Rhodes Island: Where to stay in Rhodes

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Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago and is located between Crete and the coasts of Turkey.

The good weather for most of the year, the crystal clear sea, the Night Life, the ancient ruins and its history make Rhodes one of the most visited Greek islands by tourists.

If you are among them and are planning a trip to the Greek island, you are surely wondering what is the best area to stay in Rhodes.



The options are many, the capital Rodi Town, in the new part or within the walls of the old city, the bustling Faliraki o the charming village of Lindos.

Choose the right area where to stay in Rhodes, according to your needs, will allow you to enjoy this enchanting place even more.

 Rhodes, what to see:

  • The Medieval city
  • The New Town
  • The walls of Rhodes
  • The Acropolis of Rhodes
  • Ialissos
  • Lindos
  • Kalithea
  • The Valley of the Butterflies
  • archaeological Museum
  • Kamiros

 The most beautiful beaches of Rhodes:

  • Tsambika beach
  • Anthony Quinn Beach
  • Stegna Beach
  • Agathi Beach
  • Lindos beach
  • St. Paul's Bay (St. Paul's Bay) / li>
  • Megali Paralia
  • Glystra beach
  • Prassonissi

 The locations: where to stay in Rhodes

If you are a lover of entertainment and nightlife then you must consider stay in Rhodes Town or Faliraki.



The capital is located in the northern part of the island and is a splendid medieval city, rich in monuments and with a decidedly cosmopolitan character.

A Rodi Town there are many clubs and disco bars in the typical "Bar Street", while in the old town you will find taverns and cafes where you can sip a glass of wine, with live music in the background.
The beach of Rodi Town is Elli Beach, a beautiful beach with crystal clear sea, as in all of Rhodes, but it has the particularity of being divided into two areas, one sheltered from the wind and the other more ventilated.
It is not the most beautiful beach in Rhodes, but it is convenient if you do not want to take the car and get around the island.

Faliraki, the kingdom of the British people, is the soul of the nightlife of Rhodes, clubs and discos are concentrated around Club street and Bar strett, all suitable for a young audience, which reaches a maximum of 30 years.

The advantage of Faliraki is that in addition to having nightlife, it also has a long beach, convenient if you don't want to move, and is close to other beautiful beaches and the city of Rhodes. In addition, you can find much cheaper accommodation than in other areas.

For the lovers of relaxation, beautiful beaches and romantic places the right choice where to stay in Rhodes is definitely Lindos.
Lindos is the second largest city of Rhodes, located 55 kilometers from the capital, along the east coast.
Lindos is a jewel, a typical Greek town with white houses and narrow streets full of shops and clubs. To the north of Lindos stands a splendid bay that surrounds the town, to the south instead there is a beautiful beach.



Not to be missed in Lindos the Acropolis, of incredible charm, is located on a hill overlooking the sea, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama. Inside there are the remains of the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia.

Staying in Lindos is the perfect choice for those who do not like confusion, do not look for clubs or discos, but prefer the typical Greek taverns and beautiful beaches to enjoy until sunset.
In Lindos there are no real hotels, since their construction has been prohibited, but there are B & Bs and guest houses managed by the locals, especially by elderly gentlemen.

Here are the most beautiful beaches of Rhodes, Lindos beach, St. Paul's Bay (St. Paul's Bay) and not far away there is also the splendid Megali Paralia.

To visit the beaches of the Lindos area, you can also rent a scooter, an excellent option for getting around during the day.

A good compromise would be Kolymbia, is located halfway between Lindos and Rhodes, about 25 km both, convenient location for traveling during the day, while in the evening if you do not want to take a car or scooter, you can stroll through the streets of the town where there are some pub or club.

Then there is also Kalithea, very close to Rodi Town (about 8km), also famous for its thermal baths and its beautiful beach, one of the busiest on the island.


Choosing the right area to stay in Rhodes also depends on how many days you have available. If you have at least 12 days, then a tip is to take a couple of accommodations, thus optimizing travel. You could therefore stay a few days in Rhodes Town, enjoying the fun of the new city and the charm of the old town. For the other part of your stay you can choose the beautiful Lindos.


Which area to choose in Rhodes, between Faliraki, Rhodes town and Lindos:

Faliraki: If you are under 30, your passion is discos, late night entertainment, and a nice beach nearby where you can recover from the night.

Rodi Town: If in addition to admiring the beauties that the island offers by pinwheel during the day, you want a bit of evening life without having to travel many kilometers in the evening.

Lindos: If you love the typical atmosphere and above all you want to admire the most beautiful beaches and you are not interested in clubs and discos, but you are satisfied with taverns and shops for tourists.

 Recommended Hotels

Attiki Hotel

Theofiliskous & Haritos n. 2 ?, Rhodes Town? 85100 ?, Greece

The Hotel is located in the center of the old city, in a strategic position to visit the Old Town and enjoy its beauties such as the palace of the knights and the archaeological museum. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The breakfast is plentiful and comes under the shade of the trees in the garden.

Eleftheria Studios

Lindos 85107, Greece

The studios are strategically located in the center of Lindos and close to the beach, with a splendid view of the sea. The rooms are cleaned every day. Excellent quality-price relation

Filoxenia Cozy

Lindos 85107, Greece

Perfect location for this 5-star b & b, which is located within the village and near the sea, in a few minutes on foot you arrive at St Paul's Bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in Rhodes. Good breakfast. Helpful and efficient staff.

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