RHODES – WHY GO?
Over 300 days of blue skies a year will guarantee that holiday tan on the island of Rhodes, near the Turkish coast. Steeped in ancient history, Rhodes also has some great beaches to explore and plenty of buzzing nightlife, while being within easy sailing distance of neighbouring islands.
MUST SEE, MUST DO
Two natural harbours flank the rocky outcrop on which the old town of Lindos – all cobblestones and narrow streets – is built. There are great sandy beaches where you can try water skiing, wakeboarding and parasailing. Take a boat trip along the coast with a picnic lunch for a great day out.
Built into the foothills of Mount Attavyros, Embonas is surrounded by forests and vineyards – in the pretty village you’ll find geranium-covered whitewashed courtyards and amongst the pines you’ll discover a stunning medieval fortress on an isolated rock.
Head to this popular beachside resort for lively nightlife and golden sand – or explore its many beautiful churches in the daytime. Visit Agios Nectarios Church for stunning architecture set within a picturesque park.
If history is your thing, the island of Rhodes is crammed with Roman, Greek and Turkish remains. Rhodes city has the Temple of Venus and some good museums, as well as the medieval Street of the Knights, a cobbled street linking the acropolis with the port.
MAKE A DATE
See how many brightly coloured winged creatures you can count at Valley of the Butterflies, near Petaloudes.
Take a donkey ride together up to the ancient hill behind Melenos Lindos for spectacular views at sunset.
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