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The ruins of ancient civilizations stand at every turn in the namesake city on the spectacular Greek island of Rhodes, where the modern and the historic blend seamlessly together.

With a history that stretches back some 2,400 years, Rhodes City manages to combine a modern cosmopolitan feel with some of the finest ancient ruins in all of Greece. Explore its famous civilizations and fascinating past while relaxing in luxury hotels and sampling its stylish restaurants, bars and nightlife.

Rhodes was founded in 407 B.C. and quickly developed into one of the most important trading ports in the Mediterranean. It was occupied by the Knights of St. John, the Ottoman Turks and the fascist Italian regime before becoming a part of Greece in 1948 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

Start by wandering about the atmospheric Old Town. Enter through the Gate of Freedom, walk along the cobbled Street of the Knights and pass beneath archways and between stone buildings. Look for domed Turkish mosques, turreted walls, bastions, old houses and fountains. Museum Square is the place to go to learn more about the history. The Hospital of the Knights houses the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and, across the road, the Church of Our Lady of the Castle is home to the Byzantine Museum.

Don’t miss the imposing Byzantine Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, perhaps the most significant structure in the Old Town. Erected in the seventh century, this fortress became the headquarters for the administration of the Knights of the Grand Order.

Venture outside the Old Town to find Venetian and neoclassical buildings, such as the Evangelismos Church (Annunciation Church), Town Hall, Central Post Office, Government House and the Rhodes National Theatre. For a taste of local food, browse the stalls at the New Market, then meander along the nearby Mandraki Port and Murat Reis Mosque. Cruises depart from the harbor and offer views of medieval city skyline in which steeples and domed Turkish mosques stand side by side.

Walk among the trees in Rodini Park, where famous Romans such as Brutus, Marc Anthony and Julius Caesar studied. On St. Stefanos Hill are the remains of the Temple of Apollo and other significant Hellenistic ruins.

Rhodes City is an archaeological treasure trove. To get here, fly into the international airport or take the ferry from Piraeus.

Where to stay in Rhodes

Top Hotels in Rhodes

Apollo Beach
Apollo Beach
4 out of 5
Kallithea Street, Faliraki, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
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Nestled on the beach, this Rhodes hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Katafýgio Beach and Faliraki Beach. Anthony Quinn Bay and Water Park Faliraki are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
Great hotel, great location

"Lovely hotel, nothing to complain about! Super clean and nice rooms, good service. Also got gluten free breakfast, great! The animator team was super amazing. The activities were so fun. I enjoyed my stay and totally would go there again. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2020

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Naturist Angel Nudist Hotel - Couples Only
Naturist Angel Nudist Hotel - Couples Only
3 out of 5
18th Km, Kameiros, Paradisi, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
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Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Kieselstein, Stamatiadis Mineralogy and Paleontology Museum and Kalavarda Beach. Ialyssos ...

4/5Very Good! (68 reviews)
A good value naturist friendly hotel

"A wonderful stay in the hotel and we really enjoyed it. the grounds and pool are imaculate and whilst the rooms are a little dated, they are great value for money and all we expected."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2019

Naturist Angel Nudist Hotel - Couples Only
Mitsis Rodos Maris Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Mitsis Rodos Maris Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Kiotari, Lindos, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
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This family-friendly Rhodes resort is located on the waterfront, just steps away from Aegean Islands and Kiotari Beach. Gennadi Beach and Galoúni Beach are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (219 reviews)

"Great place, friendly staff and well priced - 5 Stars"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

Mitsis Rodos Maris Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
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Vacation Rentals in Rhodes

Sunday Hotel
Sunday Hotel
3 out of 5
Diogenous Street, Ialyssos, Rhodes, Rhodes Island
The price is CA $49 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 30

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is steps away from Aegean Islands and Stamatiadis Mineralogy and Paleontology Museum. Ialyssos Beach and Ixia Beach ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (76 reviews)

"The hotel is very nice especially for this price."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 23, 2020

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Castellum Suites
Castellum Suites
4 out of 5
Ag.Ioannou 8 - Nea Poli, Rhodes

Located in the heart of Rhodes, this all-inclusive aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aegean Islands and Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)

"Lovely staff spotless ly clean tasty food fab locationto old new town"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2020

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Filerimos Oasis Villa
Filerimos Oasis Villa
4.5 out of 5
Filerimos, Ialyssos, Rhodes

Situated in Rhodes, this luxury villa is within 2 miles (3 km) of Aegean Islands, Stamatiadis Mineralogy and Paleontology Museum and Filerimos. Ialyssos Beach ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Check-in was thorough and personalised, giving us recommendations and support whilst on the island. The villa was superb, really well fitted out with everything we could need."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 29, 2019

Filerimos Oasis Villa
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Reviews of Rhodes

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TroyClarke

Nov 22, 2019

Amazing Island. Very friendly people. Very beautiful scenery. Highly recommend.

4/5 - Good

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Oct 16, 2019

Weather was amazing for October However felt ripped off in old town by venders Lots of interesting history especially in Lindos and old town

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 10, 2019

Very cool place to visit! And very kind people there too. I would love to return.

5/5 - Excellent

Bryan

Aug 26, 2019

We loved Rhodes. We were there thirty years ago and had wanted to return ever since. We enjoyed Old Town, the shops and restaurants, and Lindos as well.

5/5 - Excellent

Annie

Aug 5, 2019

It’s an amazing island that has a lot to offer we have been to Rhodes many of time and everytime we say how we can’t wait for the next trip. From the beach, food, people and the true feeling of being in Greece we will always be back!!!

4/5 - Good

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Jul 24, 2019

Summer is very hot and and sand on beaches are unbearably hot. Need shoes

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