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Finding the perfect family vacation spot can feel like an impossible task. How do you choose an ideal place that sparks children’s curiosity while offering the rest parents crave? The answer? Rhodes!

Rhodes, the largest island of the cluster of Dodecanese Islands, effortlessly combines ancient history with beautiful beaches. Exploring the historic old town or soaking up the Mediterranean sun, Rhodes is a great way to create family memories.

Read on for the best things to do in Rhodes with kids, where to stay, and practical tips for your family visit.

In a Nutshell

  • Best day trip: Symi

Best Family Hotels in Rhodes

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Best Luxury Hotel

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Recommended Place to Stay

A luxurious 5-star all-inclusive hotel with great food – this is where we stayed and we highly recommend it. Plus direct access to the beach, four pools (three outdoor pools, one indoor), spa, and kids club!

Best Midrange Hotel

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Recommended Place to Stay

This hotel is a 4-star all-inclusive oasis. From water park adventures to poolside relaxation, and animations to kids club, it’s a paradise for families with kids.

Best Budget Hotel

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Recommended Place to Stay

This hotel is just a short 400m stroll from Afandou beach with an outdoor pool and a playground. It’s great value for money!

Best Things to Do in Rhodes with Kids

The absolute must-sees are:
Rhodes Old Town, Lindos, and the Valley of the Butterflies.

Explore Rhodes Old Town

Rhodes Town, the island’s capital, is a hub of history and culture. The Old Town of Rhodes is a legacy of ancient times and the Middle Ages. The Medieval City of Rhodes with the cobbled streets is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Between 1309 and 1523, the Order of St John of Jerusalem transformed Rhodes into a fortified city, a mix of Gothic and Ottoman architecture, including the Grand Masters’ Palace, the Great Hospital (which now houses the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes), and the Street of the Knights (details on all these further below). After withstanding sieges, Rhodes fell to Suleyman II in 1522.

The medieval city, within a 4km-long wall, was divided into the high town (built entirely by the Knights and housing various inns) and the lower town (home to a dense mix of palaces, churches, and Islamic monuments).

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  • Take a guided tour of the Acropolis of Rhodes city and the old town. Learn about the Colossus’s history and legends. Enjoy a 9D cinema experience (tickets included).
  • ⭐️ RATING: 4.7/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  4 hours | 💭REVIEWERS say: Nice tour of Rhodes town. It is in English but very easy to understand. 9D cinema is a special experience. Transfer with a nice minibus. Highly recommended. | ✅Book it!

Visit Lindos

Discover the picturesque village of Lindos. A labyrinth of whitewashed houses leads you to the town’s crown jewel – the Acropolis of Lindos.

This ancient citadel, dating back to 10th-century BC, reveals its history through its Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, Byzantine architecture, and excellent views over the Aegean Sea.

There are 300 steps to the Acropolis of Lindos you need to climb or get a donkey ride. However, leave the donkeys for the kids (or even better, do not support using donkeys at all).

You can stop at Gelo Blu for artisanal ice cream on your way down. The back of the store is super cute.

Jo’s Tips

  • Go as early as possible to avoid the crowds and scorching heat.
  • Book skip-the-line tickets for the Acropolis to avoid the long lines.
  • There is a private bus from Rhodes Town to Lindos

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Swim at Lindos Beach

Visit the Acropolis of Lindos, then hit the beach for a swim and good food!

Lindos Beach is sandy and great for kids because it’s shallow. There are a few water sports like SUP. The beach has a fantastic view of the Lindos Acropolis.

There are also beachside restaurants like Panos. Their kind staff can serve you food right under your beach umbrella. This is the most kid-friendly option for lunch in Lindos.

Wander through the Valley of Butterflies

Do not miss the Valley of the Butterflies, a natural reserve home to thousands of butterflies during summer. Well, in reality, they’re Jersey tiger moths 🙂

You can see the butterflies approximately after the 20th of June and until September, as the people working there informed us. However, the trail through the valley is gorgeous even out of season.

The lush green nature here is ideal for strolls, with wooden bridges under your feet and cascading water in your ears.

The terrain is not stroller-friendly, so get the baby carrier for your little ones. The low 400m stretch of the trail is quite easy-going, ideal for a family walk.

However, the upper part of the trail, which is 1km, does present a bit of a challenge towards the end – it’s uphill and tricky with steps. If you reach the top, walk a few steps to the Kalopetra Monastery.

Remember, the journey back will be the same distance, so the trail is 3km in total.

There is a restaurant at the top of the trail with decent burgers, salads, gyros. There is one more restaurant at the entrance at the lower part, and a couple of canteens with drinks and snacks at the midpoint.

  • Take a coach trip to see two of Rhodes’ top natural spots in one day. Explore the Valley of the Butterflies, then visit the Seven Springs Valley.
  • ⭐️ RATING: 4.3/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  7 hours | 💭REVIEWERS say: Really enjoyed it, the Butterfly Valley was beautiful and so wonderful to see and be with nature. The seven springs valley again was wonderful, me and my 9yr old loved walking through the tunnel as water cooled down our feet. | ✅Book it!

Enjoy Faliraki Water Park

Rhodes isn’t only about history and culture; the Faliraki water park is lots of fun! Your little pirates will love the ship and the gentle water slides at the largest water park in Greece.

There’s a dedicated toddler area with shallow water for the tiny tots. The lazy river is fun with little ones. This water park is one of the best places for your family vacations on the island of Rhodes.

Plenty of slides are tailored for the older kids, too. Our 6-year-old tried a few of the slides and had a blast! Just a heads up, the enormous slides are off-limits for kids under four. This is the perfect place for the whole family to have fun!

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Tour the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights

The Knights’ Palace in Rhodes, established in the 14th century, witnessed various invasions and disasters, including a significant explosion in 1856.

It transitioned from a vibrant hub and the Order’s headquarters to a neglected prison after the 1522 Ottoman invasion. Before WWII, Italians restored it as a holiday spot for their elite (including Mussolini!), causing a shift from its medieval design.

This tower-shaped structure, surrounding a spacious courtyard, now stands as a history-laden museum. The captivating floor mosaics from Kos enhance its appeal. Despite criticism over lost original features, the palace’s restored halls offer a glimpse into ancient and medieval Rhodes.

You can book tickets in advance or take a private tour to dive deeper into its history.

  • Take a private tour of the Grand Master’s Palace in Rhodes Old Town with your entry ticket included. See the historical home of the Knights of St. John leader, now a UNESCO Heritage Site.
  • ⭐️ RATING: 4.8/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  1 hour | 💭REVIEWERS say: Our guide was fabulous. Enthusiastic, very well-informed, and made the tour really easy and interesting. | ✅Book it!

Stroll Along the Street of the Knights

The Street of the Knights is like a walk back in time. Lined with medieval buildings, this cobblestone lanegives you a taste of the past.

Back in the day, it was home to the different ‘tongues’ or nationalities of the knights, and you can still sense the history echoing through the streets. It’s quite a unique and atmospheric place!

  • Explore Rhodes by walking through its key landmarks with a knowledgeable local guide on this tour.
  • ⭐️ RATING: 4.9/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  2.5 hours | 💭REVIEWERS say: This was one of the BEST tours we have ever had. | ✅Book it!

Discover Rhodes Archaeological Museum

Rhodes Archaeological Museum is a treasure trove for history buffs. Housed in the former hospital of the Knights of Saint John, the museum showcases a rich collection of artifacts from around the island.

Everything from ancient pottery to intricate mosaics tells the story of Rhodes from prehistoric times up to the early Christian era.

You can also enjoy a quick and refreshing drink at the museum’s cafe near the garden – great smoothies!

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  • Experience a guided tour of Pena Palace from Lisbon, explore Sintra’s architecture and gardens, enjoy Cabo da Roca’s coastal cliffs, and visit Cascais.
  • ⭐️ RATING: 4.8/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  8 hours | 💭REVIEWERS say: A day that combined a walk with historical information about the sites visited, which gives a tremendous added value to the experience. | ✅Book it!

Experience the Throne of Helios

The Throne of Helios in Rhodes is a fun attraction for families and young explorers. Serving as an educational yet entertaining cinematic experience, it takes you on a 9D thrill ride through the history of Rhodes. It was our son’s favorite activity in Rhodes!

Here, kids can dig into the past of Rhodes, learning about its pivotal moments, significant figures, and critical events. The 3D cinema plus movement makes it an excellent choice for family fun in Rhodes.

  • Go to the Throne of Helios, an entertainment center with a movie hall and a theme area. Enjoy a 9D history movie on Rhodes with sound, movement, weather effects, and even scents.
  • ⭐️ RATING: 4.6/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  30 minutes | 💭REVIEWERS say: Terrific facility, which features an informative mini museum inside the main entrance. The 9D experience was as advertised, and lots of fun for kids and grown ups alike.  | ✅Book it!

Imagine the Colossus of Rhodes

Of course, a visit to Rhodes would not be complete with a pilgrimage to the location of the famous Colossus of Rhodes, once one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

While the statue no longer stands, the harbor where it once stood is a great place for imaginative storytelling with the kids. At its site, you will find two deer.

Admire the Windmills of Mandraki

The 14th-century windmills of Mandraki are a charming sight on Rhodes’ east side. Located near the deer at the port, it’s an easy must-visit in Rhodes.

Initially built by the Knights of Rhodes for corn grinding, only three of the initial 13 or 14 structures remain today.

Though you can’t enter, it’s a perfect spot for enjoying an ice cream, people-watching, and catching the sunrise.

Visit Rhodes Aquarium

The children can look closely at various sea creatures at the Rhodes Aquarium, including sea turtles. There are a few interactive areas for kids too, including a small aquarium where they can touch sea stars.

The Aquarium is tiny, and you can see it all in less than an hour. It’s centrally located in Rhodes Town for a quick, fun break.

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Explore Farma of Rhodes

Your kids would adore visiting the Farma of Rhodes, a zoo park that allows closer interaction with animals. You can pet an ostrich at the Rhodes ostrich farm and stand on their eggs!

Take some lovely stop-visit photos, feed lemurs, or have lunch at the restaurant (with a playground next to it). It’s a paradise for kids.

This place is small, but you can easily spend a couple of hours here while stopping at the cafe/restaurant. The Farma of Rhodes petting zoo is well worth a visit!

Jo’s Tips

  • It’s worth paying extra at the entrance to buy food to feed the animals.
  • The farm is close to the Valley of the Butterflies (just 1.8km), making for an ideal fun stop after the hike.
  • Do not go first to the farm and then to the Butterflies Valley, as it will disappoint the kids. 🙂

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Relax at Anthony Quinn Bay

Anthony Quinn Bay is a beautiful and popular location on the island’s eastern coast. Named after the actor Anthony Quinn, this small bay became famous for its use as a filming location for the 1961 film “The Guns of Navarone” with Quinn.

The beach itself is a blend of small pebbles and rocks. The blue water and the dramatic rocky landscape surrounding the bay adds to its charm.

Some stairs lead down to the beach, which can be challenging with little kids but also to a sense of adventure.

You can find a beach bar offering a range of refreshments, perfect for a post-swim snack or a relaxing drink overlooking the water. The beach is organized with sun beds and umbrellas.

  • Hop on a yellow semi-submarine cruise with swim stops at Traganou Caves and Anthony Quinn Bay. Enjoy unlimited soft drinks from an open bar.
  • ⭐️ RATING: 4.8/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  3 hours | 💭REVIEWERS say: The boat provided a unique underwater experience, allowing us to marvel at the colorful marine life through large windows, especially in Anthony Quinn bay. | ✅Book it!

Wander through Seven Springs (Efta Piges)

Families often enjoy a day at Seven Springs, as it offers a great experience for all ages. This oasis of greenery is a perfect spot to spend quality time with your kids.

While the springs are not impressive, kids love walking through the tunnel with a small river to reach the Seven Springs and the lake. It’s a very short hike but not stroller-friendly, so be prepared. The tunnel is dark, narrow, and super fun for kids. You can use a mobile phone for light.

You can also relax at the café restaurant with a small playground for an ice cream or a steak.

  • Take a coach trip to see two of Rhodes’ top natural spots in one day. Explore the Valley of the Butterflies, then visit the Seven Springs Valley.
  • ⭐️ RATING: 4.3/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  7 hours | 💭REVIEWERS say: Really enjoyed it, the Butterfly Valley was beautiful and so wonderful to see and be with nature. The seven springs valley again was wonderful, me and my 9yr old loved walking through the tunnel as water cooled down our feet. | ✅Book it!

Sunbathe at Tsambika Beach

The Tsambika Beach is kid-friendly, with lovely shallow waters for kids. You park right next to the beach. The beach is organized with a free part.

Visit the Tsambika Monastery

Enjoy the view from Tsambika Monastery over the Mediterranean sea, Tsambika beach and olive groves. You can only try this if you have children who can handle walking uphill and 300 stairs to reach the monastery. You can also drive all the way to the top – but you’ll still have to climb up the stairs.

Imagine the beautiful panorama that awaits you, especially if you visit just before sunset.

Jo’s Tips

  • Go very early or very late to avoid the heat.
  • Have a bottle of water with you.
  • Don’t forget to bring suncream and hats for everyone.

Unwind at Agathi Beach

Relax at Agathi Beach, a family-friendly beach with shallow water near Lindos. This golden sandy beach offers amazing waters and beautiful sand for you and your kids.

The beach with fine sand is both organized and has a free part, allowing you to choose what suits your family best. You can easily park your car next to the beach, making bringing all your beach essentials convenient.

A part of the beach offers sun beds and parasols for hire, and a portion of the beach is free.

Explore Rhodes Toy Museum

Near the Valley of the Butterflies, Rhodes Toy Museum is a little venue where you can explore a collection of vintage toys and play classic video games.

Discover a world of vintage Greek toys on the first floor, neatly organized by different times. Head downstairs to a free arcade featuring timeless games from Super Mario to racers.

Kids can also enjoy hands-on play with various mini toys and even go on a small treasure hunt, piecing together clues from around the museum. For just a small entrance fee, the Rhodes Toy Museum is a fun experience.

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Learn at the Bee Museum

Explore the Bee Museum in Rhodes, a sweet spot of learning about the life circle of the bees! Engage in interactive quizzes and even try your hand at drawing a bee. Enjoy free honey tasting before grabbing your favorite in the splendid museum shop.

There is a little play area outside for kids. This short one-hour stop between Rhodes Town and the Valley of Butterflies will be sweet and informative. They Toy Museum and the Bee Museum are great places to combine with the Valley of the Butterflies.

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Climb to Monolithos Castle

Monolithos Castle, although not the grandest of ruins, is famous for its breathtaking views, especially during sunset. It is the main highlight of the village of Monolithos.

This medieval castle, aptly named ‘single rock’, stands on the southwest coastline of Rhodes. The ten-minute climb up is challenging due to the uneven stone steps. You’ll also find a small chapel tucked within the ruins.

Jo’s Tips

  • Remember to wear good shoes, as the terrain can be tricky.
  • It’s 115 steps to climb up; it can be challenging with little kids.
  • If you decide to go, time your visit for sunset to cap off your day with a spectacular sight.

Whether it’s worth the lengthy drive from Rhodes town is subjective, but many love the calmness and extraordinary views. You can easily skip it, as it’s far from all other attractions, and visiting with kids is challenging with the steps.

Explore Ancient Kamiros

Visit Ancient Kamiros on Rhodes Island and step back into time! As the smallest of three ancient cities alongside Lindos and Ialyssos, the ancient city offers a peek into Ancient Greece and complements school lessons with real-life ruins.

To escape the hot sun, go in the morning and enjoy a break at the on-site café. Don’t miss the stunning sea views!

Chill at Traganou Beach

If you’re looking for a beach with clear waters and a local tavern, head to Traganou Beach. You can relax on the shore, soak up the sun, or take a refreshing dip in the inviting water.

Remember to visit the tavern there. It has been recommended by a local friend, where you can enjoy delicious food while taking in the beautiful surroundings.

Traganou Beach is huge, so you’ll have plenty of space to spread out and enjoy your day.

  • Hop on a yellow semi-submarine cruise with swim stops at Traganou Caves and Anthony Quinn Bay. Enjoy unlimited cold drinks from an open bar.
  • ⭐️ RATING: 4.8/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  3 hours | 💭REVIEWERS say: The boat provided a unique underwater experience, allowing us to marvel at the colorful marine life through large windows, especially in Anthony Quinn bay. | ✅Book it!

Sail to Symi as a Day Trip from Rhodes

The trip to Symi from Rhodes is the most popular day trip. When you visit Symi Island, explore the small beaches and villages on the hills. This unique island offers an extraordinary experience with its charming little mountain villages.

Stroll around the picturesque port. Go for a swim at Nos Beach. It’s kid-friendly with a nearby restaurant, and though small, it’s the nearest beach to the dock!

You can take a ferry from Rhodes Town or a speed boat tour to get to Symi faster and see more. We took this speed boat for convenience, and I would recommend this option.

  • Take a high-speed boat day trip to Lindos from Rhodes Town. Have free time to visit the Acropolis, explore the village, and swim in Lindos Bay.
  • ⭐️ RATING: 4.6/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  6 hours | 💭REVIEWERS say: Lindos was majestic, we definitely recommend this fantastic boat trip to Lindos. | ✅Book it!

Visit Chalki

To explore Chalki with your kids, head to the picturesque port and hit the beach. The water is crystal clear and the location unspoilt. Enjoy the quietness of the island.

This tour takes you to the Valley of Butterflies and Chalki on the same day. You can also take a ferry. Please keep in mind that in low season, there are only a few ferry trips from Rhodes to Chalki.

  • Go on a day trip to the vibrant Valley of the Butterflies and scenic Chalki Island.
  • ⭐️ RATING: 4.3/5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH:  8 hours | 💭REVIEWERS say: Very nice trip. The butterflies valley is really unique and great experience. Chalki is an amazing island to visit really nice and authentic | ✅Book it!

Savor Greek food

Try at least two local dishes in Rhodes to experience the delicious flavors of Greek cuisine.

One dish to try is pitaroudia, a traditional snack. It is made from flour, onions, tomatoes, and finely chopped peppermint, and fried in hot oil.

Another local specialty is melekounia. It is a healthy sweet made primarily of honey and sesame. It’s the perfect dessert to end your meal on a sweet note.

And remember to explore other classic Greek dishes, like moussaka, souvlaki, and tzatziki. These dishes are bursting with Mediterranean flavors and will leave you craving more.

Read more: Traditional Greek Food

Visiting Rhodes as a Day Trip

Rhodes is an ideal day trip for those docked on a cruise ship or nearby islands. Even in a single day, you can experience the Old Town of Rhodes and see Lindos or stroll in the Valley of the Butterflies. You could also stop for good Greek food at the local taverns and swim in the shallow waters of Faliraki Beach.

Best Time to Visit Rhodes

Rhodes has great weather that is welcoming almost all year round. Dipped in the Aegean Sea, the island enjoys a Mediterranean climate, making it an excellent destination from May to September. During these months, the island is bathed in sun-drenched days, with clear waters and sea breezes.

May and September are the perfect months to visit Greece if you want warm weather and few crowds. The waters are warmer in September than in May, so if you want to go swimming, September is better than May.

Read also: Best Time to Visit Greece

We visited Rhodes in May, and it was a great beach vacation. We enjoyed the pool and the sea – the sea was a bit more chilly than the pool.

I also visited Rhodes in July and August, and it was a different experience – it was much more crowded and way more expensive, but the sea was warmer than in May.

How Long to Stay in Rhodes

Deciding how long to stay in Rhodes is a question we often get in our Facebook group on traveling to Greece with kids. The island offers many things to explore, so the answer is clear – the longer, the better!

A week is a good starting point for a family trip, giving you enough time to discover the hidden gems and famous landmarks. Yet, the island is so rich in history and natural beauty you could easily extend your stay to ten days or even longer.

Remember that Rhodes is one of the biggest islands in Greece and there are so many things to see. Going for just 2-3 days will not do justice to this island. You’re better off going to a smaller island for a weekend and leaving Rhodes for another time when you have more time to explore it.

I have made a weekend trip to Rhodes as part of a month-long trip to Kos, but it wasn’t my first time visiting. While more is needed to discover everything in Rhodes, you could see the Rhodes Old Town and Lindos in this timeframe. I wouldn’t recommend this for your first time in Rhodes, especially not with kids.

Eight days was a good length the last time we went to Rhodes with our family. We got to see everything and had time to relax. I definitely recommend a week or more with kids!

How to Get to Rhodes

By Plane

There are no direct flights from the United States to Rhodes, so you’ll likely have a stopover in Athens or another European city. But once in Europe, there are plenty of direct flights available.

There are direct flights to Rhodes from several European cities, including Brussels, London, and Paris.

We compare all airlines with this search engine to get the lowest price possible for flights. You can also set ‘Everywhere’ as destination and it gives you the cheapest flight anywhere on any given day or find out when is the lowest price to fly to a specific destination.

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How to Get from Airport to Hotel

You can ask your hotel if they provide transportation from the airport. Otherwise, you can take a taxi from the airport. While taxis in Greece are relatively inexpensive, taxis from and to the airport usually have a high cost.

We always use this highly-rated pickup service with local English-speaking drivers. The ride costs a flat, pre-paid fee, they are monitoring for flight delays and they provide stellar 24/7 customer support

Book your airport pickup here

By Ferry

You can get to Rhodes by ferry from Athens (Piraeus), Crete, and other Dodecanese islands. Check the ferry schedules in advance as they vary depending on the season, with more frequent services in summer months. Buy your tickets online or directly at the port.

We use this search engine to book our ferry tickets. They compare all companies and you get the best deal. You can also find all indirect connections between islands, which makes island-hopping super easy!

Book ferry tickets here

Cruise ship dock time at the island also offers a chance to explore Rhodes.

Jo’s Tip
It takes at least 17 hours to get from Athens (Piraeus port) to Rhodes by ferry and from Crete 14 hours. A flight is a much more convenient alternative.

Are you visiting Athens as well? Then our guides on the best things to do in Athens with kids and our 2-day itinerary in Athens will be helpful!

Read also: Athens with Kids

Jo’s Tips for the Ferry to Rhodes

  • Don’t. A flight is much faster and more convenient than 17 hours on a ferry, especially with younger kids.
  • We recommend buying tickets in advance, especially in high season, or with a car, or to avoid the queues at the port.
  • Book a cabin!
  • If you are going with family from Piraeus (the port of Athens) to Rhodes by ferry, you must book a few months in advance to ensure you get a cabin.
  • We have made long ferry trips with the kids without a cabin, which was not fun! We traveled from Italy to Greece without a cabin. 10/10 not recommended 🙂

We use this search engine to book our ferry tickets. They compare all companies and you get the best deal. You can also find all indirect connections between islands, which makes island-hopping super easy!

Book ferry tickets here

How to Get Around Rhodes

By Car

Renting a car is the best way to get around Rhodes. This is true, especially for families who prefer more flexible travel schedules. Plus, the island offers access to most sites, making navigating easy.

We rented a car in Rhodes, and it was the best decision. The island is extensive, and going from Rhodes Town to Lindos takes about 45 minutes by car – and about 1.5 hours by bus.

We always use this search engine to find the best car rental deal. They compare all major companies, like Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, and more, and you get the lowest price. The earlier you book a car, the lower the price. You also get free cancelation up to 48 hours before pick up, which is great if anything happens

Search for rental car deals here

By Bus

The island is well-serviced by local buses connecting Rhodes Town with all the famous spots. You can find the details on the official website here. However, you might find that public transportation options can be limited, less reliable, and less efficient.

Where to Stay in Rhodes

If you are only staying for 2-3 days in Rhodes, then it’s best to stay in the city of Rhodes.

The east coast of Rhodes has the best beaches and shallow waters – and is also full of kid-friendly resorts. Faliraki is a kid-friendly beach resort with a water park and water sports. We recommend staying on the east coast.

Lindos is another popular choice. Keep in mind that Lindos is swamped with day tourists, and the island is big – it takes about an hour to get from Lindos to the city of Rhodes.

The west coast is usually windy and a little cooler than the east coast precisely because of the wind. There are also fewer tourists, as most choose to stay at the resorts on the east coast. It’s best to avoid staying on the west coast.

Check out our recommendations for kid-friendly hotels at the top of this post, or look at the World Wild Schooling map! There are tons of family-friendly resorts with a water park, tennis court, play areas, indoor pools, you name it!

Good to know
Most hotels will provide a crib if you send an online request in advance.


You will find all the activities mentioned above and many family-friendly hotels on the World Wild Schooling map.

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