Rhodes is one beautiful spot
Commanding the Eastern edge of the Aegean, it’s home to Wonders of the World, ancient and modern. Bustling markets, perfectly preserved Medieval towns and beach resorts abound – including the infamous Faliraki – but inland mountains and forests are a world away.
|Time zone:||GMT +2 hours (GMT +3 hours in summer)|
|Flight Time:||4 hours 30|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: Average maximum temperature: 19.2░C (24 hour average)
Get your walking shoes on and hit the streets. Although the original Colossus of Rhodes is long gone (since 224BC, in fact), the Medieval Town of Rhodes City is a modern day World Heritage Site.
Must eat at:
Ambrosia in Lindos is a smart and contemporary spot to come for lunch or dinner. Purposefully spacious – there are just 12 tables – you’re guaranteed plenty of attention.
Must be there for:
Rhodes City bursts to life on the last Sunday in May when a spectacular Flower Parade marks the official start of summer, complete with floats and flowered-up locals. It’s still technically off-season, so if you go, you won’t have to do battle with many other visitors for the best views.
- Crusader Castle is, as the name suggests, an imposing place to visit. It’s been standing guard over the island for centuries and dates back to the time of knights.
- Only the athletic should attempt to climb the island’s main peak, Mount Attavyros – and not in mid-summer. It will take between 2 and 3 hours to scale its 1215 metres, so it’s not for the faint-hearted
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Greece.