What comes into your mind when you think of Rhodes island?
Probably the Aegean sea, Greek island beaches, medieval buildings and amazing Rhodes hotels. But, there’s more than that! It is a big island with endless options of places to visit during your holidays in Rhodes.
So here we are, to share with you the best things about Rhodes. Stick with us to explore this amazing island!
The Palace of Grand Masters in Rhodes
How about an impressive medieval palace? Is this a yes?
The Palace of the Grand Master, or “Kastello” was built back in the 14th century by the Knights of Saint John and originally has 158 rooms! Inside these rooms you’ll find rare antiques of 16th and 17th century, mosaics, carpets, sculptures and paintings.
No wonder why this used to be the house of the governor during Medieval Times.
The Valley of Butterflies in Rhodes
Welcome to the world of butterflies!
Yes, you read that right!
In Rhodes, there’s the famous Valley of Butterflies, which is basically a forest full of butterflies! The scenery is truly magical, as every May, large amounts of butterflies fly to this place and stay until autumn.
The bottom line?
The Valley of Butterflies is the perfect place to cool down from the Greek summer heat!
Faliraki Waterpark in Rhodes
By now, you’ll be wondering if there’s any room for fun activities during your holidays in Rhodes.
And boom! You’re there, at Faliraki Waterpark in Rhodes, the biggest waterpark in Europe!
Being just 12 km away from Rhodes town and easily reached by bus, it is the perfect choice for a family water adventure! With lots of kinds of slides and amenities such as solarium, snack bars, and showers, trust us, you’re going to spend all day there!
The Acropolis of Lindos in Rhodes
Time for some time travelling!
The ancient city of Lindos used to be one of the most important ancient cities in Ancient Greece. In fact, it used to be a very important trading center, thanks to its location. Now, at the archaeological site of Lindos you can almost feel all the glory it used to have thousands of years before!
The Acropolis of Rhodes in Rhodes
That’s right, Rhodes island used to have more than one acropolis!
The curious thing about the Acropolis of Rhodes, though, is that it wasn’t fortified as usual.
Inside the Acropolis, there are some sites worth visiting, such as the Temple of Athena Polias and Zeus Polieus, the Nymphaia, the Odeon and the Temple of Pythian Apollo.
The Aquarium of Rhodes in Rhodes
Aquariums are always a good idea! Aren’t we right?
With many kinds of sea species, such as dolphins, sharps, sea turtles, seals, mollusks, echinoderms, crabs and many more, the Aquarium of Rhodes will leave you speechless!
Inside the Aquarium, there is also a museum, where you can find lots of interesting exhibits, such as sharks, sea turtles, toothed whales and Mediterranean monk seals.
The Toy Museum in Rhodes
You don’t have to be a kid to love toys, right?
At the Toys Museum of Rhodes, you’ll find an amazing exhibition of toys made in Greece between 1930 and 1990, such as wind up toys, battery operated cars and several board games!
The best part is, there’s a Games Room with a pinball machine, a jukebox and a packman you can play with!
Seven Springs in Rhodes
Imagine for a moment a dreamy gorge with sparkling springs and rivers, in the heart of Rhodes’ nature.
Amazing, isn’t it?
At Seven Springs, or Epta Piges, you can walk under the pine trees, do a picnic in the nature, breath the fresh air and just relax and enjoy the unreal natural landscape!
To sum up, holidays in Rhodes is a unique experience and one of the many reasons of this is the endless options of things to do in Rhodes. So, don’t think too much, let your next holidays be at Rhodes island!