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What to see in Rhodes

Rhodes Attractions


While Rhodes' most popular 'modern' attractions are its beautiful beaches, this island's rich past has laden it with a wealth of cultural and religious sites. Visitors can wander Old Town's charming streets and experience an old-world way of life. Or, they can climb Filerimos Hill to visit the medieval ruins. There are interesting castles at Kastellos and Monolithos. The 200 BC Acropolis of Rhodes is another must-see.

Rhodes has a number of terrific beaches, where visitors can sun themselves, scuba dive or surf. Options include Rhodes Town, Lindos, Faliraki, Tsambika and Ixia. There are also smaller and quieter beaches at Ladiko and Afandou.

Children usually enjoy Rhodes' beaches and other attractions. The Valley of the Butterflies, local aquarium and the Faliraki Water Park are excellent choices.


Acropolis of Rhodes

The ancient Acropolis of Rhodes sits high on a hill overlooking the city's west. In the past, it featured sanctuaries, large temples and public buildings, all set on stepped terraces interspersed with…

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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 historical attractions. On the eastern side of the hill, see the foundations of…

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Karpathos

From Rhodes it is a short ferry crossing to the hospitable island of Karpathos where the clock has stood still in the delightful village of Olymbos in the south. Here the locals go about their business…

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Marine Aquarium

Children love the Marine Aquarium on Rhodes Island, enamoured by its diverse range of live Eastern Mediterranean specimens including sea flowers, turtles, octopuses and strange-looking decapods (crustaceans…

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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 will enjoy this unique experience. This attraction sees a myriad of beautiful…

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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 so there is a lot for visitors to choose from! Afandou beach is quite undeveloped…

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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 been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The medieval streets feature Gothic…

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