Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, is not an ordinary holiday resort but a cosmopolitan place with an international reputation. The charming mediaeval town, the sophisticated Lindos, the irresistible valley of the butterflies, the high-quality lifestyle and the long golden sand beaches, make the days and nights in the island unforgettable.
Rhodes is a medieval and modern combination which impresses and fascinates visitors. At the homonymous capital of Rhodes, the romantic medieval Old Town holds amazing historical buildings, and the modern New Town also has its archaeological findings. Millions of tourists every year walk through the narrow streets of the Old Town to visit the museums, the churches and the fortress walls, following the steps of the knights.
Together with intensive nightlife in Faliraki, crystal water and warm locals, the island makes for a great choice in holiday!
The Palace of the Grand Master
The palace and fortress dominates the Old Town. It was destroyed in 1856 and rebuilt in 1939. Floors are covered with ancient mosaics and there is an interesting collection of 16th and 17th-century Western furniture.
Valley of the Butterflies
More than 600,000 Greeks and foreigners visit the place to admire the unique "show of the nature!" The butterflies are gathered in their thousands from July to September in search of coolness and humidity. In the morning you see hundreds of them clustered together on the branches. The Valley is located 26 km away from the town centre.
Amphitheatre Boutique Club
Amphitheatre Boutique Club is probably one of the most famous outdoor clubs on the island. The club has a capacity of about 2,000 people. Enjoy sizzling nights, refreshing drinks and good music. You will also enjoy one of the best views in Europe, below is the historic whitewashed village of Lindos, surrounded by the sea and crowned by the ancient Acropolis.
Good to know
The island has a really well-established bus network connecting all the villages with the town, so it’s not necessary to rent a car. A motorbike will be better and faster.