Top Sights and Activities on Rhodes, Greece

On this page I’m telling you all about the top sights and activities on Rhodes, Greece. Rhodes is a beautiful Greek island, that’s perfect as a holiday destination. There are some wonderful things to see and to do and on this page I’m telling you all about it. The best activities and the most beautiful sights on the island are listed on this page. Quickly read on for the top sights and activities on Rhodes, Greece.

Rhodes Town

Rhodes is the principal city of the island Rhodes in Greece. It’s located at the Northern tip of the island. It has an old town and a new part. The old town is especially nice to visit and to book your hotel in.
It’s a medieval town, one of the best-preserved in Europe. Around the old town are fortifications, and there are only a few gates from which you can enter. In the old town you can find some beautiful sights of Rhodes and many shops and restaurants. You can easily spend a day just wandering around the old streets. Below I’m sharing more specific sights in Rhodes Town.

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Grand Master Palace, Rhodes Town

The Grand Master Palace in Rhodes Town, Greece, is a captivating piece of history you won’t want to miss. Constructed in the 14th century by the Knights of St. John, this impressive fortress boasts grand rooms, stunning mosaics, and intriguing medieval artifacts. As you wander through its halls, you’ll be transported back in time, marveling at the architecture and rich history. The palace’s commanding views over Rhodes Town add to its allure, making it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in history, architecture, or simply enjoying a unique travel experience.

Street of the Knights

If you walk down the street from the Grand Master Palace, you’re at the Street of the Knights. This cobblestone street dates back to medieval times and is lined with impressive buildings once used by the Knights of St. John. Each building represents a different “inn” for knights from various countries. Walking down this well-preserved street, you’ll feel the medieval atmosphere and imagine the knights who once roamed here. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the past, perfect for a stroll while exploring the historic old town of Rhodes.

Archeological Museum, Rhodes Town

If you’ve walked down the Street of the Knights from the Palace, you can find the Archeological museum of Rhodes on your right hand side. It is a treasure trove of ancient artifacts. Housed in a beautiful medieval building that was once a hospital for the Knights of St. John, it showcases a wide range of items from Rhodes’ rich history. You’ll find everything from intricate mosaics and sculptures to pottery and jewelry. The peaceful garden courtyard is a lovely spot to relax after exploring the exhibits. Make sure to spot the Aphrodite of Rhodes, a very well preserved marble sculpture.

Koskinou Village

Koskinou village in Rhodes, Greece, is a charming spot known for its colorful houses and narrow, winding streets. This traditional village offers a glimpse into authentic Greek life with its beautifully decorated doorways and vibrant gardens. The locals are friendly, and you can enjoy delicious Greek cuisine at the cozy tavernas. Walking through Koskinou, you’ll love the mix of old-world charm and relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. It’s a perfect place to experience the culture and beauty of Rhodes away from the busy tourist spots.

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Kallithea Springs

Kallithea Springs is a stunning spot known for its beautiful architecture and relaxing atmosphere. Built in the 1920s, the historic spa features elegant mosaics, lush gardens, and crystal-clear waters. It’s a great place to unwind, and swim or snorkel in the inviting sea. You can also explore the scenic surroundings. It’s no longer in use as a spring, so you can walk around the premises. Kallithea Springs offers a perfect blend of history, nature, and relaxation.

Anthony Quinn Bay

Anthony Quinn Bay in Rhodes, Greece, is a breathtaking spot named after the famous actor who loved it here. This beautiful bay features crystal-clear turquoise waters surrounded by rocky cliffs and lush greenery. It’s perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing on the small but scenic beach. The underwater world is vibrant, making it a favorite for divers too.

Lindos Acropolis

One of the top sights on Rhodes, Greece is The Lindos Acropolis. It is a must-see historical site perched high on a hill. It offers stunning views of the sea and the village below. This ancient ruin includes the Temple of Athena, a medieval castle, and impressive Hellenistic structures. The entrance is 12 euros (you can pay at the door), but the breathtaking scenery and fascinating history make it well worth. It’s a perfect spot for history buffs and anyone who loves a good walk with a rewarding view.


And not only the Acropolis is beautiful, the town Lindos itself is also well-worth to spend some time in. With its winding, cobblestoned streets it makes a charming and romantic little town. Filled with shops and restaurants (often with a rooftop), you can spend hours in this cute village. Park your car on the main road, where the busses also park, and walk down into the historic part with its pretty white houses.

Seven Springs

A great activity to do when you’re on Rhodes in Greece, is to visit Seven Springs. In this beautiful natura-2000 area you’ll have to walk a 186 meter long tunnel that’s only 2.5 meters high and very narrow. But after this adventure you’ll arrive at a beautiful lake area, and just a short walk from there is a waterfall running down from a dam. There’s also a restaurant with a lovely terrace in the shade at the site. And there are toilets and a small playground. You can also take a hike in the forrest surrounding the lake.
PS don’t worry if you’re claustrophobic, you can also take the path above the tunnel to arrive at the late.

Farma of Rhodes

Farma of Rhodes is a wonderful petting zoo that is nice for kids and adults. The park is beautifully maintained and is home to all kinds of animals. From ostriches to Indian cows and from lemurs to camels. What makes Farma of Rhodes especially nice, is that you can feed the animals yourself. There’s also a nice restaurant on the site with vegetarian and vegan food. Add up the super friendly staff and it’s the perfect outing if you’re visiting Rhodes with kids.

Bee Museum

Speaking of great activities to do on Rhodes with kids; you can also visit the Bee Museum. This small but interactive museum makes a great activity for the little ones. And adults too, as I must admit that I learned quite a few new things there. The museum is very hands-on, they even have a glass bee house in side. Can you spot the queen bee?

Wine Tasting

A great activity for adults on Rhodes, Greece is to go for a wine tasting. I recommend the Anastasia Triantafillou Winery as they’ve got a fantastic estate and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The winery is run by Anastasia, Nikos and their son Jason Zafeirakopoulos. This family-owned business knows everything about wines, and their own ones in specific. Go for a wine tasting at the estate, or even better: book a full vineyard tour. You’ll learn about their cultivation techniques and winemaking process. Then, you move to the outdoor bar for a detailed wine tasting experience. Next, you can join a cooking class featuring local ingredients, and conclude with a delightful multi-course meze (tapas) style meal in the outdoor restaurant, offering stunning views of the vineyard.

Valley of the Butterflies

The Valley of the Butterflies in Rhodes, Greece, is like stepping into a fairy tale. This enchanting natural reserve is home to thousands of butterflies, creating a mesmerizing sight as they flutter among the lush greenery. The best time to visit is during the summer months when the butterflies are most active. Walking through the valley’s shaded pathways, you’ll feel surrounded by nature’s beauty.

Looking for a nice hotel in Rhodes? I absolutely recommend the In Camera Boutique Hotel.

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