"The Low Down"
OK,Rhodes is a beautiful island and the people are really nice BUT if its 5* luxury you are looking well its not the best place to go. When I went there, there had just been a heat wave and so it reached around 40 degrees (totally baked). In Kremasti itself there are a few shops but nothing major. We stayed at the basic Lemon Tree Apartments about 0.7 miles outside Kremasti.........quite a walk to the beach and so close to the airport you could smell the kerosene from the planes (only joking)! The footpaths are bad in some places and even none! The drivers are pshyco- maniacs so beware of that! In the town centre there is a lovely church and during the late afternoon the older people of the town would sit in the courtyard of the church playing chess and drinking ouzo (kind of sweet i think). While I was there they had a festival on which was good because there were lots of market stalls with lovely handbags (us ladies eh?). The nicest restaurant is Romano's but it is upstairs so not for people with walking difficulties. The food was superb and the ice-cream was beautiful! You'll find practically beside Romano's, a music bar which serve lovely cocktails both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Kremasti is approxiamately 10kms from Rhodes Town and the same distance from the infamous Faliraki! On the way you will see Ixia and Trianda, if you are looking a great hotel check out the Miramare Wonderland (airtours,panorama etc) very sophisticated! Rhodes town itself is very historical with plenty of shops like Marks and Spencers and British Home Stores. Rhodes is famous for its umbrella (not that you'll need one). Plenty to do, especially great for a beach holiday.
Well, I flew to Rhodes with Euro Cypria, not the friendliest cabin crew I've ever met, the plane was very rickety and the food was disgusting. Make sure you fly with ssome else. On the way back some of the air cabin crew fell asleep and did'nt even check the seatbelts were fastened!