Overview Rhodes

Visiting Rhodes

Located in the eastern Aegean Sea, the Greek island of Rhodes boasts a beautiful landscape, fascinating history and idyllic climate that make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

The island’s history is best on display in the historic Old Rhodes Town, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world. Here the Crusades-era cobblestones of the Odos Ippoton (Knight’s Road) wind through the melange of Gothic, Muslim and Greek architecture that composes the historic town. Palaces like the Palace of the Grand Masters and Palace of the Knights of St. John are popular tourist destinations near the town, while the ancient bazaar street of Socratous still buzzes daily with retail commerce.

The legendary Colossus of Rhodes once supposedly stood guard over the island’s Mandraki... Read More
Located in the eastern Aegean Sea, the Greek island of Rhodes boasts a beautiful landscape, fascinating history and idyllic climate that make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

The island’s history is best on display in the historic Old Rhodes Town, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world. Here the Crusades-era cobblestones of the Odos Ippoton (Knight’s Road) wind through the melange of Gothic, Muslim and Greek architecture that composes the historic town. Palaces like the Palace of the Grand Masters and Palace of the Knights of St. John are popular tourist destinations near the town, while the ancient bazaar street of Socratous still buzzes daily with retail commerce.

The legendary Colossus of Rhodes once supposedly stood guard over the island’s Mandraki Harbor, where locals and tourists alike enjoy strolls along the Western Harbor Wall, before dining on the day’s freshest catch at any of the island’s many cafes and restaurants.

With settlements dating to the 16th century B.C., Rhodes is a haven of archaeological treasures. The terraced village of Ancient Kamiros is one of the island’s historical bastions, where visitors can walk among ruins dating to the 6th century B.C. More recent history is on living display in the town of Lindos, where the 16th and 17th century Captain’s Houses, which once housed wealthy merchants, now house cafes, restaurants, and even many families.

Once you’ve booked your flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by bellow travelers to this idyllic island.    Close

Stories and Tips Rhodes

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The monastery of Tharri

Written by MichaelJM on 15 Jul, 2007

There were three monasteries fairly close by and we set off with the intention of visiting them all. The monastery of Tharri is by far the grandest and, if you’re tight on time, this is the one to go for. It’s nicely set in the…Read More


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To Spitaka

Written by MichaelJM on 29 Jun, 2007

This restaurant was built 1913 and the literal translation means ‘the little home’. The kitchen and the indoor restaurant is housed in the house which has its traditional reed ceiling proudly on show, although inside the tables and chairs were reminiscent of a cheap café…Read More


The Magic of Rhodes

Written by shandydesigns on 04 Aug, 2004

This was a first-time visit, and we were apprehensive about where we may be staying, as we booked the holiday last-minute through Teletext and accommodation was to be arranged on arrival. We just prayed that we wouldn’t end up in Faliraki. Luckily, our prayers were…Read More


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Our Colossal Adventures in Rhodes

Written by pasadoc on 15 Nov, 2003

We were so excited over this trip and so glad it lived up to our expectations, with more adventures to boot! After a grueling flight schedule (L.A.-London-Athens-Rhodes), we were ready to just relax, sleep in comfortable beds, bask in Apollo's favored island, and relish Greek food,…Read More


A Day Trip to Marmaris, Turkey

Written by Timone on 23 May, 2003

This trip required an early start from our hotel (6:30am), but it was worth it. We departed by hydrofoil from Mandraki Harbour on the 2-hour crossing and then were taken in a small air-conditioned bus to the town. We had a guide from the Turkish…Read More


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Fantastic Tour on Our Own

Written by babx2 on 04 Dec, 2006

We decided just to rent a car and explore the island. We wanted to see more than the just traditional touristic points. We got ourselves a map, and decided that we were going to run a lap around the island. The roads were really nice,…Read More


Neighbouring island of Symi

Written by bokcrazy on 03 Feb, 2003

Symi is pretty much the only Greek island that there are daily connections to from Rhodes. The trip takes about 1 1/2 hours and the ships leave from the Mandraki harbour. Ships leave in the morning (9 o'clock) and return to Rhodes late afternoon the…Read More


Medieval town of Rhodes

Written by bokcrazy on 03 Feb, 2003

The old town of Rhodes is a living monument. It is a well-preserved centre where many Rhodians live and work. The medieval town developed around a fortress and is divided into Kollakio to the north, including the Street of the Knights, the Palace of the…Read More


Day trip to Symi

Written by Timone on 23 May, 2003

Symi is a small island 24km from Rhodes and just 10km from the Turkish coast. It's a quiet island which has many tour boats visiting it. The boat we took arrived in Gialos, an impressive town as the harbour is set with rising mountains around…Read More


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