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If, as a child, you used to dream of knights, horses and castles, then in Rhodes your dreams will come true! Explore your travel guide to Rhodes and discover one of the biggest islands in Greece, located at the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea.

Your Rhodes travel guide

Rhodes island bears a history of thousands of years, tightly connected with the Middle Ages, an era that left its marks on the island’s architecture and civilization. The Medieval grandeur is evident at the Palace of the Grand Master, the castle, the ancient city, the imposing monasteries, the hammam and the mosques. The whole island is like an open museum with endless sights. Wherever you go you will see the perfect blend of medieval and contemporary aesthetics.

No travel guide to Rhodes can fully reflect the visitors’ experiences and feelings. Stroll in the Old Town during full moon. Take pictures under the magnificent arched streets. Check out the local market. Tour the island and discover the mountains, as well as the beaches. Holidays in Rhodes will be unforgettable!

Access

Rhodes is connected by air with Athens, Thessaloniki, Kos, Mytilini, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastelorizo, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete (Heraklion). The island is also connected by conventional and high-speed boats to the ports of Piraeus, Patmos, Leros, Kalymnos and Kos. A conventional boat ride is about 12 hours long.

Old Medieval town

This is an ever-impressive example of medieval architecture. When you enter the Old Town from the south bulky gate, you will feel like you are travelling back in time. The Knights left imposing evidence of their presence in Rhodes and gave the island the particular character it retains until now. The Knights’ Street is the main street that leads from the port to the Palace of the Grand Master. The Palace was originally a Byzantine Fortress, built in the end of the 7th century AD and transformed in the 14th century, from St. John’s Knights, into the house of the Grand Master and the headquarters of the Knighthood.

Contemporary town

The contemporary town of Rhodes, which was built around the Old Town is actually a very modern city, with urban infrastructure. Its port is right outside the main entrance of the Old Town and welcomes many boats, cruise ships and yachts that visit the island from all over the world. The town has a very big market, with lots of stores, cafés, restaurants of Greek and international cuisine, stadiums, museums and archaelogical sites. The beach close to the city is well organized with crystal clear waters and thus is the choice of many tourists.

Island-hopping

There are two little islands in small proximity: Halki and Symi. Symi is directly across Rhodes and the boat ride takes approximately 50 minutes, departing from the port of Rhodes. The traditional architecture of the island, the numerous beaches and the picturesque scenery will definitely win you over. Halki is another small island with golden beaches and low profile. It has about 370 chapels and remnants of a Venetian castle. From Rhodes you can also visit the Turkish cities of Datça and Marmaris, which are just across the island and the boat ride only 30 minutes.

Swimming

The turquoise waters of Anthony Quinn beach, named after the famous actor who used to swim there, will seduce you. Against the backdrop of the Lindos castle, the sandy beach of Lindos is among the most popular beaches in Rhodes. If you are into water sports, visit Faliraki, one of the most crowded beaches on the island. What is more, do not miss Tsambika, Kallithea and Afandou. Last but not least, if you wish to practice wind-surfing and kite-surfing, visit Prasonisi, a tiny island connected with a narrow strip of sand with Rhodes.

Tamam

Authentic creative cuisine in the heart of the town of Rhodes. Tamam is voted as best restaurant on the island by tripadvisor’s members.

1 Leontos str., Rhodes
T: +30 2241 073522

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