Greece is famous for master philosophers, science, fine art and ancient Olympic Games. While travelling to Greece won't necessarily improve your artistic ability or athleticism, the allure of the Greek islands makes a visit more than worthwhile. Rhodes, the largest of the 12 islands in the Dodecanese, is located in the southeast quadrant of the Aegean Sea near the coast of Turkey. A Rhodes Island holiday is a favourite for those seeking fun in the sun, inspiring sea views and ancient history.
Satisfy your cultural fix with a visit to Rhodes Old Town. Walk along narrow cobblestone streets and see the remains of historic fortress walls and gates to feel as if you have ventured back in time. Walk the Street of the Knights, a preserved medieval avenue where the French order of the Knights Hospitaller was once headquartered. Then check out the Palace of the Grand Master, an ex-fortress turned museum.
Itineraries for Rhodes Island holiday packages should also include day trips to surrounding areas. Go to the beaches of Faliraki, where panoramic views are complemented by thrills at one of the largest water parks in Europe. For calmer activities, lounge on the beaches of Kiotari and Agathi. Or tee off with some golf at Afandou Beach.
For more coastal fun and lessons in nature and history, visit Lindos and move between sunny beaches, traditional streets and ancient acropolis ruins. Be sure to see the Valley of the Butterflies, a canyon area of lush green foliage where you'll find multiple species of butterflies. Because the island is rather large, booking one of Wotif’s Rhodes Island car hire options may make travel to these destinations more manageable.
All Rhodes Island holidays are made better with shopping. In addition to boutiques and trendy retail establishments, Old Town and Mandraki are full of local merchants selling unique handcrafted items, including leather goods and jewellery. To purchase other traditional Greek products, trek over to Ippodamou Street for clay pottery and wooden wares.
Dining choices are sure to please at the end of a rigorous shopping excursion. Go for traditional Greek food by visiting taverns in the Psinthos area of Rhodes Island. Enjoy sea views while taking in authentic dishes like Tigania and Aubergine. Tigania is a Greek dish of pan-fried pork and Aubergine is eggplant that is served grilled, fried or stewed.
After the perfect food experience, end the day with a visit to the most popular clubs and entertainment centres. Head over to Orfanidou Street to experience a range of music guaranteed to set your feet tapping, or move rhythmically to Old Town for the tavernas, where live Greek music and traditional dancing can be found.
From the ancient ruins and beautiful beaches to the water slides, what’s keeping you from hitting the road to Rhodes? Wotif offers a world of choice on your adventures in Greece, including Rhodes island packages, or even Santorini packages . Book your hotel and airfare together to get the best value and save more money for moussaka.
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