Rhodes, which is the principal city and a former municipality on the island of Rhodes (an island in the Dodecanese, Greece) has plenty to offer its visitors. The city is home to a number of landmarks such as the Knights Street, Grand Master’s Palace, Acropolis of Rhodes, Gothic buildings in the historical upper town and Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent among others.While on this gorgeous region, you will be embraced by rich green valleys, bright green hills and pristine beaches, not forgetting a number of cultural and archaeological sites to explore.
Places to visit while in Rhodes:
- The Palace of the Grand Master,built at the end of the 7th century A.D, is currently a museum. Previously it was a Byzantine fortress which was then converted into the residence of the Grand Master of the order in the early 14th century by the knights of the Order of Saint John.The palace is one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece.
- The Cobblestoned Street of the Knights which is a well preserved medieval street and a magnificent place to tour. While in the area, be sure to explore the numerous sites such as the medieval inns that at one point in time played host to the soldiers of the Order of the Knights. Visit the Church of Our Lady of the Castle, which, in Byzantine times was the Orthodox Cathedral of Rhodes. In addition, visit with the Hospital of the Knights which is home to the Archaeological Museum and the numerous cafes, shops and restaurants to shop and eat.
- Enter into the “New City” leaving behind the Old Town of Rhodes, you will be faced with neoclassic, Venetian and modern buildings, with interesting places such as the Post Office, the Prefecture, the Town Hall, Evangelismos Church and the National Theater, all of which strived to keep the memories of the islands’ Italian period fresh.
Aside from ancient buildings, ruins and remains,while in the city, you can explore a number of other interesting places such the gorgeous beaches, the Aquarium (One of Greece’s most important marine research centers) and beautiful parks with a beautiful collection of flora and fauna, not forgetting the numerous recreation facilities to explore.
You canalso decide to leave the beautiful city behind and instead explore what the rest of the bewitching island has to offer. In your exploration of the Island, be sure to visit with the Roman Baths which provides for a unique example of Art deco from 1929. Visit with stunning beaches, picturesque bays and a number of traditional villages. Visit with Triándaor Ialissós for gorgeous beaches where you can enjoy a sport of kite-surfing, windsurfing, sailing or simply basking under the beautiful sun’s rays.
Visit with Petaloudes(which means butterflies) with its beautiful collection of villages such as Paradísi,Theológos and Kremastí. While in the area of Petaloudes, which as the name suggests means butterflies, be sure to visit with the more popular Valley of the Butterflies where you will be able to view a beautiful unique collection of butterflies.