Please share your tips about Rhodes Island.
First of all, if you are going for a nice beach then you should stay on the south coast of the island. The south coast has better beaches. If you like to be near the beach then you should be careful when choosing your hotel. Many hotels on the north side have a road between the hotel building and the beach. This is just what I do not like. I like hotels that are next to beach and have a private beach.
The north coast beaches are not sandy. And the sea is nearly always wavy. And also the sea water is not crystal type water due to waves.
The hotels generally are good. We stayed on Electra Palace on the north coast. It was next to the beach but a bit far from the city center.
I suggest you to join the island trips from the city center. There is a train type tour that takes you to the close places for a half an hour trip.
And also there trips that takes one day for a full island trip. This trip takes place only on som days. In our case it was on Tueasday and we missed it.
There are buses to everywhere nearly. And the bus drivers announce every bus stop. People are lovely.
If you are going for shopping to the city center, do not go between ~13-17pm since these hours are sieasta hours.
If you can -and certainly do it- go to the west coast of the island where eagean and mediterranean seas meet. There is a sandy beach that divides both seas. It is beautiful to feel that division. Also you will see that eagean is very wavy whereas mediterranean has no waves. Also you can watch people doing a different kind of surf sport which is fun to watch. Swimming against the waves in that Eagean side beach is another fun thing.
I do not suggest to go to other small islands daily tours.
There is nothing. Really nothing. No good beaches, no place to sit. No fun things.
It was bad for us to waste our two days in those island trips.
Those are what I remember from our holiday two years ago.
If I remember something extra, i will write those too.
Have a nice holiday, almost 8 years ago
Um, our experience of Rhodes was - memorable - http://journals.worldnomads.com/simon_monk/story/9995/Greece/The-shirtless-man-and-the-huge-breasted-woman almost 8 years ago