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seleanor

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I'm thinking of adding it to my list for my trip, but I don't really know the history behind it... has anyone visited?

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efhernandez_

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It used to be used as a palace and headquarters and it's one of the only examples of gothic architecture in Greece!
 

blopez34

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I've taken an all inclusive tour of the palace and it was amazing! The tour guide was super knowledgeable and it was great to see such a different side of Greece. Many times people focus on ancient history and this part of Greece is lesser known. I would totally recommend that you visit
 

k_tsoukalas

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That is the Palace of the Grandmaster in Rhodes, Greece. It was built during Medieval times. Rhodes was the headquarters for the Knights of Saint John, and this group of knights were part of the Holy Wars that took place back then. Their full name was the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. There are many buildings in Rhodes that were left behind by the Knights, and a tour of the whole area is fascinating.
 

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.

Tsambika beach is a beautiful sandy beach

I'm a big fan of peaches with fine sand, and clear water. If you are too then it's in Tsambika Beach is the place to go! There are many different options for organized beaches with chairs that you can pay for at Tsambika. Next to the beach is also a waterpark that you can visit and do many different activities and bring the kids. It's located on the eastern part of the island, near the Holy Monastery of the Virgin Mary. Enjoy!

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!

Airport taxis

Hello everyone, Newby here, so please bare with me if this question has been asked before. I will be arriving in Rhodes on Friday evening, and wondering if its cheaper to prebook a taxi or just jump in a taxi at the airport, as not sure if there is a standard rate or not. Thanks

Seven Springs in Rhodes is a great place for couples!

This is one of the most beautiful natural places on the island of Rhodes. In English, it's called Seven Springs, but in Greek it's called Epta Piges. These are natural springs that are open to the public. It is a particularly romantic place and great for couples, especially those on honeymoons. The springs are located in the woods, and have amazing scenery. It's the perfect place for a picnic and to spend the afternoon. I highly recommend that everyone visit!
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