Ah, Greece! While most of my friends often think of Santorini with the mere mention of Greece, I just smile and daydream about villages filled with the intoxicating scent of bouganvilleas and jasmines, a Medieval old town that looked like it came straight out of a fairy tale book, with sparkling waters surrounding all of these beauties. What am I daydreaming of? All those unique places to visit in Rhodes Island, of course!
That is why when I actually got the chance to book a trip to this dream island of mine, I made sure not to miss the opportunity. It was probably the best decision I have ever made in my whole life because I got to see most of the best sites that Rhodes Island is well-known for.
Truth be told, I was able to visit a lot of attractions but let me try to condense this list to five of the most astonishing spots that totally blew me away with their beauty.
If anyone asks me about the island’s most beautiful spot, I wouldn’t think twice to say that it was Rhodes Town. I learned that the town was already there centuries before Jesus Christ was born. Interesting, isn’t it?
I had a very interesting walk in the Old Town, too. I expected it to be deserted and ruined so it was a pleasant surprise for me to see the intricate network of small and busy commercial streets with some quiet alleys here and there.
I also made sure to check out the Acropolis of Rhodes just one kilometer west of the Old Town. Even though only some ruins were restored, it really felt like I was able to step back into the past the moment I got there. It was even mind-blowing to be able to climb the steps from the theater that Rhodes School of Rhetoric used for lectures for their students including the likes of Julius Caesar and Cicero!
I concluded my Rhodes Town stroll in Mandraki Harbor. Even if the Colossus of Rhodes was no longer there, I can still see it in my mind’s eyes. It was such a delightful experience to be right there on the spot where one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World once stood.
Lindos Village is located in the southern part of the island, 50 kilometers away from the city. The view of the sea itself from the hilltop was already satisfying and it was made even better because I got the chance to explore the remnants of the Temple of Athena and the ever-prominent Acropolis of Lindos. Taking a walk to the narrow alleys of the traditional village and go shopping is definitely one of the best things to do in Rhodes island!
After a couple of days seeing the sea, I decided to head over to the mainland. I came across the charming villages of Maritsa and Pastida and eventually arrived at Butterfly Valley. A rare beauty is the best way to describe the place. Trees and plants fill the majestic value with the glistening streams. I guess I was lucky to visit on a summer day because it was such a spectacle to witness the infinite number of butterflies fluttering their colorful wings.
Seven Springs is yet of unique places to visit in Rhodes island. That is a true oasis in every sense of the word, with its magical and cool landscape. A quick walk surrounded by the magnificent natural scenery rejuvenated my senses and I have never been that calm and relaxed my whole life.
The last but definitely not my least favorite spot in Rhodes Island is none other than Monolithos Castle. Originally one of the island’s most powerful fortresses, this is the best place to be to take in the beauty and expanse of Mediterranean Sea.
For your transfers in Rhodes to all these unique places I used one of the local reliable travel agencies and didn’t regret it at all. There is no doubt that my Rhodes Island trip is a once in a lifetime experience and I’d surely go back there!