Home to the oldest inhabited town in Europe, as well as one of the seven wonders of the world, the Greek island of Rhodes has plenty to impress all who visit.
Pick up your Avis hire car from the eastern village of Lardos and enjoy the freedom to explore this beautiful island at your leisure.
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Tucked away inland from the coast, next to the verdant parkland of Katafigio Agrias Zois Xortis, Lardos is a breathtaking village brimming with beauty. Collect your Avis hire car from our Lardos station and you’ll reach the town centre in just five minutes. The quaint coastal villages of Pefki and Lindos are just a 15-minute drive away.
A small market town sitting to the east of the island, Lardos is a great starting point for your tour of Rhodes. With a feast of mouthwatering restaurants and pavement cafes, life in Lardos revolves around the impressive village square. Here you’ll see locals drinking Greek coffee or Ouzo and playing Tavli – a game reminiscent of backgammon. Take an empty drinking bottle and join people drawing natural spring water from the fountain in the square.
Adjacent to Lardos, the village of Lindos perches delicately on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and is one of the island’s main draws. With acres of history, simply wandering the ancient winding streets lined with whitewashed buildings is a delight. Be sure to visit the ruins of the Acropolis, the reconstructed temple of Lindian Athena and the crumbling remains of the ancient Ampitheatre. Of course, the beaches of Lindos are another of its main draws.
The small town of Pefki is also nearby and blessed with an equally idyllic seafront. Quiet, laidback and relaxed, this is the perfect place to sit back and soak up the sun, sand and sea.
With old-fashioned charm and centuries of history, Lardos and its surroundings are nothing short of spectacular. Enjoy them for yourself with your Avis hire car.
From Lardos, the rest of the island of Rhodes is yours to discover. With the ease of your Avis hire car, lively towns, ancient ruins and paradise beaches are within easy reach. Rhodes has plenty to astound and impress.
Just under an hour’s drive north of Lardos (along the E095) sits the medieval town of Rhodes, the island’s buzzing capital. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage City, Rhodes is the oldest inhabited town in the whole of Europe and famous as the site of the Colossus, built in 280 BC and one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Wander the ancient streets or marvel at the beauty of the Mandraki harbor. Explore the 14th century Palace of the Grand Masters or enjoy the modern amenities of the New Town. You’ll never tire of Rhodes.
With 5km of beach and a wealth of family friendly attractions, Faliraki is a top day trip destination from Lardos. This lively, vibrant resort has become a centre for tourism in Rhodes and boasts fantastic food and entertainment. Faliraki beach is an idyllic place to relax and unwind, with crystal clear waters and golden sand. The WaterPark (Europe’s largest) is also located here. With its many slides, wave pool and Lazy River, it’s sure to impress children of all ages. There’s also a giant Ferris Wheel for those who would prefer to remain dry.
The island of Rhodes is a spectacular holiday destination. With your Avis hire car, you can see it all in comfort and luxury.