Holidays to Rhodes

Located on the island of the same name, the town of Rhodes has a rich history, which can be experienced simply by taking a walk through the narrow streets of the Old Town. Holidays in Rhodes would not be complete without spending some time strolling around the harbour, where the Colossus of Rhodes once stood. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the magnificent Colossus of Rhodes was constructed in 280 BC. After 56 years, the statue was damaged in an earthquake. Today, the site where it once stood is a popular tourist attraction.

The Old Town has a number of museums, where you can explore the city’s history and culture. Rhodes Archaeological Museum is the best place to go to see a variety of interesting exhibits. As an added bonus, you can walk along the walls of the museum and enjoy spectacular views of the town. Also worth a visit is the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, where artefacts from ancient Rhodes are on display.

Away from Rhodes town, Filerimos Hill and Kamiros are worth a visit. While both have ancient ruins to explore, Filerimos Hill, in particular, should not be missed, as it offers stunning views of the island and there are a monastery and chapel to look around.

For stunning scenery, Lindos has to be the number one destination on the island. Holidays to Rhodes would not be complete without a visit to this picturesque medieval village, which is dominated by an ancient acropolis standing atop an almost sheer cliff face. The climb from almost sea level to the acropolis is made worthwhile, not only because of the architecture, but also for the spectacular views across the village below.

To gain an insight into traditional life on Rhodes, Theologos is worth a visit. This coastal settlement is less touristy than many places on the island and is the perfect location for relaxing on the beach and getting to know the locals. The area features a number of beautiful buildings, including traditional Rhodian dwellings and a church. You can enjoy a number of activities here, such as swimming and long, relaxing walks.

In addition to history and culture, holidays in Rhodes also have much to offer families. For example, the popular village of Afandou has a wide selection of attractions designed to satisfy the needs of most tourists, including bars, restaurants and cafes. The village is also the perfect spot to enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside. Afandou’s beautiful beach is perfect for long, relaxing walks and you can also enjoy a number of other activities, such as swimming and golf.

You will not be disappointed if you are looking for a destination with plenty of nightlife. Filiraki, in particular, is a great place to enjoy your Rhodes holidays, especially at night, as it boasts a wide selection of bars and clubs. Almost every night in summer there are parties on its beautiful beach.


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