At the end of last month, I went to Rhodes- if you hadn’t already seen from my Instagram! This blog post has been a bit delayed because I’ve been sooo busy since I got back, but here I am now, better late than never right?!
My family and my boyfriend went to Rhodes for a week as our 21st birthday present from my mum and stepdad (thankyouuuu!!). It was somewhere we’d never been before and somewhere we felt would have the right balance of things to do and to just chill, and it didn’t disappoint.
Rhodes itself is so beautiful. We chilled in the hotel for a couple of days and then we decided to explore Rhodes old town. It took us a while to find the old town (as it is inside the castle walls, and the only instruction we had was to ‘go through the arch’… and there were loads!) but we did eventually find it and it was really pretty. It wasn’t quite what I’d expected, as I thought all Greek islands looked like they do on Mamma Mia, but nonetheless it was lovely. We wondered through the streets and the market stalls and had dinner in a Greek restaurant too that was delicious.
One of the other reasons we chose to go to Rhodes was because of the watersports it offered. We decided to do Jetskiing and also Parasailing (both of which I was very scared to do at first but I am SO glad I did). There were also a lot more activities to choose from but those were the ones that suited the 5 of us and was stuff we’d all not done before.
After some more chilling around the hotel and attempting to get a tan, we then decided to hire a car and drive around the whole island. We’d planned a few stops on our way, got in the car and began our adventure.
We made a quick stop in Falaraki, which was pretty but didn’t look like there was too much there so we didn’t stop, but it did look beautiful and I know that it’s a popular place to stay in Rhodes! We then drove to Lindos, which was beautiful and looked a lot more like the scenes from mamma Mia, including VERY steep hills! We’d planned to go on a glass bottom boat to caves and private beaches (something I’ve always wanted to do), but unfortunately due to the cloudy weather on that day, the boats weren’t going out which was such a shame! So we trekked back up through the narrow Greek streets and headed on our way further down the to the south of the island.
My stepdad had read a blog post about a guy who drove around the island and recommended to go to a little restaurant in a village called Kattavia that had some old ladies who spoke very little English but produced amazing food, so he set himself a challenge of finding the exact place (with no name of the restaurant to go off) we were welcomed by two little old ladies waving to us and telling us to come to their restaurant in Greek whilst in competition with a man trying to get us to go to his restaurant. The ladies were so so sweet and they really did make some lovely food and cooked everything from fresh. The cutest!
With belly’s full of yummy food, we got back into the car and headed to the most southern point of the island where we were told the two different seas met and you could see the waves crashing against each other due to the different amount of salt in the sea water. It was so interesting to see, as one side of the beach was calm, and the other half was really wavy. We then headed back to the hotel and along the coast roads which were really beautiful, the weather wasn’t the best so we didn’t stop off anywhere but we all made sure to take in the views.
Rhodes does have a lot to offer and a lot to explore, but also is a lovely place to go if you just want a chilled holiday abroad! We all had the best time and had lovely weather which makes it even better, I am sure we will definitely be going back one day in the future. Such a fun holiday, with loads of amazing memories made that we will hold onto forever.
Until next time,