Rhodes Town Travel Guide
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Rhodes Town has treasures from Ancient Greece and Byzantine occupation, such as its Venetian-styled Byzantine mosque, the Mosque of Suleiman, and its Turkish baths. The new town's bars, nightclubs and tavernas are popular with visitors, as is the long stretch of beach.
Rhodes Old Town offers some exciting shopping, with the area's charming old streets complementing the traditional wares on offer in shops and stalls. Traditional jewellery and pottery, antique goods and modern souvenirs are popular purchases, as are foodstuffs such as good Greek wine and traditional Greek olive oil. Rhodes New Town has plenty of high-end and designer shops.
Rhodes has everything from the quaintest traditional eateries to Starbucks. Visitors can indulge in fine dining or keep things budget-friendly.
Rhodes is one of the most popular islands in Greece and its rich nightlife features bars, dance clubs and bouzouki clubs, particularly in Rhodes New Town. Faliraki resort also has a famous party scene and is very close to Rhodes Town. Its atmospheric Old Town has many great restaurants and venues offering traditional entertainment.
Rhodes Town has many historical attractions, such as the intriguing Street of the Knights, which follows the course of an even older track that led from the Acropolis to the harbour. The legendary Colossus is said to have stood there. Today, the area features buildings that were constructed for the Order of St John's knights in the 16th century, each one serving as a different national group's inn. The town's Byzantine remains are also fascinating, while surfing, scuba diving and visits to the destination's lovely beaches are other popular activities.
Rhodes Town gets crowded during summer. It's also infamously labyrinthine, so navigation can be a little confusing.
What to see in Rhodes Town
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…