The biggest of the Greek Islands, Rhodes is also the most visited. Steeped in history, Rhodes is a destination that can be tailored to any need. The tranquillity of Anthony Quinn Bay is contrasted by the bustle of nearby Faliraki, while the popular archaeological beachside town of Lindos complements the historic Medieval City of Rhodes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This variety is what makes cheap Rhodes holidays popular with tourists looking to mix it up, though the specific destinations offer everything you would want within their vicinities. The year-round mild climate means that there isn’t really a bad time to visit Rhodes, though some of the towns are in closedown between mid-October and early-April. Cheap Greece holidays are all about culture, scenery, nightlife, beaches and sunshine; Rhodes is all that and more.
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Almost halfway down the main road linking Rhodes Town and Lindos is Tsambika Beach, the best beach on the island. There is almost nothing around as you follow winding, mountain goat-housing roads to the luscious sands of Tsambika Beach. The monastery hovering 300 steps over the beach offers some activity and improves the fertility of hikers, or so the legend goes. With exquisite sands as far as the eye can see, inviting crystal clear sea waters and glorious azure skies; Tsambika is a beach that’s as perfect as they get.
At the northernmost point of the island lies the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the medieval Rhodes Old Town. The citadel is almost exactly as it was in the Byzantine era, except the winding alleys now containing shops selling everything you could possibly think of. There are bars and restaurants open day and night, making the Old Town a great place to have an evening meal and outing, while the sights of the site during the day are truly exceptional.
Regarded as one of the top party spots on all inclusive Greece holidays, Faliraki is the beachside resort with enough bars, clubs, pubs and discos to last you a lifetime. Ermou Street, Faliraki nightlife’s focal point, is where most of the action happens. Known simply as Bar Street, there are countless options for revellers, meaning that staff will attempt to outdo each other to get you into their establishment by offering you the best drink deals they can. So long as you’re responsible and well-behaved, you’ll have a night out to remember in Faliraki.
The whitewashed mountainside village of Lindos is truly a magnificent spectacle. The streets are narrow and contain what can only be described as sugar cube houses amongst gift shops, tavernas and bars. There is a steep climb to the top of the village, where the Acropolis is located, so visiting Lindos isn’t recommended for those with walking difficulties. No matter where you stop in Lindos, you’ll have a wonderful scenic view, from a town unlike any other.
Located in Faliraki, WaterPark is Rhodes’ first and Europe’s biggest water park. There are plenty of attractions and, in keeping with the surrounding area, a very relaxed atmosphere. The slides and lazy river are popular amongst visitors but it’s WaterPark’s party pool, complete with wave machine, that’s a must experience. For an active, fun-filled day away from the beach, before heading back to your hotel to prepare for a night out or a meal in the hotel on your Greece family holidays, WaterPark is an ideal way to spend it.
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Family holidays to Rhodes – Experience one of Greece's most popular holiday islands
Cheap family holidays to Rhodes give you access to fascinating ancient history as well as fantastic beaches. The island's most beautiful and interesting historic sites tend to be inland, away from the holiday hustle and bustle. Sleepy mountain villages like Embonas, Kritinia, Profillia and Monolithos are havens of Greek tradition with ancient castles, churches and beautiful buildings dotting the landscape. The ideal place to fall in love with traditional island cuisine in tiny village restaurants and sample the island's wine, once famous right across the south east Mediterranean.
Rhodes family holidays – Faliriki's water park is Europe's biggest!
Family holidays to Rhodes' beautiful beaches are very popular with the British. We tend to get on very well with the Greeks and there's a strong bond between the nations. So you'll enjoy a warm welcome. Try the delightful village of Kalathos, home to one of the island's best and longest beaches, peaceful, pebbly and clean. The waters are clear and safe, perfect for children to swim in. The resort only has a handful of quiet tavernas so it never gets too noisy. Head for Lindos for excellent shopping, bars, restaurants and night clubs. Or hit Faliriki, hugely popular, noisy, lively, full-on 24/7 and home to countless water sports, cafes, clubs, shops and attractions. And of course there's the Faliraki Water Park, the biggest in Europe.
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Some of the best Rhodes family holidays include Kolymbia, also known as Kolympia, the perfect destination for a relaxing, quiet family break. It's low profile, peaceful and family friendly, perfect for people on a budget. Because it's close to the fabulous Seven Springs it's wonderfully fresh with lush green vegetation. Gorgeous! Whatever your choice you'll find great bargains here, quickly, without a fuss. Inspired? If Rhodes sounds good to you, take the next step and search for the best deal!
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