Things to do in Rhodes

Rhodes – Ancient City of Greece and site of ancient Colossus of Rhodes

Rhodes is one of the most visited Greek islands because of its spectacular beaches, old archeological sites, and charming medieval town. When you go to Rhodes for a holiday, you are actually going to one of Europe’s oldest medieval settlements.


Things to do in Rhodes

Rhodes is one of the largest islands in Greece, and tourists who visits will find that there are always plenty of things to do in Rhodes.


Colossus of Rhodes

Rhodos is home to the oldest medieval town in Europe that is continually inhabited – the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. In 1998 it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage location and it is, and has always been, a popular place to spend a holiday.


Rhodes Beaches

Some of the most popular attractions in Rhodes are its beaches.
If you prefer the natural waters of the sea, you can go diving in the clear waters of the Aegean Sea, or go to one of the many beaches.
The northern coast is where most of Rhodes’ modern resorts are located while the southern coast is where you can find tranquil and quiet beaches. 
Beaches there are gravel, not sand, and there is sunshine most of the year.


Casino Rhodes

If you like to gamble, head to the Rhodes casino, known as Casino Rodos. It is two floors full of slot machines and gaming tables. It also has a hotel if you decide to spend the night.


Faliraki Water Park

Another popular attraction on the island is the Faliraki Rhodes Water Park on the east bank. This water park offers all the essentials of a wonderful family-oriented water park, including water slides, speed holes, twisters, black holes, artificial waves and multiple pools.


Rhodes Football

For football lovers, you can visit one of the several grass-covered football stadiums in Rhodes. The locals of the island are huge football fans as well.


Rhodes Old Town

You can also tour the Rhodes Old Town by foot. This medieval town, located in Rhodes City, is still enclosed by its original wall. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Rhodes Nightlife

Rhodes is also famous for its nightlife scene and there are many entertainment venues that tourists can enjoy. Some of the more famous include Sticky Finger for rock music, the Blue Lagoon Bar, which has its own pirate ship and pool; and a lot of other interesting bars on Orfanidi Street.
Or go to the Sound and Light Show at the garden of the Palace of the Kings, which is told in five languages, Greek, English, German, Swedish and French.


Shopping in Rhodes

Shoppers can find wine, sponges, olive oil, religious icons, umbrellas, and all kinds of souvenirs to bring back home.


When to go to Rhodes

Rhodes enjoys the most sunshine of all the Greek islands with 300 sunny days on average a year and temperatures vary slightly throughout the year which makes Rhodes the perfect place for all kind of travellers to have fun all year long!

Most days can be spent relaxing on the beach, except in mid-autumn when a few surprise showers may appear.

Crowds of tourists visit Rhodes in July and August. If you want to visit the island in a quieter time of the year, plan your holiday in June or September. In these months, the weather is still pleasant and the tourist crowds are lessened.


Things to do in Rhodes

Rhodes Facts

Population115 490
AirportRhodes Diagoras, Greece (RHO)

Rhodes average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Rhodes - Medieval City of Rhodes

Having been under the control of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, the Turkish and the Italian, the medieval city of Rhodes is a beautiful combination of Gothic architecture and mosques, public baths and other buildings from the Ottoman period. This fusion has lead to Rhodes being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. The site, surrounded by walls, is divided into two parts, the Upper Town and the Lower Town. The first one contains the Palace of the Grand Masters, the Great Hospital and the Street of the knights, while the second one contains other public buildings and many churches that were converted into Islamic mosques after 1523.

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Golf in Rhodes

There is really only one option if you want a true 18 hole round of golf on Rhodes and that is the Alfandou Golf Course, located on the eastern shore of the island. It is designed to be challenging for both amateurs and professionals with many tee distances to choose from. If you want to play a round of golf with the ocean breeze cooling you down during a hot day on the beautiful island of Rhodes, this is a great course to try out.

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Water Parks in Rhodes - Exciting slides at Faliraki Water Park

If you are looking for the largest water park in Greece you should set the course for Rhodes. On the island you will find Faliraki Water Park, it offers a great variety of water slides, activities and pools in different thrill levels, which makes it fun for all ages. Twister, Black Hole and Turbo are just some of the exciting slides. A day at Faliraki Water Park will be a day well spent!

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