Rhodes: The emerald like island of the Dodecanese
At the edge of the Aegean, Rhodes, with rich history, emerges as a spectacular setting, able to exceed the most demanding expectations of every visitor. With natural beauty, dazzling alternation of landscapes, emerald crystal-clear waters and endless beaches with golden sands are harmoniously sculpted with a story taken from a fairy tale and turn Rhodes into a place of incomparable beauty. The island offered by the ancient Greeks as a gift to the Sun God turns into the Nymph of God, bathed in sunlight most of the time. Rhodes looks like a place blessed by nature and the abundance of myths, legends and traditions that unfold its unique character. A favourite island of the international jet set and the ubiquitous lovers of luxury, Rhodes invites everyone to visit it and live on it a unique experience.
Take a tour of the old town and discover up close the best-preserved medieval settlement in the world. Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, the old town becomes the ideal medieval setting, conveying the atmosphere of that time. Knights Street, the impressive Grand Master's Palace, the surviving mosques and Turkish baths, and the clock tower, complete the pieces of an amazing mosaic of cultural heritage.
Mandraki where the heart of the modern city and the commercial life of the city of Rhodes beats today. With the two fawns at the entrance of the port welcoming locals and visitors, wander the beautiful streets and see the impressive buildings of the City Hall and the administration, the National Theatre, and the impressive hotel of Rhodes, which now hosts the Casino, until you reach the Aquarium. In the meantime, you will have already found out the reasons why every part of the city of Rhodes offers, generously, a piece of happiness to everyone.
Enjoy the excellent local cuisine in Rhodes
The Rhodesian cuisine is a special one, do not forget to try local traditional foods and sweets such as: Rhodesian pitaroudia (chickpea meatballs), lakani (lamb with chickpeas), koulouria (traditional pasta), pouggia stuffed with herbs, melekouni (sweet with honey), katimeria (local donuts) and of course fresh fish and seafood.
Best time to visit Rhodes
An ideal time of year to explore this beautiful island would be the hot summer months but it lacks nothing of its glamor for the rest of the year.
How to use transportation in Rhodes
Airport/port transfer options
For Rhodes you can travel either by plane from the airport of Athens (duration 55 minutes) and Thessaloniki (duration 1 hour and 10 minutes), or by boat from the port of Piraeus (duration about 12 hours) with daily itineraries all year round but including the surrounding islands as well. The island of course has also connection with almost all major european airports.
The airport is 4 km away from the city of Rhodes. Access to / from the airport can be done by bus, taxi or rental car.
To get around Rhodes, it is good to have your own car, but even if you do not have one, there are local bus routes. Alternatively, you can rent a car there or take a taxi.