1. Kókkini Porta Rossa
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.