Holidays to Rhodes
Rhodes Town is a hotspot of ancient Greek culture and heritage, and capital of the beautiful island of Rhodes. The town itself dates back to medieval times, while the site it is built on has been inhabited for as long as 2,400 years! Not surprisingly, you’ll been spoilt for choice on a holiday to Rhodes Town – ancient monuments, beautiful churches, galleries and museums all jostle for attention, amidst a town literally brimming with life and colour. The locals are welcoming, and Rhodes Town caters for partygoers and families alike. Check out holidays to Faliraki for more of the party spirit.
Rhodes Town holidays
Rhodes Town can trace its history back as far as Medieval times, and if you want to explore the rich culture of the island in its fullest, then head straight for the Old Town. This area can seem like a complex maze of narrow pathways, and there are as many as two hundred streets here that don’t even have a name! The wonderful thing about a holiday to Rhodes Town though, is that it really isn’t a bad place to get lost in. This is the oldest inhabited town in Europe, and as you wander through the district’s many gates and archways, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported back in time. Particular sites of interest include the majestic Eleftheria Gate and the ruined Temple of Venus – a holy site whose use is believed to date back as far as the 3rd century BC! Perhaps the most enchanting part of Rhodes Town however, is the Street of the Knights. This beautifully preserved medieval pathway stretches a full length of 600m, from the site of the former Acropolis of Rhodes, down to the port.
For a taste of modern Greece during your holiday in Rhodes Town, head over to the Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes, located in the peaceful Simi Square. This gallery showcases a wide range of styles, with a particular focus on the works of contemporary Greek artists. Not far from here you’ll also be able to visit the Museum of Decorative Arts, with its fascinating exhibits on local arts and crafts.
In the heart of Rhodes Town you’ll find a lively social centre, buzzing with street entertainers and club promoters. There are plenty of options for a good meal out too. The restaurants here range from traditional Greek-style taverns, to chic designer restaurants, serving international haute cuisine.
Affordable holidays in Rhodes Town
Holidays to Rhodes Town are the perfect option for anyone with a love of culture and refinement. Good food, fine art, and a history that dates back to the 3rd century BC. Book all your holidays to Greece with lastminute.com
Rhodes Town Travel Information
GMT/BST +2 hours
4 hours 40 minutes