Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Rhodes Town - Rhodes Travel Guide
Welcome to the Sunshine island. Blue skies, golden beaches and a magical ancient walled city.
•Rhodes Town: Endless cloudless blue horizons, dazzling sun kissed sands and the crystal turquoise waters of the Aegean sea, Rhodes town is the perfect Greek holiday resort. It's officially known as the Island of Sun, and it's easy to see why. With beaches of irridescent spun gold, whispering breezes and plenty of good old fashioned Greek hospitality, this is the Greek destination you will want to return to time after time.
•From the busy harbour of Mandraki, with its luxury yachts and traditional wooden caiques there are boat cruises along the eastern coastline to Lindos and the sandy beaches of Stegna and Tsambika.
•Laze on deck, dive, snorkel or swim or simply enjoy a delicious lunch and incredible scenery. This coast is picture postcard perfect.
•Many people visit Rhodes Town to explore its legendary treasure trove of ancient archaeological monuments and artefacts. The walled city is spectacular. It has been reconstructed over different periods and includes 15th century buildings, narrow cobbled streets, traditional coffee shops and tavernas; all of which are overlooked by the majestic Palace of the Grand Masters.
•Rhodes Town is ideal for everyone; sun worshippers, divers, sailors, families, couples, culture vultures, chill out merchants, shopaholics, golden oldies, silver surfers, and serious foodies.
•The best beaches in Rhodes Town: There is an incredible 136 miles of coastline; with 31 blue flag beaches.
•Most beaches are sandy with some sand, pebble and shingle beaches.
•The main beach is long and popular with pebbles and shingle.
•St Paul's Bay is popular as are the golden sands of Tsambica.
•The best sandy beaches are found at Faliraki, Lindos and Pefkos.
•Watersports in Rhodes Town: diving, sailing, glass bottom boats, fishing.
•Excursions: The medieval walled city is a fascinating testament to Rhodes' central role in the struggle of different civilizations to control this crucial Greek port. Such is its importance that it was designated a World Heritage City in 1988.
•Explore the Acropolis in Lindos with marvellous views over the sea and the surrounding villages of white washed houses.
•Visit the ancient ruins of Kamiros.
•Take a boat trip to the beautiful island of Symi and marvel at its neoclassical harbour.
•And, you can visit Turkey which is only 12 miles away.
•The Butterfly Valley of Petaloudhes is a wonderful nature spot.
•The Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Greece with 40 tanks of fish.
•Shopping in Rhodes Town: The new market is easily spotted by its striking and ornate entrance and domed roof. Indeed, it looks more like a palace than a shopping mall. Inside there is a bustling courtyard containing stalls, shops and plenty of cafes. As a popular cruise stop, there is a good range of luxury and local brands, souvenirs, designer clothes, carpets, clothes, ceramics, pottery, jewellery, t-shirts and local leather goods.
•When is the best time to visit Rhodes Town? May - October.
•Eating out in Rhodes Town: Rhodes old town is the place for exceptional Greek cuisine, but there is also a good choice of restaurants, cafes and tavernas and even a Chinese restaurant in the new town.
•The best bar in Rhodes Town?. The current favourite bar in Rhodes Town is The Tact Bar. According to one of our holidaymakers: “The Tact Bar just around the corner from the hotel is so friendly & when they found out we were getting married they had tables laid out with tablecloths, champagne, balloons & flowers ready in wait for us coming back. Everyone in the resort is extremely friendly.”
•Nightlife in Rhodes: Friendly bars, pubs, harbour side tavernas, clubs and the casino. If you want to party until dawn hit neighbouring Faliraki.
•Holidays to Rhodes Town: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Rhodes Town.
•Hotels in Rhodes Town: We have excellent hotels in Rhodes Town, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Rhodes Town: We have cheap flights to Rhodes Town. The flight takes 4 hours from UK airports.
•Car hire in Rhodes Town: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Rhodes Town so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Rhodes Town: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Rhodes Town. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
Did you know? There is a hill outside of Rhodes Town with the very un-Greek name of Monty Smith Hill. It is a great place to take panoramic photos over Rhodes Town. Don't forget your camera. Rhodes Town just cries out to be photographed. Perfect light, fabulous monuments and incredible 360 degree views.
Posted by john at 04:13