Tourists have been visiting the famous island of the Knights for centuries now! UNESCO has designated the Old Town of Rhodes as a World Cultural Heritage site (World Heritage Towns), and Lindos continues to be one of the major attractions in the Dodecanese. Nature has been incredibly generous to Rhodes, and the Mandraki harbour area is full of movement and life. There are many picturesque villages on the island and the beaches are irresistible! There are dozens of hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, museums and archaeological sites awaiting the millions of visitors who make Rhodes part of their summer holiday plans every year.
What to see:
- In the Old Town, where the Knights of St John and the Italians have left an indelible mark: The Street of the Knights (Odos ton Ippoton), the Grand Masters Palace, the Lodgings (Ta Katalymata), Symi Square and Argyrokastro Square, the museum, the city walls and gates (1478) which offer magnificent views of the sea.
- Mandraki, with the ports, the citadel (Monte Smith Hill) and the impressive buildings of the Government House, the Town Hall, the Hotel des Roses etc.
- Lindos, the citadel, the popular village and its beach.
- The Seven Springs (Epta Pyges) and the Valley of the Butterflies.
- The villages: Apollona, Afandou, Emponas, Kritinia, Monolithos with its impressive castle, Salakos etc.
- The beaches: Elli, Faliraki, Afandou, Kallithea (with the Italian spa building), Prasonisi (much loved by windsurfers and kite surfers) etc.
- Museums: the Archaeological Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Folklore Museum, the Modern Art Museum etc.