Top things to do

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 Film in Rhodes Town

9D: Throne of Helios

Journey back to the birth of Rhodes in this 3D experience. History is brought to life with the aid of hydraulic chairs, falling rain, snow and bubbles. Amazing visuals recreate the Colossus of Rhodes' construction, …
Top Choice Bar in Rhodes Town

Raxati Cafe

Overlooking stunning Ibrahim Pasha Mosque, this high-ceilinged, free-spirited bar and coffee house is as pretty as it is friendly. Its stone walls are peppered with vintage ad posters, there are recycled Singer sewi…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Rhodes Town

Marco Polo Cafe

Don't be surprised if you are asked to taste a new wine or culinary creation, a possible new addition to the menu of regulars, such as skewered lamb with rosemary and pistachio, pork loin with figs, Greek risotto wi…
Top Choice Greek in Rhodes Town

Taverna Kostas

Run by grandfather Kostas, this is not only the friendliest and best-value restaurant in the Old Town but also one of the best. Forget the bare lime-washed walls and simple decor; eating here is like taking a place …
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…
Top Choice Taverna in Rhodes Town

Meltemi

From the outside, Meltemi is unspectacular. Step into its nautically themed interior, however, and try to resist its seafood treasures: octopus, jumbo prawns, lobster, huge portions of calamari as well as feisty sal…
Top Choice Taverna in Lindos

Calypso

This former sea captain's residence with its beautiful stone relief is perfect for lunch or dinner on the roof terrace or inside. Sea bass, octopus, makarounes (homemade pasta served with fresh onions and melted loc…
Top Choice Jewellery in Lindos

Kori

This fabulous boutique celebrates the work of upcoming artists and jewellers – find fine necklaces, earrings, handmade bags and beach kaftans. Check out the riotously coloured busts of the old gods and philosophers …