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4 Reasons to Choose Rhodes as Your Next Summer Holiday Destination

Updated on February 13, 2017

Rhodes charms tourists from all over the world with a variety of attractions and unforgettable sceneries. A historic island, Rhodes combines the tales of knights with beautiful beaches and a vibrant nightlife in an enchanting way. Basically, in Rhodes you will find something for everyone, regardless of their preferences.

Beach near Faliraki / Public domain
Beach near Faliraki / Public domain | Source

The weather

Rhodes is a blessed land. More than 300 days a year it enjoys a soft caress of the sun, so tourists who love tanning and swimming, simply adore this Greek paradise. Sometimes a rain might visit the island, but it will always leave the place in a hurry. So, if you are going to visit Rhodes, you better pack your bathing suit, shorts and, just to be sure, an umbrella (only if you are visiting Rhodes between December and February). If you want to avoid the crowds of tourists, you should visit Rhodes from March to May, and from October to November.

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The beaches

Miles of beaches await for you in Rhodes and hundreds of resorts are inviting you to honor them with your presence. Most of the beaches are covered in soft sand and are equipped with umbrellas, sun lounges, cafes and taverns. The beaches in Rhodes are famous for their crystal waters and relaxing atmosphere. Due to their features, they have been rewarded with the European Union blue flag, so swimming in Rhodes will be a pleasure.

The best beaches can be found on the east coast of the island. Rhodes has cosmopolitan beaches, perfect for a luxurious experience in the sun, as well as secluded beaches, ideal for those who search for peace, quiet and romance. If you want to practice nautical sports, you should choose the beaches on the north coast. The wind here makes them perfect for surfing. The west beaches are mostly covered in pebbles.

Temple of Apollon, Acropolis of Rhodes / Public domain
Temple of Apollon, Acropolis of Rhodes / Public domain | Source

The history

Rhodes is above all a historical land which houses from archaeological sites to medieval buildings and legendary stories. It was famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and now it is famous for its beautiful old town. The walled old town is the heart of Rhodes, a heart that still beats and tells the story of the Knights Hospitaller of St. John Order who fought in 1444 to keep the Sultan of Egypt away from their city, and in 1480 to protect the island from the army of the Ottoman Sultan, Mehmed II.

You will be able to discover the fascinating Acropolis of Lindos and Rhodes, to visit the Archaelogical Museum of Rhodes, the Palace of Grand Masters and many other interesting historical souvenirs that remained untouched by time.

Mandraki Marina

Photo by Mouras / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license
Photo by Mouras / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license | Source
Rhodes town square by Clarence / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license
Rhodes town square by Clarence / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license | Source

The traditions

Rhodes holidays tend to offer tourists not only a great tan and unforgettable memories, but also a taste of the way Greek people live. Rhodes is a place where traditions are still cherished and history is still present. From the traditional villages where you will be able to admire beautiful Greek houses, to the taverns, everything will be authentic and worthy of your admiration.

Don’t hesitate to eat at their taverns where the menus are filled with traditional dishes, from the world renowned tzatziki (yoghurt and cucumbers), to the kalamaraki (squid) and saganaki (baked cheese). If you want to eat like Greeks do, choose to visit an Ouzerie where Greek mezedes are served, a selection of appetizers and dishes, brought all together and placed on the table for everyone to taste.

The medieval walls

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Public domain | Source

Rhodes at a glance

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      frantisek78 3 years ago

      Rhodes is one of the best places I've visited. Good hub!

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