Rodos (City) Travel Guide

  • Street of the Knights
    Street of the Knights
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  • Grand Masters Palace
    Grand Masters Palace
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  • Commercial Harbour
    Commercial Harbour
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Rodos (City) Things to Do

  • Byzantine Fortification wall

    During the early Christian period Rhodes belong to the Byzantine Empire.Rhodes was an important trading port and a crossroads forships sailing between 'Constantinople and Alexandria'.It was also an important Byzantine military base.The Byzantine fortification walls divded Rhodes into two sections:the Acropolis(later the Grand Masters Palace)and the...

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  • Harbour Cruise

    Lots of different cruises are available in Mandraki Harbour at various prices for different tours,we took the harbour cruise along the old town which lasts about half an hour on a small glass bottom boat.The tour takes you from Mandraki harbour past the old lighthouse and into the commercial harbour area with stunning views of the old town walls...

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  • Mandraki Harbour

    The first major commercial port on the island of Rhodes,Mandraki Harbour has been in continual use since 480 BC.Now mainly used as a boating marina for pleasure craft and excursion boats,where they can dock,protected by long breakwaters.Adorning the harbour are three disused windmills,built by the Knights of Saint John.Flanking the harbour entrance...

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Rodos (City) Hotels

  • Hotel Africa

    The Hotel Africa was not located in the Old Town of Rodos, but just on the outskirts, with views...

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  • Cactus Hotel

    A decent if unspectacular hotel. The rooms were OK, not exactly huge but by no means the smallest...

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  • Hotel Manousos

    When arriving to Hotel Manousos you can see newly painted, nicely furnitured reception area with a...

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Rodos (City) Restaurants

  • Here you can find a good choice of...

    In Rhodes I booked half board, so the dinner was included in the price I paid for my holiday. The breakfast at my hotel was buffet style and I usually eat a lot in the morning. For this reason during my stay on the island I only had some Greek salad for lunch. Once I had meat and fried potatoes. This is the reason why I am not able to recommend any...

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  • Have a rest and beer

    After walking round the museum for nearly two hours we needed a much earned rest and a cool drink so popped in here.Its nice and shady with plenty of tables and a good selection of snacks,drinks and ice creams.Great view of the street,watching the locals go about their business and helpful staff(waiter took my picture).A really nice cafe. We just...

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  • Cosy fancy place to eat

    We happened to notice the special steak offer of the restaurant Victoria. As soon as waiters noticed our eyes, we already were sitting in the busy restaurant with menus. We ordered beef steak with mushroom sauce which was brought very quickly. The steak was probably below average but we could see around us on other tables that this was a real a la...

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Rodos (City) Nightlife

  • Exotic bar

    Blue Lagoon is an exotic bar midst Rhodes town.As the night sets in, the magic of the adventurous spirit of pirate days gone by comes to life. With hidden coves, waterfalls, palm trees, parrots, and an old life size pirate ship rising out of the swimming pool, international music fills the air and sets the mood for the unexpected events form around...

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  • The Pirate Bar

    This great bar is in the New part of town, not far from Mandraki Harbour. As you step through the door, you are transformed into a world full of all things Pirate! It really is a treat, a Pirate themed bar complete with Pirate ship, waterfalls and a swimming pool which is free of charge during the day....and that's not all, there are hidden coves,...

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  • Rhodes nightlife

    Rhodes has a pretty happening nightlife during the touristy season. Rhodes is an especially popular location for traveling swedes, so you may see that theme popping up quite a bit. Overall the atmosphere is great and the scene quite fun.

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Rodos (City) Transportation

  • Eurocars rent a car

    While on Rhodes Island we decided to rent a car and get to know the wild part of Rhodes. We asked our hotel owner to find us a car. He called few places and soon we were visited by a hyperactive but friendly car guy :-)We got a "topless" Chevy Matiz for E120 for 2 days.We could probably get little better deal if we went straight to the port and got...

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  • Bus Timetables

    TIMETABLES 2009 FOR..................RODINI DEPARTS FROM RHODES 6.30am to 21.30pm ... .....every hourDEPARTS FROM RODINI 6.45am to 21.45pm .... ... every hourKALLITHEADEPARTS FROM RHODES EVERY 20 MINS . .Last bus from Rhodes... 23.30pm Last bus from Kallithea.. .24.00pmFALIRAKI DEPARTS EVERY 20MINS..............Last bus from...

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  • RHODES PORT

    The Port in Rhodes is called a commercial port and is located near the old town of Rhodes and the ancient Mandraki harbour, on the Northern side of the island. This is where you will dock in a Cruise ship, or when you arrive via Ferry, Catamaran etc from Turkey. At the Port area, there is a Cafe and also a Souvenir shop, and plenty of seating to...

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Rodos (City) Shopping

  • SHOPS GALORE!

    I haven't the name of one particular shop, but what I would like to say, is to take the time and browse the back streets as well.There are plenty of shops, and they sell everything that you could want. I found the people to be quite helpful.For Doll collector's, I only found one shop that sold them, and that was in the main area. They did have a...

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  • Shopping in old town Rodos

    I found a lot of the souvenir and shopping selection on Rhodes to be some of the best on Greece. Bargain hard and take home some good souvenirs for your friends. This is a better spot to do shopping than many of the other islands

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  • Cobs of corn on the grill, in Rhodes...

    This is a very delightful product to buy and to eat, in the summer days, on the island of Rhodes.This is a tradition and a pleasure for the tourist.Unfortunately, the price of this product is not very favourable.The ambulant sellers make their commerce on the coast of the sea, or on the streets of the city.

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Rodos (City) Local Customs

  • The'Boot'

    The 'Boot'is a large glass in the shape of a boot which holds about four pints of beer.Many of the cafe's and bars in the Old Town do these fantastic drinks.Make sure you have a good thirst on as it takes a while to finish them.They are quite expensive between 15 and 20 Euro's,well worth it if you enjoy your beer.

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  • Beach box

    Even though beaches in Rhodos are rather clean and nice, we would recommend you to change your clothes in your hotel room (this is what most people do) rather than changing in "beach box" as they look very old and dirty.

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  • Greek coffee

    The greek coffee is very similar to turkish coffee, it is made in small pots, boiling it together with sugar on sand or gas. You have to be careful not to stir it before you drink it because it has all the coffee ground. Before you order greek coffee, waiters will always ask you how much sugar you want, because sugar is added to this kind of coffee...

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Rodos (City) Warnings and Dangers

  • BEWARE OF AFRICAN WOMEN!

    When walking along the harbour side, I noticed three African women. One got up as soon as she saw me, asked where I was from and at the same time was tying a beaded bit of string around my wrist. Golly! She was so quick!!! I immediately said to take it off, luckily before she had put a knot in it, would have never been able to undo it! They demand...

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  • Scratchcard Sellers

    Watch out for the people selling scratchcards, they are timeshare sellers in disguise. These people are very rude, they insult you if you say you aren't interested and if you ignore them, they insult you as you walk past. From what I can gather if you buy a scratchcard you automatically win an afternoon where you are whisked off in a taxi to look...

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  • The moat.

    The moat is a very large open space between the walls. It is a nice place, but I had to walk for a lot of miles before arriving to the exit. I've read in a tip here on VT that there should be more than one exit, but really I only could find one; at the end of the moat.I didn't take any pics of the moat, because iI was very tired and I was only...

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Rodos (City) Tourist Traps

  • Be aware of Different parts of Rhodes...

    From what I have seen last summer (July 2009) - I would divide the Rhodes Town into 4 parts. First 2 parts are located within the walls of the Old Town. 1st part is closer to the ferry terminal and is inhabited mostly by older local people and is not that frequent by the mass tourism. That is the part we were staying in and spending our nights.If...

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  • Rhodes city turkish bath

    Rhodes city turkish baths (hamam) are an interesting piece of islamic architecture, well worth a visit. Buy the 5euro ticket for bath use only and save yourself the massage fee for an unprofessional mock -massage a local would never pay for! Don't be fooled by "spontaneous" comments by "customers" who highly reccomend that you take the...

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  • The old town

    The Rhodos old town is very charming and attractive place to tourists. Most people go there for a visit when the sun is going down. The Rhodos old town is quite big in size, so naturally people get tired after walking on narrow streets or after long sunny day and they sit down for a drink in a cafe. You sit down and ask for a beer, finish it and...

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Rodos (City) What to Pack

  • Survivors manual for Rhodos in summer

    We would recommend to take suitcases that have some unusual colour (not black!!!) because the Rhodos airport is the 4th busiest airport in Greece and it means that it can be quite many people in quite little airport at the same time so it may be a bit complicated to find your suitcase in a pile of other black suitcases. Take light cotton clothes...

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  • Packing Advice

    Take a half empty suitcase to leave room for the bargains and shopping in Rhodes. I wish my case had room but I already had the embarassment of having a "heavy" sticker being put on it at check-in - it was overweight already :-S jelly shoes or swim shoes are a good idea for ppebbly/shingly beaches - although you can get them out here as I did.

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  • Rodos (City) Hotels

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Rodos (City) Off The Beaten Path

  • Monte Smith

    Monte Smith is about half an hours walk from Rhodes town. Here, high up on a hilltop you will find massive segments of Doric capitals and columns which are the only reminder of the forgotten Temple of Zeus Polieus and Athena Polias, once the City's most important shrine. The Temple columns where brought tumbling down by an earthquake in 225bc - it...

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  • Rodini Park.

    Here you can see peacocks wandering freely. There are also other kinds of animals as geese, turtles and they say deers (I haven't seen these unfortunately). This park has also various kinds of trees; pine trees, eucalyptus, laurels and so on. Children can have fun at a playground here. There is a also a cafe nearby.Rodini Park is some three km from...

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  • Pay attention to little gardens in Old...

    While walking in the Old Town our curious nose led us to look in everywhere where the door was open and for our nice surprise we got a glimpse on those very beautiful small gardens that are hidden behind huge medieval walls. This was without a doubt the nicest surprises in the Old Town and we recommend for you to do it without interupting privacy...

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Rodos (City) Sports & Outdoors

  • FROM SOCCER TO TENNIS AND FROM GOLF TO...

    Movement is the watchword when you're spending your vacation on Rhodes. The commitment to being well and physical activities has led to the development of structures able to stimulate even the laziest. Either on the organized beaches or on the remote tranquil ones, at the pools or at any spot where the sea dallies with the shores of Rhodes,...

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  • Elli Beach

    It is possible to go swimming in Rhodes town there are beaches either side of the tip of the town. They are not the best on the island of Rhodes but are adequate and sunbeds and parasols can be hired for the day.This is Elli beach near the Casino in Rhodes.

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  • New Town Beach

    The beach around the tip of the island - New Town Beach on the western side of Rhodes is a bit more windier - better for surfing activites. Again sunbeds and parasols are available.

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Rodos (City) Favorites

  • Kallithea spa.

    This old thermal estabilishment was built and designed by the Italians between 1929 and 1930. It has been restored recently. Today it is not in operation any more like spa, but here you can enjoy a beautiful small beach, a garden with lots of flowers and two pavilions of the former spa. Among the facilities at Kallithea there is a cafe-restaurant,...

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  • The Mandraki harbour.

    This was the port of ancient Rhodos. Its entrance could be closed with chains. Time ago at its entrance there were a deer and a hind. Today you can see only the deer. What happened to the hind I really don't know.The Mandraki is where you can see lots of fishing and day trips boats. In fact you can book a cruise to Symi Island or to Marmaris...

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  • The "Sound and Light" garden.

    This nice garden is located near the Nea Agora (the new market). It's a place where you can spend some time resting a bit after a long walk.This is the place where the Sound and Light show takes place in the evening. This show is about the history of the island, without actors, but with lights, music and sounds. I didn't attend to this show, but...

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