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Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Rhodes is a great option for families seeking a sun-filled getaway. With over 300 days of sunshine per year on the island, Rhodes offers families a warm and sunny climate on the east coast and cooler winds on the west coast and is undoubtedly one of the most popular family-friendly destinations in Greece.
Here you’ll find natural landscapes, traditional villages, extraordinary archaeological sites and spectacular scenery alongside water sports and beach adventures. Dubbed ‘the Knights Island’, Rhodes appeals to all ages.
The island itself measures 52 miles long and 21 miles wide - consequently, travelling around the island is a breeze as you explore all the hidden coves and corners. The Old Town of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you’ll find plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy while you explore the island.
Rhodes offers a range of family-friendly accommodation to suit all budgets. Many hotels and resorts cater to children with kids' clubs, children's swimming pools, babysitting, adjoining rooms, entertainment, playgrounds, and children's menus.
In addition to family-friendly accommodation, there is plenty of leisure entertainment for families too, including aqua parks, aquariums, petting zoos, museums, and sandy beaches.
Rhodes is the ideal destination to discover an authentic and welcoming holiday in Greece. Here’s our guide to the best family hotels in Rhodes to help you find the perfect place to stay while visiting this incredible island.
What are the best family hotels in Rhodes?
Best all-inclusive for families: Atlantica Dreams Resort and Spa, Gennadi
Best budget friendly hotel: Cyprotel Hotel, Faliraki
Best hotel for children of all ages: Rodos Princess Beach, Kiotari
Best for an authentic stay: Sala Historical Suites, RhodesTown
Best for childcare: Kamari Beach Resort, Lardos
1. Best overall family hotel in Rhodes: Atlantica Holiday Village, Kolymbia
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“We went a few years ago and enjoyed it. My kids found it easy to make friends, and the Waterpark is very safe. We also hired a car for a couple of days to get out and about a bit for a change of scenery.” Recommended by CurlsandCurves
This 5* hotel is amazing for families with babies and toddlers, especially those who love to splash about in the water. There are four outdoor pools, one indoor pool and a children's pool with a pirate ship, waterslide, and adventure park. Children aged three plus can also learn to swim with lessons run by ASA-qualified instructors.
There’s a children's playground, a kids club along with an action-packed entertainment programme throughout the day and evening. Swim-up rooms and family suites are available too. For families whose children love getting wet and wild this hotel could be perfect for you!
2. Best all-inclusive for families: Atlantica Dreams Resort and Spa, Gennadi
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“It was a brilliant holiday (we don’t usually do all-inclusive) and my 10-year-old still talks about it.. The hotel was lovely, with lots of pools, restaurants, night entertainment, and a good beach with water sports. Would use them again.” Recommended by stclair
This hotel is a fantastic option for families looking for a luxury baby and toddler-friendly, all-inclusive stay in Rhodes. Beautifully located right on the award-winning blue flag Gennadi's beach, the resort overlooks the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea.
The hotel is huge and has been designed with families in mind. Facilities include six restaurants, landscaped pools, a spa, and a splash park for toddlers. Also the hotel has an action packed playhouse with a crazy kitchen, silly science lab, and and arts and crafts area. Babies are also well catered for at the nursery, allowing parents who want some deserved timeout a chance to relax in the spa.
Duplex family rooms and family swim-up suites are available along with evening entertainment, so families really have everything they could ever need at the Atlantic Dreams Resort and Spa.
3. Best budget friendly hotel: Cyprotel Hotel, Faliraki
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“Cyprotel hotel Faliraki is good, and has its own water park”. Recommended by pootleposeyperkin
With plenty of amenities, lush gardens, and a quiet location, the Cyprotel Hotel is a smart choice for a 4* family-oriented, all-inclusive hotel.
It's on the edge of the bustling resort of Faliraki on the east coast of the island. The hotel is a village-style resort with family rooms and family-friendly restaurants. There’s also a cute swimming pool for little ones with a boat. For children aged six years and over, there’s also a fun-filled water park onsite, too.
Activities such as tennis, aqua aerobics, darts, water polo, volleyball, archery, and mini football are all available here. Adults get a daily activity programme, too, with family-friendly evening shows hosted in an open-air theatre.
Outside the hotel, Faliraki is just a five minute drive away and is where you'll find a sandy beach. This is a fantastic choice for a budget-friendly, action packed stay in Rhodes.
4. Best for babies and toddlers: Atlantica Aegean Blue, Kolymbia
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“Atlantica Aegean Blue in Rhodes has a big water park on-site. We stayed here and loved it. Hope to return next year.” Recommended by FoodieToo
This hotel is amazing for families travelling with younger holidaymakers. Situated on the edge of a sand and shingle beach in Kolymbia, this sun-drenched resort on the east coast of Rhodes offers stunning sea views of the Mediterranean, and is set between mountains and the ocean.
The highlight of the hotel is the large, lagoon-style swimming pool and the water park, which has a separate area for babies aged eight months to three years.
There is a nursery for babies and baby lounges throughout, which are ideal if you’ve got tots under two. The air-conditioned baby lounges are close to the pool and open all day, every day. They’re stocked with microwaves and bottle warmers, as well as changing facilities. Parents can also prebook baby and toddler equipment for the rooms. The hotel also organises parent and toddler activities like storytelling and singing.
5. Best hotel for children of all ages: Rodos Princess Beach, Kiotari
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“We stayed at the Rodos Princess Beach in Rhodes. The pools were lovely, the food was very good, the evening entertainment was fantastic, there were lots of sports activities and a good kids club.” Recommended by NotThatSocial
Ideally located on Kiotari's beachfront, overlooking Lagouni Bay, the Rodos Princess Beach Hotel offers fantastic 4* services and an impressive beachfront location. The hotel is conveniently located for exploring the local area and Lindos with its famous Acropolis.
A spacious sun terrace with five outdoor pools is perfect for soaking up those long-sought sunrays. Children can spend their time in the separate children's pool, playing on the water slides or using a wide range of water sports including windsurfing, water polo, and jet-skis.
Archery, basketball, aerobics, water gymnastics, mini golf, boccia, and archery are among the all-inclusive sports you can take part in here.
Rodos Princess Beach Hotel offers cosy, spacious guest rooms with balconies or terraces - a stay here is guaranteed to be truly entertaining!
6. Best luxury all-inclusive hotel: Eden Roc Resort Hotel, Kallitheas
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“Check out Eden Roc in Rhodes, on the Aegean with a lovely pebble beach. Slide pool for the kids. Honestly can’t fault the hotel.” Recommended by DazedandConcerned
The Eden Roc is a 5* waterfront ultra-all-inclusive resort in a prime location between Kalithea Beach and Rhodes Town. Guests can enjoy the scenic sea views from the hotel's private sand and shingle beach.
There are plenty of food and drink options at the resort. The hotel offers an impressive total of nine restaurants and five bars - and all are included in the all-inclusive package!
The hotel offers a wide range of activities to suit all interests and ages, including an extensive entertainment program for adults and children with evening entertainment shows. With four swimming pools and a kids club, this is an excellent choice for a holiday with your family.
7. Best for the fly-and-flop family: Amada Colossos Resort, Kallithea
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“I'm going here.” Recommended by feelinggreecey
A paradise for fly-and-floppers, this expansive resort has everything you need under one roof. This enormous 699-room hotel is adjacent to Kallithea Bay on the eastern coast, and features a waterpark with five slides, a lazy river, and dedicated adult and family zones throughout the resort, to make sure everyone enjoys their stay.
As for the food, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, and you’ll love the three fully staffed kids’ clubs, as well as a 400-seater amphitheatre and fantastic entertainment options for all the family.
Set in one of the most attractive locations in Rhodes, overlooking Kalithea Beach, and providing 430 metres of beautiful waterfront, the Amada Colossos Resort may be the ideal choice if you are looking for a hotel that you don’t have to leave during your stay as you’ll find everything you need here.
8. Best family-friendly private villa: Magical Salakos Villa, Salakos
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Okay, this one isn’t a hotel - but is worth a mention. Magical Salakos Villa is a double-storey villa in the traditional village of Salakos, located on the hills of Mount Prophitis Ilias, on the west side of Rhodes.
The luxurious villa provides modern accommodation that can sleep up to six guests in three bedrooms and has two bathrooms. The fully equipped villa has everything you require for a fun-packed family holiday, including a private pool with sunbeds, outdoor seating areas and BBQ facilities.
The village of Salakos has authentic shops and restaurants, providing traditional homemade delicacies with produce from the local farms. The village is famous for its walnuts, fig-trees, fresh spring water and scenic walks.
If you are wanting to go further afield and explore all Rhodes has to offer, it is advisable to rent a car.
9. Best for self-catering: Sala Historical Suites, Rhodes Town
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Sala Historical Suites is a contemporary apartment located in the heart of Rhodes city centre, and is ideally situated close to The Old Town and Elli Beach.
The enchanting architecture of the building is elegantly combined with an excellent contemporary aesthetic, and offers outdoor space in the form of a garden, a terrace, and a patio. It is a spacious one-bedroom apartment with room for four guests, as well as a cot if needed.
If you’re looking for authenticity and a self-catering holiday in a central location, this suite is ideal for families that want a base in the centre of Rhodes.
10. Best for childcare: Kamari Beach Resort, Lardos
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With a beach club vibe, this recently upgraded contemporary resort is perfectly positioned on the blue flag Lardos Beach. Only a few miles from the popular Greek town of Lindos, Kamari Beach Resort has the most idyllic backdrop and something to offer for all families.
The hotel is extremely family oriented; there is a large paddling pool for babies and toddlers, a range of water sports and land activities that are fun for all ages. Additionally, there is fantastic junior sports equipment available with expert instructors ready to introduce your kids to new and exciting sports.
The experienced nannies here provide first-class care, running popular activities for children at the state-of-the-art childcare centre. Sterilising units and bottle warmers are provided in the parent's kitchen in the childcare centre, which is open from 8:30am to 10:00pm daily for guests to use.
A total of six kids clubs are available for children aged four months to seventeen years old. The hotel also offers childcare for children with additional needs and even free evening childcare, so you can relax and enjoy some child-free evening meals.
You simply can't beat the childcare facilities at Kamari Beach Resort. It has everything families could need and more.
Is Rhodes a good family holiday destination?
Whether you have toddlers or teenagers in your family, Rhodes offers a holiday that is suitable for everyone. There is endless entertainment on offer throughout the island and in the resorts.
Things to do in Rhodes with kids
If your children like animals, the Farma of Rhodes Petting Zoo is one of the most popular places to visit and an unforgettable experience. Children can feed and play with ostriches, llamas, kangaroos, ponies, deer, and camels.
Kids just love water parks, so don't miss the opportunity to spend an adrenaline-filled day at Faliraki Water Park - the largest water park on the island. Or take a break from the sun and visit Rhodes Aquarium, which is an educational and fun experience.
One of the most enchanting places in Rhodes is the Valley of the Butterflies. Take a relaxing family walk along the peaceful valley, with its small river and beautiful waterfall. During the walk you will constantly be surrounded by butterflies, which often land on your arm, fascinating children. Admission for under 12s is free.
Don’t forget to visit Lindos. The quaint town is a huge favourite with tourists due to its archaeological and historical importance.
When is the best time for families to visit?
The busy peak month of August can be very hot and crowded so it’s far better to visit in May, June, July, September or even October when the heat is more bearable for children.
Do you need to hire a car in Rhodes?
Unless you’re staying in a self-catering apartment or villa, you shouldn’t need to hire a car while travelling in Rhodes as many of the resorts offer transfers to and from the airport in your booking.
However, if you find it easier to get around with younger holidaymakers, renting a car may be better - just make sure you have the correct car seat with you!
How to find the best flights to Rhodes
When searching for flights, it’s always a good idea to consult sites like Skyscanner or Expedia to find the best deals. Flights usually start around £60 for a return (London to Rhodes), but make sure you have a look around to find the best flight times and prices to suit your family and your budget.
How we chose our recommendations
Our recommendations are based on feedback from real parents, Mumsnet forums, customer testimonials, and review sites. Being parents ourselves helps us to understand what families need when booking a holiday, and we always offer unbiased, independent advice you can trust.
After we’ve collated our hotel picks, we then turn to the experts and consult the likes of TripAdvisor, Booking.com, and Expedia to see what their recommendations include for family holidays to Rhodes.
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