One of the larger of the Greek holiday islands, Rhodes also has greater diversity among activities and attractions than most others. In July and August you’ll predictably find it packed with package tourists and families from northern Europe, but there is more to it than that.
Along with Santorini and Mykonos, the island of Rhodes is packed all summer with visitors in all price ranges. Hotels and hostels here can be good value, especially if you don’t mind being a longer walk from the beach. You’ll often find hotel+air packages at good prices if you are coming from within Europe.
Food and drinks on Rhodes are also typical of Greek islands for pricing in that they can feel expensive if you require a view of the sea, but they can be cheap by European standards if you hunt around a bit inland. A ferry ride to Turkey is an option here, although you’ll arrive in yet another seaside resort town with higher prices.