Visit Rhodes

By The Flying Pinto

 

 

Well known for its ‘Butterfly Valley’, the Greek island of Rhodes is a land enriched with nature, history and magnificent views. From medieval ruins to glorious sandy beaches, a Rhodes holiday is the perfect choice for those wanting to enjoy a relaxing getaway with some sight-seeing thrown in!

Situated in the south near to the village of Kalamonas is the beautiful Butterfly Valley; take in the tranquil sounds of the waterfalls whilst spotting some rare colorful Kalimorfa butterflies – otherwise known as Jersey Tiger Moths, which come every year between June and September.

Explore the ancient town of Lindos where up high 400 feet above the waters lie the 3rd Century ruins surrounded by medieval walls built by the Knights of St. John. There’s a magnificent reconstructed temple with grand stairways, porticos and monuments. The views over the Aegean are stunning from here and if you want to try the traditional Greek travel, there’s a chance to climb up to the site on a donkey!

For the laid back sun and sea lovers, discover the fabulous beaches; from the 3km stretch of soft sands at Faliraki, awarded a Blue Flag with its shallow waters, to Tsambika Beach. Situated between Faliraki and Lindos and voted the best on the island, Tsambika Beach boasts warm sands, fantastic water sports and nearby tavernas offering fresh local cuisine.

A beautiful spot to explore is Kalithea Spa. Set in a little rocky bay on the west coast, people used to travel to the spot to immerse themselves in the natural spring waters which were said to have special healing powers. The springs are not used today but this enchanting place is perfect to sunbathe and enjoy a dip in clear waters. It’s a haven for swimmers and snorkelers alike.

Rhodes offers a magical mix of sugar-cubed villages, rich history, beautiful nature and up-tempo resorts and with its long hours of sunshine you can’t go far wrong by choosing Rhodes for your summer holiday.

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11 comments

  1. Rhodes Island looks idyllic. Just added this location to my Greek Bucketlist. Was it difficult and/or expensive to get you? Easy to find accommodations on the island?

  2. Rhodes looks like a beautiful city with spectacular views.

    I would love to visit a Greek island and this island looks like a great start.

    The mountainous cliffs look majestic.

  3. Wow stunning! Gonna have to visit Rhodes Island and… stare from a cliff for a few days! such a dreamy place! Thanks for the post… totally changed up our europe travel plans for next year! Pura Vida!

  4. Always wanted to visit Rhodes, hope you enjoyed it!

  5. Lindos is superb, was there last summer, loved the food. thanx for post and the memories :-)

  6. ever since the movie, sisterhood of the traveling pants- i always wanted to visit this country! how may hours of layover did you get on this flight?

  7. This island is recommended to visit also for family who would like to escape from their city stress. Rhode Island has wonderful beaches too that you are going to relax and enjoy.

  8. I wonder why the natural springs were just left alone. Such places are so rare, they should be promoted more.

  9. Ah, this post takes me back! My first trip overseas was to Rhodes when I was a kid. Very fond memories – thank you for reminding me of that lovely holiday! Jim

  10. Looks amazzingg! Really wanting to go there now! On my wishlist too… Last mnth visited dubai nd it was a wonderful place to travel.. Loved everythng their !

  11. I have even been to Greece yet, I guess Rhodes is one of the most interesting place in this country. Thanks for sharing your travel story and look forward to reading more.

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