As the largest and one of the most popular Dodecanese Islands in Greece, Rhodes makes for an incredible destination, no matter what your interests. Less than an hour’s flight from Crete, Rhodes offers amazing insight into history, architecture, and luxury, against an incredible and picturesque backdrop. Check out some of the best attractions, sites, and things to do in Rhodes!
SITES & LANDMARKS
The medieval city of Rhodes has plenty of ancient architectural sites including stunning churches, mosques, and synagogues to behold, but none are more magnificent than those of the Old Town. Designated as a World Heritage Site, the Old Town features sites spanning antiquity, Roman, Byzantine, Knights’, and Ottoman periods. Still enclosed within its medieval walls, Old Town Rhodes is home to the restored 14th Century Palace of the Grand Masters, a the Acropolis of Rhodes, the Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent, and the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, also known as the Hospital of the Knights. A visit to these history-rich landmarks is sure to be the highlight of any visit to the island and as an absolute must-see for everyone!
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OUTDOORS & BEACHES
Head to the western coast of Rhodes for a tour of the island’s incredible nature scenes and parks. Visit the Valley of the Butterflies in Petaloudes Park for an up close and personal encounter with the island’s beautiful butterfly species and wildlife.
Relax and soak in the sun along the southeastern coast of the island at one of Rhodes’ many beaches. Situated on the Aegean Sea, Plakia Beach in Pefkos is a popular destination for a scenic getaway with its white sand and clear waters. You’ll find of plenty of water sports for the day and trendy bars and cafes for a cocktail or meal at night.
NIGHTLIFE & DINING
One of the hippest and most happening cities on the island of Rhodes is Faliraki. Known for its prominent club and live music scene, you’ll find plenty of options for an exciting night on the town in this coastal city. For a higher-end nightlife experience, hit the modern city of Rhodes and its famous Orfanidou Street, known locally as “bar street.” Close to the resorts and hotels, you’ll find plenty of bars, pubs, taverns, and luxury restaurants on the famous street. Whether you’re looking for a fancy cocktail at an upscale lounge or a nightcap with locals, you’ll find it on bar street!
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Airports We Fly Into:
1) Rhodes International Airport (RHO)