Atmospheric and vibrant, it is a mosaic of ancient, medieval, Byzantine, Ottoman and Italian monuments. The most iconic road is the Knights Street, while the main attractions are the Palace of the Grand Master, the Archaeological Museum at the Knights Hospital, the Suleiman Mosque, the Church of Our Lady of the Castle, the Jewish Synagogue, the Ottoman-era Loutra ( and operate as a hammam), the Gallery of Modern Greek Art and the Center for Contemporary Art. Aristotelous Street and Hippocrates Square are classic meeting points.
Very beautiful settlement, with the citadel at the top and “Cycladic” color. A trademark of the captain’s houses (many have been bought by foreign cosmopolitans and artists) with the courtyards with the snails (pebble mosaics). It is worth visiting a captain’s house and admiring the wooden painted ceilings, the bench decorated with embroidered benches (bridal bed), the sofas and the walls decorated with Lindian dishes. You will be impressed by the visit to the citadel just before sunset, as you will admire both the ruins that illuminate the history of the city and the view.
Small port ideal for walking and to gaze at the imposing buildings of the Italian occupation, which today house public services and the Municipal Theater. It is also worth visiting the famous aquarium or enjoying your coffee at one of the beach patisseries.
A small valley-amusement park in the south of the city: plane trees, rhododendrons, willows and ponds compose an interesting set for a walk.
With a wonderful view of the old and the new city, it is the fashionable district of Rhodes. You will enjoy the sunset and visit the ancient theater and citadel.
The famous thermal baths of the interwar period, which are in the process of restoration, retain the glamor of the once cosmopolitan resort thanks to the vaulted buildings, the wonderful pebble mosaics, the arches and the patios with the palm trees. In the center dominates the rotunda – impressive is its massive dome with ornate decoration.
Classic tourist attraction on a hill in the northwest of the island. The monastery, the stairway of Golgotha, the ruins of the acropolis of Ialyssos, the Doric fountain and the paths compose an archeological park.
Famous nature park, where thousands of butterflies appear from June to August. The setting is complemented by ponds, shady paths that cross the forest and wooden bridges – everything you need for a cool walk.
Valley with springs of Italian rule and intense vegetation, on the way to Archipoli. Nice idea for an excursion on hot days.
“Alpine” location at an altitude of 780 meters, with main attractions Elafos and Elafina, two chalets built by the Italians before the war (for their officers) and then operated as hotels, and the imposing Villa de Vecchi.
The mountain village of Embonas is located 54 km from the city of Rhodes. Its name comes from the ancient word “amvon” which means mountain slope. The village, like most in Rhodes, strongly retains the traditional element, as its inhabitants have a strong cultural activity, organizing many cultural and musical traditional events. It is not very picturesque, but it is an attraction for many tourists for its folklore and hiking trails. Narrow streets, colorful flocks and whitewashed houses.
Emponas is known for the production of the island’s finest wine, as most of the vineyards are located there, but many wineries. In addition to wine, it is also famous for its suma, ouzo, liqueur. Agricultural cultivation is also intense, as you can find grapes and raisins everywhere.
The village is built on the slopes of Mount Akramitis. Above the sea built in an imposing location there is the medieval castle of the Monolithos village. It was built in 1476 by Master Dombyson on the ruins of a small Byzantine castle. In the ruins, the single-aisled basilica of Agios Panteleimon can be seen. Near the village have been found ashtrays of the 6th century BC. while on the beach of Fourni, graves were found in the openings of the inaccessible graves.
A small village with plenty of greenery – for those who prefer tourism without a cosmopolitan envelope – and few visitors (mainly Rodites). Suitable for hiking, with a few interesting taverns.
achania is a traditional village in southern Rhodes built at the foot of Mount Kopana at an altitude of 71 meters above sea level. Administratively it belongs to the Municipality of Rhodes and is about 65 km from the center of the island’s capital.
Due to its geographical location, the village provides excellent panoramic views that reach as far as the sea. The natural bay of nearby Plymiri beach is of great ecological importance, as it is a refuge for the reproduction of the sea turtle Caretta caretta.
In the center of the village in 1848 was built the Holy Temple of St. Georgiou, whose bell tower was rebuilt in 2008 after repeated interventions.
The excavations of 1929 revealed the ruins of Ancient Kameiros, 30 km southwest of the Medieval City of Rhodes. It is one of the three ancient cities of Rhodes – the other two are Lindos and Ialyssos – which was an important commercial center of the island during the Archaic and Hellenistic periods. To this day, parts of houses and buildings, the main street of the city, traces of the temple of Athena, the ancient Agora, the Hellenistic mosque, the Doric temple and some arches, as well as ruins of the aqueduct are preserved in the archeological site.
Tip: Very close to the archeological site of Kameiros is the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, at the point where in the 3rd century BC. was the temple of Athena.
Discover the world of bees at the Bee Museum of Beekeeping and Natural History! Observe closely the worker bees through transparent observation hives and learn about the tradition and history of beekeeping on the island of Rhodes. You can try and get natural products based on honey, pollen, propolis and royal jelly. In the museum of the bee you will find the “melekouni”, the traditional dessert of Rhodes that the inhabitants of the island have in weddings and christenings.
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 08: 30-17: 00, Sunday 09: 00-13: 00
The beautiful medieval village of Koskinou, known since the 5th century, is one of the villages whose houses retain important samples of traditional architecture with perennial facades, wonderful examples of popular neoclassicism and wonderful interior decoration. In the SW of the village are the ruins of a small castle. One of the most beautiful parts of the island is Kallithea built in a picturesque pine-covered bay with the famous thermal springs that cure kidney and liver diseases and which have been known since the 7th century BC. The Kalithea building complex designed in 1930 is perhaps the most beautiful example of the latest architectural creation on the island of Rhodes.
Panagia Tsambika is a monastery in Rhodes. It is located on the east coast of the island near the village of Archangelos. It consists of the old and the new monastery, which are called by the locals “the High” and “the Low”, respectively. The old monastery is located on the top of a hill, above the homonymous beach, while the new one is located closer to the national road that connects Archangelos with the city of Rhodes. The monastery celebrates on September 8 every year, at the Genesis of the Virgin Mary, while a large number of faithful celebrants flock from all over the island.
Near the area of Kameiros Skala and next to the village of Kritinia, the fortress of Kritinia is imposing.
Kritinia is 55 km away. from the city of Rhodes. It is built on a hill and has panoramic sea views. Initially, the settlement was coastal (in the current location Kamiros Skala), but during the post-Byzantine years it was moved more mountainous, for more security by pirates. The ancient settlement was eventually submerged.
The settlement was created by Cretan refugees, hence the name which means “New Crete”.