You must see Rhodes Town when you visit
Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese. It also has a reputation of being the sunniest destination in Greece. It's a beautiful island full of tradtional towns and delightful bays.
The old town of Rhodes is a must see as it's one of the finest walled cities in Europe.
Lindos is also a popular holiday destination with a stunning sandy bay with plenty of bars and restaurants.
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Greek weather tends to be fairly uniform with the country enjoying warm – hot summers and mild winters. Summers are characterized by sunshine and very little rainfall. Some regions benefit from the Meltemi, a summer wind which blows across the islands of the Aegean and often produces perfect wind conditions for sailing and wind surfing
The Acropolis at Lindos
It’s possible to climb to the top of the Acropolis at the beautiful town of Lindos, but it is quite steep walking up, and can be difficult on a hot day. When you reach the top you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Lindos Bay in the north and St.Pauls Bay in the south. The Acropolis features a series of ancient monuments including The Temple of Athena Lindia which date back to 342BC.
The Old Town
It’s well worth spending some time wandering around the old town of Rhodes. The “Streets of the Knights” is one of the best preserved medieval streets in Europe. It’s a fantastic cobbled lane featuring Ottoman mansions and medieval inns. The highlight of the town is the Palace of the Grand Master. It was originally built at the end of the 7th century AD, but was converted into living quarters for the Grand Master of the Knights of the order of St John in the 14th century.
If you would like to learn about the local traditions of Rhodes, Koskinou is the destination to visit. This traditional village features brightly painted houses with beautiful courtyards paved with pebbles. Inside they are embellished with hand-woven fabrics and ceramic plates.
Rhodes Town combination of old and new.
by Karen Holliday