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Why Rhodes should be your next Holiday Destination
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The island of Rhodes is one of the Mediterranean's most popular resorts and a holiday favourite for any lifestyle, and is without doubt one of the best places in Greece.  Rhodes combines a variety of characteristics that make it unique as a travel destination.
 
Rhodes has to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea, with crystal clear beaches, spectacular sunsets, and excellent food. Whether you are looking for water sports, family friendly beaches, quiet sandy spots or lively beach bars to party day and night you will not be disappointed. There are plenty of things to see in Rhodes, boasting plenty of archaeological sites and a UNESCO World Heritage Medieval City to explore, stunning nature and scenery to admire and superb shopping opportunities. 
 

Hiking & Trekking 

 
Hiking and trekking is extremely popular with many holidaymakers. With the weather being perfect during most of the year, trekking and hiking through the island is an activity most can enjoy. With its stunning landscape and wonderful views along the coastline, the island just offers the perfect conditions. Walking through some of the traditional villages that are not overrun by tourists will allow you to explore Rhodes in a way you would otherwise not be able to.
 

Water Sports 

 
With its long coastline and stunning beaches water sports is probably the most popular activity on the island. Here is a list of a few available throughout most of the year - stand up Paddle boarding, scuba diving, windsurfing, water skiing and many more, so get those trunks or bikini on and get involved! 
 

Day Trips 

 
Rhodes offers a great opportunity to discover the surrounding islands of the Dodecanese. Boats leaving daily for all of them, and the closest ones are just a couple of hours away, making those ideal for a daily excursion. The most popular island visited yearly is the island of Symi with its classicist houses, ornate churches and the well-known monastery of the Archangel Michael Panormitis.  You can also go more up market and enjoy yachts, catamarans or motorboats on a private tour. Or enjoy joint cruises to locations around Rhodes including both the islands of Halki or Symi and many more.
 

Historical Sites 

 
If you are into archaeological sites then visiting Lindos is a must. Lindos is one of the most impressive archaeological sites you will see when on a Rhodes holiday, boasting a natural landscape and a picture perfect town ideal for your Insta feed! Although you will find the most important archaeological monuments at the acropolis, interesting ruins are also scattered at various points within the town and just outside it as well. To get to the acropolis you will need to walk up a steep hill, so sensible footwear is advised.  The medieval walls are the first ruins you will encounter, fortifications built by the Crusaders in the early 14th century. 
 

Cycling

 
Cycling is getting more popular year on year on the island and bicycles can be rented almost anywhere nowadays. This is an excellent opportunity to discover the island taking any route you wish at your own pace and time, combining your trip with some sporty activity. While the beachfront offers excellent routes there are also some really interesting mountain biking routes. There is also the option to join one of the guided tours that will take you through the forest areas and nearby tourist resorts.
 
Have you visited Rhodes? Do let us know your thoughts and tips by leaving a comment below and help your fellow travellers have the best time possible when on this amazing island. 
 
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