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    Ladiko Bay

    by hungariangirl896 Written Jul 8, 2012

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    Ladiko Bay, or Anthony Quinn Bay, is a beautiful place for swimming. There's usually other people there, but it's not jam-packed with tourists, so you still feel like you are far away from it all. Many people like diving and snorkeling here also.

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    Petaloudes, Valley of the Butterflies

    by hungariangirl896 Written Jul 8, 2012

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    Petaloudes is a beautiful "park", where you can observe hundreds of moths, butterflies, and other insects in their natural habitat. The walking trails are very beautiful and are a nice place to go during a hot day. Petaloudes is located in the mountains, so the drive there is very scenic also. It is extremely easy to find. The admission is just 5 euros.

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    Epta Piges

    by hungariangirl896 Written Jul 8, 2012

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    Epta Piges is a beautiful, quiet place just west of Tsampika. There is a very nice taverna situated in the forest, where you can observe different types of birds, peacocks, and butterflies. You can walk some nice nature trails and see the seven springs. In one area along the trail, there are ruins from an ancient windmill. The evening is a nice time to visit this area and it is a peaceful place to relax.

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    Tsampika

    by hungariangirl896 Written Jul 8, 2012

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    Tsampika is a very nice "area" in eastern Rodos. There is a large, beautiful sandy beach, where you can cool off after sightseeing on a hot day. If you drive further south you will see Moni Tsampika, or Tsampika Monastery, off the side of the road. It is a very quiet place with a few good walking trails. Across the street from the monastery, there is a small taverna and a lookout with great views of the beach and mountains. I definitely recommend trying Tsampika beach if you have time.

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    Prasonisi

    by hungariangirl896 Written Jul 8, 2012

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    Prasonisi is a very small town at the very tip of Rhodes. If you are in Rhodes and you like surfing, adventure sports, etc., then this is the place for you. The ocean currents here are very strong, so I would not swim here, but it is good for surfing. It is a beautiful place with a few Greek tavernas. You are also allowed to camp on the beach here. Next to the town within walking distance there are the remains of an ancient settlement. Overall, it is a nice stop if you are driving around the island and have some extra time.

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    Monolithos Castle and Fourni Beach

    by hungariangirl896 Written Jul 8, 2012

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    Monolithos Castle is located on top of a mountain and offers great views of the sea. To reach it you must follow a short trail in the woods and climb up a stairway. At the top of the mountain, there is the castle as well as a beautiful whitewashed church. You can take a lot of great photos here. If you visit Monolithos, I would recommend changing into tennis shoes (and not sandals) because it is very rocky and there are a lot of stones scattered about. Also, if you visit Monolithos, you might as well visit Fourni Beach, because you have to drive past Monolithos to get there. This is a very out of the way beach, so there is usually only a handful of people there. It is a rocky beach and there are not a lot of sunbeds, but it is extremely quiet and peaceful, so it's a good place to take a break from sightseeing. The "scenery" around the beach is very unique too. Time your visit so you can see Monolithos and spend the afternoon at Fourni Beach afterwards...you won't regret it! :)

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    Siana village

    by hungariangirl896 Written Jul 8, 2012

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    Siana is a very small village in the mountains of western Rhodes. The drive there through the mountains is very nice. The main reason for visiting Siana village is not necessarily for the sights, but for the local products...in this village they produce souma, honey, and different types of olive oils. Souma is the local spirit made from grapes and water. You can buy many different types of honey and olive oil products. The shop owners are very nice and will let you try samples of anything you want. They also produce a very delicious liqueur made from honey. In the village center there is also a very colorful Greek orthodox church. I definitely recommend visiting this town...it is worth it just to buy the delicious honey! :)

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    Ancient Kamiros

    by hungariangirl896 Written Jul 8, 2012

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    Ancient Kamiros is an amazing place. You can see an example of an old Greek seaside town. It's not a very big place, so you won't need to spend a lot of time there, but you will want to wander around and see the houses, baths, etc. Do climb to the top of the hill because there is a good view of the mountains, sea, and the ruins, as well as what could be an ancient garden. You should definitely make a visit if you are interested in archaeology, ancient history, etc.

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    Ancient Ialyssos and Moni Filerimou

    by hungariangirl896 Written Jul 8, 2012

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    These two places make a very good side trip from Rodos Town. They are very close to the capital and the drive is very scenic. Moni Filerimou is located high on a mountain, so during the drive and upon arrival there are very good views of the ocean and town below. Moni Filerimou is a very beautiful and peaceful place and includes some gardens, ruins, a courtyard, and a chapel. In many places there is evidence of the knights' presence (such as the Cross of the Knights in the chapel and on floor tiles). The flowers and trees are beautiful and the view of the sea is also spectacular. The admission price is only 3 euros. I definitely recommend this as a stop if you are driving around the island because the scenery is nice and you can take a lot of great photos (plus the history!).

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    Visit the Old Town

    by ozpaul Written Apr 16, 2012

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    We spent a day here - pottering around - looking at all the old historical buildings. There really is so much to see. The day we were here there was hardly anyone else around - we virtually had the Old Town to ourselves.

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    A stroll aroung the castle.

    by Pod Updated Dec 10, 2011

    Around the middle of the 5th century BC, Rhodes became a member of the Athenian League and in the final years of that century, a man named Dorieus, an Olympic victor, persuaded the Rhodians to build a large modern city on the Island and populate it with citizens of the three major towns of the Island, Ialysos, Lindos and Kamiros.

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    Kallithea Spa

    by Balam Updated Aug 24, 2011

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    The small bay of Kallithea offers some excellent swimming and skin diving. The Italians tried to launch it as a spa for rheumatism, gout, kidney and liver ailments, even the claim that Hypocrates, Greek father of all physicians, came over from Kos to take the waters failed to draw the crowds, and the buildings fell into disrepair.

    They were under renovation for at least the last ten or 15 years but never seemed much different. When I visited in2010 though it had changed a lot with buildings having been repaired and the main block has been made into a nice exhibition centre.

    if you have a snorkal then Kalithea is certainly worth a call.

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    Archaeological Museum

    by JessieLang Written May 27, 2011

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    The Knights’ Hospital is at the end of the Street of the Knights. The Hospital has been restored, and is now the Archaeological Museum. It is a very good museum, but I found the building itself almost as interesting. The lower level has a large enclosed courtyard surrounded by arched doorways. Upstairs there are rooms on 3 sides, which would have been patient wards. A great hall was on the 4th side. I liked the architecture, and some of the carved pillars were beautiful.]

    6 Euro admission. Hours: 8:30-3; closed Monday.

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    Palace of the Grand Master

    by JessieLang Written May 27, 2011

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    The Palace of the Grand Master is a reconstruction—an explosion of stored ammunition destroyed it in 1856, but the rebuilt exterior is authentic. The inside is more elegant than the original, however, because the Italians rebuilt it as a summer home for Mussolini and Victor Emmanuel III. Neither got to use it much.

    6 Euro admission

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    Old Town

    by ritashor Updated Apr 6, 2011

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    The Old town of Rhodes is a beautiful place with shops, cafés, narrow streets all crowded with tourists day and night, especially in the summer time. We were there in the paek season (August) but didn't mind at all the huge crowds.
    While walking around in the evening we enterd a nice taverna that made us a huge "glass" of coctail- about 1.5 liters which was very refreshing and they also do a very nice thing- when you come they ask you from what country you are and in the coctail there is a flag of your country- very very nice.
    The coctail cost us 25 Euro for two...not cheap but worth it just for the fun.

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