Don’t leave Rhodes without…
Taking a tour of the Hellenistic ruins of Kamiros, one of the three powerful ancient city-states of Rhodes. Built in the shape of an amphitheatre overlooking the sea, it is often referred to as the “Pompeii of Greece”.
Visiting the excellent Archaeological Museum to admire the stunning “Aphrodite of Rhodes”. The museum is housed in the Hospital of the Knights, a jewel of gothic architecture.
Taking a walk in the beautiful Rodini Park, one of the oldest parks in the world. Wander around a green oasis with dense vegetation of ancient plane trees, wooden bridges and streams. In ancient times, this was the site of the renowned School of Rhetoric established by the Athenian orator Aeschines, and of the Hellenistic necropolis.
Visiting the wonderful interactive Bee Museum in the village of Pastida for a fascinating journey into the ancient tradition of beekeeping on Rhodes. See entire colonies of bees at work through transparent hives.
Discovering the island’s mountainous side on a climb to the top of Mount Profitis Ilias, which stands at a height of 780 metres. The route follows a stone-built path from the village of Salakos to a magnificent pine-wooded location reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. The area is dominated by two Italian-inspired chalets, “Elafos” (Buck) and “Elafina” (Doe), and a number of listed monuments from the period of Italian rule.
Exploring the magical “Seven Springs” and walking through the tunnel that leads to a beautiful man-made lake with crystal clear waters and a small waterfall.
Climbing the pine-covered Filerimos Hill up to the impressive gothic Monastery of the Virgin Mary, notable for its symbolic stone “Path of Golgotha” leading to a giant 18-metre-high cross.
Visiting the famous Kallithea Springs, an architectural complex with art deco and Arabic influences designed in 1929 by the Italian Pietro Lombardi. The pebble mosaics in the white-arched rotunda are a true work of art.
Taking a romantic stroll to Mandraki Port to St Nicholas’ fortress lighthouse and the three picturesque windmills. Stop to admire the columns with the bronze statues of the buck and doe, the symbols of the island, at the entrance to the port.