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Holidays In Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town Holidays at a Glance

Situated at the north end of the island this captivating town is a harmonious blend of old and new and attracts many visitors. Overlooking the harbour, the Old Town is surrounded by massive walls built by the Knights of St. John. With its narrow cobbled streets, hours can be spent browsing around this part of Rhodes Town.

Who holidays in Rhodes Town?

Rhodes Town is an all round resort with plenty to impress all age groups.



Key Facts - Rhodes Town

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration3 - 4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport19 km
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)25 mins

The New Town embraces the old one and extends south to meet the Rhodian Riviera, a strip of luxury resort hotels. At its north tip is the city beach, in the area called 100 Palms, and famed Mandraki Harbour, now used as a mooring for private yachts and tour boats. The new town has a lively and cosmopolitan air with its splendid array of boutiques, excellent restaurants and nightclubs. Whatever your preference Rhodes Town has it all.

Medieval Rhodes Town: Rhodes Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its upkeep is of national and international concern. Between the Palace of the Grand Master and the Archaeological Museum, the Street of the Knights, was the main street of administrative and military buildings and functions in the Knights era. The city of Rhodes is dominated, by the medieval castle built in the 14th century by the Knights of St John.

Valley of the Butterflies: A short drive inland will take you to Petaloudes (near Kalamonas village), a scenic gorge which, from June to September is home to the rare and eye catching Kalimorfa Butterfly. Attracted by the resin in the Storax trees, these delicate creatures flicker white, brown, black and red in flight.

Trianda Meaning thirty, refers to the thirty stone houses built here by the Knights of St John in the middles ages. On the top of Filerimos Hill, a 15th Century monastery along with the ruined temples of Athena and Zeus Poliea.

Lindos: With its brilliant white houses and winding streets. Lindos was one of the three ancient states of Rhodes. It is now one of the prettiest and most photographed villages in Greece.

Municipal Baths: Housed in a 7th-century Byzantine structure. They merit a visit by anyone interested in the vestiges of Turkish culture that still remain in the Old Town. The 'hamam' is in Plateia Arionos, between a large old mosque and the Folk Dance Theatre.

Medieval Rhodes Town: Rhodes Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its upkeep is of national and international concern. Between the Palace of the Grand Master and the Archaeological Museum, the Street of the Knights, was the main street of administrative and military buildings and functions in the Knights era. The city of Rhodes is dominated, by the medieval castle built in the 14th century by the Knights of St John.

Valley of the Butterflies: A short drive inland will take you to Petaloudes (near Kalamonas village), a scenic gorge which, from June to September is home to the rare and eye catching Kalimorfa Butterfly. Attracted by the resin in the Storax trees, these delicate creatures flicker white, brown, black and red in flight.

Trianda Meaning thirty, refers to the thirty stone houses built here by the Knights of St John in the middles ages. On the top of Filerimos Hill, a 15th Century monastery along with the ruined temples of Athena and Zeus Poliea.

Lindos: With its brilliant white houses and winding streets. Lindos was one of the three ancient states of Rhodes. It is now one of the prettiest and most photographed villages in Greece.

Municipal Baths: Housed in a 7th-century Byzantine structure. They merit a visit by anyone interested in the vestiges of Turkish culture that still remain in the Old Town. The 'hamam' is in Plateia Arionos, between a large old mosque and the Folk Dance Theatre.

Popular activities during holidays in Rhodes Town include:-

  • Jet skiing
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing

Great Excursions during Rhodes Town Holidays

Make your holidays to Rhodes Town extra special by booking one of our wonderful excursions, we have a range of excursions that have been selected to cater for everyone's interests. Some of our most popular excursions are:-

Simply Symi: Setting sail from Mandraki harbour over to the clear waters to the beautiful sister island of Symi. Visiting the Panormitis Monastery which is steep in history and glory. Then be prepared for the panoramic views of the main harbour of Symi. Symi is a delight of shops, tavernas and tradition, which makes it one of a few unspoilt island well worth discovering.

Turkish Delight: Bargains galore with all the famous designer names but not designer prices. Visit 2 continents in 1 day and take the Turkish delight to Marmaris. Experience the Turkish culture and hustle and bustle of the local bazaar and shop until you drop. A taste of the eastern promise a day in Turkey not to be missed.

Jeep Safari: Feel the exhilaration of exciting adventure as you head towards the very best of Rhodes has to offer. See simple Greek villages rugged of road scenery and picturesque monasteries.

Bouzouki Bonanza: Experience the traditional Greek way of life in the village of Pastida and sample the various Greek delights, washed down with unlimited village wine all night long. Dance away to Zorba the Greek and learn all the dances in style. A night full of atmosphere and Greek culture so get your dancing shoes on for a night of fun and entertainment.

Lindos by Boat: No visit would be complete in Rhodes or Greece without visiting the Jewel of the Crown and that is of course the Lindos. Setting sail across the beautiful clear crystal waters and just watch the world go by. Experience the history and culture of a truly magic village wrapped around the main attraction of the Acropolis. Lindos is steeped in history, shops and Tavernas and some beautiful views. This day out can also be book by coach.

Grand Island Tour: Visit many places of the culture and traditions around the beautiful island and see the highlights with a professional guide. The tour begins from Valley of the butterflies passing down the scenic coast of Soroni, Fanes, Kalavarda and visit the ancient Kamerios. Arrive at Embona's wine factory for wine tasting. After lunch time we pass through the villages of Siana, the castle of Monolithos, Appollakia and Kiotari. A Greek experience in true style.

Moonlight Madness: One not to be missed!!! A night full of side splitting moments and pure adult comedy. Free 3 hour bar and entertainment that to make your night go with a bang. Not for the faint hearted!!!!

We have various other tours such as beach breaks, shopping in the capital lazy day cruise and waterparks for the families.

For further information and to secure your place on all the above exciting days and nights out, see your Olympic representative in the resort. The best time to book would be at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival.

Eating/Drinking During Rhodes Town Holidays

There are many restaurants, tavernas and bars serving everything from traditional to European cuisine. A stop for Mezes is always a popular option and don’t forget there are many contenders for the best ice cream parlour, so tuck in!

Getting Around on Rhodes Town Holidays

Boat : Rhodes is a major port with sea links not only to Athens, Crete, and the islands of the Aegean, but also to Cyprus, Turkey and Israel. In late spring and summer, there's daily hydrofoil or catamaran service from Mandraki Harbour to Kos, Tilos, Nissiros, and Symi and less predictable service to many destinations, including Kalymnos, Leros, Patmos, Kastellorizo, and Samos.

Bus : There's a good public bus system throughout the island; the tourist office publishes a schedule of routes and times. Buses to points east (except for the eastern coastal road as far as Faliraki) leave from the East Side Bus Station on Plateia Rimini, while buses to points west, including the airport, leave from the nearby West Side Bus Station on Averof. Buses for the eastern coastal roads as far as Faliraki also leave from the West Side Bus Station.

Taxi : In Rhodes city, the largest of many taxi stands is in front of the Old Town, on the harbour front in Plateia Rimini. There, posted for all to see and agree upon, are the set fares for sightseeing throughout the island. Since many of the cab drivers speak sightseer English, a few friends can be chauffeured and lectured at a very reasonable cost. Taxis are metered, but fares should not exceed the minimum on short round-the-city jaunts. For longer trips, negotiate directly with the drivers. There's a good public bus system throughout the island; the tourist office publishes a schedule of routes and times.

Car Hire: An excellent way of getting around during Rhodes Town holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Rhodes Town Holidays Shopping

Bargain items purchased by those taking holidays in Rhodes Town include:-

  • Jewellery (especially Gold)
  • Leather goods
  • Ceramics
  • Silverware
  • Rhodian wine.

Holidays in Rhodes Town - Beaches

Rodos Beach - One of the many beautiful, well kept beaches in Rhodes Town. Within walking distance from the centre of town and only a few hundred feet from

Mandraki harbour.

Prassonissi is the paradise for windsurfers, particularly during the months of July and August, when the north winds (called meltemi) are blowing. The beach consists in two sandy coves which are ending in an island which can be reached by foot or swimming, depending on the level of the waters.

Windsurfing equipment is available for rent, even if most surfers are bringing their own material.

Lindos Bay has a beach is situated below the village of Lindos with lovely fine sand. Water sports, sun beds and parasols are available. Restaurants can be found throughout Lindos and cafes are situated on the beach.

Splendid beaches are found all over the island. Some such as Faliraki beach are very popular in the summer months, where as others are far more secluded.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Rhodes 21 23 27 29 29 27 24
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Rhodes 7 10 12 12 11 9 6
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

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