Sun, sea and excellent local gastronomy make Rhodes the perfect location for honeymoon couples from around the world. With an intimate island feel and a warm welcome from the locals, Rhodes is a popular destination with plenty to do and see.
Rhodes is a honeymoon destination steeped in history and romance. Whether you’re exploring the narrow alleys of Lindos, strolling along a secluded beach or watching the sunset over the Medieval Town, the charming island location is perfect for newlyweds.
Here we look at why Rhodes is a great place to spend your honeymoon and explore a few ideas that are sure to make your stay memorable.
Top Reasons to Visit Rhodes for Your Honeymoon
Rhodes lies in the southern Aegean Sea, the largest of the Dodecanese islands and is one of the most popular holiday and honeymoon destinations in the Mediterranean. Here’s what you can expect:
- The coastline: One reason honeymooners love Rhodes is that a romantic walk is never too far away. With crystal clear waters and the variety of the coastline, there are more than 40 different beaches and coves around the coast, places where you can either mix with other guests or spend some time alone.
- Idyllic villas: A large part of the local economy is based on tourism and there are some spectacular villas and small hotels with breath-taking views. All tend to come with that personal, island service we all appreciate. We have a hand-picked selection on offer like Villa Litsa in Kalathos village or the amazing Alykés in Lachania, in the South of Rhodes.
- Romantic outside dining: There’s nothing more intimate than spending an evening dining out in the open at one of the many restaurants in the region that serve fresh Mediterranean fayre.
- Amazing history: The history which dates back to mythological times. There are some fantastic ancient sites such as the Acropolis of Rhodes and the Medieval city that add a special something to your romantic holiday.
- A warm welcome: When you visit Rhodes for your honeymoon, one thing you will notice is how friendly the locals are. Whether it’s at the restaurant or visiting a local tourist site such as one of the many vineyards, you’ll always find a warm welcome, even in the smaller, more remote villages.
Weddings can also be held in Rhodes and there are some truly memorable locations to choose from. One of the most popular is Kallithea Springs.
Best Romantic Things To Do In Rhodes
Whether you want to be alone together or with other people, there’s a lot to see and do on Rhodes both during the day and at night.
One thing that the entire island of Rhodes has is plenty of history. A big tourist attraction is Rhodes Old Town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Rather than a bunch of decrepit buildings, this is a thriving, energetic part of the city with busy commercial streets that run the full range of gothic and byzantine architecture and is home to thousands of locals.
While it’s easy to get lost in the many alleys and narrow walkways, some sites you’ll want to take in on your honeymoon walk are the impressive Palace of the Grand Master and Knight’s Street.
Acropolis of Rhodes
Rhodes is known for its ancient monuments and many of these command exquisite views of the surrounding countryside. One amazing location is the Acropolis of Rhodes. Excavation on the site began back in the early 20th century and work is still ongoing.
The walk up to the Acropolis is through the hills to the West of the city and the site dates back to 300-200 BC. The views are magnificent! You can find one of the hidden benches along the main road to enjoy a superb sunset!
Wine Tours in Rhodes
Most people don’t realise that Rhodes is an important wine-producing region of the Mediterranean. Some 7,500 acres are devoted to vineyards on the island and wine has been produced here for more than 2,500 years.
There are not only large wine produces in Rhodes but some artisan, smaller operations that are well worth a visit too. A wine tour is a great way to spend the day and learn a lot more about this amazing region while sampling a few of the vintages.
If you want to feel the essence of Rhodes and all that it has to offer, a visit to Lindos should be top of your honeymoon to-do list. 50 km to the south of the town of Rhodes, it’s a quaint old village overlooked by another acropolis and surrounding by scenic beaches such as St Paul’s Bay.
With rooftop bars and restaurants, there are some beautiful views of the local countryside and, if you’re searching for homemade and craft gifts to take home, there’s a small but busy shopping area.
This is a sensational place to see the Mediterranean sunset and one of the most romantic places on the island, perfect for honeymoon couples of all ages. It’s about an hour’s drive from Rhodes town and sits above the small village of Kritinia.
The castle was built in the 16th century, 131 metres above the village by the Knights of the Order of St John to protect the region from the Ottoman Turks.
While the island is steeped in history and the views are spectacular, Rhodes also has a pretty impressive nightlife.
There are plenty of bars, especially in The Old Town. Discover hidden bars in the narrow streets, explore around the island and visit the quality beach bars. You can read about a few of them in our top ten beaches in Rhodes post.
Where Can I Book Romantic Tours in Rhodes?
There’s a lot to do and see in Rhodes if you are on your honeymoon and one way to fit everything in is to book on a tour or two. At MBC Travel, our local experts are on hand to create tailored activities that help you discover the best of the island.