Long time since I was in Rhodes town, but it's a fascinating place with lots to see. For me, though, I'd choose Corfu. It's less touristy (I know that sounds crazy but I think it is true, especially in the evening when the cruise ships aren't there), I think there's more to do than in Rhodes, and plenty of easy day trips around the island.
But if you love Corfu town, I'm pretty sure you will enjoy Rhodes - and you'll almost certainly get better weather in Sept!
If you do go to Rhodes, don't miss the city walls walk, if it's still open!
Im going next year to Rhodes town for a week and my research tells me walls walk is open on my to do list.
Yes I have been a few times to both, and love both islands - and while other posters have said that "both have their charms" which I agree with , I think I prefer Rhodes town, the Palace of Grand Master of Knights is wonderful :-) and island wise, I also think that Rhodes just has the edge over Corfu, the drive up from the south west coast of the island of Rhodes is stunning - just coast line and countryside and not a hotel complex in sight.
Rhodes town the old part is amazing really lovely the people are really nice there too I love corfu town too also kos town in fact all the greek islands we have visited have there own charm , I'm sure you will have a wonderful holiday be sure to visit lindos
Thanks for all the replies. We've booked the Ibiscus hotel! It's fairly obvious from all the accommodation options and the photos of the rows of sunbeds on the beach, that Rhodes Town is quite a lot more touristy than Corfu Town, but it's somewhere new for us and I'm looking forward to exploring it.
I'd say historically Rhodes town architecture goes back several centuries earlier than Corfu Town, which is itself Venetian.The architecture of both is extremely impressive, you would not be disappointed which ever you choose. Consider other important factors you may want to experience during your stay.
We went to Corfu Town yesterday, I didn't quite realize how very impressive it would be, a very pleasant surprise. Then again our day trip to Rhodes old town was easily the highlight of our holiday on Rhodes.
If pushed I'd say the Corfu has so many 'A' list trips available at a reasonable price I'd choose Corfu. But each to their own.Edited: 03 August 2016, 00:49
Thanks Gr33nstripe. As I said earlier, we've been to Corfu Town many times - most recently for 5 nights this June on our way to Paxos - so we're well aware of its charms and my question wasn't really asking which one I should choose, but whether we are likely to enjoy Rhodes Town as much as we've always enjoyed Corfu Town.
One of the many things we love about Corfu Town is spending time in the evenings pre-dinner, sitting in a bar on the Liston or one of the many little squares and just soaking up the atmosphere. We ended up booking 12 nights in Rhodes Town, so hopefully that will give us plenty of time to find similar people-watching locations!Edited: 03 August 2016, 12:34