we would like to introduce you some objects of interest and
beauties of Rhodes, which you can comfortably reach with a car.
The roads on Rhodes are predominantly good till very good.
||Lindos (approx. 50 km from Rhodes-town) is one of the island's major tourist attractions. The village has perfectly preserved its medieval character, with pebble-covered streets and whitewashed houses built on a slope just over the sea. A series of steps lead to the ancient Acropolis with its Doric Temple of Athena. In the village you can visit the Byzantine church covered with eighteenth century frescoes. In the recent years, some 15th century houses have been declared traditional buildings to be preserved and can be visited.
||Tsambika beach is located approx. 25 km from Rhodes-town and 1 1/2 km from the main road Rhodes - Lindos. This beautiful and naturally landscaped beach, offers everything a visitor would want to have while on
holiday (crystal clear waters and a nice golden sandy beach). Don't miss this fantastic
the main road Rhodes - Lindos also a road runs to the left leading to a
hill crowned by the small church Kyra Tsambika. After 3/4 of this way
you must park the car. The rest of the way you must walk. For this
effort you are compensated with a wonderful view.
|Archangelos (30 km south of Rhodes-town) is the largest village of Rhodes, overlooked by a crumbling castle (1467) and surrounded by extensive orange and lemon plantations, olive groves and vineyards. Apart from the fine agricultural products, the village is famous for its traditional carpets and its goat leather boots. Other characteristics of the village are the striking colours used for the painting of the different elements of the
||Prassonissi lies at the southern end of the island Rhodes. Prassonissi, which is actually an island, is connected to the main body of Rhodes by a long sandbank. The sea on the east side of the sandbank is calm; the sea on west side is rough. You can only reach this beach with a car or motorcycle. In front of the beach there are some restaurants and two small
hotels. But you can eat also in the small village Kattavia with many
taverns and restaurants (8 km from Prassonissi).
3 km behind Lardos in a southerly direction lies the small Glystra beach. You can only reach this beach with a car or a motorcycle. The beach lies below the Coast Street directly behind a sharp bend. On this beach it's very quiet. Sun beds and sunshades are available for hire. A small restaurant is located directly on the beach.
This is only an example, because it gives in the south of
the island many quiet beaches and bays which you can reach with a car
|The Anthony Quinn bay lies at the East Coast (approx. 17 km from Rhodes-town or 3 km
behind Faliraki) in a wonderful cove. The beach consists of sand, pebbles and
stones. Sun beds and sunshades are available for hire. A small tavern is above the cove.
||One of the most frequented spots of the city is the ancient harbour - today called Mandraki harbour - with the statue of the male and the female deer at its entrance. Tradition tells us that this was where the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, stood. On a long pier stand the three old windmills and at its northern end the Fortress of St. Nicholas with the lighthouse. From the Mandraki harbour the small excursion ships depart for daily cruises to Lindos, Symi, Kallithea (for diving) and different
beaches at the East Coast.
|The medieval town (or the old town) is a living monument. It is a well-preserved centre where many Rhodians live and work. The medieval town developed around a fortress that was most probably built after the earthquake of 515. The Street of the Knights is the best-preserved street from the period of the Knights and leads uphill to the Grand Master's Palace. The Chora to the south, with Socrates Street (the old market) with Suleiman's mosque and the clock tower. Hora was the area for the bourgeois.
2: "About Rhodes"