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