Welcome to the Island of the Knights
Welcome to Rhodes, the capital of the Dodecanese, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. An island that is ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday.
A truly blessed place with its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination.
Wander around its magnificent old city, surrounded by medieval walls with seven gates, and admire the Palace of the Grand Master, the most awe-inspiring building on the island. Take a romantic stroll around the famous Street of the Knights and feel like a holy warrior in shining armor or a noble princess. Peer into the historic past of the city with a visit to the Archaeological Museum.
In 1988 the Medieval City of Rhodes was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Mandraki, the (ancient) harbor
- The National Theatre
- The Courts
- The Palace of the Grand Master
- The cobble-stoned Street of the Knights, one of the best preserved medieval streets in Europe
- The Aquarium, one of the most important marine research centers in Greece.
- City Hall and the Governors Palace.
Visit stunning wonders of nature, such as the Seven Springs, the Valley of the Butterflies and Rodini Park, a green valley with running streams, small bridges and many peacocks, the trademark of the park. Get a deeper insight into the rich history of the island through your visit to the breathtaking Acropolis of Lindos and Ialissos as well as ancient Kamiros, which were all powerful cities in ancient times. Well-preserved castles, like the ones of Kritinia and Monolithos, are also waiting to be discovered.
By air: From the airports of Athens and Thessaloniki. There are also connections to and from other Greek islands such as Kos, Leros, Mytilini, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastellorizo, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete (Iraklion city).
By ship: The port of Rhodes has daily connections to the port of Piraeus. The trip lasts approximately 12 hours with intermediary stops at the islands of Patmos, Leros, Kalymnos and Kos. Rhodes is also connected directly to all the other islands of the Dodecanese and Crete.
Ways to travel:
To get to Rhodes Island travel by plane from Boryspil International Airport of Kyiv or International Airport Kyiv to Rhodes directly, or to Athens, or to Thessaloniki. You can also get to Athens or Thessaloniki by bus or by car. Travel by air or by sea from Athens or Thessaloniki to Rhodes.