The largest of all the Dodecanese islands off the Mediterranean coast of Greece, Rhodes is one of the region’s most popular tourist destinations, drawing visitors with its tranquil beach resorts such as Pefkos, ancient ruins such as the archaeological site of Lindos, and relaxed way of life. Rhodes’ Old Town, located in Rhodes Town, is unquestionably one of the most charming and picturesque to be found anywhere, with fabulous vistas every which way you turn. Food here is also a major attraction, and the tavernas in the Old Town and beyond throng with diners enjoying dishes of the day that invariably involve grilled fish and olive oil.
A waterfront scene on the Greek island of Rhodes (Batbob via Flickr)
There are a dizzying number of online travel agents offering all inclusive holidays and package holidays to Rhodes and other Greek destinations. It can sometimes be tricky to pick your way through all of the options, so to help make your job easier we’ve done some of the leg work and picked out what we feel are three of the best online resources for finding a great value holiday to Rhodes.
One of the world’s biggest travel companies, lastminute.com are renowned for offering great deals to destinations all around the globe for those looking to book spontaneous holidays a little late in the day. One benefit of the company’s size is that they are able to offer a price match guarantee, meaning they’ll refund the difference if you find a package or hotel for less elsewhere. They also let you spread your cost by securing your booking with a deposit and paying the rest later. Furthermore, you can rest assured that your holiday is fully protected, with all of lastminute’s flight + hotel packages covered by ATOL. Finally, the company’s 24/7 customer support lines ensures you can contact them at any time to discuss any queries or concerns about your booking.
With expedia, you know what you’re getting: a giant of the travel world, who cater for travellers seeking holidays to destinations all across the globe. One of the most satisfying aspects of using expedia’s website is that it is so easy to use – the UX that has gone into it is certainly something to admire. To look for a holiday, you have to select a destination, dates and party number, which then leads to listings for hotels, flights and rental cars relevant to you preferences. The site also offers plenty of other details about your trip, including transfers and layover times. You can also cancel flights within 24 hours without incurring any charges, although finding your way to this option on the website can be a little convoluted if you’ve never done it before.
Serving 19 million customers each year, Thomas Cook are perhaps the world’s best-known name in travel. With thousands of hotels to suit every taste and budget, it’s little surprise that they have such a strong global reputation. The size of the company means they are also able to offer a dedicated 24/7 customer service which provides reassurance in the event of something going wrong, or even if you have a simple query before or during your trip. When we searched for holidays to Rhodes, we found plenty of options, with most prices quoted including a return transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay. A useful website feature is that all of the hotels listed on Thomas Cook’s website are automatically linked to TripAdvisor reviews, meaning you can easily review them during the booking process. In summary, when it comes to seeking out the ideal holiday for you, Thomas Cook are an extremely safe bet.