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Posted 02 Sep, 2013 | No comments
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As one of the largest of the Greek Islands, it’s no wonder that the diversity and versatility of this beautiful island appeals to thousands of holidaymakers every year. With some great holiday options set across almost 550 square miles of island, you can be sure that there’s a resort here for you and that, when it comes to booking a stint in the sun with Direct Holidays Greece has the answer.

When choosing your summer or autumnal break, it’s imperative that you consider how much you’ll spend while in the resort as well as what you’re shelling out to get there. While all-inclusive options often provide excellent value for money, giving you the peace of mind that everything is covered, self-catering and half board options give you the chance to sample the local cuisine and visit the various tavernas and restaurants that scatter your chosen resort. Budgeting is essential, which is why it’s handy to know how much you can expect to pay once you’re there.

It’s also important to get away from the resort once in a while and try some local restaurants. You can find many on Rhodes and getting out there and seeing Greek culture is a must while you’re visiting roads. You can find plenty of places to eat delicious Greek food, listen to amazing live music or party until sunrise!

It is a must that you witness a Greek cultural show or folklore performance. There are plenty of listings online as well as on Tripadvisor. You will also want to check out some of Rhodes’ amazing history! Why not a quick trip down to Lindos village to see some of ancient Greece’s fine architecture. From the resort you should budget in taxi costs or local bus costs to all of your planned destinations on the island, but don’t worry, both are cheaper than at home in the UK! There is so much to do in Rhodes that you will likely want to stay longer than you had intended.

After an exciting night out on the town, back at the resort a typical three course meal can cost up to 20€ per person, which is reasonably priced compared with what you could pay here in the UK. House wine is usually a little more expensive than you’d normally expect, averaging at approximately 15€ a bottle, while soft drinks are reasonable.

It all depends on what resort you choose to base yourself in. Rhodes Town can be a little expensive due to its locality, while Lindos is one of the more expensive resorts. Meanwhile, Pefkos is more affordable, with some eateries providing three course meals for less than 20€ without shirking on quality and Faliraki has its fair share of establishments that provide light bites for less.

Weigh up the pros and cons of an all-inclusive board basis – it often works out to be substantial value for money if you’re travelling as a family. Consider how much extra you’ll be paying for this board option compared with others and try to figure out whether it’s worth the extra.

Regardless, Rhodes is a superb Greek Island that is as beautiful as it is vibrant and would make a perfect retreat for your next beach break.


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Nick Wharton & Dariece Swift

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Nick Wharton and Dariece Swift are the owners and founders of Goats On The Road. Together they have been travelling and working abroad since 2008 and have more than 20 years of combined experience in online business, finance, travel and entrepreneurship. Their expert advice has been featured on the Lonely Planet, CNN Money, Business Insider,  WiseBread and Forbes and they also spoke at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul about the business of travel blogging.

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