Destinations you can visit from Linz Airport

Rhodes is the largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands and the fourth largest of the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. It is known for its many beaches, ancient ruins, and buildings from the time of occupation by the Knights of the Order of St. John during the Crusades. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the island is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece.

Holidays on Rhodes

The "sun island" of Greece and its spectacular history

According to Greek mythology, the sun god Helios fell in love with the nymph Rhodes. When his light outshone her, she turned into an island. All year round, a large number of holidaymakers enjoy the wonderful sunny days on the island's beaches and seek rest and relaxation there.

In addition, the island has preserved its originality in many parts and also impresses visitors with its scenic beauty, authentic villages, and lush vegetation.

The old town of Rhodes is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved medieval towns in the world. It is overlooked by the imposing fortress-like Grand Master's Palace.

An excursion to the Valley of Butterflies should definitely be on every holiday to-do list as well. A large number of the most beautiful species of butterflies flutters around there in summer, attracted by the scent of the resin of the Oriental amber trees. The rare "Jersey tiger" butterfly is particularly well represented. The seven springs and the Prasonisi Peninsula are also well worth visiting. A trip to the acropolis of Lindos and the thermal baths of Kalithea with their oriental flair are two other highlights.

More than 32 beaches offer sun-hungry holidaymakers a variety of opportunities for relaxation. The more active among them can choose from a variety of water sports.

On the east coast of Rhodes lies the bay of Lindos with its turquoise blue sea. The small village with its whitewashed houses and picturesque alleys invites you to stroll around. If you don't want to explore the place on foot, take one of the "Lindos Taxis" – a donkey that also makes for a great photo motif. Another very popular seaside resort is Faliraki with its beautiful sandy beach. The Faliraki Waterpark with its many exciting water slides, but also smaller pools such as the "Tarzan Pool" offers an exciting change for the whole family. In the evening, you can let the day come to an atmospheric end in the countless restaurants, bars and discos.

Small but mighty nice is also the lively beach of Tsambika, where there is always something happening. Mojito Beach, on the other hand, boasts a Caribbean flair in the Mediterranean. It even has an original beach bar where holidaymakers can treat themselves to tasty cocktails. The beach of Ixia boasts fantastic waves for surfers. For those who prefer a quieter location, the long and colourful pebble beaches also have a few secluded stretches to offer.

Popular sights and attractions on Rhodes

  • Old Town of Rhodes Town: The townscape is characterised by the Grand Master's Palace and the many buildings from the Middle Ages. A highlight is the Street of the Knights, lined with the "Inns of the Tongue", the official buildings of the knightly compatriots of the Order of St John.
  • Grand Master's Palace: impressive building from the 14th century, a landmark of Rhodes Town
  • ·Acropolis of Lindos: ruins of a Hellenistic sanctuary and a medieval castle in the south of Rhodes. If you don't want to tackle the Acropolis on foot, take a "Lindos Taxi".
  • Prasoni Peninsula: At the southernmost point, you will find an old lighthouse.
  • Kalithea Thermal Baths: oriental-style thermal baths between Kalithea and Faliraki with domes, stained glass windows and pebble mosaics
  • Kamiros: 3,000-year-old temple from the time of the Dorians
  • St. Nicholas Church: Greek Orthodox church
  • Waterpark Faliraki: one of the largest water adventure parks in Europe
  • Valley of Butterflies: home to a variety of butterflies, especially the rare "Jersey tiger"; open in June, July, September
  • Embona: Rhodes' most famous mountain village at the foot of the highest mountain, Attaviros; Panagia Church and St. Georges Monastery

Ideal travel time

The best time to travel to Rhodes is during the summer months from June to September when there are up to 13 hours of sunshine a day. The average daytime temperature is between 30 and 33 degrees Celsius and the air temperature at night can still reach 23 degrees.
Spring, when the whole island is in bloom, is perfect if you want to go hiking, cycling or on a jeep tour of the island's inland areas.


Visiting Rhodes from Linz Airport

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