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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,…

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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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Karpathos

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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