Rhodes Sightseeing

Rhodes sightseeing
Sightseeing: 34 things to see in Rhodes island

Rhodes Dodecanese is among the most beautiful and popular Greek islands. Its Medieval sightseeing, the amazing views and the clean beaches have made Rhodes world famous, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The Old Town of Rhodes, with the Palace of Grand Master, the Street of the Knights, the old port of Mandraki and Hippocrates Square, is the most important place to visit on the island. A drive around will bring you to many other sights, such as the Acropolis of Lindos, the Monastery of Filerimos, the Springs of Kallithea and various castles spread on the island. Apart from these sightseeing, Rhodes has many beaches worth to visit, such as Tsambika, Ladiko, Kallithea, Saint Paul's Bay and others.

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In this section, you can see the best Rhodes Sightseeing but also things to see by location.
You can also view all things to see in Rhodes by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches or view our suggested excursions.

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Best Sightseeing

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The Palace of Grand Master is located at the end of Knights Street. This is one of the best preserved castles of the Mediterranean and the symbol of the island. It was constructed by the Knights of Saint John in the Medieval times and was reconstructed in the early 20th century.

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The Acropolis of Lidnos is overlooking the picturesque village and dates from the Hellenistic period. Part of it was restored by the Knights. The area is one of the most popular in Rhodes and has gorgeous beaches to swim.

Location: Ialissos Village
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This monastery was constructed on the hill of Filerimos, close to the site of Ancient Ialyssos. It was built by the Knights of Saint John in the Medieval times and it was reconstructed in the early 20th century.

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The Acropolis of Rhodes is located on the hill of Monte Smith, west side of Rhodes Town. The ancient town was built amphitheatrically on three levels. They date from the Hellenistic times and includes a stadium, gymnasium, theatre and temples.

Location: Town
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The Aquarium of Rhodes is found close to the centre of the city. It is a research centre for the animals that live in the Meditarranean Sea. It is located on the northernmost spot of the island.

Location: Town
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The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is housed in the Hospital of the Kings, one of the most important Medieval buildings. It consists of a large interior courtyard surrounded by a two-storey colonnade. The museums displays a rich and very interesting collection from the Hellenistic period to the Early Christian times.

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The green valley full of plane trees and of cool running water flowing creates a pure paradise. This valley is a reproduction spot for butterflies and visitors are asked not to make noise and bother them.

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The Waterpark of Faliraki is located right on the beach of this crowded tourist resort. Open from May till October, the park is well equipped with all the amenities and games.

Location: Tsambika
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The monastery of Panagia Tsambika is among the most famous on the island. It stands on a hill above Tsambika beach and its icon is considered miracle-working.

Best villages

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Location: On the northernmost spot of the island
Description: Rhodes Town is the capital of the island and the largest town in the Dodecanese complex. Famous for its amazing Medieval Town, Rhodes is among the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean.

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Location: 48 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: Lindos is the second most famous town on the island. The town is constructed around a huge rock with a castle on it and the area has many lovely coves.

Best beaches

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Location: 48 km south of Rhodes
Description: The small port of Agios Pavlos in Lindos took its name from Apostle Paul, who was said to land there and teach Christianity. This is a small cove under the Castle of Lindos.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Organised

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Location: 20 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: The small cove of Ladiko gets very crowded due to its beautiful, wild atmosphere. It is close to Faliraki, the most popular beach resort on Rhodes.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised

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Location: 8 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: The beach of Kallithea is famous for its hot medicinal springs. This is a wonderful place with wild, rocky spots.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised, Diving Club, Water sports

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Location: 25 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: Turquoise water and golden sand create a beautiful scenery in Tsambika, ideal for relaxing and enjoying the sun.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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Location: 19 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: The beach of Afandou is long and sandy. This is one of the most popular beach resorts of Rhodes duw to its beautiful setting and the organized tourist facilities.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised, Water sports

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Location: 5 km south west of Rhodes Town
Description: One of the closest beaches to Rhodes Town, Ixia has crystal water and many watersports centres. The pebbles on the coast are small.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Organised, Windsurfing, Water sports

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Location: 85 km south of Rhodes Town
Description: Prassonissi is one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches on Rhodes. It is located on the southernmost spot of the island. A small peninsula in the sea creates two sandy beaches.

Type: Sandy, Non Organised, Windsurfing

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