Rhodes is one of the most visited Greek islands teeming with history and adorned with numerous sandy beaches, most of which have been awarded Blue Flags thanks to their excellent water quality, and safety.
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and also the 4th largest Greek Island overall after Crete (#1), Euboea (#2) and Lesbos (#3). The island is home to more than 42 beautiful beaches, an international airport, stunning landscapes, cliff side monasteries, several marinas and even a fortified old town which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Things to See and Do in Old Town Rhodes:
- Explore the Medieval City – Old Town Rhodes is known to be one of the best preserved and most extensive medieval towns in all of Europe. Take advantage of this by exploring all of its little nooks and crannies. Walk around the outside of the castle walls, wander the maze of alleyways, visit the monuments and museums and stroll down the avenue of the Knights.
- Romantic After Dinner Spot – Take your significant other out to the jetty along the castle wall that faces the tourist harbor and grab yourself a seat on the bench facing the sea. Note: This spot is pretty hidden but you can find the location easily if you follow the point on my custom map at the end of this post.
- Pili Agiou Pavlou – Visit this spot to snap some really unique photos while looking through the old castle walls that face out towards the sea. See the map at the end of this post for the exact location.
- Treat yourself to a gelato – Grab a 1 Euro cone at the gelato stand on the edge of Mandraki Harbor.
- Fresh Catch – Watch the fishermen catch fish at sunset and take photos of the boats entering Mandraki harbor.