What to see in Rhodes

Rhodes Attractions

While the most popular 'modern' attractions on Rhodes are its beautiful beaches, this Mediterranean island's rich past has laden it with a wealth of historic architectural, cultural and religious sites that must be explored. Wander the charming streets of the Old Town and experience day-to-day life, little changed for centuries, or climb Filerimos Hill to visit the medieval ruins. There are interesting castles at Kastellos and Monolithos, and don't miss the Acropolis of Rhodes, the ancient settlement's terraced ruins dating from 200 BC.

If you want to spend your time at the beach though, Rhodes has a number of good ones where visitors can sun themselves or enjoy watersports like scuba diving and surfing, including resorts like Rhodes Town, Lindos, Faliraki and Ixia. There are also smaller and quieter beaches at Ladiko and Afandou, and nude sunbathing is allowed at Tsambika.

If you are travelling with kids Rhodes is a great island to explore as children enjoy the beaches as well as a number of other natural and scenic attractions. The Valley of the Butterflies has kids searching the skies to see the diversely coloured creatures in flight, while the local aquarium has them entranced by the wonders of the ocean. The Faliraki Water Park will also keep children entertained for hours.

Acropolis of Rhodes

The ancient Hellenic acropolis of Rhodes sits high on a hill in the western part of the city, and once consisted of a…

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Filerimos Hill

Filerimos Hill used to be the citadel of the ancient town of Ialysos, and its large plateau is home to some intriguing…

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From Rhodes it is a short ferry crossing to the hospitable island of Karpathos where the clock has stood still in the…

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Marine Aquarium

Children love the Marine Aquarium on Rhodes Island, enamoured by its diverse range of live Eastern Mediterranean specimens…

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Petaloudes - Valley of the Butterflies

A wonderful place to take the kids while on Rhodes is Petaloudes, the Valley of the Butterflies, although any nature-lover…

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Rhodes Beaches

The beaches on Rhodes Island are a great attraction for visitors. There are about 45 attractive beaches on the island…

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Rhodes Old Town

With buildings and monuments dating back hundreds of years, Old Town offers a wealth of historic attractions and has…

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