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Welcome to Rhodes

Rhodes, the biggest of the Dodecanese islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea, offers beaches, history-laden streets, and plenty of Mediterranean cuisine and nightlife. The ancient acropolis of Lindos and the surrounding medieval castle elevates what’s already a picturesque village. Several other sites grace the island, such as the three-level ruins at Kamiros, the Filerimos Monastery, and the castles of Kastello and Monolitho. In Rhodes town, the Colossus of Rhodes—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—is long gone, but the Old Town is nevertheless a beautiful UNESCO-listed area, and it can be seen by a Segway, walking, or bus tour. The Palace of the Grand Master (Kastello) is both a tribute to Byzantine architecture and the history of the Christian Knights that built it and gave the island its nickname, the Island of the Knights. Of course, the island’s near year-round mild, sunny weather make Rhodes an ideal beach getaway, and guided water sports such as stand-up paddleboarding, sea kayaking, snorkeling, and swimming are a great way to take it all in. Private tours can also take visitors over to the islands of Symi or the Turkish Marmaris by boat. For an only-in-Rhodes experience, plan a trip to see the summer gathering of colorful tiger moths in the 600-acre (243-hectare) nature park, the Valley of Butterflies; attractions there include a kid-friendly train that leads to a monastery and a museum.

Top 10 attractions in Rhodes

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Anthony Quinn Bay

Anthony Quinn Bay

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Anthony Quinn Bay, named after the actor who filmed The Guns of Navarone on Rhodes in 1961, is one of the most popular spots on the island for sun seekers. The picturesque pebble beach features shallow emerald green water—perfect for swimming—framed by dramatic coastal rocks that form underwater reefs teeming with fish.More
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Acropolis of Lindos

Acropolis of Lindos

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An important site in ancient Greece, the Acropolis of Lindos is one of the most important historical monuments on the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese Islands. Parts of the site were built more than 2,500 years ago, and this remarkably well-preserved ruin draws tourists from all over the world.More
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Symi Island

Symi Island

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Hailed as one of Greece’s prettiest islands, Symi is characterized by pastel-colored town houses and a quaint harbor full of wooden fishing boats. Restaurants serving fresh seafood and Greek delicacies line the seafront, while the heavily forested inland offers an abundance of walking and cycling trails.More
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Tsambika Beach

Tsambika Beach

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Hemmed in by a crescent of jagged rocks, Tsambika Beach is an idyllic stretch of golden sand and crystalline water that is considered one of Rhodes’ most beautiful beaches. A popular stop for boat cruises around the island, the beach is well-served by beach bars and eateries—but with no town nearby, the focus is firmly on the sun and sea.More
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Acropolis of Rhodes

Acropolis of Rhodes

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Keeping watch over the northeastern tip of the island, the remains of the ancient Acropolis of Rhodes dominate the Dodecanese capital's skyline from atop Monte Smith hill. Highlights of the active archaeological complex include the exquisitely restored and partially reconstructed Temple of Apollo and the Temple of Pythian Apollo.More
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Waterpark Rhodes

Waterpark Rhodes

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With almost 25 acres (10 hectares of water slides, swimming pools, and a lazy river, Waterpark Rhodes is the largest of its kind in Greece and an ideal spot for family-friendly fun. Shoot down the extreme water slides or gently bob in the wave pool—there’s something for everyone from thrill-seekers to tiny tots at his vast water park.More
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Medieval City of Rhodes

Medieval City of Rhodes

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The beautifully preserved walled old town, the historic core of Rhodes, is the oldest continuously inhabited medieval city in Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The medieval center is still encircled by its original fourteenth century fortification walls, which took more than 200 years to construct.More
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Valley of the Butterflies (Petaloudes)

Valley of the Butterflies (Petaloudes)

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Each summer, thousands of colorful butterflies congregate in the humid Petaloudes Valley, earning it the nickname Valley of the Butterflies. It’s one of the island’s most remarkable natural attractions, where you’ll find several species of the winged beauties, as well as the only natural Oriental Sweetgum forest in Europe.More
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Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

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Though originally constructed in the 14th century by the Knights of St. John, the current Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes is a Mussolini-era reconstruction built after the original was destroyed by a 19th-century explosion. The lavish palace now serves as a museum displaying furniture, statues, and ancient mosaics.More
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St. Paul's Bay

St. Paul's Bay

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A minuscule cove protected by cliffs, St. Paul’s Bay is reputedly the spot where the Apostle Paul first set foot on Rhodes in AD 51. One of three beaches in Lindos, the water here stays warm as late as October, and the bay is both shallow and protected from winds, which makes it ideal for swimming.More

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Top activities in Rhodes

Day Trip to Lindos with pickup from Rhodes, Ixia, Ialyssos, Kallithea, Faliraki
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Symi Island from Rhodes with transfers from Ialysos and Ixia
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Private Full-Day Cruise in Greece with Lunch
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Rhodes Sea Kayaking Tour
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Rhodes Sea Kayaking Tour

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4x4 Buggy Adventures - Off-road Polaris Experience
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Best of RHODES & LINDOS Private Tour

Best of RHODES & LINDOS Private Tour

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Private CATAMARAN daytrip - Lindos / Rhodes with lunch
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Lindos Day Cruise from Rhodes Town with Swimming stops and Hotel Transfers
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Recent reviews from experiences in Rhodes

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Nice trip
Arna_d, Jun 2022
Filerimos Hill & Valley of Butterflies
Do not expect to see a lot of butterflies…….
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Such a fun day
Megan_W, Jun 2022
Explore the Medieval city of Rhodes on scooters - 2 hours
I would 100% recommend this if you are wanting to see the history of Rhodes.
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Great Day in Rhodes, you’ll see it all!
Joy_C, Jun 2022
Rhodes Easy & Lazy Private Tour
Panos was a terrific Driver and Guide for our day in Rhodes… we were picked up on time and driven all over Rhodes to see the sights, explore on foot and stop for lots of pictures and fun.
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The tour allowed us to...
John_B, Jun 2022
Full-Day Rhodes Island Tour with Wine Tasting Experience
The tour allowed us to see many parts of the island of Rhodes.
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The tour guide was really...
Brigita_Z, Jun 2022
1 Day Rhodes Island Tour Including Wine Tasting Experience & Lunch
Would have loved to spend a bit more time in Lindos & Seven Springs.
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Luxury tour of Rhodes
Jasmine_B, May 2022
RHODES BEST INTRODUCTION - FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS - HALF DAY - Up to 4 People
Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to see more of Rhodes!
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Excellent tour
Glenn_M, Apr 2022
Explore the Medieval city of Rhodes on scooters - 2 hours
This tour lasted about 2 hours and we got to see main attractions in that time, stopping to get our pictures etc.
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Great Rhodes Island all day tour
LAURA_K, Jun 2022
Private Full Rhodes Island Tour with Wine Tasting Experience
Included visit to Lindos and the Acropolis, Lunch looking over Monolithos Castle, Superb wine Tasting in Emponas and finishing with visit to the 7 springs including a walk through the tunnel to apparently cleanse our sins.
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Holiday highlight!
Nigel_S, May 2022
Sunset cruise
Both great with kids and the adults!
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Great guide, great tour, great day!
Estelle_G, May 2022
Best of RHODES & LINDOS Private Tour
Thank you Nikos, and we hope to see you again.
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Wonderful experience
Nick_B, May 2022
Full Rhodes Island Shore Excursion Including Wine Tasting and Lunch
All in all it was a wonderful experience and we have removed one more thing from our family bucket list, though we hope to visit Rhodes again.
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Amazing Experience on Romantika ❤️
Peter_S, May 2022
Romantika All inclusive Day Cruise
The staff are very helpful, polite and friendly and speak excellent English.
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Our delightful excursion
Megan_K, Apr 2022
Full-Day Сomprehensive Tour of Rhodes including Wine Tasting & Lunch
The we visited these truly remarkable Rhodes sights: Seven Springs, Lindos, Monolithos, Embona, Kritinia In addition to the fabulous touring we did during the day, we were privileged to enjoy wine tasting in cosy Embona village.
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Saw it all
Suzanne_L, Nov 2021
Rhodes: Explore the Modern and Medieval city on a Segway
Rhodes was absolutely stunning and we were so thankful to see so much in our one day stop there.
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Perfect tour of Rhodes
Nosa_U, Oct 2021
RHODES BEST INTRODUCTION - FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS - HALF DAY - Up to 4 People
He also accommodated a small change to stop at kalithea springs which was just beautiful.
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Well worth a visit.
Chris_K, Oct 2021
Filerimos Hill & Valley of Butterflies
Two very beautiful places to visit at any time of the year.
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Wonderful way to see the beauty of Rhodes Old Town
Andrea_Y, Oct 2021
Rhodes: Discover the Medieval city on a Segway
Fabulous way to see the beautiful Rhodes old town.
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Amazing
Matthijs_M, Aug 2021
Boat Trip to Anthony Quinn, Kallithea & Traganou Bays
You get to see the beautiful scenes reachable by water on Rhodes.
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Great experience
Nikolai_K, Aug 2021
Explore the new town and the medieval town of Rhodes on scooters - 3 hours
Can only recommend it if you want to see Rhodes in special way
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Rhodes Segway tour
Claus_H, Jul 2021
Rhodes: Explore the Modern and Medieval city on a Segway
We have done many Segway tours it's the way to see the city and highly recommend it.
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