Six perfect days in Rhodes, Greece

by Sep 8, 2022

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Greece‘s light opened my eyes, penetrated my pores, and expanded my entire being.

Let us start by exploring the old town of Rhodes.

Historically, Rhodes Island was well-known worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Old Town of Rhodes has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is now one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations.

Inside the walls of Rhodes Old Town, over 6,000 people live and work, making it Europe’s oldest inhabited medieval city. Rhodes Old Town comprises over 200 streets and alleyways, many of which have no names, and Orfeos Street and Socratous Street are the main roadways that connect everything.

You can enter the walls next to the Grand Master’s Palace to get a good view of the city. Around the old town, you can walk almost the entire length of the moat. The Ottomans dug various sections of the fortifications and tunnels during the siege.

Take in the various angles and viewpoints as you stroll around the city’s outskirts. You can enter and exit the walls from the front of the Grand Master’s Palace. Walking the city walls will take you less than an hour, so enjoy yourself!

What do we do next?

Take in the Acropolis of Lindos.

Lindos is one of Rhodes’ most beautiful towns, possibly in Greece. The whitewashed Greek houses contrast beautifully with the blue sea, and the Acropolis of Lindos, which towers over the city, completes this idyllic postcard scene.

The Acropolis is a 512-foot-high hill. Therefore, you’ll have to walk up. It’s usually not a problem if you take your time and look at the various monuments you pass. The Acropolis receives approximately 2 million visitors annually, all walking up the hill.

Unlike Rhodes, located at the island’s northernmost point, facing modern-day Turkey, Lindos is built on a spit of land that protrudes east into the Mediterranean. But don’t worry, Lindos is only about an hour’s drive from Rhodes Town and its international airport.

How about a day at the beach?

The Greek Island of Rhodes is a stunning combination of beautiful beaches. Rhodes, located just off Turkey’s Anatolian coast and surrounded by the clear waters of the Mediterranean, is home to some of Europe’s stunning beaches.

What are the best beaches on Rhodes?

Tsambika, Saint Paul’s Bay, Ladiko, Kallithea, and others are among the best Rhodes beaches. Prassonisi, Rhodes’ southernmost coast, is ideal for windsurfing and kite surfing.

Agathi beach (Golden sand)

Agathi Beach - Greece

Agathi beach is ideal for children due to its kid-friendly sand beach and shallow water.

Anthony Quinn Bay

Anthony Quinn Bay - Greece

Anthony Quinn Bay is a lovely inlet with crystal clear water. There is free parking at the top, followed by some steps down to the bay. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for rent on the stony beach. The water is crystal clear, making snorkelling a breeze.

The beach bears the actor’s name today because he purchased this island part while filming “The Guns of Navarone”. Anthony Quinn Bay is located on Rhodes’ east coast.

Symi Island

Symi Island - Greece

The ferry is the most popular mode of transportation to the island. There are ferries to Symi from the island of Rhodes and other Aegean islands, and Rhodes Island has the closest airport to Symi.

Symi is well-known for its beaches and hosts an annual music festival! Colourful neoclassical houses surround Symi Town’s harbour. The 18th-century Monastery of Archangel Michael of Panormitis is a prominent Greek Orthodox pilgrimage site on the southwest coast.

Symi is not a party island, but it is ideal for exploring the natural paths and fantastic landscapes. It has beautiful monasteries, beautiful beaches, and impressive architecture. Pedi, Panormitis, and Eborios are beautiful, clean beaches that are easily accessible.

Valley of the butterflies

Valley of the butterflies - Greece

The Valley of the Butterflies has become a popular tourist destination. Thousands of visitors visit from May to September yearly to watch those beautiful species and walk through the narrow paths.

Along the way, you’ll see a lot of bright butterflies that will take off into the air with you, forming a living cloud. Following your visit to the Valley, you can swim in the waters of its beautiful bay, which features a sandy Butterfly Valley beach. The bay’s water is crystal clear and has stunning turquoise shading.

Seven springs

Seven springs - Rhodes, Greece

Seven springs could be one of Rhodes’ most unusual nature sites, where you can spend a couple of hours relaxing from the midday summer heat by exploring nature paths and century-old water supply structures! When you arrive in the Valley, you will notice an immediate difference in temperature due to the gushing cool water from seven springs scattered throughout the hillside and the abundant cool shade provided by the surrounding pine and plane tree forest.

Tsambika Monastery

Tsambika Monastery - Greece

The 300 steps to the top are well worth it if you manage it. It is not suitable for buggies or those who have difficulty walking. Taking the exit off the 95, you’ll see a small shrine at the bottom with a sign that says “Holy Monastery Santa Maria Tsampika.”

Discover Rhodes in Greece and fall in love.

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