"THE HOME OF HELIOS" Top 5 Page for this destination Rhodes (Island) by Maggies

Rhodes (Island) Travel Guide: 968 reviews and 2,569 photos

Rodos is the home of Helios, the sun god. And really, the sun shines here almost all year round.

The island has two faces: the eastern and western side. First of them being very hot and dry, almost airless, with nice sandy beaches and charming bays, it's well developped. The latter is not that hot, very windy which makes it greener, with shringly beaches (not nice at all) and beautiful water color (thanks to the limestones), it's less developped (looks like a construction site) and rather dirty.

The main cities in the island are The City of Rodos (the northern tip) and Lindos. Both of them being living museums and reminding the visitors of medieval and ancient history. The southern tip of Rodos Island is Prassonisi - the surfer's paradise.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful sunny weather. Charming old towns.
  • Cons:Ugly beaches, low standard, feels like off season.
  • In a nutshell:The week is just enough. Come, get some tan, take beautiful pictures and choose Spain next time.
  • Last visit to Rhodes (Island): Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Dec 2, 2004
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    We are thinking of a possible trip to Greece and may try to see Rhodes. You have done a nice job of taking pictures and the comments very helpful

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    I'm going there soon. Ciao!

  • VikingHarald's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Excellent Rhodes pages. Rgds

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Hi Magdna, Enjoyed your tips, will be back to check remainder. Is first week of October'08 a good time to visit?

  • Rojo72's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2007 at 7:02 AM

    Hey I really like ýour page on Rhodes, even though you don't seem all that impressed with the island? I hope I'll have a blast and for sure I'll go on some boat day trips from Mandraki this summer! Take care, Roger

  • brannvernleder1's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2007 at 11:24 AM

    Butterfly Valley. I visited Buttefly Valley at august a few years ago, and there were millions (I think) of black and yellow wonderful butterflies. Maybe your friends were there at june og july?

  • ray_d's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2007 at 2:16 PM

    Tips are most enjoyable. Would have loved more on the opening page. Thank you for sharing.

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2006 at 2:06 PM

    Hi Magda, love your pages, we managed to visit Rhodes old town 4 weeks ago and WOW it is a beautiful place, all the best to you Cliffie

  • Erkmen's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2006 at 3:05 AM

    I like your Rhodes pages.. They look very nice.. Thanks for sharing

  • Andreas_Fran's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2006 at 11:56 PM

    U know how to make great pages, also your photos looks wonderful!


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