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Rhodes, Greece: Complete Travel Guide for 2023

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When we did some island-hopping in Greece, Rhodes was my favorite of the places that we stopped. Although Santorini is lovely and picturesque, and Mykonos is known for the best parties, I found the combination of history and scenery in Rhodes Greece just right for stealing my heart. Rhodes is one of the places to visit in Greece that you don’t want to miss.

Located between the country of Turkey and the Greek Island of Crete, this Dodecanese island has a little something for everyone.

Over the centuries, Rhodes has seen the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, The Order of the Knights of St. John, the Ottomans, and the Italians — as you can imagine, the cultural identity of Rhodes is quite unique.

Rhodes Travel Guide

With so many stunning islands to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to go. But, the fourth largest island in Greece offers an interesting history, varied culture, and the longest summer of all the islands!

The best way to get around this large island is by rental car. Having the freedom to explore at your own pace is the best. Click here to search for the best deals.

Greece is one of the cheapest countries to travel to and Rhodes also has some incredible value for money. In this article, I’ll share why Rhodes Greece should be on your travel itinerary. 

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Best Things To Do in Rhodes, Greece

There is a wide variety of things to do in Rhodes, which was my favorite part about spending time there — I was never bored. Dine on regional cuisine, visit ancient sites, learn about the history of the Knights of Malta and much more. Here are a few of the best things to do in Rhodes. 

1. Explore Rhodes Old Town

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Many people choose to base themselves in the old town, but if you don’t, the main city of Rhodes is worth at least a day of exploration.

Much of the structure of its time as a medieval port has remained, and you feel transported to another era just by walking the streets and doing a bit of exploring. I recommend making the climb to the top of the wall where sentries used to guard the treasures taken from the Holy Land — which were hidden inside. 

For some more modern fun, there are also some wonderful art galleries, great restaurants, and plenty of museums to keep you busy for a number of days. You’ll also have no trouble finding delicious restaurants and fun tavernas where you can try out some ouzo.

Rhodes Old Town is also incredibly easy to…

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