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.
Lardos has a mini market along with a variety of small shops including a bakery selling fresh produce. The nearby resort of Lindos has a choice of small boutique and craft shops, whilst Pefkos also offers a good range of shops. For a much greater choice, head to Rhodes Town, 50 minutes' drive away with a huge selection of shops and designer outlets.
In the quaint village of Lardos, life centres around the main square, where you can relax in one of the traditional bars, tavernas or cafes. The local restaurants serve a variety of cuisine including both traditional Greek and international dishes. Try a glass of ouzo, a Greek liquor favoured by the locals, many of whom sit outside the bars playing backgammon. Local bands will occasionally play live music in the village square or head into one of the hotels offering evening entertainment. Alternatively, Pefkos and Lindos are close by with an even greater selection of bars and restaurants sure to suit all tastes.
Lardos Blue Flag Beach is one of the stand-out reasons why visitors keep returning to this village. A mixture of shingle and sand that shelves gently into the turquoise waters, this bay is popular for water sports, diving and snorkelling and extends all the way to Lotharika. Nearby Glystra beach is a much calmer bay with shallow waters perfect for families. The picturesque Lindos and Pefkos Beaches are just a short drive from Lardos and great alternatives.
Lardos itself has plenty of water sports on offer and Hellas mini golf is a great family activity with 18 holes. There's also the folklore museum for a unique insight into the history of local life on Rhodes as well as aa go-karting track – perfect for those looking for more excitement.
Or you could hop on a glass bottom boat trip from Pefkos and pootle around the pristine bays that the east coast has to offer.
One of the biggest waterparks in Europe is also less than an hour’s drive away in Faliraki.
Lindos is just a short drive up the coastal road with white washed buildings overlooked by the famous acropolis. A little further along the coast is the picturesque St Paul’s Bay, a real aesthetic treat with crystal clear water and a chapel perched on the headland.
Or why not get lost in the medieval city of Rhodes Town, around an hour away by car. Make sure you stop by Mandraki Harbour and see the famous windmills, where boat trips are available to nearby Turkey, Symi and Kos.