The Lindos Acropolis and the Acropolis of Rhodes

The Lindos Acropolis and the Acropolis of Rhodes

The Acropolis of Rhodes is located in the western part of the city and dates back  from the second century before our era. Unlike other Acropolis, it was not fortified. In this area, there were dozens of temples and public buildings of which only remained the ruins. The Lindos Acropolis is the oldest structure in the city, a place where you can find ancient and medieval buildings. The Old Town Lindos is at 45 km in the south of Rhodes town, founded by the Dorians in the tenth century BC.... [ read more ]

3 historical attractions in Rhodes

3 historical attractions in Rhodes

The Temple of Aphrodite is the oldest building in Rhodes, the Goddess worship is celebrated mainly in this area. The Kamiros archaeological site is another historical attraction in Rhodes that shouldn't be missed due to the great importance of the historical resources. The city of Rhodes is surrounded by high gates and towers that are a real stronghold for the city. The walls of Rhodes can be divided into three categories: those built in the days when attackers were using siege engines li... [ read more ]

The Historical Center and Street of the Knights in Rhodes

The Historical Center and Street of the Knights in Rhodes

The medieval Historical Center of Rhodes is represented by the Old Town of Rhodes which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. The old town has narrow streets paved with round stones placed in sandy soil, and the way they are made is particular to this area. The Street of the Knights is the most attractive and most interesting street in the Old Town of Rhodes. In the early sixteenth century this street has become the favorite place of i... [ read more ]

The Grand Master Palace and the Monolithos Castle of Rhodes

The Grand Master Palace and the Monolithos Castle of Rhodes

The Grand Master Palace is one of the tallest buildings in the north-western part of the port. The medieval castle that stands proudly over the cliffs of the island was an important defense against invaders. The Monolithos Castle is an ancient castle which offers splendid views for tourists who visit the villages of the Island of Rhodes. Monolithos is a small village located at 77 km to the south east from the town of Rhodes. The village remained almost untouched by tourism development an... [ read more ]

The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was a huge statue built in antiquity as the seventh wonder of the world. The statue represented the Greek god of the sun, Helios, considered by the islanders the ancestor of their nation. The statue measured between 32 and 36 meters and was built of bronze and later strengthened with iron and stone. It is said that have been used 15 tons of bronze and 9 tons of iron, but calculations show that these amounts were even bigger. The theory that this colossus was standin... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Rhodes

Tourist guide to Rhodes

The Island of Rhodes is part of the Dodecanese Archipelago, being also the most important island of it. Rhodes possess an incredible natural heritage, consisting of large plates and wonderful rivers and springs. It is an island that has an extremely rich history, which you can discover through its numerous monuments and museums. A stay on Rhodes Island will allow you to make some wonderful discoveries and to marvel at the beauty of this island. Being a veritable oasis of beauty, Rhodes ha... [ read more ]

Spring of the Greece

Spring of the Greece

From November through March, it is still a low season to travel to Greece. There are pros and cons of traveling to Greece in a time like this. Most people would travel during the mid season that is from April through mid July. Then, it will be the high season until August. If you want to see Fall of Greece, you should then plan your trip to be in September and October. Progressively Cold and Rainy, it is still the low season. At times there are nice weather, but most people will not travel t... [ read more ]

European's Longest Coastline-Greece

European’s Longest Coastline-Greece

This place is the main target of Hollywood movie moguls for its stunning beauty. Mountainous yet tranquil and lots of unspoiled islands, Greece really has a lot of island fun to offer. From Corfu to Rhodes to Crete, you can island hop, or you can take a long vacation to explore this historical destination with a lot to discover. In Athens, you can check out the Parthenon, the amazing Temple stadium at Olympia and some wonderful breathtaking amphitheatres such as the one of Epidaurus. Explor... [ read more ]

Getting Around Greece by Ferry

Getting Around Greece by Ferry

If you are traveling to Greece during the high-season, the routes are pretty extensive. So you can expect many connections from Athens and even in-between islands where you can hop from one island to the other. During the winter season, be ready that the ferries run once or twice a week only. So the frequency of these Greek ferries might impact your travel plans and you are recommended to always plan ahead. Greek Ferries Availability Depending on the time of the year, you can check the ava... [ read more ]

Ixia versus the low profile resorts

Ixia versus the low profile resorts

Filled with sun-baked tourists, Ixia is so near to the beach or the poolside so almost everyone you see and meet is half-baked red. This is a place for water sports, shopping, food tasting. Lots of hotels and restaurants can be found all along the shoreline as well as the streets parallel to it. It has the other side that is not so touristy and commercialize, on the way to Kremasti at the end of the beach. Ixia and laysos The must see of Ixia is the ancient lalysos. It is one of the most i... [ read more ]