Luxury Villas in Rhodes

Boasting a winning position as the largest and most famous of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes is sure to stun you with its romantic medieval Old Town, glistening beaches and jaw-dropping 300 days of sunshine.

No matter who you’re holidaying with, there’s something for all ages, whether that be soaking up the sunshine, indulging in the delicious cuisine or exploring the sites. And there’s no better place to enjoy this gorgeous island than your own luxury villa in Rhodes.

We have a stunning selection of holiday villas in Rhodes to suit all preferences, offering pools and hot tubs to villas near the beach. It's what we're all about.

Why visit?

  • Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Rhodes is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe.
  • History is at the very core of this intriguing city. Did you know it was nicknamed the Island of the Knights after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, who ruled the island from 1310 to 1522?
  • The abundance of natural beauty is breathtaking, from sandy beaches and lush countryside to pretty villages by the sea.

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Why stay with us?

Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked villas in the Rhodes have this in spades.

We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking villas, chateaux and holiday cottages in Rhodes that aren’t only unique, but also in the best locations. What's more, our villas are 100% family-friendly, and have the ‘wow’ factor.

Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you want a fully-stocked fridge, a local in-house chef to cook your meals, housekeeping or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.

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Luxury Villas in Rhodes: Our Top Picks

Why visit

Where do we even begin? No matter what type of holiday you’re looking for, Rhodes has it all. For those seeking out classical Greek history and tales from past civilisations, the abundant ruins, Acropolis and atmospheric Old Town will transport you back to ancient empires. For beach bums, there are golden sands aplenty, offering inviting turquoise waters and blissful sunshine all day long. Foodies can indulge in the delicious Mediterranean cuisine and try out pretty restaurants placed perfectly on cobbled streets overlooking the sea. And if you’re up for some late night fun, the nightlife is buzzing, with bars and clubs open into the early hours. So, whether you’re planning an educational family holiday, a relaxing beach break or a celebratory group getaway, our luxury villas in Rhodes are here to accommodate!

Check out our Rhodes Travel Guide and our Local’s Guide to Authentic Rhodes for a closer look at what this cultural wonder has to offer.

 


Food and Drink

Famed for its fresh and delicious food, Greece is a culinary haven and the island of Rhodes is no exception. From fresh, locally-sourced Greek salad with feta to hearty moussakas, scrumptious souvlaki and, of course, the seafood. And it may come as a surprise but the local champagne is a common tipple that can be ordered at most tavernas. Not too shabby, ey?


Best Beaches

Sunseekers, you’re in for a real treat. With the sun shining almost year-round, the dazzling beaches in Rhodes are a holiday maker’s dream. And the best part? Many of our villas in Rhodes are within close proximity to the beaches so you can experience the golden sand warm under your toes, crystal-clear waters inviting you in for a dip and breathtaking views across the expansive sea.

Take a look at our blog for the Best Beaches in Rhodes.

Things to do

It’s fair to say you’ll never have a boring moment on a villa holiday in Rhodes. Its rich culture (past and present!) is basically a playground for history buffs while the stunning surroundings will have you falling in the love the second you step off the plane. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie gearing up for a week of water-sports, a romantic seeking scenic boat trips or a family looking for kid-friendly options, we’ve handpicked our favourite things to do in Rhodes.

Check out our blog for the Top 10 Things to Do in Rhodes.

Why it's perfect for families

  • Good for babies: A relatively short plane ride will make travelling with a baby almost stress-free. We would recommend Lindos beach for shady spots and calm waters, perfect for baby's first beach experience!
  • Good for kids: With many of the beaches offering shallow waters, kids will be free to paddle in the turquoise sea. There are also plenty of kid-friendly attractions on offer, including Faliraki waterpark and Farma of Rhodes petting zoo for the little ones.
  • Good for teens: Rhodes is dripping in exciting history and awe-inspiring castles that will grab the attention of even the grumpiest teenagers! For a day out on the beach, why not have a go at some water-sports to get their adrenaline pumping?

Top tips

  • Cash: If you're visiting rural villages, be sure to take cash as many won't have card facilities.
  • Tipping: In restaurants it’s usually included as a service charge, but you can either round up the bill or leave a tip of 10%. Round up the fare for taxis, or add a couple of euros.
  • Avoid crowds: If you're hoping to avoid scalding heat and crowds of tourists, try visiting in May or late September.

What Oliver loves

The variety of things to do means you'll never be stuck for activities. There really is something for everyone!

Towns and villages

A spectacular sea of whitewashed villages, fascinating historical ruins and glorious beaches, the towns and villages in Rhodes are what holidays are all about. Wander through the cobbled streets, take in the ancient beauty of the Old Town and explore the local culture in the many independent restaurants. Culture and community are at the heart of Rhodes’ towns and villages and it's clear how much pride the locals have in this beautiful island.

Across the island you’ll find boutiques, independent tavernas and even locally-sourced produce that you can cook up in your self-catered villa. If you do happen to catch a rainy day (very unlikley in peak summer times!) there are plenty of museums and indoor attractions to explore when beaches are out of the question.

Whether you're hoping for fresh fish and beach days or action-packed adventures, our luxury villas in Rhodes are the perfect base for any type of holiday. Offering self-catering, pools, hot tubs and close proximity to the beach, you can choose a villa thats suits your holiday needs.

Oliver’s Hidden Gem

Skala Kamirou: A small and pretty village serving as a safe spot for fishing boats, Skala Kamirou will treat you to seafront tavernas, fresh fish and a quiet beach away from crowds. Visit the close by remains of Ancient Kamiros, one of the most powerful towns in Rhodes during antiquity.

Lindos

Immersed in whitewashed houses, you'll feel like you've been transported straight to the set of Mamma Mia. One of the most well-known parts of Rhodes is the clifftop Lindos Acropolis perched on a steep cliff with sea views - it's an absolute must-see. And don't miss the Temple of Athenia Lindia, an ancient sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Athena.

Faliraki

For anyone seeking golden sandy beaches and days soaking up the sun, Faliraki is the one for you. Deemed one of the most beautiful beaches in Rhodes, Anthony Quinn Bay makes an idyllic setting for a day of indulgent relaxing. The nearby waterpark will keep the kids happy while the nightlife is sure to be a hit with group holidays.

Archangelos

Wander through the pretty, winding lanes to find the unspoiled Church of Archangel Michael and soak up the beautiful iconography in this calm setting. If you're craving the Meditteranean cuisine, there are plenty of delightful seafood restaurants to enjoy after a day of exhilerating watersports on the nearby beaches.

Afandou

Nature lovers will rejoice in the town of Afandou with its picturesque scenery and relaxing vibes. Explore the lush countryside and try out the hiking trails or take the little ones to one of the many family-friendly beaches for shallow waters, shady spots and paddling galore.

Embonas

Get away from the bustling crowds and head to this remote town, untouched by tourism. For an authentic taste of Greece, visit the traditional tavernas for lunch after leisurely wandering through the streets, admiring the pretty architecture.

Monolithos

If you're in the mood for history and a hike, take the steep clifftop route to the ruins of Monolithos Castle where you can soak up the culture and enjoy a picnic at the top with surrounding sea views. Or if the beaches are more your thing, why not give snorkelling a go and take a peek at the beautiful marine life?

Getting there and around

Flights

Rhodes has its own airport and there are direct flights available with many British airlines, including BA, EasyJet and Jet2.


Get here by boat

Ferry boats are available daily to take you to nearby islands but times and schedules differ throughout the year.


By car

We would suggest hiring a car to visit the more remote towns and villages.


By bus

Probably the easiest way to get around, the frequent bus services are widespread throughout the island. Schedules and routes are exhibited on bust stops and in Rhodes Harbour in both Greek and English.


By foot

It is certainly enjoyable to explore Rhodes by foot if you don't plan on going too far out but do bear in mind the high temperatures when planning a long route.


Top tips

  • If you’re hiring a car, make sure you book well in advance, especially during the peak season.
  • For the more rural petrol stations, you’ll need to pay in cash.
  • Road etiquette can be ‘flexible’, especially at STOP signs and junctions, so approach with caution.

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