The 10 Best Things to Do in Rhodes, Greece

December 17, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

The largest of the twelve Dodecanese islands on the Aegean's eastern edge, Rhodes is also its most popular. The well-preserved medieval city of Rhodes sits at the north of the island of the same name. High rise hotels line the northern and eastern coastlines. Small villages and resorts dot the island's other shores. Whether your interests are beaches, bars or ancient sites, Rhodes offers an abundance of all three. Authentic Greece can be found in the hilly interior of the 50-mile-long island.
Restaurants in Rhodes

1. Medieval City

Rhodes Town 85100, Greece +30 2241 365200
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Medieval City

Surrounded by medieval walls, this old part of Rhodes is the location of many interesting attractions of historical significance.

Reviewed By Emre E

This is Medieval city located in the heart of the island and it has lots of buildings inside. Churches, Mosques, shops, restaurants and houses. It must be visited at least 1 days to understand and enjoy...You can take amazing pictures. Only the problem is little bit expensive cause it is very touristic.

2. Monastery Tsambika

Kolimbia, Greece
Excellent
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4.5 based on 861 reviews

Monastery Tsambika

Reviewed By PaulWUnitedKingdom - Sheffield, United Kingdom

We we're staying at the Atlantica Imperial which is about 20 minutes down the beach from the start of the walk. You can do this walk with trainers however proper boots would be better as it is very rocky and uneven. From the Casa Cook complex in Kolymbia where the walk begins it takes approx 30 minutes to reach the restaurant and car park of the monastery. It will take a further 15 minutes to climb the 300 big steps to the top however these are relatively easy to climb. The huge dissapointment being there is no monastery to go in just a church and selling outlet at the very top. This is made up for by the magnificent views where you can see as far as Lindos.

3. Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue

Simmiou & Dossiadou street | Medieval Town, Rhodes Town 851 00, Greece +30 2241 022364
Excellent
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4.5 based on 375 reviews

Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue

From the 1st of November we are closed for the public. If you wish to visit us please contact us by phone or by email in order to make an appointment.

Reviewed By KathrynC87 - Chippenham, United Kingdom

The Synagogue is tranquil and beautiful. There are 37 Jews living in Rhodes at the moment and you can tell that this place is well loved as the centre of the community.

4. Street of the Knights

Ippoton, Rhodes Town 851 00, Greece
Excellent
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4.5 based on 429 reviews

Street of the Knights

Reviewed By jmichel01 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Great place to spend several hours seeing the surrounding old castle,walking down the street of the knights then shopping in the small stores, and having lunch in the square or just having a greek beer and people watching! Lots of places to eat, shop. Many Cats around if you are a cat lover. Places where you can pay a small price to see ancient artifacts (castle museum). Recommend taking a tour of the Castle area including this historic with free time afterwards to do the above activities. Without the tour you will miss a lot of the history. Our group tour did struggle a little with the cobblestone road and fairly steep hill so if you have problems walking it can be a little bit of a challenge.

5. Astronomy Cafe

Profitis Amos, Faliraki 85100, Greece +30 2241 086112
Excellent
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4.5 based on 342 reviews

Astronomy Cafe

A different way to holiday. Change a beach program to an educational program in the star garden. Apartments and Observatory offers a remarkable experience, panoramic view, breathtaking night scenery, relaxation, instruments of Observatory, refreshment, performance of the enthusiastic and hospitable owner Stergos Manolakas. The scenic location that the "Hipparchos" Οbservatory is housed, offers at its guests the privilege of tranquility close to nature and breathtaking scenery. The guest has the opportunity to live an experience of observational Astronomy with our instruments of "Hipparchus" Observatory, observing the moon, planets, nebulae, galaxies, and many other astronomical objects of the starry sky. Made with care in our star-garden the guest can observe uranography, even find out how a live sundial works and see a static geographical compass orientation, and much more... Η πρόσβαση στο αστεροσκοπείο επιτρέπεται σε παιδιά μόνο άνω των 7 ετών. Access to the Observatory allowed only for children older than 7 years. Zutritt zur Sternwarte nur für Kinder über 7 Jahre. Вход в обсерваторию разрешён только с детьми старше 7 лет How to find us: Coming from the highway Rhodes Town to Lindos you pass some traffic lights, after the road to Faliraki Centre and the St. Nektarios Church and about 150 meters away you find the next set of traffic lights where you branch off left and continue the street on the right. Pass Evi-hotel and a small Roundabout. Continue about 350 meters then go right towards Liberia-hotel, on the left there is a Tennis court. After about 650 meters you will find a crossing (Profitis Amos Church) here take the middle street way, so you will find after 250 meters two yellow buildings. Passing by take the street right hand up the hill. Then turn left.

Reviewed By Farida S - Paradise, California

Awesomeness overload!... Such a beautiful place, with very nice atmosphere in the cafe (lovely music, very friendly people, yummy food and drinks). We saw the Moon, Jupiter, and stars, with lots of interesting facts. Thank you so much, Stergos!

6. Monolithos Castle

Monolithos, Greece
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4.5 based on 722 reviews

Monolithos Castle

Reviewed By Albia-Newton - Weston super Mare, United Kingdom

A ruined Venetian castle on the west coast - Fantastic views of unspoiled countryside and coastline. Free entry to the castle ruins (and only about five minutes walk from the parking area)

7. Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul)

Lindos, Greece
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul)

Reviewed By Linda Y - Frisco, Texas

Our private tour with Rhodes Taxi and Limo Service included a visit here. It is said that Saint Paul stopped at this small rocky bay around 57 AD to preach Christianity. A small, picturesque Greek Orthodox chapel dedicated to Saint Paul commemorates the visit. The bay is almost totally surrounded by cliffs, with just a small opening into the sea. There are 2 Beaches at the bay, separated by rocks. The water is clear and a beautiful shade of deep blue. Combined with a spectacular view of the Acropolis (which by the way provides a spectacular view of the beach), the Bay is stunning! This is the perfect place for a big fat Greek wedding! If only I were single and Greek.

8. The Church of the Panagia

Lindos 851 07, Greece
Excellent
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4.5 based on 356 reviews

The Church of the Panagia

Reviewed By Albia-Newton - Weston super Mare, United Kingdom

Very beautiful old church with very well preserved paintings / frescoes.
Open from 0900-1800 Mon - Sat in Season - Wear long trousers and something that covers your shoulders - or borrow a shawl from them to adjust your clothing.
Very beautiful.
Free entry - but donations appreciated

9. Agathi Beach

Haraki, Greece
Excellent
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4.5 based on 885 reviews

Agathi Beach

Reviewed By Sheetal Q - London, United Kingdom

Very nice beach clean blue water Agathi beach is my first favorites in Rhodos car hire or quord or scooter requured for this mush visit beach

10. Rhodes Jewish Museum

Dissiadou & Simiou Streets, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece +30 2241 022364
Excellent
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4.5 based on 181 reviews

Rhodes Jewish Museum

Reviewed By Cinda10 - Knoxville, Tennessee

The Synagogue is beautiful with its large hanging crystal chandeliers and old wooden benches, The museum is filled with interesting history including garments that were worn by various individuals, eating vessels and items used in worship. Give yourself time to take it all in and learn.

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