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About Dodecanese

An archipelago on the southeastern side of Greece, lying between the Cyclades and Turkey, the Dodecanese are perfect for those wishing to bathe in the sun or soak in some culture. Translated as "Twelve Islands", they have long been fought over by Minoans, Persians, Crusaders, Ottomans, Brits and Germans due to their strategic importance. Beloved by hikers, windsurfers and scuba divers as much as they are adored by archaeologists, they are defined by their rugged landscapes, peaceful beaches, azure waters and wealth of ancient and medieval architecture. Our collection of the best places to stay in the Dodecanese are equally varied from luxury beach hotels to quaint historic properties.

What not to miss

  • Rhodes, defined by its wonderfully-preserved walled medieval town, cobblestone streets and museums.
  • Kos, for its sandy beaches, bright blue waters, medieval castles and ancient ruins.
  • Leros, a smaller and less-well-known island, with olive-groves and shipwrecks is perfect for scuba divers.
  • Tilo, the spiritual home of naturalists and bird-watchers, with rare species of flowers and birds and rugged mountainsides.
  • Kalymnos, for students of antiquity, with its Mycenaean ruins, early-Christian settlement and sunken ancient city.
  • Karpathos, for its vineyards, olive groves, pine forests and traditional atmosphere.

Rhodes

The largest island in the group, Rhodes is one of the best places to stay in the Dodecanese if you're looking for a gateway to the other islands. The UNESCO-listed Old Town is strikingly medieval and its seven-gated wall, cobblestone streets, archaic palaces with coats-of-arms and archaeological museums are really worth exploring. There are some picturesque parks there too, like Rodini, which are full of butterflies and peacocks.

Kos

Most of the package holiday hotels are on the southern side of the island, which also has some of the nicest beaches. There are many ancient sites and ruins, like Nerantzia Castle at the entrance to the port, and authentically-Greek mountaintop villages like Asfendiou. This is the island where Hippocrates, largely considered to be the founder of modern medicine, taught his students beneath a two-thousand-year-old plane tree, which is still there besides the ruins of the ancient town.

Patmos

Patmos is where St. John experienced the visions which inspired the Bible's Revelations. So it's the place to go for travellers looking to rejuvenate their souls as well as their bodies. Patmos is also the greenest of the island group, so one of the best places to stay in the Dodecanese for hikers. The mountain top village of Chora is definitely one of the highlights of the Dodecanese. It's by St. John's cave, a monastery in his name, and there are numerous walks in the area, many offering spectacular views.

Leros

This is probably the perfect destination if you want to relax because time on this island passes slowly and calmly. There are lush olive groves, pure and tranquil seas, low plains and freshwater streams. Scubadiving is popular here due to the mass of WWII shipwrecks off the coastline.

Symi

While it doesn't boast the most beautiful beaches, it has gorgeously clear waters, stunning varied coastline and one of Greece's most spectacular harbours.

Kastellorizo

So far to the south of Rhodes that it's left off many maps of the Dodecanese. Which is great if your idea of one of the best places to stay in the Dodecanese is remote and traditional.

Daytrips

While not having many hotels, these islands are well worth seeing on day trips from either Kos or Rhodes:

Kalymnos: for ancient sites

The islanders are great harvesters of sea-sponges, but the real charm of the island lies in the wealth of archaeological sites here. In Pothia, the capital, you can go to the archaeological museum and see the displays of Mycenaean and Early-Christian artefacts found in the old sunken city. In the area of Ellinika, you can see remains from the Bronze Age, Classical and Early-Christian eras like tombstones and hilltop fortresses. You can even go scuba-diving and see the sunken city for yourself!

Karpathos: for traditional life

A small island still clinging to the roots of the past, the locals speak a curious dialect and still wear traditional garments and proudly celebrate ancient festivals. Full of vineyards, olive groves facing the sea and pine-forested mountains. Homer called it "many-winded" and for good reason; it is perfect for windsurfing.

Tilos: for naturists and hikers

This small and charming island is great for hiking due to its mix of rocky terrain and lush green valleys. Full of flowers and rare species' of birds, it is a treasure trove for naturists and has some beautiful stone houses and hilltop medieval castles.

The best places to stay in Dodecanese

Rhodes

  • The Rodos Park Suites is ideal for families. Comfortable and modern, this hotel has a full-size pool as well as being close to the beach.
  • The Hotel Nikos Takis is the one to book if you appreciate unique accommodation. Expect jacuzzis in each suite, a private yacht and helicopter charter and the use of a guitar or accordion to serenade your lover. This is definitely one of the best places to stay in the Dodecanese for honeymooners too.
  • Ideally located for exploring the city and great value for money, Domus Rodus is the perfect accommodation for young people. With bikes for hire and restaurants within walking distance, it is a great little hotel!
  • Elegant and airy, the Marco Polo Mansion is a gorgeous historic townhouse with high ceilings and sumptuous breakfasts. Great for exploring the city.
  • Zacosta Villa Hotel stands in the heart of Rhodes, a charming old-fashioned boutique hotel complete with a sumptuous breakfast and beautiful courtyard. Romantic, authentic and intimate.
  • In Camera Art Boutique Hotel is ideal for families. A chic boutique hotel with a lot of character and colour, the individually-designed rooms are furnished with original works of photography.
  • Spirit of the Knights is the perfect place for a romantic weekend away. The elegant rooms are traditionally furnished, there is a rooftop jacuzzi, private yoga classes and massage therapy. Utterly divine.
  • Rodos Palladium sits on a blue-flag beach and boasts amazing views of the sea. A 5* resort with multiple restaurants, a spa and a lagoon-like swimming pool, it is an oasis of calm. Spellbinding.
  • Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa is where you go to be pampered silly. This trendy 5* resort has a spoiling spa, a private beach and contemporary rooms with private balconies. Great for large families.
  • Melenos Lindos is a romantic boutique seaside escape. With large Moorish-style rooms boasting gorgeous views of the Aegean, a classy rooftop restaurant and only minutes from the beach, it is ideal for couples looking for authenticity and seclusion.
  • St. Nikolis Hotel is located in the cobbled heart of the Old Town, set in a beautiful 14th-century building crawling with ivy. The individually-decorated rooms are full of historic artefacts and emblems, and in the evening guests can enjoy Greek dishes cooked from the traditional stone oven. Authentic and warm.
  • Lindos Blu is romance enshrined. With its own private beach, two fantastic restaurants, top-of-the-range spa and private balconies facing the sea, it is a beautiful seaside escape.
  • Koukos Guesthouse is an authentic and picturesque property, offering rooms styled in an Alpine-like decor, a fantastic restaurant and sandy beaches only a stone's throw away.

Kos

  • Aqua Blu Hotel and Spa is an idyllic seafront property just 15 minutes walk from the centre of Kos Town. A luxurious, adult-only, hotel complete with gourmet restaurants and a top-notch spa.

Patmos

  • Our particular favourite on Patmos is the 9 Muses, which as well as offering superb accommodation is very reasonably priced.
  • Understated but romantic, Petra Hotel & Suites offer classic sprawling rooms with great views, private balconies and wide terraces. The restaurant is simply divine and artworks hang throughout the property.

Symi

  • The Old Markets Hotel is located in the heart of Old Symi. It offers stylish rooms, gourmet food and is within easy reach of both beaches and sights.
  • Simple, tranquil and elegant, the Opera House is a beautiful townhouse just a stone's throw from the harbour. With simple classic rooms, balconies and gorgeous views, it is excellent value for money.
  • A small and stylish hotel in a picturesque little village in Symi, the Hotel Kokona offers cool and contemporary rooms, luxurious bathrooms and wonderful breakfasts. Ideal for couples looking for intimacy.
  • If you're looking for an authentically Greek stay, look no further than Hotel Emporio. The bright and beautiful rooms are decorated with artworks and the terrace boasts breathtaking views of the sea.

Astipalea

  • Pylaia Boutique Hotel is a beautiful whitewashed building boasting amazing seaside views. The rooms are light, contemporary and airy, there are two swimming pools, a small spa and a restaurant with a fantastic selection of Greek wine. A spoiling, classically Greek stay.

Leros

  • Archontiko Angelou is a pink and white villa built in 1895. It offers six rooms and is very close to one of the island's best beaches. Plus its excellent value for money.

Kastellorizo

  • Mediterraneo is the perfect boutique hotel to stay in to appreciate this remote island. There's no pool, but there is a ladder in its courtyard that leads directly into the turquoise blue of the harbour!

For an apartment or villa

  • Our partner Booking.com has a wide range of villas and apartments in the Dodecanese.

Travel information

  • Fly to Rhodes or Kos, where you can get ferries to any of the islands.
  • If you want to rent a car we recommend you contact our partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to travel is between May and September when the weather is hot and the seas are warm.

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Best Hotels in Dodecanese

  • Hotel Kokona Dodecanese, Symi 10 rooms from £52

    Value chic  -  A smartly designed hotel offered at very reasonable rates.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Monastery of the Archangel Michael Panormitis.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    A chic small hotel situated in a quaint village on the picturesque island of Symi. Uniformly styled rooms are cleanly designed and contemporary with soft hues, designer lights and luxurious bathrooms. Serving indulgent breakfasts and with easy access to the island's many attractions. See More

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  • Opera House Symi 29 rooms from £55

    Families  -  Peaceful self catering apartments in Symi's lovely centre, with shared garden and plenty of space to run around.
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the major Monastery complex at Panormitis.
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    Tranquil oasis, simple attractive rooms and apartments, two minutes walk up the hill from the harbour. Relaxed and charming, with views of the village and a small courtyard bar for hanging out. Well positioned and reasonably priced. See More

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  • 9 Muses Patmos 12 rooms from £52

    Restaurant  -  Dine by the pool or on your own verandah
    Views  -  Incredible views over the Aegean Sea
    Sights nearby  -  Cave of Revelations
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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    A serene small resort with stunning views over the Aegean. Bungalow suites are named after the Muses and simply yet stylishly furnished. Lovely pool area, where you can dine under the stars. Perfect for those who want the Greek Island experience without the crowds. See More

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  • Archontiko Angelou Leros 10 rooms from £59

    Country Escape  -  A completely charming rural property set in lovely gardens filled with the music of goat bells and cicades.
    Beach Life  -  Within easy access of lovely sandy beaches, explore the coast and discover hidden coves and bays.
    Diving  -  The B&B can organise great diving opportunities to see both marine life and WW2 underwater wrecks.
    Great walks  -  Head out from the hotel and explore the surrounding countryside and villages.
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    A charming 1895 country house, set in lovely grounds filled with red, pink and white geraniums. This stunning villa is walking distance to the island's best beaches. Charming rooms with traditional tiled floors and antique furniture and an honesty bar in the garden. A wonderful Grecian rural escape. See More

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  • Kyma Rooms & Suites Kardamena, Kos 17 rooms from £61

    Families  -  Larger suites with cot options and child friendly design fixtures, welcoming guests of all ages
    Local exploring  -  Explore the town of Kardamaina and its bars, restaurants and scenic countryside
    Value chic  -  Smart recently renovated accommodation at bargain basement prices
    Beach Life  -  Right on the beachfront, with rooms overlooking the ocean
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    A chic beachside hotel set in Kardamaina. Spacious, bright rooms are chic and contemporary and come in various sizes making this ideal for families. Large private terraces offer spectacular sea views. Just a stroll from the beach, this is a perfect base for a family holiday - it's great value too! See More

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  • Saint Michel Hotel Rhodes 11 rooms from £70

    Full of character  -  This historic stay is packed full of character with exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, antiques, and four-poster beds
    Local exploring  -  Ideally located for getting around the Old Town of Rhodes, two minutes from the centre and five from the harbour
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic centre of Rhodes Town with the Street of Knights, Clock Tower and Grand Master's Palace
    Less £  -  With rooms offered well below 100 Euros in the low season, this is a very reasonably priced stay
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    A traditional hotel in Rhodes Town centre, set in an 800-year-old building. Simple and homely accommodation with cosy traditional rooms and a roof terrace overlooking the city and the bay. Perfect to keep costs low while exploring the lovely Old City. See More

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  • Old Town Senses Boutique Hotel Rhodes 8 rooms from £76

    Local exploring  -  This charming modern hotel offers 8 suites ideally placed for exploring the remarkable UNESCO heritage site of Old Town Rhodes
    Boutique  -  A small boutique stay with a personalised touch seen in the likes of the bespoke itineries arranged for guests
    Contemporary  -  While the design is definitely influenced by local traditions, the feel is modern, natural, and minimalist
    Sights nearby  -  Just down the road you will find the Clock Tower and the Grand Master’s Palace
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    A brilliant little hotel, right in the heart of Old Town Rhodes. Modern minimalist decor throughout, white on white with soft neutral tones and a heavy use of wood, glass, metal and stone. The suites offer every comfort and the staff are helpful and friendly. Quiet but close to all the action. See More

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  • Marco Polo Mansion Rhodes Town 7 rooms from £78

    Families  -  The restaurant is locally popular for its relaxed ambiance and creative dishes such as slow-cooked octopus in sea urchin sauce
    Value chic  -  An atmospheric mansion, with indivdually decorated Eastern style rooms filled with antiques and Orientel rugs
    Walking distance restaurants  -  Nearby are one of best clusters of restaurants in town, in Platonos Square
    Historic  -  A former Ottoman official’s residence, packed full of character
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    Live like an Ottoman pasha in this stylish townhouse in the heart of the old town. There's an elegant homely feel with large, high-ceilinged rooms featuring prettily draped four poster beds. With a popular restaurant and friendly staff, this is a lovely place to explore the city from. See More

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  • Spirit of the Knights Rhodes Town 6 rooms from £82

    Sights nearby  -  Set in the Old Town (a World Heritage Site) there are attractions such as the Grand Masters Palace within walking distance
    Boutique  -  The rooms are period in design but look closely and you will find added luxuries such as bathtubs and Coco-mat mattresses
    Families  -  Some of the suites are designed with mezzanines which is a fun and convenient setup for families
    Historic  -  The building dates back to the times of the Crusaders and is packed full of original features
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    A gorgeous and historic boutique hotel with all its original features in the old town of Rhodes. Rooms and suites are all individually styled and set around the central courtyard. Period in design, expect warm hues, antiques, and some have a mezzanine. A characterful base to explore from. See More

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  • Pylaia Boutique Hotel Astipalea, Astypalaia 25 rooms from £82

    Beach Life  -  A lovely hillside property on one of Greece's most unspoilt islands.
    Sailing  -  Take a boat trip to the gorgeous islands of Koutsomiti and Kounoupes.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a walk up to the 13th-century Venetian castle.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
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    Lovely white washed property with a great vantage point of the island. Chic light and airy rooms are a haven of tranquility and many feature great sea views. Modern Mediterranean cuisine and great Greek wines. A small spa and two gorgeous pools. A stylish option on a rugged and unspoilt island. See More

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  • Lindos Comfy Suites Rhodes 21 rooms from £85

    Romantic Break  -  With discreet private suites, a chic rooftop terrace and stylish interior design, book this hotel for a romantic couples' break
    Local exploring  -  Set in the heart of Rhodes, facing the island's most famous landmark, this hotel makes a great base for local exploring
    Families  -  This hotel offers a larger maisonette for parents travelling with a child, making this a good option for families
    Sights nearby  -  Hike to the acropolis of Lindos via the 1000-foot climb on the trail from the village, and enjoy panoramic views from the top
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    This newly-renovated hotel sits opposite the Acropolis of Lindos in the heart of Rhodes. Interiors are airy, bright and minimalist, with a breezy palette of grey and white broken up by wooden beams and pretty wall sketches. Head to the hotel's roof terrace for romantic sunset views. See More

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  • F Charm Hotel Rhodes 8 rooms from £95

    Romantic Break  -  An elegant and charming spot for a Greek getaway, with origianl mosiac floors and a courtyard, just five minutes from the beach
    Groups  -  Groups should take the 5 person cottage; up date design and a fully equipped kitchen make this a great choice
    Sights nearby  -  Take a wander to the ancient Acropolis, a fascinating historical sight that is well worth checking out
    Great walks  -  Explore the whitewashed streets of Lindos on foot, or wander down to St. Paul's Bay
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    A relaxed and elegant boutique in the picturesque town of Lindos, Rhodes. The simple chic rooms offer white on white decor, comfortable beds, original artworks, and splashes of local craft design. The on-site breakfast is flavoursome and delicious and you are a short walk from Lindos' best eateries. See More

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  • Zacosta Villa Hotel Rhodes Town 6 rooms from £97

    Charming  -  Expect design that feels traditional (think heavy four posters & antiques) but with added luxuries like posturepedic mattresses
    Romantic Break  -  For a romantic stay, book the Gran Maestro suite - boasting a kingsize canopy bed, spacious salon area and candlelit spa bath
    Owner managed  -  The host John is really part of the charm with laidback hospitality and bags of local knowledge
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the centre of mediaeval Rhodes Old Town, close to the Knights Castle and museums
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    A charming small owner-managed hotel set in central Rhodes. Beautifully styled rooms blend the building's original features with contemporary art and simple modern furniture. There's a lovely courtyard terrace and delicious breakfasts. Great value, romantic, and walking distance to the beach. See More

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  • Kos Imperial Thalasso Kos, Kos 384 rooms from £102

    Active Holiday  -  With tennis, diving, watersports, canoeing and windsurfing available, this hotel is perfect for an active beach holiday
    Families  -  Family friendly rooms, a kids club and a raft of activities to keep everyone busy
    Beach Life  -  Located right on the front in Kos' Psalidi Beach
    Sights nearby  -  Immerse yourself in the history of this island at the ancient Greek ruins, or enjoy the spectacular sea views
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    A sprawling modern resort, offering a pantheon of choices in both gourmet and casual dining, beach and watersports activities, and wellness and relaxation treatments. Interiors have a cool Mediterranean style and feel more intimate than your usual resort. Perfect for a family beach break. See More

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  • Fashion Hotel Nikos Takis Rhodes Town 8 rooms from £104

    Romantic Break  -  The boudoir type suites are very atmospheric with deep colours, rich fabrics, beamed celilings and hot tubs
    Watersports  -  Close to the hotel a watersports centre which offers waterskiing, jet skiing, pedal boating and canoeing
    Sights nearby  -  Walking distance from both the Collachium and the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
    Designer  -  Renovated by the well-known fashion designers Nikos and Takis, this is a unique boutique stay
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    An atmospheric and glamourous boutique hideaway set within the Old Town. Vibrant brightly painted rooms with prettily draped four-poster beds and Indian wall hangings. Terraces offer lovely city views. Full of character and well positioned for city exploring. See More

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  • Mediterraneo Kastellorizo 7 rooms from £104

    Beach Life  -  A colourful old mansion boasting a terrace where one can flop straight into the sea from
    Hideaway  -  With just seven rooms and an island setting this is perfect for complete escapism
    Sights nearby  -  Take a boat trip to the island's famous Blue Grotto or hop on a boat to Kas for the day - just a few miles away
    Remote  -  One of the least known islands in the Dodecanese, just 20 mins by boat from Kas, Turkey
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    A colourful boutique hotel in a less visited corner of The Dodecanese. The seven rooms are uniquely styled. The garden rooms boast Ottoman-style platform beds while the suite's terrace is just steps from the sea. Meditteranean breakfasts are served and dinners can be arranged. A tranquil hideaway. See More

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  • Michelangelo Resort & Spa Kos, Kos 253 rooms from £110

    Spa breaks  -  Michelangelo's Therme Spa consists of 5 treatment rooms, offering Thalassotherapy, and wellness practices from around the world
    Beach Life  -  The hotel is located next to Agios Fokas' shingle beach and is a 10 minute bus ride away from Kos' sandy beaches
    Family  -  With cots, kids clubs, babysitting services and an over 16s spa, this hotel has something for the whole family
    Sights nearby  -  Many historical sights, as well as Kos' natural beauty, are a short journey away, such as the Tree of Hippocrates and Kos Castle
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    With breathtaking sea views from the rooms, luscious gardens and indulgent spa packages and treatments, as well as excellent service and dining, The Michelangelo Resort and Spa offers holidaymakers a wonderful all round family experience just 10 minutes away from the town of Kos. See More

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  • Rodos Palladium RHODES, Rhodes 377 rooms from £111

    Spa breaks  -  Treatments range from hot stone massage to a series of water experiences including the ancient Arabian cleansing ritual of Rasul
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Plenty to keep busy with including basketball & volleyball courts, mini golf, table tennis, beach volley, boccia, and soccer
    Sights nearby  -  Located 15 minutes from Rhodes Old Town where guests can visit the Grand Master’s Palace & wander the pretty streets
    Families  -  With family suites, a kids' club plus the swimming pools and beach - this is an easy choice for families
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    A contemporary five-star hotel set on the beach with a fantastic spa. Rooms and suites, all with private sea-facing balconies, have pastel furnishings and a beachy ambience. Expect tropical gardens, a lagoon-style swimming pool, and multiple restaurants - you really needn't leave your hotel! See More

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  • Diamond Deluxe Hotel Kos, Kos 110 rooms from £113

    Total relaxation  -  Relax with an extensive and impressive range of wellness and massage treatments, local wines, luxury rooms and beachfront site
    Romantic Break  -  This adult only hotel boasts top of the range massage and relaxation services, some specifically for couples
    Beach Life  -  On the beachfront and fully equipped to provide the full beach holiday experience
    Spa  -  Mazarin Spa offers chromotherapy treatments, hamam, sauna, an indoor pool and 5 treatment rooms, charges apply for some services
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    Luxury adult-only hotel boasting sumptuous relaxation facilities, with a fantastic spa, indoor and outdoor pools and two restaurants. Rooms & suites offer contemporary, clean and polished design; there are swim-up options, and Diamond Suites have their own pool. Perfect for a grown-up beach break. See More

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  • St Nikolis Hotel Rodos, Rhodes 20 rooms from £117

    Local exploring  -  An ideal base for soaking up the history and culture of Rhodes, situated on a quiet cobbled street in the medieval Old Town
    Families  -  Families are made very welcome. Children will love exploring the historic building and there are inter-connecting rooms too
    Owner managed  -  The warm hosts have been running the hotel for years and you can see it in the service. everything works like clockwork
    Romantic Break  -  Transport yourselves to another time, with traditional suites and rooms overlooking the arches, ramparts and moats
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    A delightful family-run hotel in a charming 14th-century building. Individually decorated rooms are awash with heritage and emblems of the rich history of Rhodes. Breakfasts are served in the sun-dappled courtyard. Conveniently located in the heart of the cobbled old town. See More

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  • Koukos Guesthouse Rhodes 6 rooms from £120

    Restaurant  -  Traditional Koukos cuisine is served in the restaurant which includes the island's unique and delicious stonebaked pizza
    Full of character  -  The historic building is full of character with wonky walls, fireplaces, beamed ceilings, and original tiled floors
    Romantic Break  -  Pick the atmospheric Elytis Suite which comes complete with a fireplace and a hot tub large enough for two
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary and wander around the pretty Old Town
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    A good value guesthouse combining Greek-rustic style, with quirky traditional decor and excellent home-cooked food. The property is crammed with antiques, and coco-mat bedding ensures comfort. Stay here for a fun holiday within easy walking distance of sandy beaches and Rhodes’ Old Town. See More

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  • Trinity Boutique Hotel Rhodes Town 6 rooms from £125

    Local exploring  -  Located in the historic centre of Rhodes, this hotel makes a great base for local exploring
    City Style  -  Housed in a beautiful heritage building in the old town, this hotel has reams of style
    Romantic Break  -  The romantic suites and pretty internal courtyard make this a great choice for couples
    Diving  -  Explore the Aegean's rich marine life with a scuba dive; enquire at the hotel for recommendations on diving schools
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    A historic boutique hotel in the heart of Rhodes Old Town. Rooms have simple interior design, allowing the building's original features to shine through. There are exposed stone walls throughout and the best suites have a freestanding tub. Enjoy breakfast in the pretty courtyard; an elegant hotel. See More

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  • In Camera Art Boutique Hotel Rhodes 6 rooms from £132

    Designer  -  The chic design blends original features such as stained glass, original hamams and pebble mosaic flooring with modern flare
    City Style  -  The hotel was 16 years in the making; designed by a photographer the aesthetic is unique, considered, and very stylish
    Self catering  -  All four suites have self catering facilities ideal for longer stays or independent travellers
    Art Classes  -  Enjoy one-day photography workshops and island tours with famous photographer Nikos Kasseris
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    A chic boutique with plenty of character. Individually decorated rooms and suites (some of which sleep up to five) keep the building's original features but feel fresh, bold, and modern. Enjoy epic views from the terrace which is complete with a hot tub. A stylish base in the Old Town. See More

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  • Rodos Niohori Elite Suites Rhodes 3 rooms from £137

    Sights nearby  -  Within easy reach of the main sights- the medieval city, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights, and the Suleiman Mosque
    Families  -  The perfect spot for a family break, with four person suites, interconnected rooms, baby safety gates and babysitting services
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Grab a book and a drink and head down to the courtyard to soak up the tranquilty and history of this unique spot
    Local exploring  -  Ideally placed for exploring this historic town and close to the ferry port for island hopping
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    A wonderfully restored 19th-century listed Rhodes mansion on a quiet pedestrian street in the centre of the town. The multi-room suites offer designer Italian furnishings, high beam ceilings, private terraces and large bathrooms. An excellent breakfast is served in the charming central courtyard. See More

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  • White Rock of Kos Kos, Dodecanese Islands, Kos 41 rooms from £139

    Architectural  -  Amid rocky outcrops, glistening in the sun, the impressive infinity pool gives way to a spectacular Mediterranean vista
    Romantic Break  -  Enjoy couples services in the spa, 24 hour room service and excellent room amenities in this secluded romantic paradise
    Country Escape  -  Set in countryside north of the nearest town, enjoy the quiet charms of Kos' more rugged landscapes
    Sights nearby  -  Enjoy exploring the traditional town of Kefalos' churches and architecture, the region has been occupied since the neolithic era
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    The White Rock offers panoramic sea views and spacious rooms with luxury interiors on the island of Kos. Off the beaten track on the quieter side of the island, this adults-only hotel offers excellent spa facilities, in-room hot tubs and some of the finest views the island has to offer. See More

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  • Hotel Ellique Rhodes Town 4 rooms from £139

    Hideaway  -  With a quiet walled garden where you can relax at the end of the day, this is a great hideaway hotel option
    Romantic Break  -  The heritage building that houses the hotel is a romantic setting for a couple's getaway
    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of Rhodes old town, this is a great base for local exploring
    Sailing  -  Take a boat ride along the east coast to a hidden cove and discover the natural beauty of the coast of Rhodes
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    This boutique hotel sits in a renovated 14th-century building in Rhodes old town. The four individually styled rooms are spacious and boast antique furnishings; the hotel's heritage shines through with stone walls left bare and wooden beams. A pretty walled garden completes this charming guesthouse. See More

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  • Ikos Aria Kefalos, Kos 370 rooms from £142

    Foodies  -  Foodies are spoiled for choice at this luxury resort, with 8 eateries offering cuisine spanning the Mediterranean to the Orient
    Beach Life  -  With a coveted seafront location on the beautiful Greek island of Kos, this hotel is perfect for an unplugged beach break
    Families  -  With bright family suites, a children's pool and family-friendly activities, book this hotel for your next summer getaway
    Tennis  -  Keep active at this resort with a few games on one of the four hotel tennis courts; rackets are available to hire
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    This luxury lifestyle resort hugs the southwest coast of Kos. Sleek, almost all-white suites boast sea views from panoramic windows, while a collection of Michelin-starred chefs whet your appetite in the resort's eight restaurants. Unwind on the beach or stay active with the resort's watersports. See More

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  • Lango Design Hotel & Spa Kos, Kos 55 rooms from £152

    Romantic Break  -  The perfect couples Kos experience with private pool suites and the Kocoon spa offering special couples services and treatments
    Luxury  -  Featuring a range of relaxation and wellness services, private options and exclusive beach access, offering a truly luxury stay
    Spa breaks  -  Outfitted with luxury spa, hammam and sauna facilities and a team specialising in massage, skin treatment and detoxification
    Gourmet  -  Enjoy all-day gourmet dining at KOAN Cuisine on-site restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine, great wines and fine cigars
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    The last word in luxury. Expect contemporary and minimalist design. There's an indulgent spa and gourmet Mediterranean dining. The spacious rooms are designed with aplomb and the best have private pools. With direct beach access, this is a luxury Kos retreat for discerning adult guests See More

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  • Albergo Gelsomino Kos, Kos 8 rooms from £153

    Beach Life  -  In easy reach of the famous Lambi beach, and with access to its own private stretch of beach on the doorstep
    City Style  -  Stay in one of the most stylish hotels on Kos, right in the centre of the islands biggest town
    Lively area  -  World famous for its bars and nightlife, Kos offers its guests an unforgettably lively stay
    Local markets  -  A stroll away from the town market at Eleftherias square, sample a range of quality local produce
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    An exclusive boutique bolthole contained within one of Kos town's most beloved landmarks. The Albergo Gelsomino welcomes guests into the 1928 property to enjoy a supremely comfortable stay in luxuriously designed suites with access to a private beach-front and impressive Mediterranean restaurant. See More

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  • Melograno Villas Astypalaia 3 rooms from £155

    Hideaway  -  Hideout at one of these private villas; with self-catering facilities available, there's no reason to leave
    Families  -  These self-catering villas are perfect for families travelling with children, and offer ample living space
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the romantic setting of this hotel and the pretty sea views
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Castle of Guerini, an impressive example of Venetian architecture located at the highest point in Chora
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    This luxury villa complex is situated on the Greek island of Astypalaia. The individually styled villas have simple and elegant interiors featuring natural accents; the best offer a terrace with sea views and a hot tub. Villas have self-catering facilities plus a helpful concierge. A charming stay. See More

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  • Allegory Boutique Hotel Rhodes Town 5 rooms from £167

    City Style  -  Nestled within the walls of the medieval city, this heritage hotel is chic and stylish
    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of the old town, this is a great base for local exploring
    Romantic Break  -  Book a room with a private hot tub for extra luxury on your romantic getaway
    Sailing  -  Rent a boat for a day exploring the beautiful coastline close to Rhodes; enquire with the hotel for recommended hire companies
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    A charming boutique hotel in the heart of Rhodes Old Town. Set within a heritage building, the modern suites offer comfortable beds with rich linens; the best boast a private terrace and hot tub. Enjoy breakfast in your room or order a breakfast box to go if you're headed out early. A historic stay. See More

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  • Hotel Emporio Symi 6 rooms from £167

    Great walks  -  Go for amazing walks along the surrounding coastline.
    Fishing  -  The hotel can organise sea fishing trips for guests.
    Full of character
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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    Effortlessly elegant, Hotel Emporio is a wondrous place to stay on Symi. The charming rooms are beautifully decorated with traditional Greek artwork and tasteful furnishings. With lovely views out over the Aegean, it's a great place to relax and enjoy the local island culture. See More

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  • Petra Hotel & Suites Grikos, Patmos 11 rooms from £169

    Views  -  All rooms have superb views over the Aegean and the Bay of Grikos
    Romantic Break
    Luxury
    Restaurant  -  A la carte menu either served on the terrace or in your own suite
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

    A romantic, chic spot without pretence. Classically elegant rooms and suites with luxurious furnishings, all the mod cons, and private balconies. A lovely cafe restaurant, spectacular sea views, and sprawling terraces. An understated, but still luxurious choice. See More

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  • D'Andrea Lagoon Dodecanese Islands, Kos 80 rooms from £174

    Local exploring  -  With hiking, biking and historical tours in the local area, as well as cars for hire, this hotel is perfect for explorers
    Off centre  -  Away from the bright lights and noise of the bigger towns, this hotel offers access to unspoiled beaches and countryside
    Romantic Break  -  Each room is well equipped with large beds, a personal patio and private bathroom in an adults ony resort
    Beach Life  -  With a stretch of private beach, this is a perfect spot for a summer holiday
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    Modern and laidback luxury awaits guests at the D'Andrea Lagoon, ideal for couples looking for a holiday in the sun. Equipped with a private beach, attractive and spacious minimalist rooms and private patios set in a quieter, more unspoiled region of the island. See More

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  • The Old Markets Symi 5 rooms from £174

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    City Style
    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  In the heart of Symi's old town
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A gorgeous romantic hotel in the heart of Old Symi. Romantic pastel rooms in creams and light blues. Private balconies and elegant furnishings. Wonderful table d'hote and close to beaches and sights. A great choice for couples. See More

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  • Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa Rhodes 44 rooms from £175

    Spa  -  The little spa is delightful with a heated pool, steam room and jetted whirlpool tub plus a range of facial & body treatments
    Hideaway  -  Set in a quiet location right on the coast, it may not be easy to get here but it is worth it for the tranquility
    Romantic Break  -  An adult-only beach stay with the option of booking a suite with a balcony and private pool - very romantic
    5* Luxury  -  With standout service, indulgent suites, and a spoiling spa - this is a luxurious getaway
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    A really swanky Five Star hotel & spa resort on the beach front. Contemporary rooms and suites offer all the mod cons, private balconies, some even have private pools. Top of the range spa, Mediterranean restaurant, beach front terraces, and private beach. Looking to be pampered? This is the place! See More

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  • Aqua Blu Hotel & Spa Lambi Beach, Kos 53 rooms from £182

    Romantic Break
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Beach Life
    Luxury
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

    An idyllic hotel on the sea front. Gorgeous rooms and suites in contemporary chic style with private balconies, some with private pools. Fantastic restaurants, luxurious spa, and sun trap pool area. A romantic choice for glamourous sun seekers. See More

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  • Archontariki Patmos 5 rooms from £186

    Romantic Break  -  Couples love this quiet, romantic bolt-hole, particularly the sea views from the tranquil roof terrace
    Families  -  The larger suites are great for families travelling with children, offering ample living space
    Local exploring  -  Located in the old town in Patmos, there is plenty of exploring to do local to the hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, a Greek Orthodox monastery that neighbours the hotel
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    This boutique hotel sits within a traditional property on Patmos. Suites boast original stone details and wooden beams, complemented by natural accents in the soft furnishings; the best suites offer a private, shaded terrace. Watch the sunset over the Aegean from the roof terrace. A magical retreat. See More

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  • Lindian Village Lardos, Rhodes 146 rooms from £191

    Families  -  Family rooms are designed for adults travelling with children and can accommodate up to three children
    Spa breaks  -  With excellent facilities including a hammam, sauna and pool, this resort is perfect for a spa break
    Beach Life  -  With its own secluded private beach, this hotel is a great option for an exclusive seaside getaway
    Diving  -  Sign up with PADI and discover scuba diving on your holiday; enquire with the resort for more details
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    This five-star luxury resort is nestled on the seafront in Rhodes. Guests can choose between rooms and suites in a bohemian or Ottoman style; Ottoman suites are located along a tree-lined boulevard and come with a private pool or hot tub. Be sure to book in to the spa at this indulgent Greek hotel. See More

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  • Caesars Gardens Hotel & Spa Rhodes 23 rooms from £200

    Honeymoons  -  A chic and romantic hotel in a spectacular setting — add to this an open air spa, private pools, exceptional food, and no kids!
    Total relaxation  -  The luxurious spa offers open air treatments that are guaranteed to please, plus the farm to fork restaurant never misses a beat
    Sights nearby  -  You are just a ten minute walk from the charming town of Lindos, well worth exploring if you get the chance
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Lounging by the pool, soaking in the hot tub or being pampered in the spa all sound pretty good!
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A spectacular boutique in the craggy hills of Rhodes. Chic interiors are a mix of traditional crafts, elegant local furnishings, driftwood features and luxury touches. With a central pool area and hot tub, rejuvenating open-air spa, wonderful botanical gardens and two farm to fork restaurants. See More

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  • Melenos Lindos Lindos, Rhodes 12 rooms from £203

    Romantic Break  -  An enchanting and intimate escape, the lovely rooftop restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner under the stars
    Hideaway  -  A charming hilltop property set away from the hussle and bussle with views sweeping over the city
    Hotel Entertainment  -  Spend a leisurly evening feasting some of the best food in Rhodes from the rooftop
    Beach nearby  -  Just a five minute walk to the sandy beaches along the coast
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Small Luxury Hotels

    A classy and luxurious boutique refuge with spectacular views over the Aegean. Large rooms decorated in a Moorish style with enormous raised beds and lovely sea views. A romantic rooftop restaurant is one of the best on the island. Just minutes from the beach. A lovely romantic escape. See More

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  • Rodos Park Suites Rhodes Town 75 rooms from £214

    Romantic Break  -  A trendy contemporary couples' retreat in the new city with suites offering views of the sea, private hot tubs and fine dining
    Local exploring  -  The Old Town is within striking distance and major sights like the Temple of Apollo, Mandraki Port, & the Aquarium are nearby
    Spa breaks  -  Indulge yourself in the glorious spa with pampering treatments including hot stone massages and after-sun body wraps
    Close to nightlife  -  The hotel's Galaxy Roof Lounge Bar is one of the hottest spots for evening cocktails
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    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    A chic contemporary hotel surrounded by greenery, yet near the city centre. Large, light rooms have calming muted tones and great views. Enjoy the Mediterranean restaurant, trendy rooftop bar and spoiling spa. A relaxing hideaway yet within close proximity to the city's major sights. See More

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  • Lindos Blu Rhode, Rhodes 70 rooms from £226

    Romantic Break  -  Pick one of the Deluxe Doubles for sea views from your bed and direct access to a hydro-massage tub from the terrace
    Foodies  -  The noteworthy restaurant serves classic Rhodian cuisine with an exciting contemporary twist
    Sights nearby  -  Ideally located just a four-minute drive from Lindos town and its acropolis
    Beach Life  -  There are canopied day beds for guests on the Blue Flag Vlycha beach
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    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    A superbly chic and luxurious hotel on a cliff top with stunning views over turquoise waters and a short walk from Lindos. Designer rooms and suites are sleek and modern with private balconies. Two fantastic restaurants, a spa, and a private beach below. Romantic beach life in luxury. See More

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  • OKU Kos Kos, Dodecanese Islands, Kos 100 rooms from £234

    Airport  -  6.2 miles from the airport, offering transfers to and from the resort, this secluded spot is easy to reach for those in-the-know
    Romantic Break  -  Couples can take advantage of private villas, stunning romantic vistas, sumptuous dining and pampering services par excellence
    Barefoot Luxury  -  Everything you need in a resort set in open gardens and private sandy beaches by some of the islands most beautiful scenery
    Outstanding location  -  With some of the best views on the island, slightly off the beaten track, this resort is a hidden gem
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    Choose to stray away from the beaten track. A dreamy sea-front resort, with exclusive access to unspoiled beaches, a blissful spa and a more sustainable way of doing things. Chic minimalist interiors use natural materials. Unwind with guided meditations or yoga and enjoy organic local produce. See More

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  • White Pearls Kos, Kos 10 rooms from £272

    Contemporary  -  With modern design and conveniences, as well as an organic vegetable garden, this smaller resort is forward thinking and stylish
    Romantic Break  -  Suites can come with everything a couple may need for a romantic stay in Kos, hot tub, champagne, massage therapy and privacy
    Hideaway  -  A little smaller and further outside Kos than most, these semi-detached suites offer a degree more privacy than other resorts
    Boutique  -  With only 10 suites, a little outside the town of Kos, this hotel is a little bit different to the usual fare
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    A little further from the hustle and bustle of Kos town centre than most, this smaller establishment boasting ten detached and semi-detached suites is an attractively designed base to explore the island. Featuring a stretch of private beach, great views, and organically grown cuisine. See More

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  • Kókkini Porta Rossa Rhodes Town 6 rooms from £325

    Romantic Break  -  The hotel's elegant heritage building and luxurious soft furnishings make it an ideal romantic getaway
    City Style  -  Located in the beautiful old town of Rhodes, this is a great base for exploring the city's sights
    Hideaway  -  With a quiet internal courtyard and cosy suites, this is a perfect hideaway hotel
    Diving  -  Arrange a diving trip through the hotel and exploring the depths of the Aegean on your holiday
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    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    This boutique hotel occupies a heritage building in Rhodes' old town. The individually styled suites have a rustic feel, with exposed stone walls and hand-selected antique furnishings; the best have terrace doors that open onto the hotel courtyard. Enjoy al fresco mezé dining at this historic hotel. See More

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