Watched over by the imposing medieval fortifications of Rhodes Town, this unique hotel is as welcoming as it is wonderful. Owners Nikos and Angela have poured love and labour into revamping a ruined townhouse, keeping its history intact – from the creaking floorboards, antique furnishings and exposed stone walls to the ancient mulberry tree shading the garden. Naturally, every effort is made to make sure their guests enjoy a stay to remember, with above-par touches like free minibars in the six guest suites, homegrown herbs pepping up clean, bright Mediterranean dishes, and glorious Greek breakfasts.
Often brushed aside as being just another cheap-and-cheerful package destination, Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, has an alter ego. For history, Rhodes Town is (quite literally) the Holy Grail – the Knights Hospitaller polished the cobblestones of its citadel in the 14th century. Dip into the Unesco World Heritage Old Town today for places to stay that are big on medieval charm, with heavy doors pushing open into courtyards paved with sea pebbles and perfumed with frangipani.
We've searched every corner of this idyllic island to bring you the very best that Rhodes has to offer, from boutique bolt-holes in the shadow of Lindos’ acropolis to seriously stylish sea-facing spa resorts. Read on for our favourites.