Holidays in Rhodes Greece
Rhodes, or Rodos as it is also known, is the largest of all the Dodecanese islands and is one of the most popular destinations in Greece for vacations.
It is famous for many things, such as the cosmopolitan lifestyle, the Castle of the Knights, the Valley of the Butterflies, and of course, the Colossus of Rhodes, the 100 foot statue that once stood guarding the entrance of the harbour, and which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The city, harbour and capital of Rhodes now welcomes all visitors arriving by boat with statues of two dears, in the place where the legs of Colossus once stood.
With history dating back to the prehistoric times, Rhodes is an island that offers visitors the chance to see a wonderful selection of well preserved monuments, as well as archaeological sites dating from the 3rd century BC. Even the Romans and Caesur used to visit Rhodes for relaxation and recreation, such was the widespread knowledge about the beauty of the island
The old city of Rhodes still has connections with the medieval atmosphere created by the presence of the Castle of Knights, and the Palace of the Great Magestrus.
On the west side of the city, you should find the opportunity to see the remains of the old Acropolis of Rhodes, and also visit the Archaeological Museum and Byzantine Museum. Visitors to Rhodes will never be short on things and places to see. It is an island that is ideal for those who wish to learn more about the historic importance of one of the most famous and important of Greek Islands.
Rhodes has some wonderful tourist resorts, and there are a huge number of splendid beaches scattered all across the coast. Many of these beaches are ideal for a variety of watersports, and many also have a wide choice of accommodation and entertainment establishments situated close by.
In the north of Rhodes, a popular holiday destination is Ialyssos. As well as having a magnificent beach, it is also close to the region of Ancient Lalyssos, where you can see the Temple of Athena. The areas of Kremasti and Paradise are also very popular tourist destinations, and it here that you will be able to visit the unique "Valley of Butterflies".
The coastal resort of Faliraki on the south of Rhodes is one of the most famous resorts of the island. It is both famous and infamous for the nightlife and entertainment that you can find here. Afandou, with it's long beach, and Lindos with the ancient Acropolis are two other popular destinations, both set amongst a landscape of extreme beauty.
Found around the villages of Rhodes are many old churches and Byzantine monasteries, where you can see and admire the beautiful frescoes and religious works of art, There are also several Folklore and Archaeological museums that are well worth visiting.
Another popular attraction on Rhodes is the famous aquarium of the city. It is one of the largest and most interesting in the world, and is an ideal place to visit if you are travelling with young children.
Rhodes is an island that offers a wonderful selection of holidays for visitors of all ages. Whether you are looking for an island where you can simply sit back and unwind, or one where you partake in a range of activities and wild nightlife, then Rhodes can cater for all.
There is a splendid selection of accommodation located all over the island including hotels of all categories, rooms, studios, apartments and villas to let. There are a range of bars and clubs playing everything from rock to traditional Greek music.
For food, you can enjoy a tasty meal at one of the many fine restaurants and tavernas that operate all over Rhodes.
Rhodes has an excellent boat connection with Athens, as well as the the other Dodecanese islands. There are also routes to Alexandroupolis and Thessaloniki in North Greece, as well as a selection of various destinations to Crete and the islands of the Cyclades and the North East Aegean. The airport on Rhodes caters for both domestic and international flights. During the summer months, there are charter flights to Rhodes departing from many of the major European cities.