7 Great things to do in Rhodes
Kalimera! Welcome to my favorite Greek Island and 7 Great things to do in Rhodes. I have visited Rhodes for three times during my last years of life and I have lovely Greek friends from Rhodes that have contributed to some of the things to do in Rhodes. I love this little island that deliver a bit of everything; Beach, city, mountains, snorkeling, history, divine food and great atmosphere. This is some of the reason´s why I keep coming back to the Island.
7 Great things to do in Rhodes
Rhodes has one of most favorable sunshine records of all the Med islands.
1. Walk in the Old Town – World Heritage Site
To enter the old gates of Old Town Rhodes is to enter another world. There is endless of history and layers of life in the walls and the doors. The Christian, The Turks, The Sultan, The Knights and the defense of the city, where 2000 Christian dies, and 50 0000 Turks lost, trying to take it. This old city has a soul and a spirit and are today a vibrant community with all sorts of shops, homes and business. The best restaurant in the old city is the: Ta Petaladika
– My favorite place in Rhodes. Great food and friendly staff. The best zucchini balls with a lot of great Greek mezes and specialists. This is traditional Greek food at it´s very best! Is absolutely one of the things to do in Rhodes, maybe every night?
2. The beautiful Anthony Quinn bay
You can get to this bay either by taxi or rental car. This is a great place for swimming, snorkeling and just being. You will find yourself in between Greeks and tourists, and maybe a more adult crowd. Because of the stones and the pretty rookie downhill to reach the bay area. If you are looking for one of the highest ranked things to do in Rhodes, this is the one!! It´s an outstanding bay, it has maybe one of the clearest waters in Greece or maybe the world.
The beach is known today by the actor’s name since he bought this part of the island when filming “The Guns of Navarone”
3. Eat Gyros because you are in Greece
You have to eat Gyros. That is the greatest fast food in Rhodes and all over Greece. That is just everything you need in one pita. Bring it to beach and just enjoy the sun and the sea breeze. Be totally happy just by eating a pita.
Another great bay for swimming and just enjoying the Greek Island. If you want: go by boat and try your first scuba diving experience or go diving in some caves close to Kalithea. Great place to just enjoy a swim and some delicious frappé by the locals.
Diving with Rodosdiving – It was a test dive to see if Scuba diving was for me. I felt very safe having my first dive with Rodos diving. Now I´m a rescue diver, hoping to get my divemaster in near future.
This is where you go to get the postcard picture for the family album aka Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. It has to be one of the things to do in Rhodes, because if you haven’t been to Lindos you haven’t been to Rhodes. If you are not staying in Lindos, I will recommend spending the day in Lindos.
Start the day with walking up the hill to the acropolis of Lindos, a natural citadel that was fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St John and the Ottomans. This gives it a tremendous complexity to excavate and interpret the archaeologically history. The acropolis gives you a spectacular views of the surround area and coastline.
From the Acropolis, you will see the bay, where you will go down and take a swim. In the bay you will meet tourist and locals. If you are lucky maybe you will spot a Greek weeding. When the sun goes down, it´s time to visit a rooftop and enjoy the view of Lindos by night at Caesar’s Mediterranean Cuisine or my Greek friend from Rhodes highly recommend Melenos.
Need more information check out cocktailsandcaroline blog and their food experience in Lindos.
6. Kameiros & Monolithos
Kameiros an ancient city in Rhodes. Should be one of the things to do in Rhodes if you are curious about history and construction. It was constructed around the sixth century BC. It has three levels, the top of the hill was the acropolis and the temple of Athena Kameiras and the Stoa. It´s impressive to see the construction and the complexity of the constructions.
Monolithos was constructed in the 1480 by the Kinghts of Saint John to protect the island from attacks, it was never attacked. Why this is one of the things to do in Rhodes, is because of the spectacular view it deliver. When being in Monolithis area, stop by the local local street vendors and buy fruit. Insane tastiness of nectarines and the honey is divine!
7. Relax and enjoy being in Rhodes – Greece
When being in Rhodes or anywhere in Greece the best thing to do is just relax and just be. I love being in the beach in the morning, then when the sun goes down it´s time for exploring the food scene and the wonderful people and it´s culture.
I love being in Greece, it´s probably my second home in Europe. I love being in Rhodes and just enjoy a bit of everything. Rhodes is the perfect getaway if you have short holiday, but want to explore more than just the beach. In Rhodes there is something for everyone to like. This is why I keep returning to this little paradise island that make me slow down and be in peace.
If you want nightlife then visit Colorado Club Rhodes.
Are you looking for a cool place to stay in Rhodes?
Then you should check out STAY Hostel in Rhodes. They have the greatest location with walking distance to everything: the beach, old town, the port and the party street. They have great facilities as well. This is a hostel on another level!
Have you been to Rhodes
or are you considering it?