Worth seeing in Rhodes

Rhodes Old Town: world heritage, priceless

The best-preserved medieval settlement in the world is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Towns list. Protected within its imposing wall – the boundary between the past and the present – the Old Town of Rhodes is the island’s “coat of arms”,

and one of the many reasons to choose this island for your vacation.

In the Old Town, every stone tells a story reaching a depth of 2,400 years.

Ancient statues, marble coats of arms, fountains, the Street of the Knights and the Palace of the Grand Master,

mosques and hammam, the Clock Tower with incredible views is the legacy left by the cultures that passed.

The Grand Master in Kastelo and the Street of the Knights

The most famous street of the Old Town of Rhodes is the street of the Knights, restored to its medieval form.

Here are the lodgings of the ethnic groups that formed the battalion of the Ioanniton Knights.

At the highest point of the road stands the imposing Kastelo, the Palace of the Grand Master, with its huge towers,

which is a magnificent museum and the most important sights of the island.

In the Mandraki harbor

It is the modern city of Rhodes, with its shopping center, big hotels, countless cafes, restaurants, clubs, as well as traditional “Marasian” houses. 

 

At Mandraki Port, on two tall columns of limestone, are the symbols of the island: the Elafos and the Elafina. At the edge of the harbor is the small fortress of Agios Nikolaos, built-in 1464-67.

Along with the coastline the public buildings that the Italians built on the island impress: the New Agora, the Bank of Greece, the Governor’s Office, the Archdiocese’s Palace, the Town Hall, the National Theater and the famous Grande Albergo Dell Hotel. ), the most luxurious in Europe during the interwar period. Today it hosts the Casino of Rhodes in its wing and spreads out to the Aquarium.

Seven Springs of Rhodes

Near the village of Archangelos, another oasis of the inland is revealed beneath the foliage of the plane trees, where ducks and wagons lurk in the waters of the seven springs. In the shade of the trees, you will also find a traditional café-tavern to relax and enjoy coffee or food with great views.




 

Rhodes beaches

Defy the prejudice that here you will not find the Cyclades sandy beaches nor the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea,

and discover your favorite Rhodian beach. Start your search from the top Saint Paul near Lindos,

featuring turquoise waters, sand, and rocks – ideal for spectacular moorings.

At Anthony Quinn Beach – where the Navarone Canons were filmed – you will find crystal clear waters with rocks and a pier with boats.

On the beach of Afandou village, you will find organized and unmarked spots, beach sports and deepwater options. One of our favorite beaches, Glystra Creek is crowned by green hills and has golden sand and turquoise waters.

Loved by locals, the beaches of Vlycha and Agathi are also small turquoise “secrets” that are slowly leaking.

Lindos village

Very nice settlement, with the acropolis at the top and “Cycladic” color. Trademarked captains’ houses

(many purchased by foreign cosmopolitan artists) with courtyards with pebbles (pebbles).

It is worth visiting a captain’s house and admiring the wood-paneled ceilings,

the embroidered bench (bridal bed), the attic and the wall-lined walls.

 

You will be amazed at the acropolis visit just before sunset as you will admire both the ruins that illuminate the city’s history and the view.

Kallithea Springs

The renowned thermal baths of the Interwar period, which are in the process of being rebuilt, retain the glamor of the once-cosmopolitan resort thanks to its arched buildings, magnificent pebbles, arches and patios with palm trees. In the center stands the rotunda – its impressive massive dome with elaborate decoration.

Filerimos

Classic hilltop tourist attraction in the northwest of the island. The monastery, the stepped road to Calvary, the ruins of the Ialysos acropolis, the Doric fountain and the trails make up an archaeological park.

Butterfly Valley

Famous nature park, featuring thousands of butterflies from June to August. The scenery is complemented by ponds,

shady trails that cross the forest and wooden bridges – all you need for a cool ride.

Seven Springs

Valley with springs of Italian occupation and lush vegetation, on the way to Archipoli. Great idea for a hot day trip.

Prophet Elias

An “alpine” location at an altitude of 780 meters, with major attractions at 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 Vecchia.

Empona Village

On the west side of the island, on the slopes of Atavyros. By the way, it has several wineries.

The traditional elements of the village do not justify the visit itself,

 but make a good combination with the wine and the tavernas

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