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I've only been to the Palace of the Grandmaster (picture below) but I'd like to see way more of the history on my second trip :) what are some other historical spots?



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Filerimos monastery is amazing! The monastery itself is located near the lively village called Ialyssos. Filerimos Monastery was first built in the 15th century by the Knights of Saint John. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the monastery is well known for once housing the famous religious icon, the Virgin of Filerimos.


I would honestly look into taking a guided tour to get an overview of the history once you arrive at the island. From there, you can decide which sites you might want to give more attention too. The history of the Knights of Saint John is a big part of the island, but there is also an ancient history too. I wouldn't miss the agora at Lindos, as well as all the historical buildings related to the Knights.

Ferry service resumes between Turkish destinations and Rhodes!

For those of you that are traveling to Turkey from Greece using the ferry or vice versa, you are in luck! The ferry services are being re introduced which is great news especially for those that are traveling on a budget. The ferries were close down because of covid and have been closed for some time. Every Friday and Sunday there is a 45 minute boat ride from Fethiye, Turkey to Rhodes. This is such a quick trip and will definitely be cheaper than taking most flights! Has anyone taken this route? Unfortunately I have not and cannot provide tips from personal experience.


There will be parades & dancing. To celebrate independence day

Did you know that the Italian influence in Rhodes is HUGE!

Many people don't know that Rhodes' Italian influence is pretty recent and not from Roman times. The last time Italians set foot in Rhodes was in 1943 after World War 1. It was only until 1947 that Greek became a part of the modern Greek state. Italians really contributed to the development of the island and to the culture and architecture. This is one of the reasons why Rhodes is so unique and has a pretty different vibe than some of the other islands.

Take a day trip to Symi island from Rhodes

Taking a day trip is the easiest way to see many of the islands in Greece. Symi is a pretty small island, so I don't recommend spending many days there. What you can do is take a short ferry to the island and spend it walking around, exploring and heading to the beach. If you're lucky, you'll be able to check out the annual music festival which features artists from around Greece.

Palace of Grand Masters being converted

work to start soon to convert it into cafe / restaurant .
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