Rhodes is the principal town of the Greek Island of the same name, located south east of Athens in the Aegean Sea. Once famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the island is still known for its major historical sites. It's easy to reach Rhodes on a direct flight from London, with airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair offering cheap flights departing from Gatwick and Stansted. If you are searching for a flight to Lindos, you will need to fly to Rhodes airport. You can use our online flight checker - simply enter the dates you wish to travel and compare results to find the best deal for you. It is also worth noting that if you are looking to spend your holiday in one of the island's many seaside resorts, such as Ialyssos, Pefkos, Faliraki or Kalathos, then Rhodes is the airport you need to fly into. The medieval town in the City of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the island is home to many other areas of great historical importance, such as the Acropolis of Lindos and the ruins of Kameiros. This, combined with average summer temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius makes Rhodes and its many popular tourist towns such as Trianda, Kiotari, Lardos or Kolymbia, some of the most popular destinations in Europe.
Getting around by public transport is easy, as buses serve every point of interest and seaside towns, such as Theologos or Kalithea, on the island. Taxis are also a popular option to get around with flat rates within the city set at under £5, though fares double at night, and there is a call out charge if you ring for a taxi rather than waiting at a rank. While there are car rental facilities on the island, if you're thinking of hiring a vehicle, a motorcycle is the better option - it's cheaper, more scenic and allows you to get deeper into the old town than would be possible using a car on the narrow dirt roads. Mopeds are also an abundant resource on the island, and favoured by locals. Rhodes Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the many buildings of great historical importance still standing there - check out the breath-taking Palace of the Prince Grand Master, Street of Knights and the remaining fortifications of the old city wall. On the many beaches on the island, in places like Lachania, Kolymbia, Lindos or Pefkos, tourists can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, diving and surfing. Faliraki is a particularly popular stretch of beach, well-appointed with bars and eateries.