Best time to visit: Blessed with a warm, sunny climate, Rhodes is a year-round destination. The most popular months to visit are between May and October.
Key cruising areas: Rhodes is an ideal place to start a yacht charter of the Dodecanese Islands. Your itinerary can be a week or 10-days of island-hopping throughout the southeastern Aegean Sea, from Rhodes to Kos to Patmos, and all in between. This archipelago is found very close to Turkey, so offers the opportunity to explore the wider Eastern Mediterranean on board.
Don't miss: Set sail and spend the day on nearby Simi Island. The architecture here is simply stunning, with colourful houses overlooking the historic port and the beautiful Monastery of Panormitis. Drop anchor and explore this quaint island before returning to Rhodes for the evening.
Best spots for wining and dining: Restaurant Mavrikos in Lindos is one of the most renowned restaurants on the island, with specialist dishes that include risotto and grilled sardines. Within Rhodes Town, Nireas is a family-owned restaurant that has a beautiful vine-shaded patio for lunches and dinners. Ostria Beach Bar is a relaxed, casual place for an afternoon drink with stunning views of the water. For something a little more upscale, 10GR is an elegant bar with over 250 local wines to choose from and an array of traditional Greek snacks to sample.