Rhodes holidays in Greece at Ialissos (Ialysos) village: Actually the third largest settlement in the island of Rhodes, with approximately 7,000 inhabitants.
Ialissos (Ialysos) is placed 8 km to the north-west direction from the town of Rhodes and close to an ancient city with the same name, also known as Trianta. This ancient city constitutes an important archaeological site.
Ialissos (Ialysos) is during the last decades, this village has become a popular tourist destination, with a good variety of hotels, apartments, studios and camp sites placed along the coast. The place has also several traditional restaurants, as well as an active nightlife, with various bars and clubs. The village gets particularly busy in summer, when the European Windsurfing Championship is also held in the beach of Ialyssos.
Where is Ialissos (Ialysos)?
How to get to Ialissos (Ialysos), Rhodes
There are a few ways you can get to Ialissos (Ialysos).
By car: The road going to Ialissos (Ialysos) is good with a lot of signs. Going by private car is the fastest way to get to Lindos apart from the taxi. Around 7,2km from Rhodes International Airport, 10.2 km from Rhodes Old Town and around 65 km north of Lindos.
By taxi: You can go to Ialissos (Ialysos) by taxi but it is quite cheap. From the airport which is 7,2 km away it will cost you around 10 euros.
By bus (Ktel): You can get the bus to Ialissos (Ialysos), it is quiet cheap but it takes a lot of time because it makes a lot of stops on the way. From Rhodes town to Ialissos (Ialysos) the bus takes 12mins and it costs 2,5 € one way.
Where to stay in Ialissos (Ialysos), Rhodes Hotels
Here are our picks for the best accommodations in Ialissos (Ialysos), Rhodes:
The Medieval Rhodes Town is a 15-minute drive away from the studios. Rhodes International Airport is less than a 15-minute drive away. The unique Butterfly Valley is within a 20-minute drive from the property.
Labranda Blue Bay Resort
You can play tennis at this resort, and bike hire is available. The resort also offers car hire. The nearest airport is Rhodes International Airport, 4 km from the property. Free private parking is available at the resort.
Area Blue Beach Apartments
At just 20 m from the complex, you will find a mini market and a restaurant. Rhodes International Airport is 4 km away and Rhodes Port is at 6 km. Free Wi-Fi and free on-site parking are provided.
Eleonas Apartments is surrounded by the garden with a large lawn, palm and various trees and flowering hedges. The beach is in a walking distance of 10 minutes. There are buses coming and going to Rhodes town regularly.
Electra Palace Rhodes
The air-conditioned rooms at Electra have tea/coffee makers, satellite TVs, and luxurious bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers. The minibar is fully stocked and its use is free once upon arrival. Most rooms have sea view, while some have pool or garden view. The central part of the hotel’s garden is taken up by the imposing free-form swimming pool with water features and wooden bridges. Adjacent to it, is the children’s pool.
Where to go, Things to do and see in Ialissos (Ialysos)?
The scenery is more or less the same, wherever you may find yourself along the Ialysos shoreline: the heach is highly organized with the gardens and swimming pool just behind and at the rear the multi-storey hotels with their tennis courts and other facilities. Just as at Ixia, the hotel beaches alternate with organized public beaches, used mainly by visitors from those local hotels that do not have their own private beach. It is an ideal place for those who love active swimming as well as for surfers, since there is often a good wind. Equipment for hire is available. There are kiosks, mini-markets, fast food outlets, cafes and restaurants just a short distance away.
Ialysos is the second-largest town on the island of Rhodes, located on the island’s north-western coast. Ialysos was one of the first three ancient cities dating back to 1500BC. Here you will find one of the most important archaeological sites on the island on the hill of Filerimos, featuring the remains of the temple of Zeus and Athena, the remnants of the Byzantine fortifications, the 14th century church of the Knights of St. John and the 13 stops Jesus took to the road of Calvery-a path of Cypress trees with impressive shrines on both sides. There is a 70m high cross at the end of the path, with a steep stairwell leading to the top – needless to say the views from this vantage point are second to none!
Before you can actually make your way to Ialissos, you need to first get yourself to the island of Rhodes. Since it is a large island, there are a few options for you. There is a regional airport here so it is possible to take a flight from points within Greece and also some places outside of Greece. Rhodes is also accessible by ferry or boat and it is even a stop on some cruise routes. If you really want to get to know the island, though, you will want to spend time here so arriving by ferry or airplane are your best bets. Ialissos is located on the northern part of the island is about a one-hour drive from Lindos. You can get there by taxi, bus, or through your rental car.