Rhodes is an island in Greece, located in the eastern of the Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece. Certainly, this island is ideal not only for those who want to relax but also for those looking for an action packed holiday.
The following are the top things to do while visiting the island of Rhodes:
1. The Springs of Kallithea
The Springs of Kalithea are located at the bay of Kallithea, just 9km from the city of Rhodes.
These springs are known for their therapeutic properties and they are the most popular attractions on the island of Rhodes. Infact, they attract visitors from all over the world.
2. The Medieval Old Town Of Rhodes
This is one of the rare survivors of the medieval world.
The Mediaval Old Town of Rhodes is surrounded by thick walls that you can walk around admiring from different perspective. You can get inside through one of seven gates: St. Antonio’s Gate, Gate D’Amboise, St. Paul’s Gate, Arnauld Gate, Marine Gate, St. Mary’s Gate or St. Catherine’s Gate.
In 1988, UNESCO declared this to be a World Heritage Site.
While visiting the Springs of Kallithea, you can enjoy the adventure of exploring the fascinating underwater world. This is because the springs are located on a bay which has crystal clear water, a beach and elevated plateaus on both sides.
As a matter of fact, this is one of the most popular spot for snorkeling on the island of Rhodes.
4. Visit the City of Lindos
Lindos is a medieval village on the Greek Island of Rhodes.
The city of Lindos is a maze of narrow streets, with beautiful white houses and shops. It is full of beauty, atmosphere and flavors of history of Greece.
5. Ride a Donkey in the city of Lindos to the Acropolis
The means of transport in the city of Lindos are the donkeys. Riding a donkey up to the Acropolis and then down again for a different perspective, is one of those experiences that will last in your memories for a long time.
This is located in the village of Panormitis, to the south west of the main town. The monastery is dedicated to the Archangel Michael.
It also includes two museums in its yard. The first museum hosts silver icons, pontificals, Russian epitaphs, ecclesiastical vessels, and various religious items. The other museum displays an exhibition of folk culture, including items relevant to fishing, agriculture and shepherding.
The Monastery of Archangel Michael also hosts a library with Byzantine manuscripts of religious, historical and philosophical content.
7. Boat Cruise to Symi Island
Take a full day trip by boat to Symi, the neighboring beautiful island of Rhodes. This island is famous for colorful neo – classical house facades, fishermen boats, diving, and delicious sea food.
Boat cruising to Symi Island is a truly unique and rewarding experience in the island of Rhodes.
8. Visit the Acropolis of Rhodes
The acropolis dates from the classical Greek period. It is located approximately 3 kilometers from the centre of the city of Rhodes. The partially reconstructed part of the site consists of the Temple of Apollo, a stadium and a small theatre.
9. Experience Kallithea’s Beach
This is a lovely sandy beach with clear water and overall a very good setting. It is ideal for families and also young children.
It’s a downhill walk to the beach, therefore give yourself plenty of time for the walk back uphill. The sunbeds are usually free if you purchase a drink.
10. Visit an Orthodox Church
The Greek people are very religious and the religion in Greece is dominated by the Greek Orthodox Churches.
Generally, the architecture of these churches is breathtaking. It must be remembered that to visit either the churches or the mosques, conservative dressing is required.
Some tips for the island of Rhodes
- Be culturally sensitive
- Conservative dressing is required to visit either the churches or the mosques
- Avoid peak season
- Try out the Greek wines
- Ouzo is served after the meals
A Travel Quote
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore – Andre Gide
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