Rhodes: a must-see destination
World famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, the Greek island of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a multitude of historical places to visit, mouth-watering cuisine to taste and high summer temperatures. It is easy to see why this idyllic island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe!Read on to discover some of the island's highlights:
1. Acropolis of Lindos
Situated on top of a hill overlooking the village of Lindos, this imposing site was originally built for the Goddess Athena (daughter of the almighty Zeus) in 4BC. Consisting of several buildings, monuments and temples, the Acropolis is a great place to spend the day exploring for all the family.
2. Medieval City, Rhodes Old Town
With huge defence walls and towers this medieval city is so vast it once housed 6,000 people and is the only fully intact medieval structure in the world. Now a World Heritage Site you can find numerous restaurants, shops, cafe bars, museums and archaeological sites here. Whether you visit during the day or night there is plenty to see and do. A must see for anyone visiting this capital town.
3. Kalethia Springs
Originally built as a thermal spa in the 1920s, Kalethia Springs has been renovated and is now one of the hippest places to be seen both day and night. Spend your time soaking up the sun at the beach club, swimming in the crystal clear waters or wandering through the lush green gardens. As the sun sets sip cocktails at the cafe bar and listen to the latest music until late.
4. Afandou Beach
With over 40 different beaches and coves to visit on Rhodes you will be spoilt for choice. Take a trip to the island's largest village of Afandou with its 4km long beach....and don’t forget to try the local fresh fish dishes at one of the many restaurants too.
5. Rhodes Harbour
The place where the magnificent Colossus of Rhodes once stood (one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World) guarding the harbour against invaders and is now a focal point for many tourists. A great place to sit and watch the world go by, eat cuisine in a restaurant or take a boat trip out to sea – if you are lucky you may even spot dolphins.
6. Severn Springs
A peaceful woodland paradise with seven natural springs, woodland walks and turquoise lakes – a superb place to escape the hustle and bustle of the beaches and towns. Eat at the taverna or bring your own picnic and relax in the cool shade of pine trees and natural surroundings....bliss.