Rhodes

Rhodes has a long and impressive history; it’s a place where the strong mediaeval aspect blends with the traditional Greek one. It is also an island with great natural beauty: the lovely beaches face the pine woods on the mountainsides; the mountain villages overlook the seaside towns; and the archaeological sites, the mediaeval monuments and the cosmopolitan resorts arranged in the traditional style all conspire to make the popularity of this destination so hard to resist, even to a demanding traveller.

This Mediterranean gem of an island boasts a centuries-old history: a turbulent past full of unexpected turns and twists of fate. It flourished during the 4th c. BC; this is when the famous Colossus of Rhodes, a gigantic statue sculpted by Charis from Lindos, Rhodes, who was a student of Lysippos, a master sculptor at the time. The history of this island is a rich one, as each conqueror left a strong mark on it.

Follow us on a time travelling experience around the Mediaeval town, and learn the stories about the Knights of St. John, who ruled the island from the 14th to the 16th c.

As this is one of the most popular islands in Greece, things to do in Rhodes are many. The beaches of Rhodes are organized and many of them have water sports centers with fun games. Very popular in Rhodes is windsurfing and kite surfing. The best windsurfing spot is Prassonissi, on the southern side of the island, but Theologos, Ixia and other beaches close to Rhodes Town are also nice for this sports.

Many diving centers have also opened over the last years in Rhodes island, offering courses and organizing diving trips to close islands and old wrecks. Another activity in Rhodes is hiking in the inland. The countryside of the island is crossed by old footsteps leading to green valleys, mountainous villages, Medieval castles, and secluded beaches to swim.

The island has many spectacular beaches and sandy coves. The island offers a large collection of Rhodes beaches with various amenities, including hotels, taverns, bars and watersports centers. All beaches in Rhodes have crystal waters and they are unique in natural beauty. Among the best Rhodes beaches are Tsambika, Saint Paul’s bay, Ladiko, Kallithea, and others. The southernmost coast of Rhodes, Prassonisi, is ideal for windsurfing and kite surfing. You will find below a list of the best beaches in Rhodes island.

Rhodes is among the most beautiful and popular Greek islands. The Medieval sites, 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 sites, such as the Acropolis of Lindos, the Monastery of Filerimos, the Springs of Kallithea and various castles spread on the island. Apart from this site, Rhodes has many beaches worth to visit, such as Tsambika, Ladiko, Kallithea, Saint Paul’s Bay, and others.