RHODES – GREECE
I visited Rhodes in 2011 and I still remember the fresh sent of the island: smells like sea salt. I chose hotel Africa for my holiday since the my budget was small. It’s very clean and the breakfast is included. As soon as I checked in, I threw the luggage, I got my swimsuit and I ran on the beach. This is the big advantage of Africa hotel, that is on the beach and near the streets full of restaurants, pubs and clubs.
Windy Beach ( where the is located) is made of white stones and the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. Here you can stay in the sun without getting a headache because the wind blows quite hard and you don’t feel your skin getting hot. Windy Beach is ideal for those who want to sunbathe in tranquility.
A few hundred meters further, after Rhodes Aquarium, there is another beach made of dark sand. This beach is on the shore of the Mediterranean sea. Yes, that’s right, the city of Rhodes has access to two seas, the Aegean and the Mediterranean.
My first discovery in Rhodes was Mandraki Harbour. Full of luxury boats , the harbour is beautifully decorated with three windmills and a lighthouse that was a prison during the Knights of St. John age. This was the place where the Colossus of Rhodes used to be before he disappeared. Now his place have been taken by two deer.
Behind the harbour is the medieval town. Medieval Rhodes is an exquisite beauty. His construction began in the 1300’s when the Knights of St. John arrived on the island. Made of bohemian squares, narrow streets, museums, chic restaurants and souvenir shops, the city hides ancient churches, rusted cannons and an impressive courtyard. First on the list and the most important is the Palace of the Grand Master, or Castello. When the night comes and the culture falls asleep, the new part of Rhodes comes alive with all kind of entertainment.
From Rhodes town you can take a cruise around the island. One ride costs about 35 euro. I chose the route Rhodes- Kalithea Bay- Stegna- Quinn Bay for the fabulous beaches.
I spent another day in Faliraki, a cosmopolitan place with plenty of taverns, shops and clubs, plus a beautiful beach with fine yellow sand. Here is one of the biggest water parks in Greece. If you don’t know how to get there you can take the public transportation from the main station in Rhodes town, or wait for the special bus of the water park. Here is the water park link : http://www.water-park.gr/explore/
Here are some offers for Rhodes – by Gulliver Tours and Best Tourism: