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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“The Old Town itself with the Palace and the little streets it’s very important monument and hope you will enjoy romantic walks inside the Medieval walls.”
  • 16 locals recommend
History Museum
“the best museum of the island former hotel-hospital of the knights of St John, ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The ancient city of Ialysos extends around the hill of Filerimos, where you can find an the Acropolis of Ialysos and its ancient ruins, you may also find ruins from the byzantine and Knights period .”
  • 22 locals recommend
Nature
“See the water run from the mountains and travel along a night tunnel with no light and immerse your feet in a pool of crystal Clear waters.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“For those who love the water and the fun. Perfect for all the family. Many games, watersildes, area with games for children and a lot of snack bars.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“The famous Antony Quinn bay of Rhodes! Named after the famous actor Antony Quinn who starred in "Guns of Navarone" which was filmed in this exact bay! The waters a deep green color thanks to vegetation around the bay. A must visit!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“It's located 25 kilometers from the city of Rhodes near the area of Kalamonas. It is in this rare habitat that the butterfly Panaxia Quadripunctaria makes its appearance from mid June to mid September”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beach
“Elli beach in Rhodes Town, being one of the most popular Greek beaches among photographers, still retains something of its cosmopolitan aspect from the 70's, and is one of the most visited beaches on the island.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Historic Site
“ Overlooking the city from the west and situated on the city’s highest point is the Acropolis of Rhodes, which unlike other ancient acropoleis was not fortified. The monuments date from the Hellenistic and late Hellenistic periods (3rd to 2nd centuries BC) and include sanctuaries, public buildings, temples and underground places of worship. The layout of the ancient acropolis first came to light with excavations carried out by the Italian School of Archaeology at Athens during the Italian occupation of the island (1912-1943). Further discoveries have since been made on archaeological digs under the auspices of the Greek Archaeological Service, which have provided important information on the site’s history and topography. Today these excavations continue over an area of 3 acres with the aim of uncovering the whole site of the acropolis of the splendid ancient city of Rhodes. Preserved within the beautifully landscaped and verdant archaeological park is the Hellenistic stadium from the 3rd century BC. Here athletic competitions were staged as part of the Haleion Games, an important celebration held by the ancient Rhodians in honour of the god Helios. Right next to the stadium is the small restored marble theatre, where in antiquity and today musical performances are given. In a dominant position at the summit of the hill is the Temple of Pythian Apollo, the city’s guardian. Reconstruction of the temple was begun by the Italians and then continued by the Greek Archaeological Service after the end of World War II to repair the damage caused by bombs and the weight of artillery emplaced there. Further restoration work was started in 1996. In the centre of the extensive Rhodian necropolis are the tombs of Saint John (oi tafoi tou Agiou Ioannou). The most important of these are the large corner funerary complex with tombs featuring vaulted masonry tombs, the cluster of yet more tombs of vaulted stonework crowned by a monument with triglyphs and metopes and the tomb carved into the rock that includes a monumental gateway. Of greatest interest is the underground quarry where burial chambers were dug into the sides of the tunnels.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Meze Restaurant
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“The best traditional Greek Taverna in Rhodes. Its a must if you want to try traditional Greek plates with a modern twist!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Health and wellness
“Since the antiquity the area of Kalithea (Καλλιθέα) was known for its thermal, therapeutic springs. In 1927, under the administration of Mario Lago, a systematic study of the waters was initiated headed by Gustavo Gasperini, his son Carlo and Enea Brunetti (who later became the of the director of Terme di Calitea). The study concluded that the water had a range of important properties and proposed the development of the area with the creation of a Thermal Spa Institution that would function in accordance to the stringiest health requirements of the time. Today Kalithea Springs is considered as one of the most distinctive landmarks on the island of Rhodes. Although the spa is no longer in operation, this fabulous building and unique architectural monument, surrounded by palms and pine trees, has been recently restored, converted to dinning and cafe facilities. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“The Medieval City of Rhodes! A Must visit during your time in the island. Ideal for morning, afternoon or evening strolls. Museums, nice walks, shops, souvenirs, restaurants, bars, to keep you busy all day long! Inside the city of Rhodes, about an hour drive away from Lachania. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“A very long sandy beach. Great for water sports. Water doesn't get deep till tens and tens of meters away from the coast. Lots of kiosk for food and drinks there too.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Mandraki Harbor was once the military port for ancient Rhodes. Today the mouth of the harbor contains male and female deer statues, but in historical times, chains would close off the area. Today, the harbor is home to million-dollar yachts and small boats that take travelers to other nearby islands and some of the beaches in Rhodes.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“The Rodini Park is a paradise located on Rhodes Lindos Avenue, 3 kilometers from Rhodes Town. It is one of the oldest parks in the world and known for its lush and diverse vegetation.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The Butterfly Valley is located in the northern part of the island, 26 km from the city of Rhodes and 6 km from its west coast. From Kritinia is about 25 km. The Valley of Butterflies stands out for its exceptional natural beauty and of course its winged "inhabitants".It is located near the village of Theologos, on the northwest side of the island, and is one of the rare habitats of Europe. The area is the summer shelter of the butterfly of Rhodes called Petalouda or Quadripunctaria or Panaxia Quadripunctaria. In the area thrives a rare kind of plane tree that favors the attraction of butterflies, as a substance in its crust acts like a magnet. Visit the Natural History Museum to admire the butterfly hatchery showcase as well as samples of the flora and fauna of this unique habitat. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Meze Restaurant
“The best traditional Greek Taverna in Rhodes. Its a must if you want to try traditional Greek plates with a modern twist!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“If you want to spent a day on the Beach they will take care of you. They deliver tasty food at you sun bed”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are interested to see what traditional greek food is, you should search for it. It is placed in a beautiful and quiet yard, the environment is peaceful without loud music and the stuff is fast and friendly. The food is great and it serves the best grilled octopus - i totally recommend it! Also you should try the stuffed zucchini flowers with feta, green beans as a salad and of course vine leaves stuffed with rice! The prices are quite normal. You won't be disappointed! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Want a good grill, hearty and offers at prices quite correct, Stavlos is an excellent place if you're in a carnivorous mood”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Set it a courtyard surrounded by other restaurants. Fresh seafood, fresh salads, very tasty and well-cooked. Service polite and quick.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best restaurant in Rhodes center! If you decide to visit be prepared for a queue as the place is very popular! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very good and fresh greek fresh traditional seadfood. Good service and excellent view on the Kolymbia beach”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Probably the best steakhouse in Rhodes with friendly service and fine selection of prime meat. Expect to pay a little more !”
  • 1 local recommends

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