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TOP 6 Areas Where to Stay in Rhodes + HOTEL GUIDE

Spending a summer on a Greek Island is always a good idea but there is something even more special about Rhodes. It is one of those unique islands that combines culture, history, cute whitewashed houses, amazing landscapes, and stunning beaches all in one. You will love the cosmopolite vibe of Rhodes that attracts all kinds of travelers!

In this blog post, I will talk about the 6 top areas where to stay in Rhodes. Being a very popular holiday destination in Greece, Rhodes Island offers a great selection of hotels for all budgets, and for you dear travelers, I went through tons of hotels to choose the best ones for a memorable holiday. 

As these are the best ones, you have to be quick and make a reservation in advance if you don’t want to miss them. Many of the hotels have a free cancelation, so don’t worry if you change your mind. I also highly recommend you to rent a car in advance too, to get around easily on the island of Rhodes.

If you are ready like me, let’s get started!

If you are in a hurry

Here are the best places to stay in Rhodes, Greece with hotels from luxury to budget. They all have great reviews and great locations! 

airbnb

Sea View Studio

An Airbnb with amazing reviews

budget hotel

Medieval Rose Hotel

Best affordable accommodation in the center

Here is a map of the 6 best areas where to stay in Rhodes, Greece. I will be talking about each of them in this travel guide so here you can easily visualize their locations:

1. Rhodes Town – where to stay in Rhodes for the first time

Rhodes Town consists of two parts; the Old and New Town. Let me start with the Old Town. This medieval old town will impress you a lot from the first minute of your arrival. You’ll feel like you have been teleported to ancient times. 

It is so much fun to discover the old town of Rhodes on foot as there are more than 200 pedestrian-only streets. Start your day with a stroll along the cute cobbled streets in Old Town, Rhodes. Check out the historic buildings and churches and have a coffee break in one of the cute cafes. If you think it is time to go to the beach now, let’s move to Rhodes New Town. 

You will love the beaches in Rhodes New Town! Here you can chill and swim in the crystal clear water during the day and at night it is time to have a feast in the amazing traditional Greek restaurants. Afterward, save your energy for the colorful nightlife of Rhodes New Town!

Thanks to being the most popular and touristy area to stay in Rhodes, you will be able to find a great selection of hotels here and I picked the best ones for you already! Make sure to make your booking in advance to not miss these best of the best hotels as they are selling too fast. While you’re at it, if you are already looking for your next holiday destination in Greece, check out the best places to stay in Crete!

Now, let’s see the best places to stay in Rhodes Town: 

Luxury hotel

Located in the town of Rhodes this luxury resort hotel offers 4 amazing swimming pools, a private beach with comfortable sun loungers, stylish rooms overlooking the Aegean Sea, and free parking. You can have a nice Mediterranean meal in the hotel’s restaurants while watching the sunset and the Old Town and main attractions are within walking distance of this incredible 5-star hotel!

Other accommodation options in Rhodes Town

mid-range

Located in the New Town this hotel offers a swimming pool, modern rooms and is within walking distance to the historic sites

budget

Centrally located in Old Town, Rhodes, Medieval Rose Hotel features romantic rooms with free wifi and a charming garden

airbnb

This Airbnb has fully equipped rooms with a chic terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea and is within walking distance to the beach in New Town

Things to do in Rhodes Old Town and New Town 

  • Learn about the island’s history at the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
  • Have a photo at the Eleftheria Gate
  • Get a suntan at Elli Beach
  • Visit the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
  • Sea colorful fish at Rhodes Aquarium
  • Admire the ruins of the 3rd-century BC Temple of Venus in Plateia 
  • Visit the Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes
  • Discover the Street of Knights in Medieval Old Town that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site

2. Faliraki – best place to stay on Rhodes Island for nightlife

For those looking for fun nightlife, Faliraki is definitely your place to stay in Rhodes. Faliraki is located on the east coast and 15 km (8 mi) south of Rhodes Town. This beautiful town has a very lively bar street filled with a lot of cool bars and nice traditional Greek taverns. So get ready for some bar hopping!

Of course, Faliraki is not all about nightlife. Here you will find amazing sandy beaches where you can swim in the crystal clear water, do water sports activities or just simply chill on the beach and recharge yourself for the night.

Being the party capital of Rhodes, hotels in Faliraki are in high demand. Before talking about the best accommodation options here I highly recommend you to make your reservation in advance to secure your ideal hotel and get better deals. 

Since you are enjoying your holiday on a Greek island why not extend your trip and hop onto another popular party spot afterward. I recommend you check out where to stay in Santorini for more inspiration! 

Luxury hotel

This adults-only beach resort offers modern rooms with a charming terrace overlooking the beach, 2 swimming pools, a private beach, a nice restaurant, a bar, and free parking. You can enjoy having a cocktail by the infinity pool and get a suntan from their comfortable sun loungers on the beach. I highly recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway! 

Other accommodation options in Faliraki

mid-range

Located close to the beach this hotel has a nice swimming pool, modern rooms with a private terrace, and free wifi

budget

Hotel Planton features a nice garden, quiet rooms with free wifi and has easy access to the beach 

airbnb

This centrally located Airbnb has fully furnished rooms, a charming terrace and is a 10-minute walk to the beach

Things to do in Faliraki

  • Check out the many lively bars and restaurants in Faliraki bar street
  • Swim in the crystal clear water at Ladiko Bay
  • Have fun at Faliraki Waterpark
  • Check out the beautiful souvenir shops at Faliraki Square
  • Chill at the Kathara Beach
  • Join a sailing tour for snorkeling and scuba diving at the best spots
  • See the Saint Nectarios Church
  • Spend time at the beautiful Mandomata Beach

3. Lindos – the coolest town to stay in Rhodes

Lindos is located on the east side of the island and an hour’s drive from Rhodes Town. It is a very charming town offering 3 main beaches, Lindos Beach, Pallas Beach, and St Paul’s Bay. You will be amazed at the emerald-colored sea, stunning landscapes, and whitewashed houses hidden between the lush green trees in Lindos, Rhodes.

Apart from stunning beaches, you will find many historic sites in Lindos such as St Paul’s Chapel, the impressive Lindos Acropolis, and the ruins of the Tomb of Kleoboulos. This town really has something for every kind of traveler!

Get lost in the maze-shaped cobbled streets and check out beautiful souvenir shops, cafes, and traditional Greek restaurants. I’ve always had so much fun discovering this kind of town that you can find unexpected beauties in each corner and I am sure you will also have so much fun in Lindos, Rhodes. 

Luxury hotel

Lindos View Hotel offers 2 swimming pools, modern rooms with a romantic terrace, a bar and free parking. You can chill in the jacuzzi in your room and have a greek wine on your private terrace after a long day. The main attractions, beach, and nice local restaurants are all within walking distance of the hotel so there’s not much not to love about this stay in Lindos!

Other accommodation options in Lindos

mid-range

This adults-only resort offers nicely decorated rooms, a large garden, and has easy access to the beach 

budget

This centrally located hotel has a large swimming pool, rooms with a terrace, a bar, and free parking 

airbnb

This Airbnb has 2 rooms with modern amenities, a private terrace with a nice view, and is within walking distance of the town center

Things to do in Lindos

  • Have a walk on the cobbled streets of Lindos Old Town 
  • Spend time on the beautiful Lindos Beach
  • See the whitewashed St Paul’s Chapel
  • Visit the Lindos Acropolis and check out the picturesque views
  • Go for a swim at natural beauty ​​Paralia Agios Pavlos
  • See the ruins of the Tomb of Kleoboulos
  • Swim in the calm water at Saint Paul’s Bay

4. Ialyssos – where to stay in Rhodes on a budget

Ialyssos is located on the west coast of Rhodes island and is 15 minutes drive to the west of Rhodes Town. Here you will be able to find relatively cheaper accommodation options compared to Rhodes Town and still be able to enjoy the beautiful beaches. That’s why my pick for where to stay in Rhodes on a budget is Ialyssos. 

Ialyssos is also a famous windsurfing spot in Rhodes. If you have been wanting to take a windsurfing lesson this is the best location to start. For beach bums who just want to chill on the beach and swim in the crystal clear water, you will find plenty of beautiful spots with sun loungers where you can have greek salad and enjoy the beautiful scenery. 

Ialyssos offers a great selection of cafes, traditional taverns, and budget-friendly accommodation options. By staying here you will also be close to Rhodes Town so you can still explore the famous sights of the island without paying more for accommodation. 

Now, let’s see the best hotels: 

Luxury hotel

This luxury beach resort has one of the best hotels in Rhodes. The all-inclusive hotel offers 3 swimming pools, a private beach, modern rooms with sea views, 3 restaurants, including Italian and Chinese, and a great bar. After spending time on the hotel’s beautiful beach or one of the many pools, you can have mouthwatering foods from international cuisines while watching the amazing views. I highly recommend this resort for luxury travelers.

Other accommodation options in Ialyssos

mid-range

This beach resort offers a private beach, 2 swimming pools, a bar, free wifi and has easy access to the restaurants and bars

budget

This hotel is within walking distance to the beach and offers a swimming pool and modern rooms with a private balcony

airbnb

This traditional Greek style house offers beautifully decorated rooms, a nice garden, and within walking distance to the beach 

Things to do in Ialyssos

5. Pefkos – where to stay in Rhodes for families

Pefkos is located on the east coast of the island and an hour’s drive from Rhodes Town. Offering family-friendly accommodation and a sandy beach with calm water, this lovely town is the perfect place to stay in Rhodes for families. 

In Pefkos you will find less crowded beaches where you can have fun with your families swimming in the turquoise water and doing water sports. This town is also famous for its boat tours that enable you to discover secluded beaches along the coast. You will make a lot of holiday memories here!

Pefkos offers many nice shops, family-friendly restaurants, and cafes. You can have a sunset stroll along the beach and taste delicious Mediterranean seafood while enjoying the spectacular views.

In Pefkos my luxury hotel pick is adults only but for those who want to have a luxurious stay with their families, I highly recommend Electra Palace Rhodes in Ialyssos because of its family-friendly facilities. 

Luxury hotel

This adults-only luxury resort offers a beautiful swimming pool overlooking the sea, spacious rooms with a balcony, an excellent Mediterranean restaurant, and a well-equipped fitness center. You can pamper yourself in the luxury spa of the resort and have a sunset drink in their bar with a nice ambiance. You are sure to have a celebrity treatment in this in Mitsis Lindos Memories Resort!

Other accommodation options in Pefkos

mid-range

This family-run resort offers a swimming pool, quiet rooms and has easy access to the beach

budget

Just 3 minutes walk away from the beach, this boutique hotel has modern rooms with sea views

airbnb

This self-catering Airbnb has an amazing garden overlooking the sea, fully furnished rooms, and free parking

Things to do in Pefkos

  • Climb up to the Profitis Ilias Church and check out picturesque views
  • Have a cocktail at ​​Zig Zag Bar Pefkos
  • Take a glass-bottom boat trip to Lindos 
  • Spend time at beautiful Kavos Beach
  • Make sandcastles at Glystra Beach
  • Have drinks at the pool bar Eclipse
  • Chill and swim in the crystal clear water at Pefkos Beach which has blue flag cleanness certification

6. Kolymbia – the best place to stay in Rhodes for relaxation

Located on the east coast, Kolymbia is between Faliraki and Pefkos. This town is famous for its stunning beaches with emerald color water and amazing landscapes. And the good news is these beaches are perfect for relaxation as they are not overwhelmed with tourist crowds! 

I am sure you will want to spend all your time on the beach in Kolymbia but if you want to make a change, this town is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, and water sport activities too. After spending some time in nature I assure you, you will love the food scene here! Make sure to try many kinds of seafood with local Greek wines while watching the amazing coastal views. 

I highly recommend staying in Kolymbia for couples and for those who want to have a laid-back holiday. 

Luxury hotel

If you are looking for a luxury boutique hotel to stay in Rhodes, Casa Cook Rhodes has everything for you to have a pleasant holiday. This adults-only hotel offers suite rooms with a private pool, a cool on-site restaurant, and a chic pool bar. Chill on a hammock on your private terrace and watch spectacular views. Every corner of the hotel is elegantly decorated and you can be sure that you will have world-class treatment here. 

Other accommodation options in Kolymbia

mid-range

This beach hotel offers all-inclusive accommodation and has 2 swimming pools and rooms with a balcony 

budget

Located near to the beach, this self-catering hotel offers clean rooms with free wifi and a nice garden

airbnb

A self-catering Airbnb that has beautifully decorated rooms, a swimming pool, and easy access to the beach

Things to do in Kolymbia

👑 Luxury price: $350
🏨 Mid Range: $160
🛏️ Budget: $70
🏠 Airbnb: $100
💰 Accommodation prices: Medium
📍 Best Area: Rhodos Old Town
🛎️ Best luxury hotel: Esperos Village Blue
👛 Best budget hotel: Medieval Rose Hotel

BONUS: Top 3 beaches you should not miss in Rhodes

I have already talked about the best areas to stay in Rhodes Island and mentioned the must-see beaches in each town, but now I will give the top 3 additional beaches that definitely must be on your travel itinerary. 

These beaches can be easily visited with a less than an hour drive no matter where you are based on the island and I highly recommend renting a car as there is no good public transportation for them. It also allows you to have the freedom to stay as long as you like and who doesn’t want that?

1. Agathi Beach
Located 10 kilometers (6 miles) north of Lindos and 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Rhodes town, Agathi Beach is a stunning sandy beach next to the Medieval castle of Faraklos. It offers scenic views with its golden sand and turquoise-colored water. There are sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, and a restaurant available on the beach. Agathi Beach should definitely be on your Rhodes travel itinerary. 

2. Kallithea Beach
Located just 8 km (5 miles) south of Rhodes town, Kallithea Beach is known for its beautiful watercolor and scenic surroundings. There are a series of rocky coves and rivers along the coast here with deep water so it’s best for strong swimmers, not so much for families. 

There used to be a medical spring here but unfortunately, the water has dried up and it is no longer functioning. You can still see the Arabic-inspired mosaics inside the beach pavilion though. There are cafes and restaurants available, and sunbeds and umbrellas can be rented. 

3. Anthony Quinn Bay
Located 20 km (12 miles) south of Rhodes Town, Anthony Quinn Bay is one of the best beaches in Rhodes and I highly recommend you to allow time to swim in this stunning beach. The beach’s name comes from the film “The Guns of Navarone”, which was shot there. 

Thanks to its location which is protected from the wind, the water is always calm and in perfect condition to swim. Sunbeds, umbrellas, showers, and cafes are available on the beach. I’m sure you will snap the best Instagram photos on picturesque Anthony Quinn Bay!

Frequently asked questions about Rhodes

🤔 Which is better: Rhodes or Kos?

If you are looking for a Greek Island with lively nightlife and beautiful beaches Rhodes is better. Kos is a better choice if you are looking for interesting rocky landscapes and lots of outdoor activities.

🗺️ Where in Rhodes should I stay?

If you are visiting Rhodes for the first time I highly recommend you to stay in Rhodes Old Town to be close to the main attractions and beautiful beaches. Some of the best hotels here are Mitsis Grand Hotel and Best Western Hotel. 

🏖️ Which are the best beaches to stay in Rhodes?

Lindos Beach, Pallas Beach, and St Pauls Bay that are located in Lindos are the best beaches in Rhodes.

👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 Where to stay in Rhodes for families?

🛎️ What is the best resort in Rhodes?

🌴 What is the nicest part of Rhodes?

Offering gorgeous sandy beaches, the east coast is the nicest part of Rhodes. On the east coast, some of the best hotels located in Lindos Town that I highly recommend you to stay in are Lindos View Hotel and F Charm Hotel.

⏳ How many days do I need in Rhodes?

I recommend you to stay at least 3 nights in Rhodes to enjoy beautiful beaches and discover the main sights of the island. 

🕺🏻 What is the party town in Rhodes?

Faliraki is the party town of Rhodes offering a fun nightlife with its bar street packed with many lively bars and clubs. Some of the best hotels to stay in Faliraki are Esperos Village Blue and Zoes Hotel & Suites. 

Conclusion

Unfortunately, our island tour ends here. In this blog post, I talked about the best places to stay on Rhodes island with the best hotels from luxury to budget as well as Airbnbs in each town. I also gave information about the things that you can do there to help you pick.

As I’ve already mentioned, Rhodes Town is the best place to stay for first-timers. However, if you rent a car you can easily get around on the island and discover other areas as well. I would like to remind you again that Rhodes is a very popular summer holiday destination. That’s why I highly recommend you make a reservation months in advance to not miss your favorite place!

I am sure you will have a great holiday in Rhodes. To sum up, here are the 2 best hotels to stay in Rhodes which have great locations as well as good reviews. I definitely recommend you to stay in one of these if you can’t decide between the awesome options in this list!

  • Esperos Village Blue – One of the best luxury hotels in Rhodes located in the party town, Faliraki
  • Best Western Hotel – A great place to stay in Rhodes Town with good facilities and location

If you have any other suggestions or questions about Rhodes and Greek Islands, please do not hesitate to leave a comment below. I’ll be glad to leave a reply to them!

Have an amazing holiday,

Eylul

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