Best things to do in Rhodes
“The Old Town itself with the Palace and the little streets it’s very important monument and hope you will enjoy romantic walks inside the Medieval walls.”
“The ancient city of Ialysos extends around the hill of Filerimos, where you can find an the Acropolis of Ialysos and its ancient ruins, you may also find ruins from the byzantine and Knights period .”
“the best museum of the island former hotel-hospital of the knights of St John, ”
“Since the antiquity the area of Kalithea (Καλλιθέα) was known for its thermal, therapeutic springs. In 1927, under the administration of Mario Lago, a systematic study of the waters was initiated headed by Gustavo Gasperini, his son Carlo and Enea Brunetti (who later became the of the director of Terme di Calitea). The study concluded that the water had a range of important properties and proposed the development of the area with the creation of a Thermal Spa Institution that would function in accordance to the stringiest health requirements of the time. Today Kalithea Springs is considered as one of the most distinctive landmarks on the island of Rhodes. Although the spa is no longer in operation, this fabulous building and unique architectural monument, surrounded by palms and pine trees, has been recently restored, converted to dinning and cafe facilities. ”
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“It's located 25 kilometers from the city of Rhodes near the area of Kalamonas. It is in this rare habitat that the butterfly Panaxia Quadripunctaria makes its appearance from mid June to mid September”
“See the water run from the mountains and travel along a night tunnel with no light and immerse your feet in a pool of crystal Clear waters.”
“Elli is the closest beach to Rhodes town located between the area of Mandraki the Rhodes aquarium. It is one of the most popular beaches on Dodecanese and according to Lawrence Durell it is the most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean. Elli beach offers you all the amenities to enjoy a fine day in the sun. It is organized, full with colorful umbrellas and rented sundecks, beachfront taverns and comfortable restaurants as well as lovely hotels with safe pools to play the children while you enjoy a drink. Source: www.greeka.com”
“In the same area of Ladiko you will find the smallest stretch of beach, with gently shelving sands the small bay is strewn with massive rocks and pools, its a wonderful area enjoyed by the locals.”
“ Overlooking the city from the west and situated on the city’s highest point is the Acropolis of Rhodes, which unlike other ancient acropoleis was not fortified. The monuments date from the Hellenistic and late Hellenistic periods (3rd to 2nd centuries BC) and include sanctuaries, public buildings, temples and underground places of worship. The layout of the ancient acropolis first came to light with excavations carried out by the Italian School of Archaeology at Athens during the Italian occupation of the island (1912-1943). Further discoveries have since been made on archaeological digs under the auspices of the Greek Archaeological Service, which have provided important information on the site’s history and topography. Today these excavations continue over an area of 3 acres with the aim of uncovering the whole site of the acropolis of the splendid ancient city of Rhodes. Preserved within the beautifully landscaped and verdant archaeological park is the Hellenistic stadium from the 3rd century BC. Here athletic competitions were staged as part of the Haleion Games, an important celebration held by the ancient Rhodians in honour of the god Helios. Right next to the stadium is the small restored marble theatre, where in antiquity and today musical performances are given. In a dominant position at the summit of the hill is the Temple of Pythian Apollo, the city’s guardian. Reconstruction of the temple was begun by the Italians and then continued by the Greek Archaeological Service after the end of World War II to repair the damage caused by bombs and the weight of artillery emplaced there. Further restoration work was started in 1996. In the centre of the extensive Rhodian necropolis are the tombs of Saint John (oi tafoi tou Agiou Ioannou). The most important of these are the large corner funerary complex with tombs featuring vaulted masonry tombs, the cluster of yet more tombs of vaulted stonework crowned by a monument with triglyphs and metopes and the tomb carved into the rock that includes a monumental gateway. Of greatest interest is the underground quarry where burial chambers were dug into the sides of the tunnels.”
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“The Butterfly Valley is located in the northern part of the island, 26 km from the city of Rhodes and 6 km from its west coast. From Kritinia is about 25 km. The Valley of Butterflies stands out for its exceptional natural beauty and of course its winged "inhabitants".It is located near the village of Theologos, on the northwest side of the island, and is one of the rare habitats of Europe. The area is the summer shelter of the butterfly of Rhodes called Petalouda or Quadripunctaria or Panaxia Quadripunctaria. In the area thrives a rare kind of plane tree that favors the attraction of butterflies, as a substance in its crust acts like a magnet. Visit the Natural History Museum to admire the butterfly hatchery showcase as well as samples of the flora and fauna of this unique habitat. ”
“For those who love the water and the fun. Perfect for all the family. Many games, watersildes, area with games for children and a lot of snack bars.”
“The Rodini Park is a paradise located on Rhodes Lindos Avenue, 3 kilometers from Rhodes Town. It is one of the oldest parks in the world and known for its lush and diverse vegetation.”
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“Mandraki Harbor was once the military port for ancient Rhodes. Today the mouth of the harbor contains male and female deer statues, but in historical times, chains would close off the area. Today, the harbor is home to million-dollar yachts and small boats that take travelers to other nearby islands and some of the beaches in Rhodes.”
“Traditional Greek Meze restaurant, Very beautiful decor, typical of the dodecanese, the Koukos is located in a very pleasant pedestrian street and offers many mezze”
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“Located on the Northern tip of the island it was built by the Italians in 1934. In 1937 it began working as a research unit called the Royal Institute of Marine Biology of Rhodes.”
“A very long sandy beach. Great for water sports. Water doesn't get deep till tens and tens of meters away from the coast. Lots of kiosk for food and drinks there too.”