"Rhodes Town" Top 5 Page for this destination Rodos (City) by sandysmith

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Oh how I'd like to be sitting on that bench right now! Here we are at Mandraki harbour in Rhodes Town. This was our base for our first ever visit to Greece and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Two weeks here we saw so much plus we went to Symi for three days and a day trip to Kos Island. Plenty of things we didn't see here and I feel sure that one day we will return to this sunniest of Greek islands.

The old town is like stepping back in time with its old medieval streets of the knights and turkish quarters. The Palace of the Grand Masters of the Knights of St John is the most important place to seee in Rhodes Town plus the 4km moat walk and the walk along its walls.

Oct 2006 we made a brief return to Rhodes town area to enjoy a cake from our favourite cafe after we had spent a couple of hours up at Filerimos to see the views from the large cross and the buildings and ruins on the ancient site of lalysos - see off the beaten path tips for this.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:sunshine, sights and shopping
  • Cons:none, I love it all!
  • In a nutshell:great base for Greek sunshine holiday iwhich so much to see
  • Last visit to Rodos (City): May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2008 at 6:50 AM

    This is a splendid page of a wonderful town. The images on your page are beautiful and the tips are very interesting. We were also captivated from the beauty of Rhodes, and we wish for us a return to this place. Best regards from Vienna! Gabriela

  • Sep 2, 2007 at 1:24 PM

    hi, i agree scalinis was the best meal we had in new town. we literally went 7 times in 2 weeks which is not like us as we like to try different places. the people are very friendly and we were known as 'the happy family' everytime we went

  • SallyM's Profile Photo
    Mar 26, 2007 at 10:21 AM

    Glad to see the cake shops are still going strong. It takes some willpower to walk past that lot!

  • nixca316's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2007 at 8:30 AM

    Thanks for sharing with us about these coffee and cakes (Astoria) =)

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2006 at 1:32 AM

    Wow!! You are so wicked ... the cakes look simply delicious....I open VT page and the cakes are staring at me!.. hahaha

  • imlikeabird's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2006 at 7:34 PM

    I'm hungry just reading your page. Greece ranks high on my "must see" list.

  • Flipboy's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2006 at 6:40 PM

    This cake looks soooo yummy right now... ;op

  • Jun 23, 2006 at 1:32 PM

    Enjoyed your reviews. Nice job done! The location of L.G.Durrell's house (Villa Cleobolus), is however mistaken. You should search on the "other corners" of the cemetery. Cheerio

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2006 at 4:46 PM

    Just saw your coffee and cake at the Astoria featured on the front page of VT. I'm ready! Bring it on!!!

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2006 at 4:16 PM

    great page! tons of tips!


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