Updated: October 26, 2018
The 11 Best Kid Friendly Hotels in Rhodes, Greece
1. Lindian Pearl Apartment – Lindos
A short walk from the mini markets, restaurants & shops in Lindos village, St. Paul’s bay and the beach, this boutique establishment offers tastefully decorated, airconditioned, 2-bedroom apartments (family of 5) with lovely four-poster beds, washing machines (some), kitchenettes with cooking hobs and large, furnished balconies with sea and Acropolis views. Hotel Phone: +30 693 232 8891.
2. Delfinia Resort – Kolymbia
Set in Kolymbia, a few minutes walk from the beach, this all inclusive hotel offers basic, spotless, large family rooms (up to 5 people) with sofa beds & bunk beds, kettles, refrigerators and big balconies with mountain/garden views. Has a kids’ club, playground, games room, multiple pools, restaurant & bar, activities (table tennis, volley ball, mini golf) and an on-site mini market. Hotel Phone: +30 2241056601.
3. Johnhara Studios & Apartments – Ialyssos
Enjoying a fantastic location a 5 minute walk from the beach and steps away from tavernas, bars and cafes, this family run hotel offers airy 2-bedroom apartments (up to 5 people) with full kitchenettes (stoves & fridges) and balconies with garden views. No on-site restaurant/bar/pool. Hotel Phone: +30 6942409130.
4. Krinis Apartments – Rhodes Town
Reasonably priced, fantastic aparthotel within a 5 minute walk of Eli Beach, offering spacious, deluxe quadruple apartments (for family of 4) with marble floors, fully equipped kitchens, and two balconies. Brilliant location close to the qquarium, many shops & restaurants, and within walking distance of the old town. Hotel Phone: +30 2241078987.
5. Hotel Angela Suites & Lobby – Rhodes Town
Great value for money hotel offering decent family suites (up to 5 people) with bathtubs, living & dining areas and kitchenettes. Central location within easy walking distance of the beach, Old Town, shops, pubs & restaurants. Hotel Phone: +30 22410 78906.
6. Lefka Hotel & Apartments – Rhodes Town
Very friendly, family-run hotel in a quiet location, having good value, spacious 3-bedroom family apartments (up to 6 people) with kitchenettes (cooking hob, fridge, washing machines etc.) and balconies. Has a small kids’ playground, but there’s no lift. There’s a supermarket close by and the old town is a short walk. Hotel Phone: +30 2241 034959.
7. Athena Hotel – Rhodes Town
Unpretentious hotel offering clean 1-bedroom apartments (up to 4 people) with kitchenettes (cooking ring, coffee machine, fridge), sofa beds and balconies. Hotel has a small pool and is a short walk from the beach and the nightlife on Orfanidou Bar Street. Hotel Phone: +30 2241 022631.
8. Evdokia Hotel – Old Town
Set in the heart of the old town, this lovely boutique hotel (restored 13th century building) with a home-like ambience features quaint family rooms (up to 4 people) with wrought-iron beds, wooden/til ed floors and mini-bars. Has an arcade/game room, no elevator and serves a very popular home-cooked breakfast (fee). Minutes away from the Medieval Castle and the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes. Hotel Phone: +302241077077.
9. Daniel Luxury Apartments – Kalathos
Excellent aparthotel having large, modern, fresh 2-bedroom apartments (up to 6 people) with full kitchens (cooktops, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines etc.), living rooms with sofa beds and balconies with sea/side views. Has a good-sized swimming pool with a barbecue area. Surrounding area has a supermarket, bakery and restuarants. Close to the Kalathos Beach and a short drive away from Lindos. Hotel Phone: +30 22440 33103.
10. Lyristis Studios & Apartments – Faliraki
Pleasant family-run aparthotel with modern, spacious, comfortable family apartments (sleeps family of 6) with fully equipped kitchenettes, mini-bars and balconies with garden/pool views. Has a swimming pool with sunbeds and on-site supermarket. Hotel is within walking distance of the beach, clubs/bars, and shopping areas. Hotel Phone: +30 2241 086460.
11. Zoes Hotel – Faliraki
Located a five minute drive from Faliraki town center, this affordable family-run hotel has simple, clean rooms (up to family of 4) with fridges, tea/coffee facilities, and furnished balconies with garden/sea & pool views. Has a pool with a sun terrace & snack bar and is within walking distance of the Ladiko Beach and Anthony Quinn Bay. Hotel Phone: +30 22410 85140.
Why is Rhodes great for families?
Steeped in history and blessed with some of Greece’s best beaches (and hotels and restaurants), Rhodes is almost the perfect destination for a family holiday. The high number of tourists can overwhelm some of the most popular attractions but Rhodes is one of the larger Greek islands and finding a tranquil beach or sleepy village town is always a day trip away. The beaches are wonderful and most are very kid-friendly.
What are the best attractions for families in Crete?
Rhodes (Rhodos) Town
The Old Town of Rhodes is one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean and most kids will love wandering its cobblestone streets and alleys. The town beach, while not one of the islands best, makes for a nice swim after exploring the tourist attractions. The Jewish Quarter is dotted with enchanting and atmospheric hotels that most children will find exhilarating. A fun energetic excursion is a walk along the sand to Ixia beach, about 3 or 4 miles down the coast, and then taxi back.
Awesome waterpark with some crazy slides (and some tamer ones). Free bus from Mandraki Harbor in Rhodes Town. 20 euros for adults, 15 euros for 3 to 12 year olds, free for under 3. Decent restaurant on site.
Marine Aquarium, Rhodes Town
This fun yet simple aquarium is located a short distance from the old town. If you’re looking for an activity that’s a break from the sun this should keep the children entertained for an afternoon.
The pedestrian-only village of Lindos with the Acropolis perched over top is a magical destination for kids. Arrive early to avoid the crowds and the mid-day heat. The climb from the village to the Acropolis is not an easy one. A shallow protected beach lies at the base of the Acropolis.
Petaloudes, the valley of the butterflies.
From June to September the valley is swarmed with butterflies (in truth they’re Jersey Tiger Moths) and makes for an enchanting reprieve from the heat of the coasts. Get here early as it is very popular with tour groups – especially in the high season of July and August.
What are the best beaches for families in Rhodes?
The best beaches are along the east coast of Rhodes from Rhodes Town south until just past Lindos.
Rhodes Town has several nearby beaches the best of which is Elli beach just north of Mandraki Harbor. South from Rhodes Town the best beaches are Ialissos, Kathara, Faliraki, Kalathos, Lindos, Katsouni, Kiotari, Glystra, Genadi. After Genadi comes Prasonisi beach which is famed for its surfing.
The west coast grows progressively barren and windswept as you move south, although the beach at Ixia (5km southwest of Rhodes Town) is nice and is the center for wind sports on the island (several businesses rent windsurfing equipment).
If the town beaches of Rhodes and Lindos are too crowded this makes a good option. A slowly sloping beach makes for a good destination for children pining for some water fun.
This popular holiday destination has mellowed over the years making it’s beautiful shallow and calm beach a good choice for families with small kids. The nearby water park and in-town bowling alley add to the appeal.
A quiet resort with a few restaurants and a mini market. If Faliraki is too busy for you the calm shallow waters of this beach, situated in a protected cove, might make an appealing destination.
How Do I Get to Rhodes?
Flying is the easiest, quickest, and often cheapest way to get between to Rhodes. Both Olympic and Aegean Airlines have daily flights from Athens to Rhodes. Book early for the best fares and choice of flights.
Rhodes is in the far southeast corner of the Greek Islands so it’s quite a trek by ferry to get there. There is at least one ferry a day from Piraeus (Athens’ port) to Rhodes. The boat ride takes 13 hours and costs €59.
Ferry To Rhodes
Situated at the farthest corner of the Greek island constellation, Rhodes can take anywhere from 17-24 hours to get to by ferry. If your time is limited flying will make more sense. If you do take the ferry to or from Athens you’ll have almost all the islands laid out before you like a Greek feast. A well-planned trip can easily take in a half dozen other islands, all without ever feeling like you’re going much out of your way.
Ferries between Santorini and Rhodes run 2 or 3 times per week, take 7 to 15 hours and often travel overnight. Kos has the best connections with Rhodes and is on most ferry routes back to Athens.
There are also ferries between Turkey and Rhodes with the boat from Rhodes Town to Marmaris being the shortest and most consistent. It usually runs every day from May until October. There are also day trips between Rhodes and Fethiye.
Flights to Rhodes
There are flights from Athens to Rhodes with Olympic Air, and flights with Aegean Airlines from Thessaloniki and Athens to Rhodes. The following budget airlines have flights from the main hubs in Europe to Rhodes:
When’s the best time to visit Rhodes?
June and September are the best months for a beach and sun vacation. The weather is great, the water is warm (September more so than June, but both months are fine for swimming), the crowds are thinner than the summer months, and the hotels are a little cheaper.
July and August have great weather, warm seas, and lots of tourists. Prices are higher than any other time of year and hotels should be booked well in advance. That said, if you can only go in July or August don’t let the crowds dissuade you – yes, the top attractions will be busy but a quiet beach is always there if you’re willing to put in some effort.
April, May, October, and early November are great if you’re willing to deal with some cloudy days, a little rain, and cool evenings. The spring is particularly good for hiking and cycling while May and October can still see fine beach weather. There are fewer tourists during this time of year and you can almost have top sights all to yourself. Hotels are much cheaper too but many establishments close down from November until Easter.
What Hospitals are in Rhodes?
A few miles outside of Rhodes Town is the Rhodes General Hospital which is a full service hospital. Phone number: (+30) 22410 80100
There is also the Euromedica Private Hospital (+30) 22410 45000