Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, is not an ordinary holiday resort but a cosmopolitan place with an international reputation. The charming mediaeval town, the sophisticated Lindos, the irresistible valley of the butterflies, the high-quality lifestyle and the long golden sand beaches, make the days and nights in the island unforgettable. Rhodes is a medieval and modern combination which impresses and fascinates visitors. At the homonymous capital of Rhodes, the romantic medieval Old Town holds amazing historical buildings, and the modern New Town also has its archaeological findings. Millions of tourists every year walk through the narrow streets of the Old Town to visit the museums, the churches and the fortress walls, following the steps of the knights. Together with intensive nightlife in Faliraki, crystal water and warm locals, the island makes for a great choice in holiday!
Rhodes offers a variety of activities all year round. The island’s natural beauty, ancient monuments from its long and often turbulent history, a wonderful atmosphere and a warm hospitality from Rhodes population.
More than 600,000 Greeks and foreigners visit the place to admire the unique "show of the nature!" The butterflies are gathered in their thousands from July to September in search of coolness and humidity. In the morning you see hundreds of them clustered together on the branches. The Valley is located 26 km away from the town centre.
Faliraki is the area for sleepless days and nights. It is full of tourists every year, with many clubs, beach bars, big hotels, a huge water park, bungee jump, tennis courts and great beaches! A totally different lifestyle just 12 km away from the town centre. Take the bus from Nea Agora in Mandraki.
St Paul's Bay is a charming bay, just south of Lindos town, on the south-eastern coast of Rhodes. This is a great place to snorkel due to the crystal clear blue water and to sunbath. There are two beaches where you can relax and enjoy the golden sand and the shallow water. It is on the larger main beach you will find sun loungers, parasols, toilets and a café.
You will find Archaeological Museum of Rhodes in a medieval building which was served as the Hospital of the Knights. This building was completed in 1489 by Grand Master d’Aubusson and is still in perfect condition. Here you can enjoy interesting finds dating from all periods of the island’s history in a two- storey building.
Cycling on Rhodes is very popular and an ideal place to exercise this sport due the various fine routes. The company RodosCycling offers bike excursions around the Rhodes Island. Here you get the chance to visit all the archaeological sites and learn more about the history of the Island. On this tour you will also discover Greece's natural beauty and taste traditional delicacies. The experienced tour guides will provide you all the information and care for your safety.
This water park is located on the island´s most popular resort, Faliraki, and is the biggest one of its kind in Europe. It has been designed with all the latest facilities, high class rides, unique splash pools, water slides and offers top quality service. Around the park you will find snack bars that provides food and drinks. A very fun place for the whole family!
You will find the Afandou golf course on the edge of Afandou on the east coast of the island, 19 km from Rhodes Town. The golf course is adjacent to one of the major and beautiful beaches of the island, Afandou beach. This course is designed by a famous golf course designer Charantin Donald and it offers 18 holes and all the practical facilities you will need for a pleasant day of golfing.
Modern Greek Art Museum (MGA) presents extensive collections of paintings, numerous sculptures and drawings from the 20th century - all done by Greek artists. MGA consist of three buildings with modern art, works by most renowned Greek artists like Maleas, Bouzianis, Kontoglou, Theofilos, Vassiliou and Hadzikyriakos-Gikas.
Take an amazing day cruise and explore the most beautiful sides of Rhodes. Captain's Tours travel agency organise cruises and excursions, where you get the chance to enjoy the most famous tourist sights like the beautiful coastline of Lindos or take a lazy day cruise in Rhodian Bays.
Church of Panagia is located in the village of Lindos, next to the main square. This beautiful 1300-century church is very popular among the tourists and a must see when visiting Rhodes. It has whitewashed walls, tiled roof and surrounded by high walls and has a small courtyard.
Crystal waters, golden sand, sunny days and unforgettable beach-moments! The beach in front of the hotel Mediterranean in the city of Rhodes, is one of the best spots of the island.
Dishes for everyone: Traditional Greek Taverns, international menus, fish, pizzas, and pastas. Try the traditional local dish "Koulouria" or "matsi" (you may find it mostly in the village taverns). Handmade pasta boiled in goat stock, browned in fresh butter and sprinkled with Parmesan.
This popular restaurant has been serving food for many years and only using fresh ingredients. On the menu you will find fresh fish, steaks and traditional Greek food. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming and where the owner himself is serving the delicious food.
Restaurant Wonder is situated in the new town and can be a bit difficult to find but well worth the search. It opened its doors 2001 and received excellent reviews in the Alpha Guide. You will understand why when you taste the delicious well composed international menu with a mixture of Mediterranean, Baltic Sea and Asian food.
Enjoy Greek food and International cuisines at Hellas Garden Restaurant. The restaurant is located in the main square of Pefkos and has been popular among tourists and locals since 2001. The food is served in the garden in a warm and cosy atmosphere. This family friendly restaurant provides a playground for the children.
Odyssey Restaurant is ideally located in the Old Town of the island Rhodes. The restaurant offers delicious Greek cuisine like stuffed vine leaves, pork in a white wine sauce and marinated mussels. The staff is always friendly which creates a welcoming and warm atmosphere.
The restaurant is beautifully located on the beach of Stegna with amazing views over the Mediterranean Sea. Stegna Kozas is famous among the locals as one of the best restaurants to eat fresh seafood. The friendly staff serves only high quality food; dishes like lobster spaghetti, fish soup, seafood risotto and souvlakia with scallops.
Since the restaurant opened its doors in 1994 it attained excellent reputation for the fine Greek cuisine. The chef pays close attention to detail and prepares the food with only fresh ingredients. The food is served in a cosy terrace under the stars, among trees and flowers. Very romantic!
Cosy and friendly cafés are located throughout the whole island, some of the best you will find in Rhodes Town. What they all have in common is a broad menu of fresh juices, refreshments, cosy atmosphere and excellent service.
The "bar street" in the Old town, the fashionable clubs in Ixia, the Greek style nights in Ialysos, the sleepless days and nights at the beach bars in Faliraki and Lindos, make the entertainment on the island unforgettable! Miltiadou str. in the Old town and Orfanidou str. in Niochori are the two main "nightlife streets" in the town of Rhodes.
Amphitheatre Boutique Club is probably one of the most famous outdoor clubs on the island. The club has a capacity of about 2,000 people. Enjoy sizzling nights, refreshing drinks and good music. You will also enjoy one of the best views in Europe, below is the historic whitewashed village of Lindos, surrounded by the sea and crowned by the ancient Acropolis.
Lindos Ice Bar opened in August 2011 and is located up in the village of Lindos. It is Greece’s first bar made exclusively out of ice! Designed and sculpted by ice artists from Canada and constantly keeps a temperature of -6 degrees. Guests can enjoy a refreshing cocktail while looking out over the Lindos Acropolis.
Shopping in Rhodes can be a great and exciting experience. The combination of traditional and modern market offers the visitors a unique shopping experience. There are two different kinds of markets in the same town: the folklore market and the new market with all the familiar brand name stores. Even the opening hours of the two markets are different. The shops in the Old Town stay open till late at night as their target group is mostly tourists. Aristotelous and Sokratous streets and all the streets around the Ippokratous square, are the heart of shopping in the Old town. Colourful umbrellas, lots of souvenirs, jeweller’s shops, crowds and many other gifts are giving to the area the feeling of an all-day fair. If you are looking for stylish and trendy clothes you have to visit the New Market in Sofokli Venizelou Str and Kyprou Square. In Archangelos, you will find pots and the traditional leather boots the old islanders used to wear. Jewellery, watches, ethnic wares, ceramics, trendy and expensive clothes from the most popular brand names, you can find almost anything you want just walking the streets of the Old and the New town.
The international airport of Rhodes "Diagoras" is 16 km from the centre of the town, near the village Paradhissi. You can get the local bus to get to the town. The last bus leaves from the airport at 23:30. You can also get a taxi, the cost will depend on the time, the traffic and the number of luggage you are carrying.
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