Once in Rhodes, walk the cobblestone alleys in the Old Town. The Old Towns of Rhodes is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Or snap the perfect photo for your Instagram in one of the cutest town in the world, (keep scrolling to discover it).
Rhodes has a unique history, which has left its mark on all the island. We recommend renting a car. It is by far the easiest to get around the big island. Compare all car rental companies in Rhodes here.
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Ultimate list of best things to do in Rhodes
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The walk to the Kato Petres Beach is well organized and totally worth it, even if you aren’t’ planning on going for a swim.
Good to know: There aren’t any sunbeds, parasols, or merchants trying to sell you anything on that beach. Neither a Tavern or beach bar, so make sure you bring:
Seriously, please do not become the lobster-burned tourist!
Excursions to do in Rhodes
Now that we covered this hidden beach, there are way more excursions to do in Rhodes.
10. Life’s a Beach – best beaches in Rhodes
There are too many beaches to name them all – everybody has a favorite. Simply explore the island, we are sure you will also find yours!
Cause laying on the beach is one of the best free things to do in Rhodes, don’t you think?
We name here some beautiful beaches as your start point:
Tsambika: secluded, sandy beach. It offers the possibility to hire sunbeds and umbrellas. It is quiet, with lovely crystal clear waters and great views. There is a Taverna on the beach and watersports are also available, making it frequented by families.
Lindos: one of the most popular day trips from Rhodes is Lindos. Yes, Lindos Beach is touristy but beautiful and lovely. You can find prices and schedules here.
Prasonisi: located at the southern part of Rhodes, this is the place if you want to try the sport for real. It is known as the windsurfer paradise. For the tranquil travelers, what better than listen to cool tunes and watch all the surfers out in the water?
Anthony Quinn Beach: this beach is located approximately 15km from Rhodes. It is known as one of the best places for snorkeling in Rhodes. The area is dotted with romantic coves and small bays.
Good to know: Each larger cove on Anthony Quinn Beach has a Taverna to delight fresh grilled fish.
11. Paddle Surfing in the East
When in Rhodes, it is a great moment for Paddle Surf. Personally, I am a big fan of Paddle Surf. It’s like walking on water.
The Mediterranean sea is quite flat and tranquil, and the surroundings are simply beautiful.
In Rhodes, there’s food for every taste and for every budget.
Of course, you will find Gyros and Souvlaki – it wouldn’t be Greece without them, right?
But let’s go a little bit deeper in the Rhodes tradition, and talk about traditional pastries.
Rhodes has some amazing bakeries, including such favorites bites as:
Loukoumades (a type of honeyed doughnut ball) which comes with freshly made ice cream. A really popular option if you have a sweet tooth!
Bougatsa: a custard pie which can also consist of cheese, minced meat or semolina.
Spanakopita: Spinach pie. The traditional filling comprises chopped spinach, feta cheese, onion, egg, and seasoning.
These are all great cheap street food options but don’t miss the opportunity to try so much more.
20. Farmer’s Market
Rhodes has a Farmers’ market twice a week.
Small producers all around Rhodes and nearby islands come to sell their products.
aromatic olive oils
and even jars of home-pickled capers.
The Market is held every Wednesday and Saturday. It is near the cemetery and the little beach of Zephyros.
Quick note: If you want to travel light, be careful, you will find plenty of tempting products in this market. I recommend buying some olives – they are so yummy!
21. Nightlife in Rhodes
Rhodes has long been famous, quite rightly, for its nightlife.
Whatever your taste and budget, you will find a place to suit you in the Island. From taverns and cafés to clubs, pubs, bars,…you name it!
Also, if you want to go dancing, Rhodes has more than one hundred disco-bars around the island. Impressed? Wait, these clubs are generally busy and inexpensive. And some of them offer nice views. Ideal for meeting people.
Start your night walking around the popular Bar Street (Orfanidi Street) and stop where the music suits you.
As Rhodes is a cosmopolitan location, you will also find clubs for party and dance.
The party will last until early morning, especially during summer, so… be ready for that! (easiest way? take a nap in the afternoon to refill your energy)
22. Feel like a Knight – on a segway
A gorgeous medieval town is a perfect scenery for a knight adventure, don’t you think?
In fact, the most beautiful part of Rhodes Town is the so-called street of Knights. It is, as stated, beautiful, but also the most important street of the medieval town. This is where the knights and warriors spent most of their time, it’s said.
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