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Weekend Getaway to the Greek Island of Rhodes

The beaches of Rhodes Town, Greece

The beaches of Rhodes Town, Greece

Winter holidays to Rhodes are becoming a common fixture for many holidaymakers looking for Sun Sea and Sand during the harsh winter weather.  Rhodes is a beautiful Mediterranean island that’s boasts spectacular sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.  With numerous attractions and architecture dating from 200 BC, Rhodes historical and religious sites make it a city that must be explored!

Rhodes Old Town provides its visitors with an abundance of historic attractions.  With traditional street lamps and a medieval street look to complement its traditional shops and stalls, there is something for everybody from traditional local jewellery to pottery.  Known for having the best shopping, Rhodes Old Town also provides a range of modern and classic antique goods. Outlets of wine, traditional Greek olive oil and outlets of gift shops selling cheap souvenirs are also available in the Old Town.

Located no too far away from Rhodes Old Town is the stunning beach of Faliraki.  With sunbeds, umbrellas, restaurants, sports facilities and beach bars Faliraki beach is perfect for holidaymakers looking to soak up the endless rays of sunshine and partake in adventurous watersports.

Lindos temple ruins

Lindos temple ruins

Watersports such as scuba diving and surfing are key activities that make this Mediterranean island a top holiday choice for families, singles and couples.  Top attractions include the ancient Hellenic acropolis of Rhodes that’s sits on a hill located in the western part of Rhodes.  Once consisting of large temples, public buildings and underground vaults, this famous attraction dates back to the 2nd century BC and continue to attract numerous tourists to its ruins.

As one of the liveliest islands in Greece, Rhodes provides a varied nightlife with dance clubs, bars and bouzouki clubs.  Additionally, there are a number of dance theatres for those looking for a different type of entertainment.

The town of Rhodes is a picturesque city with many wonders, archaeological sites and natural beauty spots.   The best beaches are located on the east coast between Faliraki and Lindos.  Holidays to Rhodes are increasing in popularity.  As the winters get colder, many holidaymakers are flocking to the Greek islands and Rhodes continues to be a top holiday choice.

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Irina Sazonova

Sunday 6th of February 2011

Greece is on my soon-to-visit list. Except I can't find my way around moderately expensive airfare to, for instance, Athens.


Tuesday 1st of February 2011

Greece is such a beautiful place. History is always revisited.


Tuesday 1st of February 2011

I always wanted to go to Greece. Learning, travel, experience, and enjoyment are all squeezed when you get there.


Saturday 29th of January 2011

I wonder, when will I see these lovely ruins myself. Nice shots!

Turkey's For Life

Saturday 29th of January 2011

We go to Rhodes Old Town quite a lot to renew our visa for Turkey. Beautiful place - and not a bad way to have to renew a visa! Apart from Rhodes, we've only been to the only other Greek island we've been to is Kastellorizo. Hope to tour more around the islands soon. Julia

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