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About Rhodes

The Island of Rhodes is situated in the eastern Mediterranean basin and is the eastern most island of the Greek archipelago. The landscape alternates from, picturesque villages, beaches, open country, and forests. The island also has a well-developed agricultural industry, with fruit (lemons, oranges, apricots and tangerines).and vegetable production. There are many vineyards which provide the famous wines and Rhodian champagne. The swimming beaches can be found on the East Coast where the water is very calm but those people wishing to windsurf, may prefer the windy west coast. Rhodes has good facilities for many sporting activities they include: golf, tennis, cycling, horse riding, water sports, mountaineering, and walking tours of cultural and ecological interest also rambling, snorkelling and sub-aqua fishing. There are also trips to the small neighbouring islands via boat .

Travel on Rhodes

There is a bus transport network which covers the entire island, further information can be obtained from the bus station in Rhodes. Over the summer months there are sea links with Samos, Thessaloniki and Cyprus. Rhodes has flights daily to Athens, and two or three times a week to Crete (heraklion) and Thessaloniki. During the summer months there are planes to Cyprus, Santorini, Mykonos, and Sitia (Crete).

It is also connected by air to other islands in the Dodecanese Kos, Karpathos, kassos and Kastellorizo. The Rhodes international airport "Diagoras" is located near the village of Paradissi, 16 kilometres south-west of Rhodes city. The airport has limited facilities, a public bus service connects the airport to the city.

Must See in Rhodes

Sianna is often considered the most picturesque village. The healing baths of Kallithea are on the Eastern side of the island.

The Valley of Butterflies (Petaludes) is full of butterflies and is very pretty.

The capital, Rodos, is very beautiful, walk around in the Old Town. The harbour of Mandraki is where the two famous bronze deer stand and the colossus of Rhodes once was. The old part of the town dates from the Middle Ages you can also visit the castle of the Grand Master.

The monastery of Filerimo is also a place worth a visit. Lindos has superb beaches, white-washed houses clinging to the hillside, and the ancient ruins of the Acropolis, from the top look out on to one of the most stunning views in Greece.

Lindos is a maze of narrow cobbled streets with a terrific choice of lovely shops, bars, restaurants and clubs

Dates for Your Diary

24-25 December Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Christmas is a spectacular sight in Rhodes as the city's centre and the walls are lit up with thousand of lights. Live holy mangers are organized at the villages of Maritsa & Salakos.

31 December / 1 January New Year's Eve & New Year's Day Carolling in the streets 6 January Epiphany Day. Special service in the church of Evangelisms. Blessing of the Sea water.

1 March Carnival Day - A carnival fiesta taking place within the medieval city with Latin music, folklore, street theatre, popular Greek singers, carnival parade, medieval music and theatre, there are also carnival parades at Ialyssos, Afandou and Kalithies.