RHODES

ISLAND OF THE KNIGHTS

The ancient acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes

At the same time cosmopolitan and traditional, timeless and modern, simple and spectacular – Rhodes is ideal for beach holidays and so much more


The mediaeval Old Town, the port of Mandraki, the Acropolis of Lindos, the ancient cities of Kamiros and Ialysos, the Valley of the Butterflies. A landscape with eye-catching, generous natural beauty, a rich history and endless attractions make Rhodes one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. Vast sandy beaches, emerald waters, castles and ancient civilisations, gourmet restaurants and traditional tavernas serving local delicacies.

Luxury resorts and villages where women still bake bread in an outdoor wood-burning oven. A beautiful mosaic of cultures. A timeless destination in the Dodecanese, popular since the Roman ages. Travel to the island of knights, the island of the mythical Colossus of Rhodes, the island where Byzantines, Greeks, Venetians, and Turks all left their mark. Where the Aegean meets the Middle East, one of the most famous and sought-after holiday destinations in Europe.

Things to do in Rhodes

Old Town: priceless global heritage
One of the best preserved mediaeval settlements in the world, the Old Town has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, and is one of the many reasons to choose Rhodes as your holiday destination. Protected inside its imposing wall – a boundary between past and present – is the island’s coat of arms.

In the Old Town every stone tells a story, a history of 2,400 years. Ancient statues, marble crests, fountains, the Street of the Knights, the Palace of the Grand Masters, mosques and hammams, the Clock Tower with its breathtaking view of the Aegean, a rich heritage left behind by past civilisations.

From Grand Masters to Street of the Knights
The most famous road in the Old Town of Rhodes is the Street of the Knights, restored just as it was in the Middle Ages. Here you’ll find the inns of the ‘tongues’, or national guards, that made up the Order of the Knights. At the highest point in the road is a significant attraction: the grandiose castle, the Palace of the Grand Masters, with its enormous towers, a wonderful museum. 

Cosmopolitan Mandraki
A modern city, with a shopping centre, large hotels and resorts, numerous cafes, restaurants, clubs, impressive sights and attractions, but also traditional villas called marasiotika (from Marasia). Guarding Mandraki’s marina, from the tops of two tall limestone columns, are the island’s emblems: a deer and doe. At the edge of the dock stands the small fort of Agios Nikolaos, built in 1464-67.

Along the coastal road, public buildings erected by the Italians are sure to impress you: the New Market, the National Bank of Greece, Government House, the National Theatre, the Archbishop’s Residence, City Hall and the famous Grande Albergo delle Rose, one of the most luxurious hotels in Europe in the 1930s that today houses the world-famous Rhodes Casino in one of its wings. In front of the aquarium you’ll find one of the island’s most cosmopolitan beaches, the place to see and be seen.

To enjoy everything Rhodes has to offer, fly with Aegean.


Images of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes
Although no traces of the statue remain, it has been said that the Colossus of Rhodes (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) once stood in place of the deer at the harbour. The ships sailed between its feet and every night and the passage would close with a chain.

Lovely Lindos
The ancient acropolis of Lindos is one of the most popular shrines of antiquity, surrounded by walls constructed by the knights, standing 116m above sea level. Here you’ll admire the impressive Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, built in the 4th century B.C. The village of Lindos, built on a slope, is the most attractive and popular on the island. In the summer its little streets fill with visitors bar-hopping and window-shopping or buying gifts, like local products and the island’s famous decorative plates. This picturesque town should be on your list of things to do in Rhodes.

Fun in Faliraki
Faliraki is a popular destination in Rhodes for young British tourists. Emotions are intense, the music is loud and the alcohol flows. A paradise for adrenaline junkies, with water sports, go-carting and bungee jumping.

Valley of the Butterflies
In a lush, green canyon, about 1km wide, there is a unique forest with zities, trees that look like planes. The smell of the nectar they secrete attracts millions of butterflies of the species Panaxia guadripunctaria, with its trademark four orange dots on each wing. A paradise that you’ll enter with caution, so as not to scare the butterflies.

Shop till you drop
Inside the Old Town of Rhodes, but also at Mandraki, there are all types of stores – from tourist shops to stylish boutiques with brand-name clothing and accessories.

A stay for every taste
Rhodes is one of the most popular and luxurious destinations in Greece. In Rhodes you’ll find accommodations for every taste: Large hotel chains, luxurious all-inclusive resorts, boutique hotels in the Old Town – no matter your style, your stay in this Aegean island will be an enjoyable experience.

Infinite beaches
If you are a beach lover, Rhodes is the destination for you: infinite beaches of exceptional beauty and activities of all kinds abound: Kiotari, Kallithea, Agathi, Apolakkia, Kolymbia, Anthony Quinn Beach, Lardos, Afandou with its golf course, Traounou with its motocross tracks, Trianda Tsabika… all wonderful, with sand, crystal-clear water and water sports. Windsurfers flock to Prasonissi, a green island to the south of Rhodes.

Hidden gems of Rhodes

Seek out tradition: the villages of Rhodes
Open up a map and discover the island’s many traditional villages. The treasures they hide are priceless. Emponas with its renowned wine and traditional costumes, Agios Isidoros stuck in the 1960s, Apollona with its Folklore Museum, Archangelos with its long tradition of ceramics and music, Afandou with its skilful weavers, Trianda with its Mineralogy and Palaeontology Museum, Kritinia with the Castello Castle, Lardos with its Byzantine castle, Salakos with its wells, Psinthos with one of the largest town squares in the Dodecanese, Asklipio with its beautiful Byzantine church, and Eleousa with its Venetian buildings and picturesque tavernas.

Wine of ages
It has been said that Rhodes was the first island in the Aegean to cultivate a vineyard and make wine. It’s no coincidence that in ancient times Rhodians were considered the largest wine merchants in the Mediterranean. Today’s wines are excellent too.

Monolithos: the castle of eagles
Here you’ll find one of the most impressive castles in Rhodes. It was built by the Master of Aubusson in 1476 on a steep cliff, perilously facing the Aegean.

LOCALS KNOW BEST

Hatzilazarou Hotels Collection, Rhodes Island

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Welcome to Hatzilazarou Hotels Collection, a family-owned business, which consists of five hotels in Southern Rhodes with total accommodation capacity of 1900 rooms. Founded in 1993, today it is one of the most dynamic companies in the Greek tourism industry employing more than 1000 people coming from the local community and the Continental Europe.
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P.O.Box 85109, Rhodes City, RHODES
T. +30 22440 29230
Fax: +30 22440 29231

Atrium Hotels Luxury Resorts Collection

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Atrium Hotels is a collection of 5* Luxury Hotel Resorts situated on the Greek island of sun Rhodes. The Atrium Hotels Luxury Collection offers guests the perfect escape for relaxing holidays, combining innovative architecture, state of the art facilities, personalised service, exclusive décor and the traditional warmth of Greek hospitality.
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Head Office: Iliados Street, Ixia, Rhodes, 85100
T. +302241044901

Sentido Apollo Blue Hotel & Apollo Beach Hotel

Apollo Hotels
The complex consists of the Apollo Beach Hotel, a spacious four star hotel set in beautifully landscaped gardens and the SENTIDO Apollo Blue Hotel, a stylish five star hotel with a minimalistic design, reminiscent of ancient Greek architecture, and discreet luxury.
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apollo hotels
Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece, 85105, Faliraki, RHODES
T. +3022410 85513
Fax: +3022410 85823

Casino Rodos – Hotel Grande Albergo Delle Rose

Casino Rhodes
To Hotel consists of 33 luxury suites with spectacular views of the city or the sea, each decorated with its own style and baptized with the name of a hero of Ancient Greek Mythology. Poseidon, Apollo, Helios, Artemis, Heracles, Hera, Dione, each has its own suite, a room with discreet luxury, which takes the visitor back in time.
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Georgiou Papanikolaou 4, 85131, Rhodes City, RHODES
T. +30 22410 97400

Louis Colossos Beach Hotel

Louis Colossos Beach is the ideal place for family holidays
• On a long sandy beach
• Wide range of facilities
• Excellent restaurant choices
• Unique mini club and kids facilities
• Great animation
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Amanda
85100, Rhodes City, RHODES
T. 00302241085524
Fax: 00302241085679

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