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Rhodes Travel Guide

Villages in Rhodes



Rhodes City


The city of Rhodes is the biggest village and capital city of the island of the same name, located on the northern tip of the island. It is well-known as the former site of the Colossus (one of the seven wonders of the ancient world). It is divided into two parts: the Old City, or medieval, and the New City.


Rhodes City

City Walls

Lindos


Not only the jewel of Rhodes, legendary Lindos is the jewel in the Dodecanese crown, doubtlessly one of the nicest places in Greece, located to the south of the capital, on the eastern coast of the island. Lindos is a medieval village on the Greek island of Rhodes which provides a mix of history, beaches and the marina. It has only 700 citizens, who are exceeded considerably by tourists. The village has several historic houses known as "Captains" houses, often dating from 16th, 17th or 18th century. The village is made up of a network of cobbled streets - all of which is entirely pedestrian. The only means of transport allowed are donkeys, mopeds and bikes. The houses are like small whitewashed boxes and sit beautifully on the hillside making it the most beautiful place on the island. The charm of this village is conserved by a preservation order which forbids any unauthorised building work to change it.


Lindos Village

Lindos Beach

Faliraki


Faliraki is the most famous, highly developed and liveliest resorts of the island, located to the north eastern of the capital. It is pride itself being the island's "party resort". Whether relaxing in one of several cafe bars, topping up the tans or getting some water sports experience. Faliraki has it all. On its immense golden beach you can give yourself up to the enjoyment of blue waters and the caress of the hot sun. The pleasures of the place are not confined to the morning hours: the night life at Faliraki features a great diversity of options, the pleasure of a good meal in one of the many little tavernas along the beach, the exciting rhythms of the bars and discos, the serenity of a walk by night beside the cool sea.


Faliraki Beach

Faliraki Rocks

Ialysos


Ialysos, also known as Trianta, is the second biggest village on the island of Rhodes. It has about 12,000 inhabitants, and is situated 8 kilometres south of the city of Rhodes, the island's capital, on the island's northwestern coast. Ialysos has in addition become a tourist destination, with several hotels and resorts situated on the coast, particularly in the new settlement of Ixia, situated between the towns of Ialysos and Rhodes. It's the liveliest part, where you'll find numerous of bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs, to choose from.


Ialysos Windsurfer

Ancient City of Ialysos

Kalathos


Kalathos is a traditional village located to 6 km by road of Lindos, 45 km from the city of Rhodos, and from the airport. It is a peaceful and small village with some tavernas and bars sprinkled along the main street, an ideal place if you want to avoid the main resorts without feeling too isolated. Enjoy a meal in one of the excellent taverns. Here you'll find one of the newest and comfortable hotels on Rhodes. Don't miss the lovely, quiet, pebbled beach with crystal clear and shallow waters. Kalathos is a very good center to explore the surrounding areas either by bus or rent a car.


Kalathos Beach

Kalathos

Asklipios


A attractive village located to the South East of the capital with two places worth seeing. A medieval castle and the Byzantine church of Theotokou at the middle of Asklipios shape with interesting Byzantine wall paintings and a small folklore museum. At the top of the hill the mediaeval fortifications still seem to be watching over Asklipios, offering a amazing sight of the beach stretching end from Kiotari all the way to Gennadi.


The ancient theatre of the Asklipios

The Temple of Asklipios

Afandou


Afandou is on the Greek island of Rhodes. Founded in the days when pirates were destroying the Mediterranean, it is said that the village owes its name to the place where it was erected. A place that was afanto, or afando which in Greek means invisible from the sea. Afandou is a lovely traditional Greek village surrounded by picturesque countryside. For a complete change of pace and scenery, the hectic resort of Faliraki is only a short distance away. Afandou principally fascinates families and couples who like to relax during the day and have a central location in Rhodes Island. It's one of the largest traditional villages in Rhodes. Here you'll find numerous bars, cafes, taverns restaurants and clubs. The local cuisine has always been one of the strong points of entertainment and culture in Afandou.


Afandou Beach

Afandou

Monolithos


The village of Monolithos is situated south west of the City of Rhodes and features many accommodations, cafes, taverns and restaurants. From this pleasant village, tourists can walk for about 2 kilometres to reach the attractive 15th century castle of Monolithos, erected by the Knights on the top of a rock. The sight from this place is wonderful and is worth the climbing to the top. With-in this castle is a lovely single-aisled church dedicated to Saint Panteleimon. The colorful cove at Fourni, where pine-trees, golden sands and caves create a magical landscape are also worth a visit.


Dusk falls on Monolithos

Monolithos







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