Overview of the island of Rhodes

Posted by adairsawyer on August 27th, 2014

The Colossus of Rhodes, the Acropolis of Lindos, the ‘Captains’ houses, the Old Town World Heritage Site and a lot more – the island of Rhodes definitely has many things in store for travelers from around the world. Whether you are here to relax and unwind in one of the famous beach resorts of Rhodes such as Rhodos Lindos, or you are just here to do some island trekking, you can take part in an activity of your choice, or none at all. Served by the Diagoras International Airport, the Rhodes Island is also called Rhodos, Rodos and Rhodus. If you are planning a tour to this beautiful island city then you definitely need to be aware of these variations in other languages.

Being the historical capital of the Dodecanese group of Greek Islands, the island of Rhodes truly lives up to its name. Not only do you find several historical sites located within the precincts of the island but you also realize that while these locations have been carefully persevered with an effort from both the authorities as well as the natives, there is no dearth of travelers to this part of the world, who are here to admire the natural and cultural elegance of the island. Take for example the Rhodos Lindos which is an ancient village site located in the island and to protect its historic architecture a preservation order is under effect which does not allow any unauthorized building structure to be constructed. But does that mean that Lindos does not enjoy good tourist population? Of course not, it, in fact, comes at the top of the list of places where you would like to visit once you are in Rhodes.

You need quite a few days in order to explore all that the island of Rhodes has to offer. You can start with historic site hopping and include places like the Colossus of Rhodes, the Acropolis of Lindos and Rhodes, Rhodes Old Town, Temple of Pythian Apollo, ruins of the Castle of Monolithos, Rhodes Footbridge and Palace of the Grand Masters in your itinerary. With a total of 43 towns and villages, mountains, pristine beaches and forest areas, the island of Rhodes can really gift you a memorable vacation. But if you really want to take in all the fun, then remember to visit the island sometime around March to May and then again from October to November as these are the peak tourist seasons in the island. 

Being in Rhodes and not beach trekking is like a sin. So, shed those travel dresses, put on your favorite swimwear and dive in. The clear water and the sand and gravel beaches will definitely take all your weariness away. Try the Rhodos Lindos beach, the Faliraki beach, Kalithea, Gennadi Beach, Ladiko Beach for experiencing the best of beach trekking while you are in the island of Rhodos. Shop, eat, roam around – have fun while you are in Rhodes and enjoy the best of Greek weather and culture. You will surely take back a lot of memories of times well spent.

A travel to island of rhodes especially rhodos lindos will lift up your spirits.

Like it? Share it!


About the Author

Joined: April 9th, 2011
Articles Posted: 1,903

More by this author