This is an island I have sent clients too many times, especially the 5-star Lindos Memories Hotel on the east coast. Its' ideal for those wishing to escape the busy resorts or wanting to have a quality experience, whilst also exploring the island with a car. It's a small hotel which as you can see from the photos is not packed, even on a day they were fully booked. I normally suggest half board, due to the a la carter waiter-service and location of the hotel. Although a 10 minute walk from Lindos itself, it is not a big town, which is busy during the day with coach tours and much lower key during the evenings - that's part of the charm. Our lunch was actually slightly cheaper than in Rhodes town itself. Freshly cooked as ordered, I felt it to be high quality and good value.
Rhodes old town was a pleasant surprise. Although just 5 minutes’ walk from the cruise terminal, I found it quieter than expected and peaceful with leafy areas amongst the historic walls of the town. At 103 degrees, a cool beer went down very well at one of the local bars amongst the cobbled streets.