Go traditional in Trianta, a relatively unspoilt village just over four miles from Rhodes - but a world away in terms of its peaceful atmosphere.
The Co-operative Travel can take you to this chilled resort, where you'll be immersed in the daily life and culture of a typical town in Rhodes.
You're sure to be able to find the perfect spot of Trianta's long strip of well-organised beach, which sits at the bottom of steep, pine-clad hills and bordered by the Ialyssos coastal plain with its olive groves, citrus orchards and tiny fields.
Like so many Greek settlements of all sizes, life in Trianta (which you'll also commonly see referred to as Ialyssos, its original Doric name) centres on the church, which stands out among the surrounding clusters of low-rise white and ochre buildings.
That extensive beach is often taken over by windsurfers, especially when a competition is being held. Such is Trianta's reputation as a perfect spot for the sport, you may well find a contest going on when you visit. But this reputation doesn't overshadow the possibilities for other water sports which exist, such as kayaking, kite-boarding and sailing. The best time to see the windsurfers is 3pm to 6pm daily, when the local club takes advantage of the stronger afternoon winds.
You'll find a variety of accommodation in Trianta, with hotels the base for package holidays and all-inclusive holidays whose appeal lies in the contrast in pace between local life and the more bustling island capital.
So get the best of both worlds of Rhodes. Check our website for late deals and offers on last-minute holidays, or to find a cheap Trianta holiday for your chosen dates.