Whether you’re visiting the Lindos Acropolis, go horse riding at sunset or scuba dive in the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea, Rhodes has everything on offer. If you’re planning to visit Rhodes, read on to discover the top things to do and see.
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and is known as the island of the Knights because for over 200 years it was ruled by the Knights of St John. Famous for the Colossus and the Medieval old town, Rhodes has so much to offer visitors whether you want sun, sea and sand or history that stretches back to the era of Alexander the Great. With endless beaches, crystal clear waters and resorts that will delight, Rhodes is the ideal destination for a summer holiday.
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1: Wonderful Sea Views from the Lindos Acropolis Rhodes
Set above the modern village rises the Lindos Acropolis, visited by thousands every year and is a must visit when in Rhodes. A natural citadel which was fortified successively by the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Knights of St John and the Ottomans. In classical times the Lindos Acropolis Rhodes was dominated by the massive temple of Athena Lindia, which attained its final form in around 300 BC. The only way to reach the Acropolis is by foot and takes only 20 minutes. Children can take a donkey ride to the top.
2: Go Horse Riding in Rhodes on a gorgeous sunset ride
Rocking Horse Riding Ranch, showcased on the stunning beach of Gennadi. There is no better way to experience the quiet and beautiful nature and see breath-taking views than on horseback. All our rides are on the beach and enter the water. Advanced riders are guided by the instructor on a level that is suited to their experience. You don’t know any horse riding? No problem! We have beginner friendly horses! A sunset horse ride is definately worth doing.
3: Explore the underwater world and Scuba Dive South Rhodes
Come diving in Rhodes, Greece, and discover the beautiful underwater world with DiveMed – PADI Scuba Diving. Here at DiveMed Scuba Diving South Rhodes, a PADI 5-star diving school, we specialize in ‘private’ diving sessions, getting you away from the usual busy groups and into a much more relaxed, calm and safe environment. We offer the full range of PADI scuba diving programs, from complete beginners to certified divers fun dives. Get Padi certified today!
4: Looking for that perfect sun kissed tan? Visit Faliraki Beach Rhodes
Faliraki Beach is a popular tourist destination with a 5km stretch of golden sand and is a Blue Flag beach, situated on the Northeast coast. Along the beach front there are tavernas, bars, restaurants, cafeterias, and tourist shops. The fishing harbour of St Apostolos is a hub of activity especially in the morning, whilst the fishing boats unload their catch, the day cruisers (direct to Lindos, Rhodes Town and beaches) depart, and locals congregate for their coffee.
5: Enjoy the feeling of being close to animals at Farma of Rhodes
At the petting zoo in Paradeisi, enjoy the feeling of being close to animals as never before at this unique petting zoo for the whole family. Ostriches and other animals wait for you to come and show them your love. In the farm you can interact with the animals, like touching, feeding, and taking a photo with them! An exciting experience you will totally enjoy!
6: See how life used to be at the Folklore Museum Lardos
Dedicated to show how life used to be like in our village in earlier times. Here in a wonderful setting, you can experience something of the old rural life of the locality and get to know the history. Bring the family and learn the culture of days gone by at this wonderful museum.
7: Take a hike in the Jungle of Rhodes with Nikos Papas
Nikos Papas will walk you through his jungle of Rhodes tour territory in Archangelos, Rhodes. There he will entertain you with lots of surprises. You will see plants, fruit trees and the benefit of nature’s natural habitat. You will enjoy with him local flora, wild birds, butterflies, turtles, and little fish. Trek through undergrowth, streams, and tropical terrain with beautiful scenery. Your children are very welcome on this special day!
8: Enjoy Outdoor Activities in Rhodes with Trekking Hellas
Trekking Hellas Rhodes offers sea kayaking, guided day hikes, multi day guided hiking tours and lots more. Explore the island’s natural terrain and its unique natural environment, that offers exciting routes for cycling, mountain bike, hiking and sea excursions. Enjoy a deep cultural experience in an unspoiled piece of land and enjoy the breath-taking views alternating between the deep blue of the Greek sky, charming sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Outdoor adventures throughout Rhodes.
9: Learn to Kite Surf at stunning Prasonisi Beach Rhodes
Prasonisi Beach, where the Aegean and Mediterranean seas meet. Situated at the southern tip of the island, Prasonisi Beach Rhodes is a little off the beaten track but is well worth a visit. A take your breath away experience the first time you see it. It’s not just about seeing the incredible power of nature, but also witnessing the fantastic surfers and kite surfers do their thing. If kite surfing is not your thing, enjoy a fabulous meal at one of the beachside tavernas and watch the sun setting.
10: Take a walk around the Old Town of Rhodes
Do not miss out on a visit to the beautiful old town of Rhodes where you will find Byzantine and Gothic churches, mosques, fountains, and many shops to take home those souvenirs. Be sure to visit the Palace of the Grand Master and the Street of the Knights – a must when in Rhodes.
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These recommendations were updated on January 16th, 2022 to keep you updated on the top 10 things to do and see in Rhodes.