Learn about Rhodes, Greece, Best Places To Visit and Best Things to Do in this Travel Video Guide by Davidsbeenhere
Rhodes is a Greek island steeped in history, there is much to see here beyond the beaches. We start our tour of the island in Rhodes Old Town. Most of what you’ll see in Rhodes Town was constructed in the 14th century by the Knights of St. John, who occupied the island for 200 years.
From the Palace of the Grand Master, to Hippocrates Square, the many medieval gates, The Colossus of Rhodes, Rhodes Aquarium Museum and the Acropolis of Rhodes. After a full day of sightseeing, we head to Mimakos Taverna for a night of traditional food and dancing. After dinner comes the entertainment, where you’ll get to experience some traditional Greek songs and dances performed by a local dance troupe.
Next up we head south to Kolymbia to visit the Santa Maria Monastery where you get epic views of the island and 7 Springs, a lush forest that attracts nature lovers with the peaceful sound of running water. Next we head westward, across the island to the ancient site of Kamiros. Kamiros is worth a visit if you’re history buff like me.
Profitis Ilias is the second highest mountain in Rhodes. People come to enjoy the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery. Just south there is a famous wine town called Ebonas. We visited three amazing wineries! Continuing our drive south along the western coast we’re headed to Monolithos Castle for some epic views over the island. You can climb up to the castle to get gorgeous views of the sea, back-dropped by the mountainous terrain and the village of Monolithos in the distance.
Down the western coast we cruise towards a beach like no other in Greece, Prasonisi beach. Back on the east coast we head to Lindos to see the impressive Ancient Acropolis towering over the town. While it’s possible to head up to the Acropolis on foot, we opted for the donkey ride for the steep ascent. So there you have my list of top 10 things to do in Rhodes Island. The island is big enough to keep you busy for at least a few days, if not more.– Davidsbeenhere