Prassonissi

The long and large sandy beach of Prassonissi lies 92 kilometres south from the capital of the island. Prassonissi is the paradise for windsurfers.

The beach consists of two sandy coves which end in an island which can be reached by foot or swimming, depending on the level of the waters. Windsurfing equipment are available for rent.The landscape is idyllic and the waters amazingly crystalline.

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Monolithos Village

The village itself is built in the form of an amphitheater at the southern end of the wild western coast, is small and it’s well-kept, with its whitewashed courtyards decorated with geraniums, stone houses with tile roofs looking out over the waves. For lunch & dinner few small tavernas can be found. The main attraction of the village is the mediaeval castle, standing among the pines on the great outcrop of an isolated rock from which the name Monolithos (lonely rock) is derived.  Leave your car at the bottom and a ten-minute walk will bring you to the summit, where your only company is the sea and the fragrance of the wild herbs. Within the castle walls, stands the church of Agios Panteleimon. Bellow the castle you will find an attractive stone building housing & a small café. The road leads on to Fourni, the beach at Monolithos, ideal for those who like pebbles, waves and a peaceful setting.

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Lindos Village

Lindos provides a mixture of history and nice beaches. The village itself is situated on a network of cobbled streets – all of which are entirely pedestrian. The only possible transport within the village is on foot, donkeys and mopeds. The houses are small, whitewashed from the 16th to 18th century. They sit beautifully on the hillside making it one of the most beautiful places on Rhodos island. The main attraction is the village itself, along with the ruins of the Acropolis and reconstructed temple of Lindian Athena and the Ancient Amphitheatre carved into the slope of the Acropolis.
Lindos has also a very nice sandy beach with crystal waters and a fantastic view of the the Acropolis. Another fantastic bay which you need to visit during your visit to Lindos is the St Paul’s. Very graphical bay with a small Orthodox church on the end of it which many charming weddings take place.

Car parking in most of the areas at Lindos Village is with charge

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Tsambika Beach & Monastery

Two points are worth visiting. To go to Tsambika Monastery you need to turn off the main road. The road leads half of the way up on the hill. From this point you will need to walk up the hill, following the 350 steps. On the top of this hill you will find a very tiny, Byzantine church, dedicated to the vigin Mary. It’s perched high at 300 m with commanding seaside views, both north over Kolymbia and south over Tsambika beach until Lindos, which makes it worth, to walk up to the top and have this fantastic view or South Rhodos ! A Greek Legend says, that any woman with conceiving problems could walk (barefoot), to pray to the Virgin, that act shall be blessed by giving a birth to a child.

Taking the other road, it leads you to Tsambika beach, a crystal clear sea with a beautiful sandy beach whiutch is friendly to families but also to couples and singles. Enter to the sea is very easy. Tsambika Beach is around 2 klm long beach with many sunbeds & umbrellas as well as small kiosks & Tavernas. Water Sport centers also available along the beach. Tsambika beach is around 20 kilometers away from Rhodos Town, 8 kilometers from Faliraki, and 20 kilometers from Lindos Village
Best way to go at both places is by car. You can easy park your car free of charge just few meters from the beach.

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Medieval Town / Rhodos Old Town

The Medieval Town is located in Rhodos Town and within a 4 km long wall. When you approach the walls of the Medieval Town (Old Town of Rhodos), you are about to enter the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe. Inside you shall be amazed from the Medieval buildings, Mosques, Traditional Fountains, Byzantine and Gothic churches. Apart of its history & architecture you can find several shops of almost any kind, restaurants, bars & cafés and night clubs. In the Medieval Town of Rhodes (or Old Town) you will for sure enjoy one of the most interesting walks on Rhodos island. There are roughly 200 streets or lanes that simply have no name.

The Palace of the Grand Masters, was reconstructed by the Italians in 1940s, after it was demolished by a gunpowder explosion in 1856. Now days, it stands out because of its imposing entrance and well-built towers and battlements. The interior of the Grand Master Palace, with priceless treasures, mosaics, and its green garden, will make you, feel amazed by its beauty. Highly recommended and it has to be visited!!

This place is a must to visit during your holidays in Rhodos. You shall be amazed of what this Medieval Town can offer you!!

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Haraki Bay – South Rhodos

A very graphical Greek traditional bay which is worth visiting driving to the South of Rhodos with Colossos cars. It is mainly visited by tourists renting rooms nearby and locals, a small village which gives you a nice feeling of Greek Hospitality. The right-hand side of the beach has large pebbles, while to the left side it is sandy with crystal calm water. If you choose to swim at the far right end of the beach you will have a good view of the Feraklos Castle. Along the promenade with the rented rooms there are many mini-markets, cafes, foreign press agency and small taverns which you can enjoy your meal just next to the sea.

Driving down the road to Haraki it is worth turning left and visiting Agathi Beach with its “golden” sand. You will be amazed from the beach & water colors it has. Very calm and shallow water which is ideal, for children and in general for people which don’t know how to swim but want to enjoy the sea.

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Butterfly Valley – West Rhodos

In the western side of the island of Rhodes, approximately five kilometers south east of the village of Theologos (or Tholos), lies the Valley of the Butterflies (Petaloudes). During August, thousands of butterflies overwhelm the valley in order to reproduce. A lush green valley, with a small river running through it is beautifully arranged, with little wooden bridges, stone steps, and an uphill path which leads to the Monastery of the Virgin of Kalopetra. At the entrance of the Valley, there is a small souvenir shop . The Valley of the Butterflies is a unique natural park, where each year from June to September, thousands of Multi colored butterflies appear of the genus Panaxia.The Park is a nice place to walk, under the shade of the trees the characteristic scent of the pine resin and the coolness from the abundantly flowing waters. Butterfly Valley is located in the mountains, so the drive there is very scenic. Car Parking is free of charge

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Mountain of Filerimos (Ialyssos Village)

Filerimos is one of the most popular & historical mountains on Rhodos island. It is located on the west north side of Island and the village of Ialyssos and its around 12 kilometers from Rhodos Town. The main attraction there is Our Lady of Filerimos. The innermost chapel has a Byzantine floor decorated with a red mosaic fish. The Italians erected a Calvary, from the entrance of the monastery, in the form of an avenue with the Stations of the Cross illustrated on plaques. On the headland it stands a giant 18-m (59-ft) cross. From this point you have an amazing view of the Aegean Sea & the countryside of Rhodos. It is a very nice place in the woods with a fantastic landscape. It’s a very nice place for walking. The best way to be visited is by car. Car parking is free of charge

Ancient Kamiros

Kamiros is located, on the northwest coast of the island, 30 kms from Rhodes Town. Kamiros was one of the three large powerful city-states of the island of Rhodos, founded by the Dorians, in the 5th century B.C. unified with Ialyssos and Lindos to form the powerful state of Rhodos. Wandering around the Hellenistic ruins of Kameiros (Kamiros), you will find out the town which is often referred as the ‘Greek Pompey’ where nobody knows why the city was buried and abandoned. Within a 5 minutes drive there are several fish tavernas by the sea where you can enjoy and combine Greek cuisine & a nice swim!

Car parking is free of charge.

Rhodes City

In the most picturesque of the three ports of the city, you find the Yacht Harbour of Mandraki. In ancient times the Colossus of Rhodos stood in this entrance. Today two beautiful bronze deers wich are the modern emblem of Rhodos stand in its place. Nearby on the mole stands the lighthouse tower of St. Nicholas, and the three old windmills. The impressive walls of the Medieval Town and the numerous monumental buildings that surround Mandraki add a majestic air – among other the New Market with several shops, the Archbishops Palace, the Annunciation church, the Central Post Office, Town hall, National Theatre and Government House ( all Italian colonial style buildings). At the north end of the town, stands the Aquarium which is a nice place to be visited with children.

Marvelous beaches, big modern buildings, a very nice and big shopping center, charming neighborhoods and imposing medieval buildings are all swamped in greenery. Rhodos town is also very well known for the Acropolis of Rhodos the Ancient Theater and Stadium which are located on top of the hill. For entertainment, guests can find very nice restaurants with Greek and international cuisine, bars & cafes.

Rhodos Harbor, Cruise Harbor and Marine are within Rhodes City.

Car parking in most of the areas within Rhodos City Center is with charge

Kalithea Springs (near Faliraki)

The Kalithea Springs are located in the city of Kalithea, 9 kms away from the city of Rhodos and 8 kms from Faliraki. It has re-opened its doors to public, after many years of restoration. The unique combination of nature, architecture, history and view, travels you to a unique creative scene.

It is surrounded by several small and cozy beaches, ideal for scuba diving and relaxing sunbathing.
Characterized as one of the best attractions of the Rhodes island. Car parking is available and its free of charge

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Faliraki

Faliraki is the primary seaside resort village on the island. Faliraki is one of the most popular tourist resorts with a 5 km stretch of sandy beach, winning FEE Blue Flags every year. While driving, you can make a quick stop, along the beach which has all the comforts such as sunbeds & umbrellas, beach bars, water sports and everything the sea can offer. Faliraki has re-experienced itself as a cosmopolitan center welcoming all nationalities and age groups. From day to night you can find traditional Greek, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, British & international cuisine, Shops, Bars, and Clubs. At the Southern end of Faliraki bay, there is an official naturist beach. Located in Faliraki is one of the biggest Water Parks in Europe.

Faliraki is one of the most popular areas for sunbathing and night life. Car parking is free

Anthony Quinn Bay –  Ladiko Bay

Natural stone surfaces ideal for reclining under the sun, pine trees reaching down to the water’s edge, and emerald green water are the characteristics of this bay. The beach is known today by the actor’s name since he bought this part of the island when filming “The Guns of Navarone” here. The waters owe their deep emerald colour to the kush green vegetation which surrounds the beach. It is one of the most beautiful beaches on Rhodes.

The finest spot is the rock right in the centre of the beach, with room for just a few sun beds. At the top of the rocks you will find a canteen and a parking area were you can park for free. Keep in mind that it may be difficult for disabled and elderly people to approach the beach.
The only transportation to this amazing bay is by Car or Moto.

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Kolympia Resort

Kolympia is a perfect resort for family vacations as there are several family hotels in that area operating mostly on all inclusive basis. Its location is exactly in the middle, of two popular areas of the Island, Rhodos town and Lindos. Its also very close to the Seven Springs & Tsambika Church. The entrance to Kolymbia is a drive down the famous Eucalyptus Road.

Kolymbia is a coast resort, and hotels here are set well apart with only a hand-full of restaurants and shops. An ideal place for peace and relaxation, mainly for couples and families.

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