Top destinations on Rhodes

Dear guest ,in order to help you explore the beautiful island of Rhodes easier we have created this post.Bellow you will find some useful tips & photos of the most beautiful sites that you need to visit during your holidays!!!


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Lindos

Lindos

Lindos is one of Rhodes’ most beautiful villages, and clearly one of the best places see on the island.

It takes around 1 hour to reach the village, located 50 kilometers South of Rhodes City. Classified as a major archaeological site, Lindos is a real postcard landscape: you will be amazed by the pretty white houses built on the hillside and its Acropolis overlooking the village and the sea.

As Lindos is a pedestrian only town, you should park your car in the free parking lot above the city, then walk down to reach the village’s entrance. When taking a stroll on its paved alleys, you will enjoy numerous souvenirs and clothes shops, as well as many cafés and restaurants.

If you’re looking for a lively and unique atmosphere, then Lindos is clearly a great place to visit!

The Acropolis is Lindos’ main point of interest. You can walk there or get a ride on a donkey, but I wouldn’t recommend it, as the animals are often abused.

Built on a huge rock, 116 meters above the sea, Lindos’ Acropolis is surrounded by fortified walls built by the Knights of Rhodes. In the Middle Ages, it was one of the island’s many strongholds.

Inside the walls, you will discover the remains of an ancient theatre and the last vestiges of the Temple of Athena, built on top of the Acropolis. There are only a few columns left, but the place is still worth a visit: from there, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea and the village of Lindos.

Springs of Kallithea

Springs of Kallithea

The Springs of Kallithea belong to the Municipality of Rhodes and are located 9 km from the city center. After years of renovation of this magnificent seaside monument, the doors of the Springs opened on July 1, 2007. This unique combination of nature, architecture and history offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a unique experience. After years of desolation and abandonment, the Municipality of Kallithea and the Mayor Ioannis Iatridis undertook the important task of restoring the monument in 1999. After ten years of difficulties, always with love, care and passion, the Springs of Kallithea reopened to the public, recovering again their first glory.

The springs of Kallithea are an admirable and representative example of architecture, which has been integrated into the natural environment of the area.

Enjoy the excellent architecture, the crystal clear waters, the recreation area (cafeteria) and the picturesque bay with its unique natural beauty.

Seven Springs
Seven Springs / Epta Piges

Seven Springs / Epta Piges

The Seven Springs (or Epta Piges in Greek) are located 4 km from the village of Kolymbia, not far from Tsambika Monastery.

There, 7 springs are gushing from the mountain in the same place to create a river. On the site, you will find a marked trail as well as a restaurant by the water. The place is very frequented by locals, and people are coming here to enjoy the beautiful natural environment and taste Greek specialities. There is also a playground for children.Epta Piges’ most famous attraction is its tunnel. The river goes underground for a moment, to come out on the other side of the hill. You can follow the watercourse and walk for around 180m  in a very narrow and dark underground tunnel to reach a small lake.If you don’t want to go underground, you can reach the other side of the tunnel using the short trail through the forest.

butterflies valley
Butterflies Valley

The Valley of the Butterflies

The Valley of the Butterflies is among the best places to visit in Rhodes.

It’s located in the North of the island, 26 km from Rhodes city, between the villages of Paradeisi and Theologos.

Between June and September, you can observe hundreds of butterflies literally covering all the trees, as the valley’s climate and environment is perfect for their reproduction. The valley is one of Europe’s best sanctuaries for the Callimorpha Quadripunctaria butterflies.The valley hosts a rare specie of plane tree, and the butterflies are really fond of its sap! That’s why you will find so many of them there.This natural site is quite large: you can walk along the marked trails in the woods and near the river to observe the butterflies.

Ancient Kameiros

Ancient Kameiros

If you’re interested in Rhodes ancient History, then you should definitely visit the ancient city of Kameiros, one of the 3 ancient cities in Rhodes with Lindos and Ialyssos.

Kameiros city was built on three levels according to the Hippodamian system. On the summit of the hill was the Acropolis with the Temple of Athena and the Stoa. On the middle terrace was the settlement and lower down the Hellenistic temple, Doric Fountain-house, Agora and Peribolos of the Altars. The area was embellished with numerous votive offerings, stelai and plinths with statues.  From the top of the hill, you will enjoy a breathtaking view!

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