Rhodes - Do & See
Rhodes offers a variety of activities all year round. The island’s natural beauty, ancient monuments from its long and often turbulent history, a wonderful atmosphere and a warm hospitality from Rhodes population.
The Palace Of The Grand Master
The palace and fortress dominates the Old Town. It was destroyed in 1856 and rebuilt in 1939. Floors are covered with ancient mosaics and there is an interesting collection of 16th and 17th-century Western furniture.
Valley Of The Butterflies
More than 600,000 Greeks and foreigners visit the place to admire the unique "show of the nature!" The butterflies are gathered in their thousands from July to September in search of coolness and humidity. In the morning you see hundreds of them clustered together on the branches. The Valley is located 26 km away from the town centre.
A small town with a village character. Very beautiful and interesting in many ways. Visit Acropolis in Lindos, which is one of the most important and impressive archaeological sites of the island. Take the bus from Nea Agora in Mandraki.
The area for sleepless days and nights. Full of tourists every year, with many clubs, beach bars, big hotels, a huge water park, bungee jump, tennis courts and great beaches! A totally different lifestyle just 12 km away from the town centre. Take the bus from Nea Agora in Mandraki.
Mandraki Harbour - Colossus Of Rhodes
Take a walk at the Mandraki Harbour and enjoy the beautiful view. According to the legend, it was here the famous Colossus of Rhodes was raised. The statue is a bronze giant at 34 metres and counted among the Seven Wonders of the World.
The Casino of Rhodes is a must see place for the people who love "lucky games!" If you are over 23-years-old you can try your luck in roulette and black jack.
There are numerous monuments to see just by having a walk in the Old Town. The feeling you get walking in the narrow streets is that you are travelling in another century, in a different and more romantic age. The Mosque of Suleiman and the Grand Baths are very impressive, the combination of Islamic houses and Byzantine churches is unique!
St Pauls Bay
St Paul's Bay is a charming bay, just south of Lindos town, on the south-eastern coast of Rhodes. A great place for snorkelling due to the crystal clear blue water and a great place for sunbathing. There are two beaches where you can relax and enjoy the golden sand and the shallow water. It is on the larger main beach you will find sun loungers, parasols, toilets and a café.
You will find Archaeological Museum of Rhodes in a medieval building which was served as the Hospital of the Knights. This building was completed in 1489 by Grand Master d’Aubusson and is still in perfect condition. Here you can enjoy interesting finds dating from all periods of the island’s history in a two- storey building.
Cycling in Rhodes is very popular and an ideal place to exercise this sport due the various fine routes. The company RodosCycling offers bike excursions around the Rhodes Island, here you get the chance to visit all the archaeological sites and learn more about the history of the Island. On this tour you will also discover Greece's natural beauty and taste traditional delicacies. The experienced tour guides will provide you all the information and care for your safety.
This water park is located on the island´s most popular resort, Faliraki, and the biggest one of its kind in Europe. It has been designed with all the latest facilities, high class rides, unique splash pools, water slides and offers top quality service. Around the park you will find snack bars providing food and drinks. A very fun place for the whole family, definitely worth a visit.
You will find the Afandou golf course on the edge of Afandou on the east coast of the island, 19 km from Rhodes Town. The golf course is adjacent to one of the major and beautiful beaches of the island, Afandou beach. This course is designed by a famous golf course designer Charantin Donald and it offers 18 holes and all the practical facilities you will need for a pleasant day of golfing.
Modern Greek Art Museum
Modern Greek Art Museum (MGA) presents extensive collections of paintings, numerous sculptures and drawings from the 20th century, all done by Greek artists. MGA consist of three buildings with modern art, works by most renowned Greek artists like Maleas, Bouzianis, Kontoglou, Theofilos, Vassiliou and Hadzikyriakos-Gikas.
Take an amazing day cruise and explore the most beautiful sides of Rhodes. Captain's Tours travel agency organise cruises and excursions, where you get the chance to enjoy the most famous tourist sights like the beautiful coastline of Lindos or take a lazy day cruise in Rhodian Bays.
Church of Panagia
Church of Panagia is located in the village of Lindos, next to the main square. This beautiful 1300-century church is very popular among the tourist and a must see when visiting Rhodes. It has whitewashed walls, tiled roof and surrounded by high walls and has a small courtyard.