Rhodes Map: Places to Visit on the Island

When renting a car from us you will get a Rhodes map where we will indicate all the most popular places on the island. If you want to get more details, read our short introduction to some of them below!

 

Prassonissi 

It is a long and large sandy beach of Prassonissi, which lies 92 kilometers south of the capital of the island of Rhodes. Prassonissi is the paradise for windsurfers.

This beach consists of two sandy areas which end in an island, which can be reached by foot or swimming, depending on the level of the waters and the period. The windsurfers can find here the windsurfing equipment for rent as it has a couple of places which are specialized in it. The landscape is idyllic, and the waters amazingly crystalline.

 

 Lindos Village 

Lindos provides a mixture of history, lovely beaches and many nice bars & restaurants with a fantastic view of the Acropolis. The village 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, white-washed from the 16th to 18th century. They sit beautifully on the hillside of the village which makes it one of the most beautiful places on Rhodes island to visit. The main attraction of 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 also has a very nice sandy beach with crystal waters and a fantastic view of the Acropolis. Another fantastic bay, which you need to visit during your visit to Lindos is St. Paul’s Bay. It is a very graphical bay with a small Orthodox church on the end of it where many charming weddings take place.

Car parking in most of the areas at Lindos village is at charge.

Medieval Town / Rhodos Old Town

The Medieval Town is located in Rhodos Town and within a 4 km 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 by the Medieval buildings, Mosques, Traditional Fountains, Byzantine and Gothic churches. Apart from 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 surely enjoy one of the most exciting 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. Nowadays, 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 at what this Medieval Town can offer you!

Butterfly Valley 

On the western side of the island of Rhodes, approximately five kilometres southeast 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 multicoloured 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 in the mountains, so the drive there is very scenic. Car Parking is free of charge

Ancient Kamiros 

Kamiros is located on the northwest coast of the island, 30 km 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.

Kalithea Springs (near Faliraki) 

The Kallithea Springs is located in the city of Kalithea, 9 km away from the city of Rhodos and 8 km from Faliraki. It has re-opened its doors to the 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 Rhodes island. Car parking is available and it’s free of charge.

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 lush green vegetation surrounding 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 where you can park for free. Remember 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 motorbike.

Monolithos Village 

The village itself is built in the form of an amphitheatre 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 a few small tavernas can be found. The main attraction of the village is the medieval 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 to Fourni, the beach at Monolithos, ideal for those who like pebbles, waves and a peaceful setting.

 

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 Virgin 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 of South Rhodos! A Greek Legend says, that any woman with conceiving problems could walk (barefoot), to pray to the Virgin, and that act shall be blessed by giving birth to a child.

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

 

Haraki Bay 

A very graphical Greek traditional bay worth visiting while 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 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, a foreign press agency and small taverns where 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 by the beach & water colours it has. Very calm and shallow water which is ideal, for children and in general for people who don’t know how to swim but want to enjoy the sea.

 

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 the island and the village of Ialyssos and it’s around 12 kilometres 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

 

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 at this entrance. Today two beautiful bronze deers which 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 others the New Market with several shops, the Archbishop’s 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.

Marvellous beaches, big modern buildings, a very nice big shopping center, charming neighbourhoods 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 the Stadium 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 at charge.

 

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.

 

Kolympia Resort 

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

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