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Why visit Rhodes in April?


If you like your beaches footprint-free, your landmarks without the lines and your landscapes gloriously green, visiting Rhodes in April is sure to put a spring in your step.

Just-right temperatures? Wildflower-flecked walks? Uncluttered historical hotspots? Rhodes in April brings the best of all worlds. Read on to see why this idyllic isle’s the shining star of spring.

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See the sights (without the crowds!)

April’s mild weather and thinner crowds make the perfect marriage for sightseeing-stuffed stays. Rhodes is a treasure trove of history and heritage, so there’s plenty for culture vultures to explore. The UNESCO-protected Old Town is an absolute must-visit. Delve into the labyrinth of streets and discover pocket-sized boutiques, tucked-away restaurants and timeless landmarks. As around 6,000 people call this area home, you can expect a pleasant buzz in the restaurants and cafés even before the summer hordes descend.

The Acropolis of Lindos is another site to add to the bucket list. This ancient marvel sits atop a cypress-studded hill and boasts a mesmerising view. Although the walk up to the top is steep (take a bottle of water!), it’s much more manageable in the cooler climes, and trust us, it’s worth it for the holiday snaps.

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A jam-packed cultural calendar

Easter festivities add a splash of tradition to spring in Greece, and it’s celebrated with gusto across Rhodes’ towns and villages. Throughout Holy Week a host of processions and ceremonies take place in the local churches. Easter Sunday and Monday are dedicated to family and fabulous food! Pop into any bakery during this period and you’ll smell the sweet scent of koulourakia. These orange-infused cookies are delightfully soft on the inside and satisfyingly crunchy on the outside. They are an ideal accompaniment to a morning coffee, but beware, they are irresistibly moreish!


T-shirt temperature

Rhodes is one of the most southern islands in Greece, which means there’s a high chance of blue skies and golden rays all month long. The thermometer hovers in the double digits, often creeping up to 20°C. Make the most of the beams by pencilling in some time for chilled-out days on blockbuster beaches. Faliraki and Pefkos Beach are two of the island’s standout sands. If you can’t choose between history hunting and sandy sprawling, you can do both at Tsambika Beach, thanks to its glimmering grains and clifftop monastery.

Long, balmy days mean this is a top time for trekkers. The hillsides are bursting with blooms that paint the land in a palette of eye-popping pinks and purples. The Valley of Butterflies is one of the most scenic stomping settings, and although it’s too early in the year for butterflies, it’s still a picturesque place to spend an afternoon. Wind your way along the woodland trail and listen to the soundtrack of twittering birds and rippling rivers.

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Seasonal suppers

Rhodes enthrals on the cuisine front and throughout April menus are filled with the freshest fare. Choose between a traditional taverna or a fine-dining experience then get ready for a palate-pleasing feast. Spanakopita, a crispy pie packed with spinach and feta cheese, is the season’s signature dish. The island’s coastal resorts serve up plenty of opportunities for waterfront dining, and at this time of year, it’s warm enough to sip and sup al fresco. Savouring some seafood while gazing out at ocean views… What could be better?

In 2023, our Jet2holidays and Jet2.com flights to Rhodes start from 2 April, so you can grab a slice of sunshine a little earlier.

Posted: 14th Oct 2022. Updated: 14th Apr 2023.

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