Rhodes Rules

On this ancient Greek isle, visitors have plenty of choices

By: Riana Lagarde

The Atrium Palace Hotel
The Atrium Palace Hotel is located
on the peaceful east coast of Rhodes.
Rhodes, the largest and most developed Greek island, has no shortage of great hotels and attractions for your Greece-bound customers. Nestled at the crossroads of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas, the island has a wide range of treasures to offer your clients. Historically, Rhodes was known for its impressive Colossus, one of the ancient seven wonders of the world, and today its medieval city of old Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whether visitors are looking for sun, sand and sea; historic sites; great cuisine; yachting; or casino action and nightlife, Rhodes delivers.

Once clients land at Rodos International Airport, or by sea on a cruise ship or local ferry, they will want to choose a hotel that matches their every wish. We’ve gathered some options.

Near the Historic Center
The Nikos and Takis Fashion Hotel is located right in the center of medieval Rhodes. Visitors walk along the Street of the Knights, past the impressive Great Magistrate’s Palace, to get to this artsy, elegant hotel, with fine details like stonework and iron lights from the medieval period.

Each room is non-smoking and has different decor designed by fashion designers Nikos and Takis. It’s a place for the hip and trendy, as its name suggests. Around the square you can find many fashionable boutiques and jewelry shops.

For your “America’s Next Top Model” clients, starting this year Nikos and Takis have even started a school for models.

Based in the old city center, your clients will have easy access to follow in the footsteps of Saint Paul along cobblestone streets, across drawbridges and through ancient arched gates. A visit to the Archaeological Museum, the Art Gallery and the Museum of Popular Art is a must.

Outside the medieval center, at the Rodos Park Suites Hotel, guests have views of the Castle of the Knights of St. John in one of 30 tastefully decorated suites with Jacuzzis. Located in the most beautiful part of the city, just outside the medieval town and close to the modern city center, this prestigious five-star boutique hotel will cater to your clients as if they were royalty.

Throughout the year, a number of artistic events take place in the city of Rhodes, including the Sound and Lights performances at the Palace of the Grand Masters, and Greek tragedies and folk dances at the Medieval Theatre.

Hit the Beach
Rodos Palladium, a luxury hotel on Kallithea’s Beach, is famous for its variety of services, including rose-petal baths, Greek dancing lessons, kids’ club, babysitting, Wi-Fi and large tropical pools, as well as elegant restaurants with fine Greek and Mediterranean fare. Lindos town, in the south, boasts one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Rhodes and it attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.

For beachside villas, clients should try the Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas, located on Kalathos Beach, near the historic town of Lindos on the peaceful east coast of the island. It is close to Kalathos town, about three miles from Lindos and only 30 miles from the city of Rhodes. The hotel derived its name from an impressive internal atrium, featuring a water garden.

By day, organized excursions are available to Lindos, the Acropolis of Lindos, Rhodes Old Town and castle; trips around the island, the ruins of ancient Kamiros and to many monasteries and ancient churches. Sailing trips are also available to neighboring islands and to Marmaris in Turkey.

About three miles from Lindos, Lindian Village resort will exceed all your clients’ luxurious expectations with its island-style village surrounded by colorful tropical flora and the glistening sea.

If your clients want to stay amid a lush garden of tropical flowers and trees, walk by a river, lie by a lake, smell the flowers, take in a day at the Oriental Day Spa or dine on sumptuous food in a Thai restaurant all in a deluxe resort setting, Lindian Village will be a slice of heaven.

Mountain Hideaway
The Elaphos and Elaphina, the “deer and doe,” is a mountain hideaway and a historical monument, and one of the top sights on Rhodes. Perched on the mountainside of Profetes Elias Mountain, close to the Byzantine monastery, it is near the village of Archangelos, just 15 miles south of Rhodes.

This historic villa has been refurbished and has reopened as a quaint hotel with just 20 rooms and three suites. It was built in 1929 during the Italian domination and was the former headquarters for Mussolini. It had been closed for 25 years and it has its original stone walls, wood window frames, verandas and high-pitched roofs in a picturesque wooded area with incredible views of the island.


Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas

Lindian Village

Nikos Takis Fashion Hotel

Rodos Palladium

Rodos Park Suites Hotel