Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Kos

Asklepieion

The island’s most important ancient site stands on a pine-covered hill 3km southwest of Kos Town, commanding lovely views across towards Turkey. A religious sanctuary devoted to Asclepius, the god of healing, it was…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Lindos

Acropolis of Lindos

A steep footpath climbs the 116m-high rock above Lindos to reach the beautifully preserved Acropolis. First walled in the 6th century BC, the clifftop is now enclosed by battlements constructed by the Knights of St …
Top Choice Museum in Rhodes Town

Archaeological Museum

By far the best museum in the Dodecanese, this airy 15th-century former Knights' Hospital extends from its main building out into the beautiful gardens. Room after room holds magnificently preserved ancient treasure…
Top Choice Monastery in Hora

Monastery of St John the Theologian

As this immense 11th-century monastery-cum-fortress remains active, only a small portion is open to visitors. The entrance courtyard leads to a sumptuously frescoed chapel, fronted by marble columns taken from an an…
Top Choice Monastery in Hora

Monastery of the Apocalypse

Nestled amid the pines halfway to Hora, the Monastery of the Apocalypse focuses on the cave where St John lived as a hermit and received his revelation. Pilgrims and less-than-devout cruise passengers alike stream i…
Top Choice Volcano in Nisyros

Caldera

A visit to the caldera is like stepping into a science fiction movie, cows grazing amid strange coloured rocks in what resembles a lunar landscape.The largest crater is Stefanos, where you can examine the multicolou…
Top Choice Forest in Western Rhodes & the Interior

Petaloudes

Petaloudes, 7km up from the coast, is better known as the Valley of the Butterflies. Visit in June, July or August, when these colourful insects mature, and you’ll quickly see why. They’re actually tiger moths (Call…
Area in Rhodes Town

Knights’ Quarter

The Knights of St John, essentially an occupying army during the 14th and 15th centuries, transformed the northern segment of the Old Town into what is known today as the Knights’ Quarter. The Knights took care to p…
Historic Site in Rhodes Town

Street of the Knights

Austere and somewhat forbidding, the Street of the Knights (Ippoton) was home from the 14th century to the Knights Hospitaller who ruled Rhodes. They were divided into seven ‘tongues’, or languages, according to the…
Historic Building in Rhodes Town

Palace of the Grand Master

From the outside, the magnificent Palace of the Grand Master looks much as it did when erected by the Knights Hospitaller during the 14th century. During the 19th century, however, it was devastated by an explosion,…