Holidays are about relaxing, but they are also about getting to know another culture. If you’re travelling in Rhodes then why not combine the best of tourist convenience and local life. Rhodes is home to some excellent hotels, such as the Blue Bay Holiday Village, which allow you to explore the region and get to know its people.
Ask some locals where their favourite restaurants are, and avoid the tourist-traps on the main streets. Note that the locals usually go out for a long Sunday lunch with their family, so why not follow suit and do the same. Ordering Mezthes is a great way to try different traditional foods, and this platter is often ideal as a family starter to share.
The water park in Rhodes is not just for tourists as the local children love Aqua Park as much as any kid. Its rides, slides and swimming pools are a perfect way to enjoy the hot Greek weather. Guests staying at Blue Bay Deluxe Complex Rhodes Waterpark have several opportunities for free entry as the Aqua Park is right in the hotel complex.
Celebrating is what the Greeks love to do most and there will be all kinds of festivals and events held all year round. The International Medieval Rose festival celebrates the history of the island through exhibitions, storytelling evenings, street pageants, music and feasts. It is one of the lesser-known (but much beloved by locals) events in Rhodes.
All inclusive hotels have many great benefits and they also allow you to get out and discover what those who live in Rhodes love about it. Being able to escape your hotel for a quiet cuppa in a coffee bar while chatting to locals will help you get a greater sense of this beautiful, friendly island.