Things to do in Rhodes

Rhodes, the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands, offers so much as holiday destination so we’ve picked out six things to do that you will love…

Rhodes Old Town

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is packed full if charm and history. Within the Medeival walls, you’ll find traditional Greek tavernas, winding cobblestone lanes, mosques, churches and museums that offer a taste of ancient Rhodes.

Rhodes - Old Town

The Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights

Also known as the Kastello, this 14th century landmark is one of the most prominent in Rhodes and was once a citadel of the Knights Hospitaller that functioned as a palace, headquarters and fortress. It is a typical example of Medieval architecture and has two archaeological exhibitions that are worth visiting.

Rhodes - Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights

Butterfly Valley

Every year, at the end of the wet season (late May), thousands of butterflies attracted by the scent of the Oriental Sweetgum trees cover the valley of this nature reserve. It’s a great place to visit for families with children, full of places to explore, waterfalls and cascading streams.

Rhodes - Butterfly Valley

Lindos Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, this bustling family friendly beach offers plenty of umbrellas and amenities. The turquoise waters are clean and shallow, gently sloping making it perfect for bathing in.

Rhodes - Lindos Beach

Acropolis of Lindos

The ancient town of Lindos, 45 km to the south of Rhodes Town dates back to the 10th century B.C. Take the climb up to the archeological site around the Acropolis, which includes remnants of ancient temples, castles and towers. You’ll enjoy great views of Lindos Bay and St Paul’s Bay from here too.

Rhodes - Acropolis of Lindos

Simi Island

Simi Island is a short boat ride away from Rhodes, ideal for a day trip to see more of the surrounding islands. With colourful neoclassical houses, stunning beaches and the famous monastery at Panormitis, here’s enough to keep you busy until evening.

Rhodes - Simi Island