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Rhodes Dodecanese is among the most beautiful and popular Greek islands. Its Medieval sightseeing, the amazing views and the clean beaches have made Rhodes world famous, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The Old Town of Rhodes, with the Palace of Grand Master, the Street of the Knights, the old port of Mandraki and Hippocrates Square, is the most important place to visit on the island. A drive around will bring you to many other sights, such as the Acropolis of Lindos, the Monastery of Filerimos, the Springs of Kallithea and various castles spread on the island. Apart from these sightseeing, Rhodes has many beaches worth to visit, such as Tsambika, Ladiko, Kallithea, Saint Paul’s Bay and others.

 


Seven Springs

Seven Springs is one of the most charming destinations on Rhodes situated 30 km from Rhodos town between Kolympia and Archipoli village and offers a cool, magical landscape, a real oasis, even in the heat of high summer, swamped in greenery. Waters come out from the springs all year around, which end up in a small lake. You get to the lake walking through a narrow Tunnel of 186m long. The lake exists thanks to a dam built by the Italians, in order to provide the nearby Kolymbia with fresh water.The area of Seven Springs and the nearby forests are suitable for walking.

 


Kallithea Springs

The beach of Kallithea is famous for its hot medicinal springs which were built by the Italians but no longer function. It is found 8 km south of Rhodes town and it is a truly magnificent place with palm and pine trees and beautiful renovated buildings with impressive mosaics (the springs) influenced by the Arabic architecture. The emerald waters of the sea match perfectly with this idyllic scenery, adding one more touch of beauty to the whole picture. Kallithea is easily accessed from the main town of Rhodes.

 


Lindos

Lindos is an archaeological site situated in a large bay, a town and a former municipality on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rhodes, of which it is a municipal unit. It lies on the east coast of the island. It is about 50 km south of the town of Rhodes and its fine beaches makes it a popular tourist and holiday destination.Above the modern town rises the Acropolis of Lindos, a natural citadel which was fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St John and the Ottomans. This makes the site difficult to excavate and interpret archaeologically. The acropolis offers spectacular views of the surrounding harbours and coastline.Worth visiting is also the Bay of St.Paul situated at the back side of the Acropolis.


Petaloudes

The Petaloudes Valley (Valley of the Butterflies) is situated 26km from Rhodos townand it is the home to thousands of Butterflies, the Rhodes subspecies of the Jersey Tiger Moth that cover the entire landscape after the wet season (late May) due to the high humidity in the area. The Oriental Sweetgum trees in Petaloudes Valley give off a scent that attracts the moths and creates a unique biotope.

 


Old City

The old city of Rhodes is the largest medieval city in the whole European continent. It is considered as one of the most important monuments of cultural heritage on an international level and therefore was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1988. The narrow streets, the classical architecture, the medieval churches and the bridges shape the unique atmosphere of the old city that is reminiscent of a different era that you’ll love at first sight.

 


Filerimos

The monastery of Filerimos is a hill 15 km away from Rhodos and a place worth visiting .The upper part of Filerimos is a large plateau and most of the buildings are found on the eastern side.In the region around the monastery, there are the ruins of a baptistery in the shape of a cross. From Filerimos Monastery also starts the path to Golgothas. On top of this path, up on a hill with amazing view, there is a huge Cross which you can visit with a internal staircase.

 


Tsambika beach & Monastery

The long sandy beach of Tsambika is located 25 km south of Rhodes town, under the imposing rock where it stands the miraculous Monastery of Tsambika. Turquoise waters and golden sands create a beautiful scenery, ideal to relax and enjoy the sun. Dozens of colorful beach facilities are available as well as Water sports for the most daring types. The wider region is very friendly and offers plenty of amenities, during night and day.

Ladiko Anthony Quinn beach

The famous Anthony Quinn beach is located 20 km south of Rhodes town between the beaches of Faliraki and Ladiko. The original name of the beach is Vagies. The beach however was made famous by the film The Guns of Navarone that was actually filmed here. Since then the locals decided to name the beach after the great protagonist Antony Quinn.

Prasonisi

Prasonisi cape is a part of the island of Rhodes. It is located 92 km from Rhodes town at the southern-west part of Rhodes. During summer time, and when water levels are low enough, this island is a peninsula attached to Rhodes. During the winter time, and when water levels are high enough, Prasonisi becomes an island. At Prasonisi you can find motels, convenience stores, restaurants, and windsurf rentals which are open seasonally. Prasonisi is noted to be a good place for windsurfing and kitesurfing due to the strong winds. From one side of the cape there is the Aegean Sea with good waves and views for advanced surfers. From the other side, there is the Mediterranean Sea with flat water which is better suited for beginners.

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