Rhodes is the queen of the Dodecanese.
An island with an important history, countless attractions, wonderful beaches, natural beauty and special gastronomy that has been magnetizing visitors from all over the world for years.
Faithful to tradition but also cosmopolitan, Rhodes is a destination that will not disappoint you no matter what you are looking for!
Once upon a time, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Colossus of Rhodes, dominated its port.
Although you will not see him anymore because he is lost, arriving in Rhodes you will feel an imposing aura flooding you.
The island of the Knights is not unjustly characterized. You will understand why you just wander to the Old Town, which is a World Heritage Site.
Inside the wall unfolds the long history of the island from antiquity.
Travel to the Middle Ages walking on the famous Knights Street and reach the Palace of the Grand Master with the magnificent towers at the highest point of the castle!
The modern city of Rhodes is the busy Mandraki. In Mandraki you will find present and past to talk harmoniously.
Cafes, restaurants, shops, bars and hotels are mushrooming everywhere. At the same time, the traditional “Marasiotika” houses and the public buildings on the coastal road give a nostalgic aesthetic to the settlement.
Visit the Governor’s Office, the National Theater, the City Hall and the famous Hotel of the Roses of the interwar period, where the Casino of the island is hosted today.
In the port you will find dominating two huge columns of alabaster with the symbols of the island the deer and the deer, but also the small fortress of Agios Nikolaos!
One of the most beautiful and popular settlements of the island is Lindos.
The imposing ancient citadel located above the sea was one of the most important pilgrimages of antiquity.
The walls of the Knights protect the ancient remains of the temple of Lindia Athena and the spectacle is unique.
The amphitheatric village of Lindos gathers a crowd of people who flock to the alleys with shops and restaurants every summer!
Rhodes, however, has countless hidden secrets. Its traditional villages are definitely worth a visit.
Archangelos with the ceramic tradition, Afandou known for the weaving art, Ialyssos, Salakos, Eleousa, Monolithos with the amazing sunset, Agios Isidoros and Apollo are some of them!
Nevertheless, if you are looking for unlimited fun and endless nightlife among young tourists, the destination is one and it is called Faliraki
The large coastline of Rhodes has given the island a number of beautiful beaches and beaches.
Other organized and other secluded and quiet will enchant you with their crystal clear waters.
The cosmopolitan Elli with the sandy coast, Ialyssos ideal for surfing, Vlycha which are suitable for families and Afandou are some of the beaches where you will find everything you need to spend all day by the sea.
If you are still looking for tranquility then we suggest Traganou with its caves and small pebbles, Ladiko, Fourni with its wild beauty and the impressive Prasonisi the rocky islet that joins a narrow strip of sand with the southern tip of the island.
Finally, do not forget to visit Anthony Quinn Beach where the famous movie “The Canaries of Navarino” was shot with Antony Quinn.
Do not be late, Rhodes is waiting for you to discover it!
- In Rhodes, hiking enthusiasts will encounter endless routes and paths that run through the nature of the island, pass through villages and settlements, meet sights and monuments and end up on shores with clear blue waters.
- When you search was an ideal destination for water sports then welcome to Rhodes.
Many beaches of the island have infrastructure or are suitable for Surfing and Windsurfing and others for diving in the enchanting seabed and underwater caves of the island. Also, on the island you will find kayak and wakeboard for endless hours of fun at sea!
- On the island you will find many more sports activities, amusement parks and the possibility of boating on nearby beaches or islands.
- Visit the Old Town of Rhodes, the medieval moat, the Street of the Knights and the Palace of the Grand Master.
- In the Hospital of the Knights, a magnificent medieval building, you will find the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes with the important collection of findings.
- Admire the deer poles in the port of Mandraki. Some say that perhaps the Colossus of Rhodes was based there in antiquity.
- The most important archeological sites of the island are the ancient Acropolis of Lindos and the Necropolis of Korakoneros!
- If you are looking for the best view then go up the hill of Monte Smith or the Monastery of Panagia Tsambika.
- In the Springs of Kallithea you will find thermal waters that are known for their healing properties since antiquity!
- Finally, if you are looking for an experience in nature then we have to suggest the following:
In Rhodes is the Valley with the butterflies. This amazing oasis with lush vegetation hosts thousands of moths that find shelter there.
Live this fairytale experience with respect for nature! Other routes that promise contact with nature are the visit to the village of Profitis Ilias and to Epta Piges with the paths, the lakes, the crystal clear running waters and the imposing vegetation!
Rhodes is famous for its gastronomy and local products. West and East have edited the gastronomic map of the island creating dishes with special flavors and ingredients.
Try the Rhodesian pitaroudia, ie chickpea meatballs with mint, tomato and onion, entrada with meat and vegetables, chicken with Turkish delight, a kind of local pasta and legumes, goat meat with dried beans or chickpeas.
Also chose giaprakia, buns and tahini pies. A delicious dish is the dolmadas that in Rhodes are wrapped in “camels”, ie cyclamen leaves!
Cyclamen bulbs are also eaten as a dessert on the island, something you will not find anywhere else.
However, the most famous dessert of Rhodes is melekouni, a festive dish with honey, sesame and aromatics.
And do not forget to accompany the above with the famous Rhodesian wine or with Suma, a strong alcoholic beverage produced in Embonas!