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Have lived on Rhodes for 12 years
 
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If i'm only going to Rhodes for two days, what are some things that I cannot miss?
 
What is the best area to stay in Rhodes? Thanks!! :)
 
What is the best area to stay in Rhodes? Thanks!! :)
Rhodes Old Town.From there you have access to the buses that go to other parts of the island
 
Rhodes Old Town.From there you have access to the buses that go to other parts of the island
How much does the bus cost? And do they usually come on time? Thanks so muhc
 
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Bus from Old town to Lindos is 5.50 euros one way. Takes about 1.5 hours going through several villages on the way.Buses do mostly come on time.
 
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Bus from Old town to Lindos is 5.50 euros one way. Takes about 1.5 hours going through several villages on the way.Buses do mostly come on time.
Is it cheaper to take a taxi? I know taxis in Athens are pretty cheap, and if you are traveling in a group it's cheaper to take a taxi rather than a bus. Is Rhodes the same way?
 
A taxi will only hold 4 passengers & costs 62 euros one way.So bus is much cheaper @ 5.50 euros per person
 
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Is it expensive for a British citizen to buy a property in Rhodes Town. !!
 
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Is it expensive for a British citizen to buy a property in Rhodes Town. !!
I don't know if this applies to Greece but I know properties around the world are becoming very cheap because of covid
 
Yes it is expensive.Taking into account not only the cost of the property. There is the annual property tax to pay.you MUST employ a Greek lawyer & accountant to help you buy. They are not cheap .So renting is the way to go.In the 12 years so far I have lived on Rhodes ,I am now in 6th property.My current rent is 300 euros a month for a 1 bedroom appartment with 2 large L shaped patios & very large garden.
 
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Yes it is expensive.Taking into account not only the cost of the property. There is the annual property tax to pay.you MUST employ a Greek lawyer & accountant to help you buy. They are not cheap .So renting is the way to go.In the 12 years so far I have lived on Rhodes ,I am now in 6th property.My current rent is 300 euros a month for a 1 bedroom appartment with 2 large L shaped patios & very large garden.
Hi thanks for the reply do you actually rent a property in Rhodes Town.Is there any website that I can use to look for property to rent in Rhodes.
 
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I rent a apartment in Afandou village.I do not recommend using any web site.You MUST look at a property & not rely on an agency. YOU MUST check the location in great detail before renting. Just go to the area you want to rent & just ask around in tavernas & bars.That is what I have always done with great success.
 
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I rent a apartment in Afandou village.I do not recommend using any web site.You MUST look at a property & not rely on an agency. YOU MUST check the location in great detail before renting. Just go to the area you want to rent & just ask around in tavernas & bars.That is what I have always done with great success.
Once again thanks for your reply I am hoping to come back to Rhodes soon and I will look around for an apartment then thanks for the information.
 
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I rent a apartment in Afandou village.I do not recommend using any web site.You MUST look at a property & not rely on an agency. YOU MUST check the location in great detail before renting. Just go to the area you want to rent & just ask around in tavernas & bars.That is what I have always done with great success.
Do you rent the same place every year? Or get a different place? I'm assuming if you visit the same area often it's much easier to find a reputable place because you have connections and get to know where is nicer in the area. This is what I struggle with, I don't go to Greece often so it's hard to scope out trustworthy apartments. My mother stays with me and shes older so it's easier to get an apartment rather than a hotel because we need a kitchen
 
yes, when I rent it is for long term.Have been in my present place 4 years.
 
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Tips for spending the day in Lindos

I'm planning a day trip to the charming town of Lindos on the island of Rhodes and thought it'd be helpful to share some tips and insights for anyone looking to explore this picturesque destination. From its whitewashed buildings nestled against azure skies to its rich historical tapestry, Lindos promises an unforgettable experience. Here are some must-know tips to make the most of your day:

  1. Early Start: Beat the crowds and the midday heat by starting your day early. Not only will you get stunning photos of the Acropolis with fewer tourists, but the cooler morning air makes the climb more pleasant.
  2. Comfortable Footwear: Speaking of climbing, ensure you wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. The paths up to the Acropolis are steep and can be slippery, especially in flip-flops or sandals.
  3. Hydration is Key: The Greek sun can be unforgiving, especially in the summer months. Carry a water bottle with you to stay hydrated throughout the day. There are several shops where you can buy water, but it's always good to have it on hand.
  4. Explore the Village: Wander the labyrinthine streets of Lindos village. Its unique charm lies in the blend of medieval, Byzantine, and Rhodian architecture. Don’t forget to step into the quaint boutiques and local artisan shops for souvenirs.
  5. Beach Time: No visit to Lindos is complete without relaxing on one of its beautiful beaches. Whether you choose the main Lindos beach or the more secluded St. Paul's Bay, you'll find crystal-clear waters perfect for cooling off after a morning of exploration.
  6. Dining with a View: For lunch or an early dinner, pick a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Acropolis or the sea. The view coupled with authentic Greek cuisine will make for an unforgettable meal. Remember, it's customary to enjoy meals at a leisurely pace in Greece, so soak in the scenery and savor the flavors.
  7. Respect the Site: The Acropolis of Lindos is an ancient site, so remember to respect the ruins. Follow posted guidelines, don’t remove any stones, and always stay on designated paths to preserve this historical treasure for future generations.
  8. Stay Sun-smart: Apply sunscreen regularly throughout the day, wear a hat, and seek shade during the hottest parts of the day (usually between 12 PM and 3 PM).
  9. Evening Stroll: As the day cools down, take an evening stroll through the village once more. The changing light offers a different perspective and photographic opportunities of this beautiful place.
  10. Plan Your Visit: Finally, while spontaneous exploration is part of the adventure, having a rough plan can help you maximize your time in Lindos, ensuring you see all its highlights.
Lindos encapsulates the essence of Rhodes – a blend of history, beauty, and relaxed island vibe. Whether you're here for the historical sites, the beaches, or just to wander through its enchanting streets, Lindos won't disappoint.

Traveling to Rhodes this Year?

I have a friend who was supposed to go to Rhodes this year as part of a cruise. This isn't until September. She saw about the fires and is freaking out a little bit. The cruise company hasn't been in touch yet.

Do you guys have any advice on what she should do, so I can pass it along to her? She's not online much so I thought I'd post this for her.

Traveling with a history buff to Rhodes

I am traveling with someone who lives history to Rhodes. Specifically, Medieval history (to the crusades).

I understand that Rhodes was a main player in this time period? Here are a few things on my list to visit. Did I miss anything?
  1. The Palace of the Grand Master: Standing majestically in the heart of Rhodes Old Town, this palace is one of the most striking reminders of the Knights' presence. It's said to be restored in the 20th century. I'm particularly interested in its history and the exhibitions hosted inside.
  2. Street of the Knights (Ippoton Street): Possibly one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world. Walking down this street, lined with the inns once used by knights of different languages and origins, seems like a walk back in time. Any specific inns or details I should look out for?
  3. The Hospital of the Knights: Now housing the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, it seems like a place rich in history. I'm curious about the exhibitions there and any pieces that are a must-see.
  4. The Fortifications: The walls and gates around Rhodes Old Town are a testament to the knights' engineering prowess. Is there a particular section or gate that offers a unique perspective or history?
  5. Rodini Park: A bit off the beaten path in terms of knightly history, but I've read that it's one of the world's oldest parks and was appreciated even during the era of the knights. Any historical remnants here connected to the knights?

Best Historical Landmarks to See in Rhodes

I am working on planning a trip to Rhodes and am trying to prioritize which ones I should see. I've come up with a list. Did I miss anything? Realistically, I might only have time to see about 5 places, but I want more on the list than I can see so I can decide what seems the most interesting to me.

Here's what I have:
  1. Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes
  2. Rhodes Old Town Walls
  3. Acropolis of Lindos
  4. Street of the Knights
  5. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
  6. Castle of Monolithos
  7. Kallithea Springs
  8. Ancient Kamiros
  9. Ancient Ialysos
  10. Ancient Kameiros

Visiting Ancient Ramiro's on Rhodes

I realized I have never seen this site and I am traveling with history buffs. I thought I'd ask you all for some advice:

  1. Best Time to Visit: What’s the best time of year to explore Ancient Kamiros to avoid the crowds but still enjoy good weather?
  2. Getting There: Are there public transportation options available, or would renting a vehicle be advisable? Any tips on parking or the best times to arrive?
  3. Must-Sees: Within the site, are there any particular spots or artifacts that are a must-see? I'm interested in capturing some great photos and soaking in the history.
  4. Tour. Should I take a tour? Anything to recommend?
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