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A tour of Rhodes Island, Greece

A tour of Rhodes Island, Greece

Not to be confused with the American State Rhode Island, today we are going to talk about a tour of Rhodes Island, Greece.

Islands are a pride of the Greeks, so it’s no wonder they wish to preserve them and to promote their unique specificity and identity and with their thriving history.

Rhodes was the historical home of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today, the medieval old part of Rhodes city is counted among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Along with islands such as Corfu, Kos and Skiathos, Rhodes Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece and the entire Europe.

Basics covered, let’s see the main tourist attractions on the island:

Rhodes Old Town, with ruins dating back to the 3rd century BC, is considered the oldest inhabited town in medieval Europe. As you go through the Eleftheria Gate, you enter the Plateia Simi Square, where you can admire the Temple of Venus. Then you are welcome to get lost trying to negotiate the 200 winding nameless streets.

Lindos and its Acropolis and amphitheater are another amazing site. This medieval village is the most reputed resort in the region and a definite must see.

The Grand Masters Palace, also housing the Byzantine Museum, was rebuilt in the 14th century on the site of an old temple of the sun, after the Knights of St John conquered the town. It is a symbol of Rhodes Island and the place where you can learn everything about Greek history.

The Valley of Butterflies or Petaloudes Valley is an oasis of beauty where you can reflect on the wonders of the island in peace.

For transport, it is advisable to book a Rhodes airport car hire, considering the size of the island and all the awesome places you must check on your list.