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Rhodes Greece Map & Rhodes Travel Information, Sightseeing, Museums, Ferries to Rhodes Greece


Rhodes, Dodecanese Islands, Greece
GENERAL RHODES TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Introduction
Rhodes Dodecanese Islands Greece
Rhodes is a historic island ideal and one of the most cosmopolitan destinations in the Aegean. Holidays in Rhodes means endless strolls in the Medieval City and the Castle, which breathes out a wonderful ambiance, discovering magnificent sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, marvelous natural sights and exciting nightlife.  Rhodes is the perfect place for sightseeing as it features beautiful treasures from medieval as much as from ancient times, such as castles and temples. It is also a favourite destination for VIP’s from all over the world due to its wonderful resorts, great sea and incomparable charm.

Rhodes Greece Area / Population / Capital:
The island of Rhodes occupies an area of 1.398 sq km, it has 117,007 inhabitants and its capital is the city of Rhodes.

Attractions & Sightseeing in Rhodes Greece

 If you are a sightseeing lover Rhodes is the place to be. With an infinite number of attractions all around the island Rhodes is a favourite for those interested in historical monuments, as well as those who admire wonders of nature, never letting them down.

Some of the most renowned attractions in Rhodes are the following:

  • The Medieval City in Rhodes Town with the Grand Master's Palace other impressive buildings
  • The Rhodes Acropolis Site with the Temple of Athina and Zeus, the Temple of Apollo, the Odeon, the Stadium and the Gymnasium
  • The Baths from the Ottoman Era in Rhodes Town
  • The Archaeological, Byzantine, Folklore and Modern Art museums and the aquarium in Rhodes Town
  • The Acropolis of Ialyssos where you will see the stone pillars depicting the Passions of Christ
  • The Acropolis in Lindos
  • The Venetian Castle in Kritinia and the Fortress in Monolithos
  • The Butterfly Canyon in Theologos
  • The springs in Afandou
  • The Koumelou and Kalamonias Caves in Archaggelos and Kalythies, respectively
 

Sports / Recreation in Rhodes Greece
If you have a boat, you can dock at the Marina in Mandraki, Rhodes, tel.+ 30 22410 37927.

Entertainment in Rhodes Greece
Rhodes is famed for its exciting nightlife not only in Rhodes Town, but also in the popular resorts around the island. Take the chance to spend your nights out drinking cocktails in waterfront bars, sampling Greek delicacies in wonderful restaurants and tavernas and dancing the night away in great clubs at Ialyssos, Trianda, Ixia and Faliraki.

Local Festivals in Rhodes Greece:
If you like cultural events Rhodes hosts the “Sound and Light” Show from April to October in the courtyard of the Knight's Palace, as well as the International Film Festival “Ecofilms” in summer. “Ialysia” is another series of cultural events taking place during the first fortnight of August.

Local Products in Rhodes Greece:
Before leaving Rhodes you may want to buy crockery, silver jewllery, ouzo and wine, as well as cheese. At Archaggelos and Lindos you can buy weavings.

Major Towns / Cities / Villages in Rhodes Greece
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
Rhiodes Town is one of the most impressive towns worldwide with a marvelous medieval town being the main attraction for visitors. There are beautiful buildings reflecting the medieval style in architecture, while the modern part of the city is a business and cultural hub. Not far from Rhodes Town you will come across amazing fully organized beaches, with water sports and beach bars, ideal for endless moments of fun and relaxation.

Lindos, Rhodes
Lindos is a popular resort in Rhodes and lies in the eastern part of the island. It is famous for its ancient Acropolis with the majestic archaeological site as well as for the quaint town built right below. It is really worth visiting Lindos also for the incomparable beaches found at the surrounding areas. If you stay in Lindos you will have fun

Ialyssos, Rhodes
The town of Ialyssos, located in a verdant plain, is one of the most frequented tourist resorts in Rhodes. Ialyssos is packed with hotels, restaurants, taverns, beaches, clubs and bars that cater to all tastes.

Faliraki, Rhodes
Faliraki is a wonderful coastal resort, famous for its unrivaled nightlife and the organized beaches. Faliraki is one of the largest resorts of the island and has excellent tourist infrastructure.

Prassonissi, Rhodes
The small settlement Prassonissi is situated on the southern side of Rhodes Island. Its magnificent beach is an ideal spot for windsurfing and is covered by sea during the winter months.

Archagelos, Rhodes
Archagelos, the largest village in Rhodes, is surrounded by mountains. The greater region of Archagelos has several archaeological sites, while the center of the village has a wonderful tourist infrastructure.

Transportation in Rhodes Greece
By Ferry Boat:
From Piraeus Port, ferry boats depart for Rhodes Port all year round, but more frequently during the summer. The voyage from Piraeus Port to Rhodes Port takes 15 hours. Rhodes is also connected to the Dodecanese Islands, the Cyclades Islands, the Islands of the NE Aegean, and Crete.

  • Piraeus Port: +30 210 4226000 to 03
  • Rhodes Port: +30 22410 22220

By Airplane:
From the Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” in Spata, there are flights to the Rhodes Airport all year round. The flight lasts approximately 1 hour.

  • Rhodes Airport: +30 22410 83400
  • Olympic Air in Athens: + 30 210 35 50 500 or 801 801 01 01
  • Olympic Air in Rhodes: +30 22410 24571
 

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