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ssherie_

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I am researching potential places to visit in Greece. Rhodes is on the list because someone told me it was a great place to go to imagine the times when the Greek mythological stories were a prevalent part of the culture (Mandraki Harbor). I was thinking of spending a bit of time there. Do you have any recommendations on what else I should do while there? Some possibilities:
  • Explore the ruins from the Knights of Saint John
  • Acropolis at Lindos
  • Beaches - Faliriki, Lindos Beach, etc (did I miss any beaches - these are the ones that most intrigued me)
What else should I see? Thanks!
 

Tpebop

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visit rhodes old town.It is a UNESCO world heritage site.Also Ancient Kamiros that dates back to th 7th century BC.Add to your beaches list Tsambika & Agathi.Both are sandy.
 

k_tsoukalas

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visit rhodes old town.It is a UNESCO world heritage site.Also Ancient Kamiros that dates back to th 7th century BC.Add to your beaches list Tsambika & Agathi.Both are sandy.
That's so cool! I love visiting UNESCO world heritage sites. Rhodes is a great place to visit.
 

ssherie_

Active member
Thank you everyone for chiming in! I can't wait for my trip. It seems like a cool place since there is an ancient history, recognizable medieval history, gorgeous beaches, wonderful culture, etc. Seems like I can see and do a lot and really enjoy it.
 

Rhodes Wonder

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Rhodes is a beautiful island located in the Aegean Sea, and it is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in Greece. It is a popular tourist destination known for its stunning beaches, ancient history, and lively nightlife. If you're planning a trip to Rhodes for the first time, here are a few things to keep in mind:
  • Weather: Rhodes has a Mediterranean climate, which means that summers are hot and dry, while winters are mild and wet. The best time to visit is during the months of May to October when the weather is warm and sunny.​
  • Transportation: The island's main airport is Rhodes International Airport, located on the east coast of the island. From there, you can take a bus or a taxi to your destination. Renting a car or scooter is also a popular option for getting around the island.​
  • Sightseeing: Rhodes is home to many historical and cultural sites, including the medieval city of Rhodes, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other popular attractions include the Palace of the Grand Masters, the Old Town, and the Acropolis of Rhodes.​
  • Beaches: Rhodes is known for its beautiful beaches, including Faliraki, Anthony Quinn, and Tsambika. Some of the beaches are organized with sunbeds and parasols, while others are more secluded.​
  • Food: Greek cuisine is famous for its healthy and delicious dishes such as tzatziki, moussaka, dolmades, and souvlaki. Rhodes offers a wide variety of seafood and meat dishes, as well as traditional Greek sweets and drinks.​
Overall, Rhodes is a perfect destination for beach lovers and history buffs. With its warm climate, beautiful beaches, and rich history, it's no wonder that it's a popular tourist destination.

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My favorite villages to visit in Rhodes

Rhodes has some of the most beautiful villages from any of the Dodecanese islands in my opinion. I love to roam around, take pictures and stumble upon quaint restaurants with amazing locals. This is just my personal list, and of course I'm sure there are many more villages that are equally, if not more beautiful.

1. Lindos
2. Faliraki
3. Theologos
4. Rhodes Town

The best wineries to visit in Rhodes

I've done quite a bit of research about the different types of wines in Rhodes and what wineries produce the best wine. Of course, wine are always up to your personal taste and no one can truly tell you what is the best wine for you. The most popular and successful wineries in Rhodes are Alexandris Family Winery, Kounakis, Tatakis, Kounakis and Piperis. If you've been to any of these, please let me know how your experience was!

Arhipoli kiosk & animal reserve

Just outside Arhipoli is a kiosk selling olive oil & other products. Nektaria the owner has a reserve next door. Here together are peacocks, donkeys, horses & adult red deer with their fawns. The deer are very friendly & like being fed fruit.

Traveling to Rhodes for the First Time?

I am researching potential places to visit in Greece. Rhodes is on the list because someone told me it was a great place to go to imagine the times when the Greek mythological stories were a prevalent part of the culture (Mandraki Harbor). I was thinking of spending a bit of time there. Do you have any recommendations on what else I should do while there? Some possibilities:
  • Explore the ruins from the Knights of Saint John
  • Acropolis at Lindos
  • Beaches - Faliriki, Lindos Beach, etc (did I miss any beaches - these are the ones that most intrigued me)
What else should I see? Thanks!

Visiting the Lindos Acropolis

In my research about the island of Rhodes, I have spent a lot of time learning about the Knights of Saint John and their influence on the island. Then I realized that there's an ancient history here, too.

Has anyone visited the Lindos Acropolis? Do you think I should take a tour or can I learn about it on my own?

I plan to visit next September - do I need to book things in advance? From what I understand the island gets pretty hot, so I was hoping some of the heat would mitigated in September.
Share and discuss your Rhodes photos, questions and experiences!

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