Rhodes Island Guide

Rhodes Island Overview

Rhodes has the distinction of being my first ever Greek island. All the way back in 1990, I first set foot on Greek soil as my parents took us on our first ever foreign holiday to the beach resort of Pefkos. I was only 8 at the time, but it must have made a lasting impression on me given how much I love the country now!

Of course, at that age all I really remember was loving the hot, sunny days, being off school and spending most of my time in and out of the sea or making sandcastles on the beach. I was a very fussy eater, so it took quite a few years for my appreciation of Greek cuisine to really emerge: on the first few visits I remember surviving mostly on meatballs and chips. They were tasty, though!

I didn’t revisit Rhodes until 2021 – a whopping 31 years later – and, if I’m being honest, I didn’t plan to stop on the island at all. My original itinerary took me from Karpathos to Chalki, from there to Tilos and from Tilos to Kos. When I realised the ferry to Chalki was at a really inconvenient time, however, I detoured to Rhodes and spent a fantastic 3-nights exploring Rhodes Town, enjoying it way more than I had expected.

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

Rhodes Hotel Reviews

Lydia Hotel Review, Rhodes Town, Rhodes

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Review Rating: 4/5 Date of visit: July 2021 I spent three nights at the Lydia Hotel in late July 2021. My original travel plans didn’t include a stop on Rhodes,…


Rhodes Blog Posts

Day 23: Rhodes to Tilos

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Wednesday 28th July 2021 A Travel Day with a Twist Usually, my travel days consist of lugging my case back to the ferry port, jumping on a boat and getting…

Day 22: Rhodes Town Beach

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Tuesday 27th July 2021 Less Sightseeing, More Sunbathing I had seen all of the sights in Rhodes Town that I wanted to yesterday, so I wasn’t sure what to do…

Day 21: Exploring Rhodes Town

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Monday 26th July 2021 Taking in the Sights I woke just after 7 am after a great night’s sleep – the beds at Hotel Lydia are a lot more comfortable…

Day 20: Rhodes Arrival

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Sunday 25th July 2021 Packing Again After a very enjoyable 5 nights on Karpathos, it was time to pack and get ready for another new island. I visited Rhodes once…