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Rhodes island has a rich history throughout the centuries, it has always been a prime location due to the excellent weather, scenery and climate. From ancient times (Kamiros, Lindos, Ialyssos, Rhodes) to medieval (Knights Castle, old fortified town, several castles & forts around the island) to current times (Italian occupation architectural heaven!) Rhodes island has well preserved monuments for unlimited sightseeing. Several villages offer current local history and pure local produce for fine mediteranean dining.

Sports available include: Golf course at Afandou, scuba diving, windsurfing, water ski, water parachuting, go-karting, largest waterpark in europe!, bungee jumping, beach volley, tennis, table tennis, racquetball, polo, swimming, mini golf, car racing, motorcycle racing, climbing, sailing, horse riding, soccer, 5x5 soccer, basketball.

Beaches in Rhodes are all around the island, and they are all beautiful and unique. The visitor may find his own personal beach, a populated beach, remote or close to his/her accommodation. Organised beaches have kiosks for food & beverages as well as organised sports & water-sport facilities (Elli, Faliraki, Tsambika, Kolymbia, Ialyssos, Ixia, Lindos, Prasonisi, Afandou, Kalithea and more.

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In the most picturesque of the three ports of the city, the yacht harbour of Mandraki, we are welcomed by two bronze deer, which have become the modern emblem of the town. 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 to its majestic air – among others the New Market, the Archbishops Palace, the Annunciation church, the Central Post Office, Town hall, Theatre and Government House (Italian building). At the north end of the town, and the most northern point of the island, stands the Institute of Marine Biology (Aquarium).

Today, Rhodes has to offer an enormous variety of colours and forms, activities and sightseing. Its marvelous beaches, big modern buildings, picturesque neighborhoods and imposing medieval edifices are all swamped in greenery - in the town itself the streets are lined with trees. Vegetation even grows up as far as the walls of the castle, and the numerous palm trees hint at the tropical.
For many, the best approach to Rhodes is from the sea, from which the Medieval City towering over the harbour can be seen, with its impressive walls, towers, bastions and battlements, and behind it, the domes and minarets of Turkish mosques, which had been build after the Turks invaded and took over the island in 1522 from the Knights.

  • Last visit to Rodos (City): Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated Nov 29, 2005
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