As Rhodes is a large island that gets so popular with visitors, many celebrations take place, particularly in summer.
Religious feasts & festivals
On the 15th of August, there is a celebration for the Assumption of the Virgin. Many churches around the island celebrate with a Holy Mass in the morning and panigiri in the village square in the evening.
On June 29th, there is the festival of Saint Paul on the small bay above Lindos.
On April 23rd, the locals celebrate the feast of Agios Georgios in Pastida.
On the 6th of July, locals celebrate the feast of Agia Kyriaki in Kalathos.
Of major interest are the annual festivals of Rhodes which involve music, art exhibitions, theatre, and other important happenings. Hundreds of visitors and locals take part in these celebrations with great enthusiasm.
Medieval Rose Festival
The Medieval Rose Festival was founded in 2005 and it takes place every summer, including various exhibitions, concerts, theatrical plays, and other events.
International Film Festival
The International Film & Visual Arts Festival is a perfect occasion where guests will enjoy documentaries, short films with environmental and ecological themes supported by parallel events, addressed to all ages.
Sound and Light Show
The Sound and Light Show is an impressive show organized in the Old Fortress of Rhodes Town.