The small island of Sýmiis deservedly the most popular day trip from Rhodes, about an hour away by the fastest craft. Arrival at Sými’s major port, Gialós, offers one of the most impressive vistas in Greece. Hundreds of neoclassical stone facades and iron balconies combined with thousands of pastel-hued shutters rise from the harbourside up the slopes. High above Gialós and just out of sight lies Horió, the island’s inland village, reached either by 357 broad stone steps, the [...]
Up in the hills south of the airport is Petaloúdes. This literally translates as ‘butterflies’, and the area is usually known in English as the Valley of the Butterflies, one of the island’s beauty spots. Petaloúdes is actually a seasonal home not to butterflies but Jersey tiger moths, which are attracted by the oriental sweetgum trees which grow densely in this valley. The whole valley has been set aside as a well-laid-out reserve for visitors, who can walk through the [...]
The climb from the village of Líndos up to its famous Acropolis is steep, made more arduous in summer by the hot air that hangs heavily in the often windless village. An alternative is to ride a donkey to the top – the station is by the main square – for about €5. It’s worth it, though, when you get to the top and discover a series of ancient monuments including the inner Temple of Athena Lindia at the highest [...]
Cycling is a popular sport in Rhodes, under Italian rule the residents of the island acquired a great love for competitive cycling which did not exist anywhere else in Greece. A track was built at the Diagoras Municipal Stadium in 1930. Until 1984, the Rhodes cycling track was the only one available in Greece. There are many routes for cycling in Rhodes but they are mainly concentrated on the mainland although they do exist in the South of Rhodes. [...]
Windsurfing is one of the most popular water sports in Rhodes and generally in Dodecanese. If you are a novice, most of the schools renting equipment also give lessons. Kitesurfing on the other hand is becoming more and more popular in Rhodes every year. Windsurfing & Kitesurfing equipment , which are usually rented by the hour can be found on all the popular beaches, such as Faliraki, Ixia, Afandou, Tsabika Beach, Kolymbia, Lindos and even in the city of Rhodes [...]
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The knight remains here … Their history on the Island! A majestic medieval weekend lived visitors found the castle Kritinia last weekend. Many people from all parts of Rhodes and several tourists were transferred within a few hours in the beautiful medieval neighborhood, enjoyed medieval show with jugglers, tightrope walkers and fire tested medieval dishes, excited by small children who danced medieval dances and impressed the King and Queen of the Castle accompanied by courtiers anointed the new knight. The Cultural Association [...]
Must See.. Rhodes Old town Best to know one thing from the start about Old (Medieval) Town of Rhodes (Rhodos): It’s not laid out on a grid — not even close. There are roughly 200 streets or lanes that simply have no name. Getting lost here is not a defeat; it’s an opportunity. Whenever you feel the need to find your bearings, you can ask for Sokratous, which is the closest the Old Town of Rhodes comes to having a [...]