The romance and beauty of Rhodes leave a lasting impression. This versatile and popular island has a unique charm thanks to its beguiling combination of pristine beaches, sublime natural landscapes and fascinating historic sites.
Here you can dine on meze next to sparkling harbours, sip local wines while watching sunset, and hike to natural springs and hilltop castles. Wander through bougainvillea-strewn cobblestone streets, and stroll along the sandy shores of secluded beaches. History buffs will love the ancient ruins, medieval citadels and Templar castles, and active couples can indulge in a range of exciting activities.
Whether you’re seeking a Greek honeymoon destination or simply looking to sweep your beloved off their feet, here’s our guide to some of the most romantic things to do in Rhodes.
Indulge in a Little Beach Time
According to mythology, the sun god Helios blessed Rhodes upon seeing its beauty when he inherited it from Zeus. Whether or not you believe this origin tale, there’s little doubt that Rhodes is one of the sunniest islands in Greece. Whether you want to find a secluded spot to top up your tan, take a sunset stroll along white sandy shores or indulge in a range of watersports, you’re sure to find your perfect beach to enjoy the sun.
Start your stay in Rhodes with a sailing trip, and we’ll introduce you to some of the most beautiful beaches and secluded bays, including Anthony Quinn Bay and Kallithea. So you can enjoy a loved-up day at sea together and plan a return to your favourite spots.
Adventure seekers will adore the windsurfing and kitesurfing on the windswept beaches of Ialysos and Ixia. And if you really want to get off the beaten track, rent a car and head south to remote Prasonisi, a windsurfer’s paradise.
Stroll the Medieval Streets of Rhodes Old Town
As you pass the imposing stone gates into Rhodes Old Town, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported into a medieval fairy-tale. Inside, it’s a maze of tiny cobblestone streets, magnificent medieval sites, religious buildings, and a multitude of shops, bars and restaurants all beautifully blended together.
It can be confusing to get your bearings, so take a guided tour of the main medieval and Jewish sites, before venturing off to wander side-streets, shop for souvenirs and gifts, and savour delicious Greek food.
At night, the atmosphere changes. Lanterns and candles flicker in the dark, the scent of flowers heightens, and there are plenty of dreamy spots to enjoy a sundowner before indulging in a romantic meal for two.
For the Love of Food
It’s often said that the way to somebody’s heart is through their stomach. And this is especially true in Greece. Food is an inherent part of Greek culture, and the Greek people love to share their cuisine with visitors. With an abundance of simple, freshly prepared, seasonal dishes and romantic restaurants, couples love dining out on Rhodes.
For a true taste of Rhodes, our seven-hour food experience will introduce you to local cuisine and guide you towards hidden food gems on our island. Alternatively hop on our new Rhodes fishing trip for an opportunity to catch your own dinner!
You may be surprised to learn that Rhodes also produces some wonderful Greek wines. Whether you’re looking for the perfect bottle to share over sunset or seeking some tasty mementoes to take home, our Rhodes wine tasting experience is sure to offer some mouth-watering surprises.
For a romantic day out in Rhodes, look no further than lovely Lindos. This tiny town houses an abundance of sugar cube houses and petite churches climbing up the hilltop, where an ancient settlement awaits. Take a stroll through the flower-lined cobblestone streets, stopping to admire the view. Wander amongst crumbling ruins atop the ancient acropolis, or chill out on the golden sands lapped by emerald sea.
In the evening Lindos dials up the romance even further with rooftop bars and restaurants, perfect for a sunset cocktail or idyllic evening meal.
Enjoy a Bespoke Island Tour
We’ve covered some of the main romantic things to do in Rhodes, but there are plenty more experiences that provide the perfect backdrop to love. Spend a day relaxing at peaceful Kallithea Springs, wander through forest paths to Epta Piges, hike to Monolithos Castle, climb Profitis Ilias, or appreciate nature at the Valley of the Butterflies.
In addition to our Rhodes private tours and shore excursions, we can arrange a bespoke island tour to the places you’d love to share with your loved one. To find out more or arrange a tour, contact Rhodes Experience. We’re ready to help you plan your dream Rhodes Experience.