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What to See and Do in Rhodes


The beautiful Greek island of Rhodes is ideal for relaxing in the sun, however, there is so much more to it than that! If, like us, you prefer to step off the beaten track whilst you’re on holiday, in between suitable amounts of sunbathing and margaritas, take a look at our guide to exploring Rhodes. 

Delve in to Greek history with a trip to the old city of Rhodes, famous for its cobbled streets and whitewashed houses. The old city is one of the largest medieval towns in Europe and was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1988. Make sure you take a visit to the Street of the Knights, a charming road where the knights used to lodge in medieval times.

While visiting the old city of Rhodes you won’t be able to miss the magnificent Palace of the Grand Master which looks as you’d imagine it did when it was erected in the 14th century by the Knights of the Order of Saint John. In fact, the palace was largely destroyed in the 1850’s following an explosion and was re-built by the Italians in 1912, during the Italian occupation of Rhodes.

The ancient history of Rhodes is fascinating, but don’t forget to take some well needed time for relaxation during your trip! Kallithea Springs provides the ultimate hideaway with its beautiful gardens, pebble mosaics and thermal spa which dates back from the 7th century. While the spa is no longer in operation, Kallithea Springs is well worth a visit for its picturesque views and crystal clear water.

Visiting between June and September? Butterfly Valley is a must see! A unique nature reserve situated just 15km southwest of the city of Rhodes, Butterfly Valley is home to thousands of butterflies which are attracted by the scent of the Oriental Sweetgum trees.

While there is plenty to do on land in Rhodes, don’t miss out on the spectacular underwater scenery the island has to offer! Ideal for experienced scuba divers or beginners, Rhodes has excellent dive sites with ship wrecks, caves and stunning rock formations to explore – not to mention aquatic life including octopus, barracuda and sea horses!

Rhodes boasts fascinating ancient sites to soak up culture, spectacular beach views ideal for your Instagram feed and incredible natural life you can get close to, although we won’t judge you if you don’t leave your villa all holiday - promise!

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