Overlooking a private stretch of the Ixia Beach, just south of Rhodes town, this upscale all-inclusive 5-star Sheraton Rhodes Resort places guests right in the heart of the charming Aegean island of Rhodes. Featuring five large pools and easy access to the beach through an underground tunnel, guests can spend their day swimming, lounging by the clear blue sea or trying out some of the many water sports that are available here.
For activities on dry land, try dedicating a few hours at the EasySpa and its facilities – massages, a Jacuzzi and a sauna are available here. Alternatively, you can also head to the fully-equipped gym, challenge someone to a game of either tennis or squash, or venture out to discover the various sights of the island. The Sheraton Rhodes Resort is only a short distance from Rhodes town, where the walls, Old Town and citadel have made this a truly stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site that is both a charming and fascinating place to explore on a day trip.
The largest and arguably most historically powerful of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes has firmly anchored itself in the Aegean Sea with a strong sense of self and with a multitude of experiences to offer. A welcoming harbour in the Mediterranean, Rhodes Town rises gently above the azure-blue sea. Here holidaymakers can walk through the narrow streets of the beautifully preserved, UNESCO Heritage-listed Old Town, where only the local tourist shops remind you that you’ve not actually travelled back to the Middle Ages. Stroll along the old walls of the city, visit the castle in the Old Town and marvel at the Palace of the Knights, which was built by crusaders in the 14th century. If you’re still hungry for a taste of history, then feast your interest on the nearby Archaeological Museum of Rhodes. When the midday sun starts to really take its toll, retreat to one of the cafés or tavernas for a light lunch, or kick back and relax along one of the many beaches that surround the oval island. If the eastern coast of Rhodes, full of charming little towns isn’t quite enough, check out the landscape of the west coast which is more rugged and mountainous.