Villa Holidays in Rhodes
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Introduction to Rhodes

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.

Villas Plus in Rhodes, Greece 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.


Best for...
  • The largest Dodecanese Island
  • A variety of beaches
  • The ancient acropolis of Lindos
  • Culinary Greek delights
  • The medieval Rhodes Old Town
  • The famous picturesque St Pauls Bay

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Rhodes

Where is Rhodes

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 explore the whole of this Mediterranean jewel.

Weather

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 27oC 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.

Nightlife

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.

History

Due to Rhodes strategic position in the Aegean Sea, the island has come under many different occupations throughout history, reflected in the islands architecture. The ancient Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and the Ottomans have all left the imprint on here. 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.

Culture

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.

Places of Interest     

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.

Cuisine

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.

Things to do for families

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 is catered for.

Villa Plus in Rhodes

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.

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Rhodes Resorts

The 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 sleepy Blue Flag beach at Pefkos.

Lindos is one of the most beautiful villages on Rhodes, set on a hillside, with cobbled streets, whitewashed houses as well as stylish rooftop cafes, restaurants and bars. This chic resort comes to life at night! Take a walk or donkey-taxi to the Acropolis at the top and prepare to be wowed by the views!

If you like your beaches and countryside natural and unspoilt, the traditional village of Kalathos will suit you very well.

For a true taste of authentic Greece, the traditional village of Lardos is a great choice, white-washed houses clustered round the fountain.

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!

Lindos
16 Villas

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 is 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
6 Villas

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. From this resort it’s easy to explore Rhodes by car or boat, and could even island hop to the picturesque island of Symi - don’t forget your camera!

Rhodes Town
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Located in the north of the island, Rhodes Town has two 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.

Pefkos
5 Villas

With its golden sandy beaches sloping gently into the Aegean Sea and laid-back friendly atmosphere, it’s easy to see why the beautiful village of Pefkos is such a popular holiday destination. Pefkos slow-paced 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.  

Ialyssos
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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.

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Things to do in Rhodes

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.

Eating Out

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.

Boat Hire

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!

Visit Rhodes Town

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.

Water Sports

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.

Beaches in Rhodes

Rhodes has many great sandy beaches stretching across the island. On the South Eastern side you will find Kallithea, Afandou, Tsambika, Vlycha, Lindos, Lardos and Gennadi. On the North Western side from the town of Rhodes there are the resorts of Ixia, Mandriko and Skala Kameirou all of which have large beaches. If sandy beaches are what you like then you have come to the right place, Rhodes is known for having the best beaches in the Mediterranean. From swimming the clear blue sea to a relaxing time in the sand, Rhodes has it all!

Anthony Quinn Beach

Actor Anthony Quinn bought this secluded 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 here 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

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 five-metre high diving platform from where amazing dives into the turquoise sea are performed. Along the beach-front there are parking spaces and sea front restaurants. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available to hire. The best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon.

Ladiko Beach

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 they are 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 daily basics. An interesting fact about this bay is that the nearby cliffs were used in the filming of ‘The Guns of Navarone’.

Lindos Beach

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 one of the hotels along the beaches 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.

St Pauls Bay

The picture-perfect St Pauls 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.

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Food & Drink in Rhodes

On the Greek island of Rhodes, eating out is a social occasion, to be enjoyed with friends and family, especially in the summer months. As an island, you can expect a fair amount of fresh seafood such as octopus, sea bass and small shrimps from nearby Symi readily available and served in most tavernas.

Greeks are the masters of charcoal. The famous Souvlaki, grilled meats wrapped in pitta bread with a lashing of tzatziki is hard to beat. They have perfected the meatier dishes using their favourite herbs and mixed spices which are prepared early in the morning and slow cooked to perfection.


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Markets

For weekend fruit and vegetables, the market in Zefiros (just outside Rhodes Town) runs from 7am to 2pm on a Saturday morning and you will find it just before you get to the new marina.

You will also find pop up stalls on the outer skirts of the resorts offering homemade produce such as olive oil and thyme honey as well as fresh seasonal fruits.

Local fisherman set sail, well before the sun rises! So expect to find lots of fresh fish in the nearby village of Lardos.


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Speciality Dishes

Greek food is something that's to be enjoyed throughout the entire day, and as such, the Greek culinary styles vary from larger, fuller meals to see you through the slightly cooler evenings to traditional Greek salads, tzatziki dips and mezze plates to fill you up during the day. There are plenty of in-between dishes too, with dolmades (stuffed vine leaves) and saganaki cheese (see below for recipe) as well as fresh pitta breads accompanying much of the cuisine.

Rhodes is home to many of these dishes and much more besides, but be sure to try the following local delicacies too (and remember that you can find out more about Rhodes in our dedicated destination guide here.)

Kleftico – a rich lamb dish that's slow-cooked with wine, gravy and shallots, and usually served with roast potatoes or mash.

Feta sti Shara – grilled feta cheese that's topped with tomatoes, seasoned with pepper and oregano and briefly baked in foil.

Psari Ahnisto – fresh grouper fish that's steamed with lemon juice, oregano and olive oil.







local recipes


Greek food is so delicious, there's no reason why you can't treat your palette to a taste of it before you leave home, or continue enjoying it once you return from your trip!

With that in mind, a lovely, simple starter is the aforementioned saganaki cheese. This speciality cheese is grilled and tastes best served with a squeeze of lemon and crispy, toasted pitta breads - perfect as a starter! For a tasty main course, be sure to whip up some dolmades. Served with rice or roast potatoes and a sauce of your choice, they make for a delicious meal!

Saganaki

<p>Saganaki</p> -  Rhodes

For the saganaki cheese appetiser to feed six, you'll need:

  • 1lb of krinos kefalograviera cheese, though kasseri or graviera cheese work well as replacements if you can't get hold of the krinos kefalograviera
  • Plain flour
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Two lemons, cut into wedges

Firstly, cut the cheese into rectangular strips, making sure they’re wider than they are thick. Next, you need to flour the cheese. To do this, take each strip and run it under the cold tap and coat lightly with the flour. Once you're happy you've coated each of the strips, heat the oil in a frying pan or the more traditional saganaki pan, and fry the cheese until all the strips are golden brown on both sides. Lightly drain as you lift the cheese from the pan, and serve promptly with the lemon and toasted pitta breads.




Dolmades

<p>Dolmades</p> -  Rhodes

For the dolmades, you'll need:

  • 120g of cooked long grain rice
  • 250g of minced lamb, though beef can work too
  • One small onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 250g of preserved, dried vine leaves
  • Two tomatoes, sliced
  • Two garlic cloves, sliced
  • One juiced lemon
  • Chopped parsley
  • One chopped celery stick
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to season

After preheating your oven to 180°C, make the filling by combining the rice, meat, herbs, onion, celery and a pinch of salt and pepper, and then fold in the tomato puree. Carefully placing one vine leaf on the plate, fill the leaf with some of the mixture in the centre near the leaf's stem, and fold both sides of the leaf into the middle over the filling before rolling it into the desired cylindrical shape. Repeat until all your mixture is used!

Place your chopped tomato slices on the bottom of an oven proof dish, and place your filled vine leaves on top. Push the garlic slices between the dolamdes, and sprinkle with lemon juice before adding 150ml of cold water and covering with foil. Bake for 45 minutes, and add extra water if necessary.

 
 
 


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