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Live Like a Historical Grecian Royalty in Rhodes

Rhodes is famous for its medieval infrastructures infused with budding florets to highlight its beauty. With shimmering waters and cobbled-stone walkways, there are so many places to see and things to do in Rhodes.

Rhodes tourist attractions look like it stemmed from medieval times with castles, forts, and ruins standing across time as they were ravished by the late Ottoman Empire. Relive the story and feel like a Grecian royalty on the island of Rhodes.

Visit the medieval attractions of Rhodes

Rhodes’ UNESCO World Heritage site comprises of a fortified citadel with towers and charming paved cobbled-stone walkways. It’s considered the best-preserved fortified city in the continent.

Where to go from here:

  • Suleman Mosque
  • Roloi Clock Tower
  • Palace of the Grand Master
  • Street of the Knights
  • Archaeological Museum of Rhodes
  • Rhodes’ Byzantine Art Museum
  • Agia Triada Church and Agia Aikaterini Church

Visit old towns, villages, and islands

Rhode is home to many charming villages and houses swathed with colorful bougainvillea, azaleas, and jasmine floras. Step back in time and take in the quaint surroundings while immersing yourself in Greek culture.

Best places to go:

  1. Village of Lindos. Visit the Acropolis and discover the remaining vestiges of the Temple of Athena and remains of an ancient theatre. On top, you can take a good look at the Aegean Sea and the whole town of Lindos.
  2. Faliraki. If you’re looking to experience Rhode’s nightlife scene, Faliraki is the town to go for beach parties and bars. Of course, if you want a change of pace, the Faliraki Old Town brings you back to Rhode’s old charm.
  3. Koskinou. This Rhodes village has brightly-colored houses with swathed bougainvillea, stone pathways, and quaint café and boutiques. If you want a photo of your ‘gram, make sure to stop by here!
  4. Asklipio. Situated on a mountaintop, this village brings authentic Greek life with structures going back to the 1000s. Make sure to visit the Church of the Dormition of the Virgin and see remnants going back to the 11th century.
  5. Monolithos. It’s a hilltop village with medieval houses and structures offering a glimpse into the Mediterranean Sea. Make sure to visit the Castle of Monolithos built in the 15th century.

Feast like a king in Rhodes

When they say Greek food is to die for – it’s really to die for. When you’re in Rhodes, aim for traditional Greek cuisine consisting of olives, cheese, fish, fruits, and vegetables. In any town or village, you’ll end up feasting like a king with their scrumptious Greek food.

What to eat in Rhodes:

  • Pougia with boniatiko wine
  • Kapamas
  • Pokefalo
  • Mousaka
  • Tsirigia

Get to your destination like a queen

A queen is never late to her destination. Likewise, you can avoid the crowd and access secluded spots before anyone can by renting a car. Read more about car rental on the island: Car rental in Rhodes is common and you can book one with an average price of $28 a day.

If you don’t have a European License, you are required to get an International Driver’s Permit. When booking a car, you should be at least 21 years old with a one-year driving experience. Take note that drivers under age 25 will be charged with a driving fee, though.