Great Things to Do
Steeped in history, Rhodes Town will allow you to take a step back in time, before being flung back to 21st century at your next turn.
Soak up the Sights
The city’s medieval Old Town is the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe, and passing through the gates will mean immersing yourself in its history straight away. However, you can delve a little deeper by ticking off the prominent sights, including the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights, and the Temple of Venus.
Meander the Museums and Galleries
In Simi Square, you will find the Municipal Gallery of Rhodes, which holds a wealth of work by notable Greek artists. The gallery also has a second venue across the road from the Mosque of Suleiman, which has a range of antiquities and old maps on display. The interesting Archaeological Museum is also well worth a visit.
Experience a Hammam
Whilst Rhodes is a Greek island, it’s closer to Turkey, and if you want to experience a genuine Turkish massage and Hammam, without stepping foot in the country, there is a Turkish Baths on Platia Arionos where you can do just that. Days alternate between men and women, so make sure you know what day is right for you!
Sample a Traditional Greek Menu
There are plenty of tavernas in the Old Town, and outside of its walls, where you can sit down and enjoy a traditional Greek meze. From stuffed aubergine to souvlaki, Greek food is some of the tastiest in Europe. Try Nireas on Sofokleous or Kerasma on Leontos for Greek ingredients served in a contemporary way.