The ultimate guide to Rhodes


Rhodes

Rhodes, is an area of 1400.68 km2, as is it the largest island of the Dodecanese and the fourth largest island in Greece. Rhodes is an ideal destination for families. It has many sights of great historical and cultural value, superb, clean and  safe beaches, many options for sports and recreation and excellent infrastructure. Staying in Rhodes, regardless the period and the legth of the staying, you are not going to be boring. The  period of summer lasts for many months of the year and the island of the Knights preserves the charm and the cultural interest.

The Dodecanese complex of islands are in the southeast Aegean, towards the Asia Minor coast. The Southern Sporades, as written by the ancient geographers. The triptych of natural landscapes, beautiful beaches and rich cultural heritage.

Reference point of Rhodes island, is the Old (medieval) town, perfectly preserved monument of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1988, lacy beaches and unique natural heritage.

Rhodes in addition, is often called the island of sun, because it is believed that the sun god pulled from the sea. Moreover, to the same god was also dedicated the Colossus of Rhodes. Others refer to the island, as the island of the sun because of the unbelievable and too continuous hot sun is during the whole summer.

Another famous name to Rhodes is an Island of the Knights. The explanation for this is quite leaner, but the story behind it will surprise you. In 1309, therefore, Rhodes sold to the Order of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem. The Order established its Headquarters on Rhodes and the period up to 1522, had a leading role in the Eastern Mediterranean. Then the city was conquered by Suleiman the Magnificent. In this period, however, Rhodes flourished. The Knights built the Palace of the Grand Masters, a prestigious and perhaps the most important monument of the period of the Knights.

Ideal for family holidays

Rhodes is the destination that can make children feel great! The luxury hotels of Rhodes, contain facilities and equipment for various forms of playing and education.

The Municipality of Rhodes, offers the instrafacture for families and wonderful beaches with sand and shallow waters and facilities for all kinds of sports activities (water-skiing, windsurfing, parasailing and others) throughout the island offering the potentiality  of dreamy holiday for families.

Map of Rhodes

How to get to Rhodes island


Visit Rhodes, either by sea or air. There are daily ferries from Piraeus to the Rhodes, making stopovers in Patmos, Leros, Kalymnos and Kos and the journey takes about 12 hours. Available are also ferry connections to other islands of the Dodecanese, but also with Crete and the Cycladic islands such as Santorini (the route is Piraeus - Santorini - Kos - Rhodes). "Blue Star Ferries"(a greek ferry company) depart from Piraeus every Monday at 15:00 until 19:00 on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 19:00, Wednesdays at 16:00 and 19:00, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:00 and 24:00 . (Recent but not necessarily applied for this period) Prices: 53 € (deck), 70 € (cabin). Tel: 210/8919800.

Alternatively, they are available daily, direct flights, with scheduled flights from Athens to Rhodes and duration of about 40 minutes. From Rhodes also are enabled flights to Kos, Karpathos, Kastellorizo, Mykonos, Santorini, Heraklion and Thessaloniki (Macedonia Airport serves travelers in Chalkidiki). For other countries, Rhodes is associated with many flights, especially during the summer, and has been selected by low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, which created the first base in Greece in Akrotiri and besides Rhodes and Chania also operates flights to and from Thessaloniki, Volos, Kos, Zante, Kefalonia, Corfu, Kalamata and Araxos (Patras).

Finally, for those who want to travel around the island, there are daily scheduled trips. During the tourist season, the frequency of services increases. If you want to move into the city, there are available the city buses.


There are also buses from Rhodes to:


Faliraki at 6:45, 8:00, 9:00, 9:45, 11:30, 13:00, 14:20, 16:30, 17:30, 18:00, 20:30, 22:30 (price: 2 €).
Lindos at 08:30, 9:00, 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 19:30 (price: 4,50 €) .Gennadi at 08:30, 11:30, 14: 30 (price: 5,50 €).
Urban bus Tel: 22410/27706.
Intercity Bus Station Tel: 22410/26300.

Enjoy your trip and happy holidays in the beautiful island of Rhodes!

Find the best beaches of Rhodes

A guide to Rodos beaches

The best beaches of Rhodes island, undoubtedly are on the east side. The west side of the island usually has fierce winds that makes bath difficult or impossible. On the other hand, this side of the island is irresistible for the fans of water sports that rely on wind, like surfing and parasailing. Click below to find a short list of the beaches must-visit during your holiday in Rhodes.

Rhodes sightseeing

Rhodos guide to villages, museums or churches

Rhodes is literally a magic island in all aspects and it is in itself a huge attraction. Even if nothing did not exist in Rhodes as human intervention, no attraction that made by a human hand, Rhodes in the same way would be a magical place thanks to the excellent natural environment, the size and the geographical location. 

Rhodes on a plate (traditional food)

Or what traditional food i can find in Rhodes island

They may have imaginative names and weird ingredients, but the most distinctive dishes of the traditional cuisine of Rhodes have survived through the ages and still excite our palate today!

The roots of gastronomy in Rhodes reach out to many different directions. With the island standing at the crossroads of many different cultures, its local recipes present a rare mixture of tastes and ingredients coming from all four points of the horizon and reaching far back throughout its history.

Most traditional dishes derive from the Doric era, when cereal remained at the basis of the ancient Rhodes' diet. Other local culinary favourites reflect flavours that can also be found elsewhere around the Mediterranean, such as in Asia Minor, northern Africa or Southern Italy, attesting to the fact that Rhodes has always kept close communication with its neighbouring cultures.

 

Where to drink: 10 Best places to have a cocktail

Rhodes bars

Ranging from classic, slick bars to the neighbourhood friendly sports bar and from the lounging party vibe to some of the more alternative venues, there are plenty of places where you can enjoy a cocktail in Rhodes. We present to you ten really interesting choices.

As a true cosmopolitan, Rhodes offers a vivid night life for all tastes and fashions. Some of its most popular bars have been around for decades, others are newer additions to keep up with the zeitgeist. And then, there are those that have taken a rather bizzare idea and turned it into a unique night-out-in-the-town experience. So, take your pick and.... cheers!

Rhodes hotels 2016 / Accommodation

Boasting a unique mixture of picturesque vistas, ancient castles, magnificent beaches and a vivid night life scene, Rhodes is as versatile a vacation destination as it gets. And there is a hotel type on offer to suit every traveler’s needs.

Fun times with the mates or time to relax and romance your sweetheart? Travelling to Rhodes alone or with the whole family? Are you a back-packer looking for the basics or have you decided to go all-in and get yourself as pampered as it gets? Whatever you are looking for from your vacation in Rhodes, whomever you decide to spend your time on the island with and however small or exaggerated your budget is, you’ll definitely find the right accommodation to keep with your plans. And, if you choose wisely, you might even enjoy more from your stay that you originally planned.

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