The largest of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes (Ρόδος; ro-dos) is abundant in beaches, fertile wooded valleys, vivid culture and ancient history. Whether you seek the buzz of nightlife and beaches, diving in crystal clear water or a culture-vulture journey through past civilizations, it’s all here. The atmospheric old town of Rhodes is a maze of cobbled streets spiriting you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire and beyond. Further south is the picture-perfect town of Lindos, a weave-world of sugarcube houses spilling down to a turquoise bay. Family friendly, Rhodes is the perfect base for day trips to neighbouring islands.
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Private Tour: Valley of the Butterflies in Rhodes
Visit Rhodes’ Valley of the Butterflies with a private guide on a 4-hour excursion, and learn all about the island’s colorful, fluttering insects. After enjoying a hotel pickup at a time to suit your schedule, travel to the nature reserve on the western side of Rhodes, and stroll around its leafy walkways and streams.
Private Tour: Lindos Acropolis and Village
Discover the ancient village of Lindos with its stunning 4,000-year-old acropolis on a 4-hour sightseeing tour! With an expert private guide, travel to Rhodes’ east coast along the scenic coastal roads, and then explore Lindos Acropolis (own expense) on a walking tour.