the shadow of the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. While Lindos and Pefkos are laid back and idyllic during the daytime, both towns liven up in the evening. Unwind in one of the bars watching the sunset after enjoying a traditional Greek feast or experience the ice bar in Lindos to really cool off. Lardos has some great bars centred around its main square, perfect for relaxing in after an evening meal.
Due to Rhodes' strategic position in the Aegean Sea, the island has come under many different occupations throughout history, reflected in the island's architecture. The ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and the Ottomans have all left their imprint. The famous acropolis overlooking Lindos, the Hellenistic Temple of Apollo and the ancient stadium in Rhodes Town are all fascinating sites and evidence of Rhodes' flamboyant past. Delve deeper into Medieval Rhodes Town with its cobbled streets, arched doorways and courtyards built by the famous Knights of St John.
Rhodes rich history has given the island a unique cultural identity. Most of the island’s museums and castles are in Rhodes Town while there are many cloisters dotted around the island such as Tsambika Monastery and St. Pamteleimonas Church in Monolithos Castle. Visiting these holy monuments will give you an insight into Rhodes' vibrant culture. Enjoy the sound and light show in the municipal garden that surrounds the walls of Rhodes Town which combines the dramatic architectural setting with evocative lighting to story tell.
It’s no secret that Rhodes' natural beauty and wealth of historical sites keep visitors returning year after year. Hiring out your own boat from Pefkos is a great way to explore the picturesque coastline all the way to Lardos and Kiotari. Visit Seven Springs, a natural beauty amongst pine forest, a peaceful place to shelter from the sun and spot tortoises, crabs and fish.
Like everywhere in Greece, Rhodes is the ultimate foodie’s paradise. Local specialities include Souvlaki, Moussaka, Kleftiko, Gyros and Baklava with honey. Head high into the mountains where you’ll find Embonas, the centre of Rhodes grape growing heartland. Spend an evening in the wineries here and sample the delicious yield. Don’t worry if you’re not feeling adventurous, there’s an array of international options too, catering for all tastes.
Rhodes is perfectly equipped to make sure that your family holiday is a special one. Pefkos has a children’s water park with its own taxi service and a burger and beverage included in the ticket. Children will love butterfly valley which is loaded with a spectacular array of different colourful species during the summer months. Lardos beach is ideal for water sports enthusiasts from beginners to experts, cat sailing, water-skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing are catered for.
Here at Villa Plus, our customers are always at the forefront of our minds and we believe that our handpicked self-catering villas, in Rhodes, give you a choice that you’ll struggle to resist. Whether you fancy a spot of luxury in a peaceful countryside retreat, spectacular sea views at sunset, or a central location that means you can walk to restaurants and the beach, we have everything covered.
As locals to the destination, we’re on hand 24-7 to ensure you have that perfect getaway that you’ve been dreaming of. We live and breathe the destination and want to ensure you leave Rhodes loving it just as much as we do.
We are members of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct and we provide financial protection for non-flight packages, by way of a bond held with ABTA. Plus, we strive to make the booking process as quick and easy as possible. You can book flights, car hire, transfers and insurance right here. This means you can spend less time organising your holiday and more time dreaming about time spent by your private pool.
The north and east coast of the island - home to all of our villas - is famous for its beaches including the rocky coves at Kalathos, the beautiful sands at Lindos and the impressive Blue Flag beach at Pefkos.
Lindos is one of the most beautiful villages in Rhodes, set on a hillside, with cobbled streets, whitewashed houses as well as stylish rooftop cafes, restaurants and bars. This chic resort really comes to life at night. Take a walk up to the Acropolis at the top and prepare to be wowed by the views!
With its small but beautiful award-winning beach and excellent tavernas, Pefkos is perfect for a relaxing holiday, but is also next to Lindos where the action is.
How will you choose between them? Don’t worry, whichever villa you chose, you can still see it all!
A jewel in Rhodes’ crown, Lindos is quite possibly the prettiest resort on the island. The picture postcard streets lined with white-hued buildings give you a real sense of what life was like on the island a hundred years ago. Home to Rhodes’ most famous monument, the ancient acropolis, there are no shortage of cultural attractions in Lindos. Plenty of bars and restaurants give the town a buzz and with two scenic sandy beaches, it’s easy to understand why Lindos has become the island’s premier resort.
Kolymbia is located on the east coast, half way between Rhodes Town and Lindos. Sitting between the sea and mountains with a great beach for watersports, there is a laid-back vibe and a small selection of shops. A long tree lined avenue, dotted with cafes and tavernas, leads to the Blue Flag beach. It's also very close to Seven Springs, an area of natural beauty well worth visiting.
Haraki is a charming fishing village located on the East coast of Rhodes. The half moon bay with a pebble beach has a great selection of tavernas, restaurants and bars on the seafront. From the top of Castle Hill, you can enjoy amazing views of the village. The sandy beach of Agathi and the delightful village of Lindos are just a 15 minute drive away.
Located in the north of the island, Rhodes Town has 2 distinct faces. This magnificent medieval town is the cultural hub of Rhodes, with its cobbled alleyways and historic touches wherever you look. You’re best exploring this captivating place on foot, exploring the delights within the walls. By contrast, the new town is a bustling haven of shops with bars and restaurants on every corner where you can enjoy a quick pick me up or relaxing meal. Rhodes Town is also a great location for windsurfers, thanks to the Aegean breeze making plenty of waves.
With its golden sandy beaches sloping gently into the Aegean Sea, it’s easy to see why the resort of Pefkos is such a popular holiday destination. Pefkos laid back way of life gives this resort a relaxed ambience but is also nearby the livelier resorts of Lindos and Lardos. Home to a variety of tavernas, shops and eateries, there is plenty to eat, sea and do in Pefkos.
Located in the north west part of the island, Ialyssos - also known as Trianda – is just a short transfer from the airport and just 5 miles from Rhodes Town. It’s one of the three ancient cities of the island. The shoreline is very much the same wherever you may stay and stretches from Kremasti to Ixia. Hotels, cafes and restaurants line the waterfront whilst the villages are traditional with the local way of life much unchanged.
Set in a peaceful coastal location with the Mediterranean Sea to one side and rolling hills on the other, Kalathos is a scenic, idyllic destination. The beach spans Kalathos itself and has clear waters, perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. With beach bars and a handful of seaside tavernas, Kalathos is well stocked to cater for all your holiday needs. The lively town of Lindos is just a few minutes’ drive along the coast.
Receiving some of the best weather on this already sunshine soaked island, the small, friendly village of Lardos is a great holiday destination. Lardos attracts locals and tourists alike thanks to its stunning scenery, so a holiday here is sure to give you a real taste of Greece. This scenic resort is perfect for a relaxing holiday and Lindos is a short drive down the road with a large selection of shops and tavernas as well the famous acropolis.
The natural beauty of Rhodes and the historical sites makes this Greek Island a popular holiday destination for all types of holiday makers, from family beach holidays to fun-seeking groups. The appropriately named 'sun island' or 'island of light' offers year-round sunshine and activities.
The spectacular landscapes and ancient towns of Lindos, Pefkos and Lardos are the national treasures of Greece, whilst offering quaint little shops and restaurants to suit a variety of tastes.
If you want to explore Rhodes independently, why not pack a picnic and be the skipper of your own boat? For example, Pefkos is all about boats, and you can hire quite a variety of vessels there. You can hire a boat big enough for six, complete with full safety gear and life jackets. The boatman shows you what to do then off you go! You don’t need a driving licence, and will be given all the help you need, even if you have no boating experience. Thisis a brilliant way to explore the beautiful coastline all the way to Lardos and Kiotari and escape the crowds! If fishing has you hooked, you can hire a boat fully equipped with fishing rods and bait, and start preparing your story about the one that got away!
Eating out is likely to be one of the main pleasures of your holiday in Rhodes. Head for one of the long-serving, classic Greek tavernas - excellent, inexpensive, traditional restaurants where you will be warmly welcomed. Try home-cooked local dishes such as lamb kleftiko, moussaka or stifado, made from recipes handed down over generations or snack on warm cheese or spinach pies or some sweet baklava dripping in honey. If you want more choice, anevening out in Lindos or Rhodes Town will deliver anything from five course gourmet dining in great style to bangers and mash, pizza or Rogan Josh.
Wherever you are on the island, it is worth a day trip by car, bus or boat to Rhodes Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s most impressive surviving walled towns. In the magnificently well-preserved old town, with its cobbled streets, arched doorways and courtyards, is a medieval citadel, built by the famous Knights of St John. Before Suleiman the Magnificent turfed them out in 1521, the Knights ruled Rhodes for more than two centuries,and left their mark in no uncertain terms. The so-called Street of the Knights is one of the best-preserved medieval monuments in the world. The most splendid Ottoman relic is the Mosque of Suleiman with its many domes and minarets. The vibrant new town of Rhodes is great for a night out with hundreds of bars, discos, nightclubs and tavernas. Also, don’t miss Mandraki Harbour with its marina full of luxury yachts from all over the world.
There are many fine beaches on the island offering water sports, and some of the most spectacular diving in Greece happens here. The Blue Flag beach at Lardos, shelving gently into turquoise waters, is a brilliant spot for diving and snorkelling. On Lardos Beach beginners can learn catsailing, water-skiing, parasailing, paragliding, and windsurfing with qualified and experienced English-speaking instructors. Kiotari also has its own water sports centresand at Vlicha Beach you can choose from a number of water sports including banana boats and snorkelling. Lee Beach has a range of water sports on offer including kite-surfing, windsurfing and jet-skis as well as the usual pedalos. For serious windsurfing head south to Prassonissi, which is considered one of the best windsurfing spots in the Greek Islands.
Rhodes is renowned for having some of the very best beaches in the Mediterranean. On the south eastern side you will find Kallithea, Afandou, Tsambika, Vlycha, Lindos, Lardos and Gennadi. In the north west, the resorts of Ixia, Mandriko and Skala Kameirou all provide excellent beaches.
If sandy beaches are what you like then you have come to the right place. From swimming the clear blue sea to a relaxing time in the sand, Rhodes has it all!
Lindos' popularity is partly thanks to its pristine beaches. Both bays have fine golden sand and clear shallow waters with sunbeds and changing facilities. Enjoy a spot of lunch at a local tavena or watch the sunset with a glass of wine in the evening. You can easily walk down to the beach, however, the ascent back up towards the town may be too steep for some beachgoers.
Actor Anthony Quinn was gifted this bay after filming The Guns of Navarone. The beach is considered one of Rhodes most beautiful bays – no mean feat on this Greek island. Made up of sand, pebbles and rocks in some places, the scenery here is spectacular. Sunbeds and parasols are available for hire and there is a restaurant on hand ready to provide you with refreshments. The emerald water owes its colour to the lush scenery that surrounds the bay and the crystal clear waters make this a great snorkelling spot.
Elli Beach is in Rhodes Town at the northern tip of the island located between the area of Mandraki and the Rhodes aquarium. The beach is a mix of sand and pebbles. Out to sea is a 5 metre high diving platform where you can dive into the turquoise sea. Along the beach front there are parking spaces and restaurants. Sunbeds and umbrellas are also available to hire.
Glystra Beach is the next bay along from Lardos. It's a sheltered bay, backed by pine trees and olive groves. Beautiful fine sand and shallow waters make it ideal for snorkelling and is perfect for families with children. Sunbeds, umbrellas and peddle boats are available to hire. There's also a beach bar offering light refreshments.
Situated in the sleepy fishing village, Haraki Beach is a half moon bay perfect for lazy days by the sea. The mix of sand and shingle has sun loungers and parasols available for hire. Several restaurants flank the beach promenade selling freshly caught fish – the perfect place to unwind in the evenings and watch the sun drop below the horizon. If you swim across to one end of the beach you will have a great view of Frekalos Castle.
Regarded as one of the very best surf spots on the island, this is the place to be for any avid surfer. A reliable wind blows towards the beach all day long providing ideal conditions for beginners and seasoned pros alike. Along this pebbly bay, you’ll find surf schools, snack bars plus sunbeds and parasols to hire.
Ixia is an extremely cosmopolitan resort in the north with a series of adjacent beaches. Made up of part sand and part pebble, the bay is very popular with windsurfers. There are plenty of watersports on offer including jet skiing and surfing. Luxury hotels are aplenty here, so you’ll find private sections of the beach offering sunbed and parasol hire. The adjacent promenade also has many fine restaurants popular with locals and holiday makers alike.
Kalathos Beach is a 20 minute walk from the village. Rarely crowded, this beautiful tranquil beach is some 2 ½ miles long with a mixture of sand, fine shingle and pebbles. Along the shore are a couple of restaurants for you to enjoy lunch, as well as the impressive Ostria Beach bar, which offers up delicious drinks well into the evening. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available to hire or if you prefer you can find your own secluded spot.
With clear blue waters and soft golden sand, it’s no wonder that Kiotari Beach has become such a popular place to holiday. Visitors are well catered for thanks to the luxury hotels that overlook the beach. It's also home to one of the largest watersports centres on the island, with jet skiing, windsurfing, parasailing and plenty more on offer. There are many shops selling handmade trinkets and tavernas serving delicious refreshments along the beach front.
Located between Rhodes Town and Lindos, this mostly sandy beach enjoys a calm, uncrowded atmosphere. It spans from the impressive Tsambika mountain all the way to the small harbour in Kolymbia village. Popular with families, little ones can enjoy pedaloes and banana boat rides.
A picturesque bay with dramatic rocky coastline either side, Ladiko Beach is a hidden strip of sand and pebble. Sunbeds are available for hire along this beach and even on some of the rocky sections, where allowed. The best time to visit is during the morning when sun shines directly onto this stretch of coastline. Visitors are well catered for thanks to a small taverna supplying refreshments. An interesting fact about this bay is that the nearby cliffs were used in the filming of ‘The Guns of Navarone’.
The Blue Flag beach of Lardos is one of the main reasons why visitors keep returning to this fantastic resort. A mixture of sand and shingle that gently shelves into the water, this bay is popular for diving, water sports and snorkelling and extends all the way to Lotharika. If you’d rather kick back and relax, grab a snack or an iced coffee from one of the beach tavernas in the Lotharika area.
Another one of Rhodes' many Blue Flag beaches, Lee Beach is the main beach in Pefkos resort. It's a fine sandy bay which gradually slopes into the sea. Ideal for swimming and sun bathing, there are plenty of sun beds and parasols for hire as well as restaurants, snack bars and shops on hand. Boat hire is available from here, making it easy for you to explore more of this pristine coastline.
Luxury hotels line Navarone Bay thanks to its secluded and exclusive feel. This beach's beauty means that it is a popular stop off point for cruises exploring this section of coastline. The bay was the setting for the film ‘The Guns of Navarone Bay’ – see for yourself why this beach is iconic of Rhodes. Turquoise waters meet dramatic rocky cliffs providing some of the best scenery on this already spectacular island.
Pallas Beach sits in a deep sweeping cove, just south of Lindos. Walk down to the beach and you'll pass a great selection of places to eat and drink. On the beach itself you’ll find sun loungers, parasol, peddle boats and canoes. A family favourite, this beach has soft golden sand with calm shallow waters.
Stretching along the coast from Pefkos towards Lardos, this fine sandy bay is great for soaking up the sun on one of the loungers available for hire. The calm clear waters are great for swimming and snorkellingand quickly deepen away from the shore. There is a beach bar serving refreshments meaning you’ll be well catered for throughout the day.
A must for water sports enthusiasts, Prassonissi Beach is perfect for windsurfing and kite surfing thanks to the constant wind it receives all year round. A truly unique setting at the southern tip of the island, this strip of sand connects Rhodes to Prassonissi. You’ll be sure to find a section of this beach that you can claim all for yourself as this vast expanse of sand stretches for a whole kilometre. It's a great place for a day trip with plenty of tavernas and restaurants providing refreshments all day.
A family favourite, Stegna Beach is a great mixture of sand and pebble dipping into gently sloping crystal-clear waters. Located near Archangelos, the beach is well equipped with tavernas and shops meaning you be well looked after on this stretch of coast. If you’re looking for excitement, the watersports centre is the best place to get your heart racing and you can also hire boats from here.
The picture-perfect St Paul's Bay is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Rhodes. With its deep blue water, rocky cliffs and sandy beach, this natural bay captures Rhodes' pristine beauty and is iconic to the island. There are sun loungers on the sand – perfect for kicking back in this Aegean oasis. The crystal-clear waters and rocky topography make this beach a great place for snorkelling.
Perfect for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing, St Thomas Beach in Pefkos is a sandy haven for holiday makers. Watch the fishermen moor their boats in the bay and bring in the daily catch. With rock pools at one end, kids will love the variety of marine life visible at this bay. Bring your own refreshments though as the secluded nature of this beach means there are no catering facilities. Drive or walk down to the beach, but be prepared to go back up the steep hill on the way back.
A long broad stretch of fine golden sand, Tsambika Beach offers something for everyone. With a water sports centre and various eateries and bars dotted along this long stretch of sand, plenty of sun loungers and parasols – what more could you want? At the north end of the beach at the top of a cliff overlooking the bay is the church of Panagia Tsambika. Sets of stairs will get you up to the shrine where there are spectacular views across the coastline.
This idyllic sandy beach is the perfect place to unwind in Rhodes. This bay has sun loungers, parasols, a water sports centre and a beach bar – everything you could possibly need to enhance your island experience. Hotels and self-catering apartments add to this beach's list of catering amenities. With calm, clear waters, this beach is a great choice for those who want to be near Lindos but away from all the hustle and bustle.