Rhodes is a fantastic choice when it comes to a family holiday. Being one of the most popular Greek Islands, Rhodes has a mixture of fun activities and lovely landscapes for everyone in the family to appreciate and enjoy. Stunning sandy beaches are perfect to have some relaxation time, whilst exploring ancient Greek sites and historic landmarks is ideal for keeping your Rhodes holiday interesting and entertaining. When on a family holiday, one of the main things is to make sure the kids are satisfied and having fun, so follow our top tips for a family holiday on the Greek Island of Rhodes.
Book a family friendly hotel
First and foremost, you want to make sure that the environment you’ll be staying in is family friendly. That means finding a hotel which is suitable for kids, and if possible has an abundance of activities and facilities, which can keep the kids occupied during their stay. Luckily, Rhodes is home to loads of resorts which provide children’s facilities as well as huge swimming pools.
Our family friendly hotels in Rhodes include the 5-star Princess Andriana Resort & Spa. As well as a large outdoor pool and overlooking the nearby beach, the hotel has plenty of facilities which are great for kids and their parents. A professional animation team is on hand to prepare games and activities, there is also a mini club and children’s pool. On the other hand, adults can indulge in ultimate relaxation by using the onsite spa and treatments. Or why not book the 4-star LABRANDA Blue Bay Resort? This beachfront hotel offers great facilities for kids thanks to its water park and nine swimming pools. An animation team is also available during the day.
Visit the beach
This is most likely on your list of plans regardless, but the beach is a great day out for everyone in the family. Moreover, Rhodes is one of the best places to lounge around on a beach and make the most of the warm Mediterranean climate. Let the kids splash around in the sea or have fun building sandcastles along the shore. The great thing about Rhodes and its beaches is the fact that many of them are great for families. These include Lindos Beach, Tsambika Beach, Ixia Beach and Prasonisi Beach to name a few. Some of these beaches have shallow water which is great for the kids.
The Valley of the Butterflies and Rodini Park
As well as seeing some of Rhodes’ fantastic sites, relating to its past civilizations like the Acropolis of Rhodes and the Castle of Monolithos, there are also some other spots which the kids might appreciate more. The Valley of the Butterflies is one of them. If you’re an outdoorsy family who love to be surrounded by nature, give this a go! This nature reserve is full of butterflies who flock here to mate and reproduce. With walking trails available, it is great to have a wander around and it will surely interest the little ones. On the other hand, spend a day out at Rodini Park, a beautiful area which includes a waterway and walking paths. It is also home to an abundance of bird species as well as gorgeous peacocks.
Go on a boat tour
In order to keep your Rhodes holiday exciting and adventurous, embark on a boat tour to the nearby island of Symi. This lovely tranquil journey makes a great day out for the whole family, as you get to discover another island and the kids will no doubt love the boat ride. Depending on the tour that you secure, some will even take you to St. George’s Bay to stop off for some swimming or snorkelling. It’s a great way to discover the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and it’s super fun!