Rhodes is located in the southeastern Aegean and is the largest island of the Dodecanese. It has a remarkably long coastline of 253 km.
The Medieval Town of the island a rare mix of cultures and eras. No wonder that is is enlisted in the UNESCO list of World Heritage. A walk through the town will reveal hidden streets, minarets, old houses with beautiful balconies, fountains and squares, all within the imposing walls.
Most probably you have already heard of the famous Valley of the Butterflies. This natural park is located 26 km from the town of Rhodes, where from June to August you can have the opportunity to admire various species of butterflies.
If you are looking for a green spot, head to the east side of the island, where you will find Seven Springs (Epta Piges). It is an oasis full of trees and water. You can walk through a small tunnel or simply relax walking beside the pond.
Heading south, you will find Lindos. The village is built on a rock and therefore gives magnificent views. The archaeological site of Acropolis is open daily from 8.00 to 19.40, while weekends and Mondays from 8.00 to 14.40. Take into consideration that here no cars are allowed, so you can consider a donkey ride as an alternative to walking.
Prasonisi is the most southern point of the island and is known as the surfer’s paradise. This strip of land is washed by the sea from both sides and has strong winds, which is perfect for any water sport of that kind.
Visiting Rhodes should be accompanied by tasting traditional dishes like Pitaroudia (tomato balls), Lacan (beef with tomato) and Melekounia which is the traditional sweet made of sesame seeds. Rhodes is also known for its wine and champagne production.