Introducing holidays to Fanes
Fanes is a beautiful, picturesque village situated in the north-east corner of the Greek island of Rhodes - an island famous for once housing the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It lies within close proximity to the ancient city of Kameiros, and boasts a breathtaking natural harbor, making Fanes the ideal destination for holidaymakers wanting a relaxing beach getaway as well as those interested in history and architecture. Throw out your glossy brochure and forget what you've heard about package holidays to Rhodes - instead, get in touch with us now and start planning your own, personalized dream holiday in Fanes!
Most popular hotels in Fanes
All Senses Nautica Blue Resort and Spa
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 4h 20m
When to go
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Fanes- the ideal holiday
All different kinds of holidaymakers will be amazed at all the things Fanes has to offer. Its stunning beaches are undoubtedly one of Fanes' main attractions; split between areas of sand and shingle, all sorts of different kinds of beautiful beaches are found nearby, offering an abundance of space for sunbathing, or enjoying a quiet walk along the seaside. Furthermore, the gently shelving beaches offer a safe environment for young children to play and swim in the warm and clear Aegean waters, allowing you to not worry too much about what the little ones are up to, whilst you are soaking up the famous Greek sun! The beautiful rolling hills in the surrounding country side offer travellers an opportunity for peaceful walks and picnics overlooking the sea.
Active holidaymakers will find plenty of water sports providing them with the excitement they're after; scuba diving and snorkelling let you to take a peek below the waves, revealing the true beauty of Aegean marine life. Wind surfing and jet skiing on the crystal blue waters provide the ultimate adrenaline kick, and will form a lasting memory for every sporty traveller. Kite surfing is another popular option, and often takes place in the wide areas of flat sand to the north of Fanes.
The delicious and fresh local food and fragrant wine for which Greece is famous is served in the many restaurants in the area, why not go out for dinner and later enjoy a relaxing moonlight stroll along the beach?
Explore the fascinating history around Fanes
The ruins of the ancient city of Kameiros are located in close proximity to the village, and definitely deserve at least one visit. This once powerful and important city was destroyed by earthquakes twice, but still offers a fascinating insight into the history of the islands' inhabitants. The ruins of Kameiros reveal that an advanced civilization called the island of Rhodes home, nearly 3,000 years ago. You are welcome to freely walk around the grounds of this architectural gem, witnessing the old baths, the ancient plumbing system and the town square.
The medieval city of Rhodes is also an archaeological wonder, which was originally constructed by the Christian military order of the knights Hospitaller. Walk alone the stone streets, and witness the Gothic as well as Ottoman style buildings, which reveal the rich and turbulent history of the area. See the grand palace, and cross the drawbridge into the great city - much like stepping a few hundred years back in time. The city of Rhodes is still largely intact and offers visitors a detailed history of how its inhabitants lived.