Car Hire Lardos Rhodes
Lardos is a family-friendly village situated on the southeast coast of Rhodes and 50 km away from Rhodes Port. It is a modern resort village with Lardos Beach being the more tourist part and the center of the village being the more traditional one. When you arrive in Lardos village, you will notice the tree-filled square with its fountain where locals head to draw natural spring water. Around the square, you will find the small kafeneio, where you can enjoy Greek coffee with local delicacies. You can follow a narrow street from the square and walk towards Agios Symeon and Agios Savvas chapels, which are definitely worth a visit. Lardos stands out for the traditional way of life of the locals, the whitewashed Rhodian-style houses, abandoned old buildings, and the quiet walks in the countryside.
The more lively part of Lardos is situated on the coast, on Lardos Beach. There you will find all types of accommodation, including boutique hotels, beach studios, and villas. On the 2 km long Lardos Beach, there is a variety of seaside restaurants, tavernas, and cocktail bars with live music during the summer. Lardos Beach is an organized sandy and pebble beach with clean waters to enjoy a nice swim. You can also find many watersport activities here, such as jet skis and parasailing. If you’re staying in a beachfront hotel on Lardos Beach, you can either swim and relax in the hotel’s pool or on the beach. Ideal for anyone looking to stay in a small resort village but also get to know the traditional way of life, Lardos is one of the best areas to stay in Rhodes.
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In Lardos, you can enjoy a countryside walk to visit the monasteries and chapels as well as the Byzantine Castle of Lardos. Even though there is not much left of this 12th-century castle, the walk amongst the ruins on the hilltop is a great way to spend your morning in Lardos. The small Folklore Museum of Lardos is also worth visiting as you will learn more about the Rhodian way of life. Lardos GoKart and Hellas Mini Golf are a short walk away from Lardos Beach, so make sure to take your little ones and have some fun before swimming.
In Lardos Beach, you can also go on a half-day or full-day boat trip to the picturesque island of Symi. Apart from the beautiful beach of Lardos, the nearby beaches are also worth exploring and visiting. Glistra Beach is smaller than Lardos Beach and is situated on a clear bay with shallow waters. Plakia Beach is another great beach and a short walk away from Lardos. Plakia Beach is organized but less crowded and offers a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. If you’re hungry, you can enjoy great snacks and drinks on the seaside family-run Blue Waves. All beaches are within walking distance from Lardos Beach, but you can also take your rental car and drive to the north or south of Lardos Bay.
Where to Eat in Lardos?
⦿ Roulas Restaurant is situated in the village of Lardos and offers amazing Greek and Mediterranean dishes. It has received excellent reviews and you can also find Greek live music nights during summer.
⦿ Taverna Periklis is a family-run taverna serving local food at affordable prices. It stands out for its friendly atmosphere and warm service, along with the fine-cooked dishes. It is recommended to try lamb chops, seafood spaghetti, and vegetarian moussaka.
⦿ Valantina’s Taverna is located in Lardos village. The welcoming staff, open yard, and delicious homemade food create the perfect setting to enjoy your dinner. Some of their best dishes are the Kleftiko lamb, the shrimp saganaki, and zucchini chips with tzatziki.
⦿ Cachaca Beach Bar is the perfect place to enjoy delicious cocktails with your friends and sunset views on Lardos Beach.
Rent a Car Lardos
Lardos' strategic location makes it ideal for visiting nearby villages such as Pefki and Kiotari as well as the south coast of Rhodes. What is more, you can book a luxurious or cheap hotel or apartment in Lardos and explore the surroundings within a half-hour drive. Apart from the crystal-clear and sandy beaches, sightseeing options are abundant in this part of Rhodes. Monasteries like the Holy Monastery of Panagia Ipseni, a visit to Lindos Acropolis, and walks in nature around Lardos main village make it a great location to enjoy activities for all ages.
With your car hire from Lardos, you can drive to the nearby villages and towns and discover the area without relying on the bus. We can always deliver your rental car to the port or your hotel free of charge. Our outstanding professional services include unlimited kilometers, 24/7 roadside assistance, and of course, a large variety of holiday cars to choose from. When you choose Imperial’s services, you also choose the ultimate driving experience in Rhodes!