Top ChoiceArchaeological Site in Lindos

Acropolis of Lindos

Acropolis of Lindos

A short, steep-stepped footpath climbs the rocky 116m-high headland above the village to reach Lindos’ beautifully preserved Acropolis. First fortified in the 6th century BC, the clifftop is now enclosed by...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Rhodes Town

Archaeological Museum

A weathered, sun-kissed stone lion, visible from the street, invites visitors into the magnificent 15th-century Knights' Hospital that holds Rhodes’ superb archaeology museum. Exhibits range through several...

Top ChoiceArchaeological Site in Western Rhodes & the Interior

Ancient Kamiros

Cradled in a natural hillside amphitheatre 1km up from the sea, the remarkably complete ruins of ancient Kamiros stand 34km southwest of Rhodes Town. Founded in the 10th century BC, and mentioned by Homer,...

Area in Rhodes Town

Knights’ Quarter

Essentially an occupying army, the Knights of St John transformed the northern segment of the Old Town during the 14th and 15th centuries, to create what’s known today as the Knights’ Quarter. Taking care to...

Historic Building in Rhodes Town

Palace of the Grand Master

Palace of the Grand Master

From the outside, this magnificent castle-like palace looks much as it did when erected by the 14th-century Knights Hospitaller. During the 19th century, however, it was devastated by an explosion, so the...

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. The knights were divided into seven ‘tongues’, or languages,...

Beach in Northeastern Rhodes

Ladiko Beach

One of Rhodes’ loveliest (and busiest) beaches, Ladiko Beach consists of two back-to-back coves, indenting either side of a small peninsula 3km south of Faliraki and 16km from Rhodes Town. Both parts are covered...

Area in Rhodes Town

Hora

Hora

The Old Town’s central commercial and residential district, south of the Street of the Knights, is known as the Hora. Having acquired its current appearance following the Ottoman takeover of 1522, it’s also...

Forest in Western Rhodes & the Interior

Valley of the Butterflies

The so-called Valley of the Butterflies, 7km up from the west coast, and 32km southwest of Rhodes Town, is a major day-trip destination for package tourists. A narrow wooded cleft in the mountains, threaded with...

Area in Rhodes Town

Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter, an enclave of narrow lanes in the Old Town’s southeast corner, centres on Plateia Evreon Martyron (Square of the Jewish Martyrs). Now all too quiet and dilapidated, it was home a century ago...

Beach in Southeastern Rhodes

Prasonisi Beach

Accessible via a windswept road that snakes for 10km south from Kattavia, Prasonisi Beach extends to form a tenuously narrow sandy isthmus that connects to Cape Prasonisi, Rhodes' southernmost point, in summer....

Architecture in Northeastern Rhodes

Kalithea Thermi

Italian architect Pietro Lombardi constructed this opulent art deco spa, on the site of ancient thermal springs, in 1929. Its dazzling white-domed pavilions, pebble-mosaic courtyards and sweeping sea-view...

Historic Site in Rhodes Town

Old Town Walls

Rhodes' Old Town is rare indeed in retaining its 500-year-old fortifications all but intact. On weekdays, visitors can grasp their sheer scale by walking a broad, grassy (and largely unrailed) 1km stretch of the...

Castle in Western Rhodes & the Interior

Monolithos Castle

Monolithos’ 15th-century castle crowns an isolated pinnacle 2km west of the village towards Fourni Beach. Beside a cafe at a curve in the road, a short footpath climbs to the hole in the battlements that allows...

Historic Site in Rhodes Town

Old Town Moat

The moat beneath the Old Town ramparts was simply a defensive ditch, never filled with water. Now landscaped as a park, with spacious lawns and lush flowers, it’s a great place to stroll or picnic. It’s...

Beach in Lindos

Pallas Beach

Tucked just below Lindos village, pocket-sized, taverna-fringed Pallas Beach is reached by a footpath that drops down near the start of the mule trail up to the Acropolis, and can also be accessed directly from...

Beach in Lindos

Lindos Main Beach

The larger of Lindos' two superb beaches stretches north along the innermost shoreline of the bay, north of the village. Known logically enough as Main Beach, it's sandy and shelves softly into the sea, making it...

Gallery in Rhodes Town

Modern Greek Art Museum

The main gallery of the four-part Modern Greek Art Museum, near the New Town’s northern tip, holds paintings, engravings and sculptures by some of Greece's greatest 20th-century artists. The real highlight is the...

Archaeological Site in Rhodes Town

Acropolis of Rhodes

Now known as the Acropolis of Rhodes, the site of the ancient Hellenistic city of Rhodes stretches up the slopes of Monte Smith, 1km west of the Old Town. Only a few of ruins have been restored, including an...

Library in Rhodes Town

Muslim Library

This peaceful little library, founded in 1793, sits in an inviting little garden courtyard opposite the Mosque of Süleyman. Visitors can only enter the anteroom, which displays poor copies of a few manuscripts,...