The city of Rhodes is one of the biggest municipalities in the Greek islands. It is the financial and cultural center of the south eastern Aegean and successfully combines a lively present with a rich historical past. Rhodes (ro-dos in Greek) is the jewel in the Dodecanese crown. It's big, brash and bold and receives by far the lion's share of visitors to this island group. It's open year-round and enjoys an exceptionally mild climate. It combines all that is needed in a holiday island: beaches, nightlife, culture, scenery, greenery and comfort. Like Crete, its larger neighbor to the southwest, it could almost exist independently of the Greek mainland. It’s just that good.
THINGS TO DO:
- Grand Master's Palace is home to a Sound and Light Show.
- Hospital of the Knights Archeological Museum
- Clock Tower built in 1851
- Main Commercial Street in the Old Town
- Murat Reis Mosque with its elegant minaret
- Aghios Nikolaos lighthouse
- Temple of Aphrodite
- Lindos, the picturesque, ancient village
- Lardos and Pefkos Village
- Glass Bottom Boat Cruises around the coastline of Rhodes
- Scuba diving
- Climb the top of Mount Attavyros