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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

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.

Valley of Butterflies in Rhodes?

I learned about this cool place on Rhdoes I want to see.

Valley of Butterflies is a sanctuary on Rhodes for severe; species of butterflies and is worth a visit. This natural haven is nestled in the middle of a winding stream and surrounded by rocky hills, flowers, and trees. The valley is home to abundant flora and fauna, including 150 different types of butterflies and moths such as the Jersey Tiger Moth, the Spotted Fritillary Butterfly, and the Painted Lady Butterfly.

The best time to visit this natural paradise is from late June to early September. During this period, the butterflies start their 5-day mating cycle, creating beautiful yellow-colored walls along the Rhodos stream. Visiting this place during this period gives you the chance to revel in the delightful colors and aroma of butterflies fluttering around your head.

I found this great video about it:

I don't know I fi will have a chance to go next year, but it really does look neat!

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?

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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