Magical Places to Stay in Rhodes

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Discover Unique Fairytale Magical Places to Stay in Rhodes - hand-picked by the team at We Love Crete for their special quirkiness or magic.

See our tips for Rhodes travel here.

Melenos Art Boutique Hotel Lindos

Villa Crystalia Rhodes

Lindian Plumeria Lindos - Rhodes

Unique Fairytale Magical Places to Stay in Rhodes - we trust our hand-picked selection will inspire you to create your special memories at the most magical accommodation places in Rhodes.

Unique Fairytale Magical Places to Stay in Rhodes

Porolithos Boutique Hotel Rhodes
Porolithos Boutique Hotel Rhodes

Porolithos Boutique Hotel - a stylish hotel within the walls of the Old Town of Rhodes, in a perfect location to take in the historic atmosphere. A handy yet quiet location and a genuinely historic building.

"Travel is about new places and experiences, but most importantly it’s about the people you meet. Katerina and her husband are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. They were born for the hospitality industry. Nothing is too much trouble. Porolithos is a boutique hotel with only five rooms. It’s not a resort with a pool and spa. It’s an intimate, family run hotel. But if you want a quiet place, away from the noise, then look no further. This is where you should come. I would like to mention breakfast but that would spoil the experience for you. Just book a room ASAP. Thank you Katerina. You were both lovely hosts!"

Spirit of the Knights Boutique Hotel - Rhodes
Spirit of the Knights Boutique Hotel - Rhodes

Spirit of the Knights Boutique Hotel - located on a high point of the old town of Rhodes in a narrow lane way close to the old town walls. This architecturally designed, small guesthouse is just minutes away from the Grand Masters Palace, shops, bars, cafes and restaurants yet in a quiet lane away from the hustle and bustle.

This is a luxury boutique hotel with only 6 rooms, each one different. The restoration of the building was accomplished with close collaboration of architects and archaeologists, the owners keen to restore it with the utmost integrity. The result is magnificent, and travellers rave about the design and presentation, and the exceptional service.

The decoration of the suites is part of the charm and enjoyment of visiting here, with exotic items from Greece, Morocco, Turkey, Persia and the East. The ambience reflects the mercurial, colourful crossroads at Rhodes since ancient times.

Add to that a conscious environmental management approach, from the construction materials to the body care items, and travellers experience something very special, in a family-run enterprise with personal attention.

Avalon Boutique Suites Hotel - Rhodes
Avalon Boutique Suites Hotel - Rhodes

Avalon Boutique Hotel - located in the old town of Rhodes. With only 6 suites, it showcases the character of the medieval building with all modern conveniences. The eclectic mix of styles hints at the modern stylistic of Rhodes itself, which is a cheeky mix of all styles through the ages with a seemingly scant regard for rules.

Rather a blackbird's collection of shiny things, bric-a-brac, fabric and textures culminating in an abundant overflowing of the ages past and present. The Avalon provides a luxurious and elegant experience within the cobbled streets.

Located at 9 Haritos Street - adjacent to the distinctive Knights Street, a skip away from the Grand Masters Palace.

Unique Fairytale Magical Places to Stay in Rhodes - The Old Town

The Old Town House Rhodes

The Old Town House Rhodes
The Old Town House Rhodes

The Old Town House - relax within the walls of Rhodes Old Town close to everything. Be warmly welcomed into this stylishly renovated home full of character. Experience history at every magical step.

Located at 79 Pithagora, close to the main square.

"The Old Town House is located just about 50m from the old town square, but the area is really quiet and the streets are not crowded. Some of the best restaurants in the old town are within short walking distance of the apartment. The apartment was clean and comfortable and it was even cleaned during our stay. The owner and especially the caretaker Kostas were really helpful with everything from taxis to restaurant recommendations. Highly recommended!"


Unique Fairytale Magical Places to Stay in Rhodes - Lindos Village

Lindia Nature Design Hotel - Lindos
Lindia Nature Design Hotel - Lindos

Lindia Nature Design Hotel - an elegant small hotel close to the beach with stylish design, great service and tasty breakfasts.

"The hotel was exceptional. With only 8 rooms, we were made to feel so special and were so welcomed. The staff go above and beyond to ensure that you have the most amazing stay. Our room was a garden view room, but we also had a sea view, which was a lovely surprise. The room was 90 seconds from the beach, so it meant we could nip down to the beach for a swim regularly. The breakfast was incredible, everything so fresh and organic. We looked forward to it daily. The thing that makes this hotel so special is the staff, no ask was too big. They gave fantastic suggestion for walks, dinners, beaches. I would add, if you're staying at the hotel, then you must have dinner there! Its amazing and very reasonable in price."

Melenos Art Boutique Hotel Lindos

Melenos Exclusive Suites Courtyard
Melenos Exclusive Suites Bedroom

Melenos Art Boutique Hotel - in Lindos, stay nowhere else but the most romantic hotel you will ever find - it is exceptional. This hotel has only 12 luxury suites where every detail is exquisite.

The artistry of the buildings, the shapes, the colours and design of the courtyards are all restorative to the eye and the soul. The style and design can only be matched by the location overlooking the main bay of Lindos. It is such a great location that there is a restaurant on the roof top terrace. Take your special partner here and just ease into the very essence of Lindos; romance in every stone.

Unique Fairytale Magical Places to Stay in Rhodes - Lindos Village

Casita Casita Lindos Rhodes
Casita Casita Lindos Rhodes

Casita Casita Lindos - sitting just outside of the white washed village in fields and olive groves, this modern design gives you the feeling of space yet a traditional Greek charm. Be well looked after here and stroll to beaches, the village, acropolis and the many tavernas and cafes on offer in Lindos.

"What a gorgeous little boutique hotel! Perfect spot, right next to main Lindos beach (though we preferred St Paul’s Bay) and a short walk into town, or the bus station if needed. The decor of the general hotel was stunning! The hostesses were wonderful; so kind and welcoming. They gave us lots of restaurant recommendations as well as things to do. The breakfasts were also amazing - so filling, excellent quality and filled us up for the entire day!"

Lindian Plumeria Lindos - Rhodes

Lindian Plumeria Lindos - Rhodes
Lindian Plumeria Lindos - Rhodes

Lindian Plumeria - stay in the centre of the village and experience the atmosphere of the narrow white-washed lane ways. This 3-bedroom villa, with a pool, is spacious with high end design features at every turn. Just 100 metres from the beach, a delightful home away from home.

"The villa was everything we wanted. Traditional yet contemporary finish with all the facilities we needed. Ideal location in the town but far enough away from the noise of the bars late at night."

Villa Danae - Lindos Rhodes
Villa Danae - Lindos Rhodes

Villa Danae - situated in a quiet residential area close to the centre of Lindos, with easy access to the beaches. This 1 bedroom villa welcomes 3 guests in comfort. Enjoy the courtyard area with BBQ, with great amenities. Receive excellent local hospitality. The view from the balcony is breathtaking.

"The villa was beautiful, very comfortable well-equipped with high technology spotless, ideally located just a few minutes walk to all the beaches in Lindos. A very quiet street and a terrace with a fantastic view to the Acropolis. Andreas was the most amazing host, generous and kind, who represented the best of Greek hospitality."

Accommodation Dotted About the Island

Unique Fairytale Magical Places to Stay in Rhodes

Red Door in Koskinou - Rhodes
Red Door in Koskinou - Rhodes

Red Door in Koskinou - the village of Koskinou Κοσκινού is only 6 km from the city centre, yet a world away. Enjoy this hilltop village with its old streets with traditional houses decorated in bright colours.

This accommodation is modern and comfortable, it is a 2 bedroom apartment with loft style, a fully-equipped kitchen and lovely open patio. The traditional pebble mosaic floors are particularly beautiful.

Explore Rhodes from your very own Rhodian style home.

"Exceptional. The apartment is really beautiful! The old part of the village is also amazingly beautiful and we enjoyed our stay a lot. The owner was very friendly and helpful, the apartment was perfectly clean and well equipped, with everything you need also for cooking. The city of Rhodes is less than 15 minutes by car, also the Waterpark is very near. We can definitely recommend this place!"

Sun Petradi Rhodes
Sun Petradi - Koskinou - Rhodes

Sun Petradi - located in the old quarter of Koskinou Κοσκινού village, this quaint and cosy home is a perfect blend of the modern and traditional.

This is a 2 bedroom home with style and character, offering a fully-equipped kitchen and free parking. An opportunity to experience real island life, living like a local.

"The apartment is just... Amazing!! Everything is clean and you can feel love and a lot of care in every details!! It's so well equipped that we felt at home from the first day! Christiana and her husband are lovely people that take care of their guests, answer to every question any time and sort everything you need out with kindness and generosity. The best host ever (we traveled a lot so we can say!) ! We'll come back there for sure when it will be possible and we recommend this apartment to everyone! Even the position is strategic to visit Rodos."

Ataviros Hotel
Ataviros Mountain Rhodes

Ataviros Hotel - mountain climbers and nature lovers will be drawn to this location. Mount Ataviros Ατάβυρος is the highest in the Dodecanese. This place is built of stone and wood into the hillside. Look out over the Aegean Sea from the small village of Embonas Έμπωνας in the south-west of Rhodes, surrounded by nature, olive groves and fresh air.

Find the temple of Zeus at the top of the mountain, and visit the ruins at Ancient Kameiros. Or sit back and taste the local wines. An affordable hotel with the embrace of nature all around.

"The hotel is in a wonderful location, next to Ataviros mountain. Nice and quiet place next to the center of Embonas village. The staff is nice and the breakfast is good. Wineries where you can get to know local wines and wine making within walking distance."

Top Tip from We Love Crete

Our top tip for unique fairytale magical places to stay in Rhodes!

Villa Crystalia Rhodes

Villa Crystalia Rhodes
Villa Crystalia Rhodes

Villa Crystalia - this extraordinary villa sits directly on the beach in south-east Rhodes, offering 6 bedrooms welcoming 11 guests. Enjoy the outdoor charm under shades of sticky roofs, live here comfortably with the fully-equipped kitchen, outdoor fire, infinity pool and be surrounded by exquisite boho-chic design. Just 50 km from the airport.

Entertain or relax on the many terraces and patios, by the pool or stroll 100 metres to the beach.

This quality villa is so new and so stunning, it will blow your socks off!

Lemon Tree House Rhodes
Lemon Tree House Rhodes

Lemon Tee House - relax in the village of Malonas Μαλώνας, 35 km south of Rhodes town.

This traditional village home has been restored with care. Enjoy the private courtyard, the 2-bedroom villa and self-cater with your own kitchen and facilities. The house is close to the central square and main church, stroll to shops and cafes and experience village life away from tourism. Yet you are 5 minutes drive from the beach.

"Well equipped, lovely property, nice and quiet. People in the village very friendly and helpful."

Love of Windmills

Magical places to stay in Rhodes in windmills.

Medieval Windmill Old Rhodes Town
Medieval Windmill Old Rhodes Town

Medieval Windmill Rhodes - your very own piece of history within the old town of Rhodes. A very affordable historic accommodation with an exceptional balcony view.

With its characteristic red roof, high setting and central location, this windmill offers a truly unique experience in Rhodes.

“The panoramic view from the completely private terrace of the mill is exceptional. The same goes for the room on the second floor. The location is ideal for visiting the old town of Rhodes. The owner is very responsive and discreet at the same time.”

Mythica Tower Mill Beach House Rhodes
Mythica Tower Mill Beach House Rhodes

Mythica Tower Mill Beach House - for the lovers of windmills. This experience will get the wind in your hair. Located right on the beach at Ialyssos Ιαλυσός, you have a luxury 4-bedroom beach house with a twist (excuse the pun). Stylish accommodation for up to 11 guests, it is just the place for a romantic holiday or an extraordinary family reunion.

Guests love the views, the proximity to the water and the restaurant right next door. They love the unique ambience and friendly warm welcome. 6 km from Rhodes Old Town and 5 km from the airport

"The mill is incredibly quaint. The rooms and the flair unique. We are very happy to have spent our time in Rhodes with Anna and Chris. One step from the porch and you're almost on the water."

We trust you enjoy your travel in Rhodes with our hand-picked selection of magical places to stay in Rhodes!

Melenos Art Boutique Hotel Lindos Stairs

Getting to Rhodes

Crete to Rhodes - the ferry journey from Crete to Rhodes takes you to the islands of Kassos, Karpathos and Chalki. It is possible to island hop between Crete and these islands on the way to Rhodes.

There are options to travel from Crete to Rhodes (or return):

  • Ferry with ANEK Lines
  • Flight with Sky Express
  • Flight via Athens with Aegean Airlines
  •  Flight via Athens with Olympic Airlines
  • Flight via Karpathos with Olympic Airlines

The ferry journey from Crete to Rhodes with Blue Star Ferries takes 10-14 hours, fare for a shared berth is around €90, there are cheaper and more expensive options.

The quickest way to get from Crete to Rhodes is to fly. The flight from Heraklion to Rhodes takes about 1 hour. There are about 10 departures per week in peak season, costing approximately €80-160.

In the quieter season, when direct flights do not depart, it makes a lot of sense to fly from Heraklion to Athens and then to Rhodes. Aegean Air flies both routes and this can be more economical than expected. Flying time from Heraklion to Athens is approximately 1 hour, as is the flying time from Athens to Rhodes. Leaving time for connections, it is still possible to do this in a morning or an afternoon.

We encourage our visitors to choose electric or hybrid vehicles when renting. Click below to choose your car for Rhodes. Having a car in Rhodes is a great idea as it is 80 by 38 km with loads to explore beyond the Old Town.

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