Seven things to know about Rhodes, Greece
Where to go to the beach, take an aperitif, take a walk and sleep: that’s all you need to know for a perfect holiday in Rhodes
Legend has it that Apollo, the Sun God, chose it as a house and that it is for this reason that in Rhodes there are 300 days of good weather a year.
Net of Pollon and the other Gods, however, the truth is that Rhodos is an island that is worth visiting for many reasons, of which the climate (almost) always sunny and the temperatures (almost) always mild during all seasons I’m just a small (albeit significant) part.
In fact, Rhodes is a magical island, where you can immerse yourself in the ancient history of ancient Greece and walk through the walls of its medieval city (Unesco Heritage), but also change the beach and view every morning, choosing a day to lounge in a cove of deserted sand and the next day of kitesurfing and the most popular beaches.
Among romantic bays from which to watch the sunset with a beer in hand and craft shops where to give free rein to shopping, here’s all you need to know about Rhodes.
Located halfway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Aegean Sea, Rhodes has two extremely different sides.
The west coast, overlooking the Aegean (more rough), is characterized by rocky, rocky and steep cliffs and pebbles, while the eastern one (on the Mediterranean) is ideal for those who love sandy beaches that fade into the sea with a long beach.
In addition to this there are many coves and each beach is different from the other, which is why it is worth renting a car (the island is too big to be turned by scooter) and explore the area to discover the various aspects.
Keep in mind that the air temperature is mild for almost 12 months a year, on the other hand the sea remains cool even in summer.
In general the most beautiful beaches are located on the North East side of the island, between the city of Rhodes and Lindos.
The most famous beach of Rhodes is known as Antony Quinn Bay (but it is called Faliraki), an inlet between the rocks with crystal clear water and incredible colors (the beach is rocky, but equipped, and with 10 euros you take two sunbeds and a Beach umbrella).
Prassonissi is an isthmus of sand frequented by lovers of sports with sailing, because it is extremely windy (and so here is where all the fans of surfing, windsurfing and kiting), but it is an incredibly beautiful beach, which is worth being seen also by those who do not intend to get up from the towel.
Special mention, then, for the beach of Rhodes, which has nothing exceptional in itself, but is located at the point where they join the two seas (Aegean and Mediterranean) and with certain lighting conditions from here you can see a line that divides them.
Lindos is without a doubt the most beautiful thing you will see in Rhodes. It is an evocative country, candid and in which one breathes the air of summer and vacation that only the lime paint of the Greek alleys manages to transmit with such simplicity and immediacy to the brain.
Topped by a fortress and surrounded by a bay to the north and a small beach to the south, the white-washed village is located on the east coast of the island and is ideal for a walk at any time of the day.
Park in the square at the entrance of the village and go into the pedestrian center: dozens of streets full of beautiful craft shops and cafes where you can wait while you climb to the castle fortress where stands the Acropolis.
On the road, uphill or downhill, stop for a restorative break in one of the many bars, clubs and restaurants with the rooftop terrace, where you can sit at a table under the shade of plants.
Do not miss a visit to the Church of Panagia, a small church in the middle of the village entirely covered with frescoes.
It could be said that all the streets of Lindos lead to the Acropolis, but the truth is that it is only valid if the roads that go uphill are always chosen at the crossroads.
In fact, in the middle of the village there is a path that goes up to the fortress-castle fortified by the Knights, where there are the Acropolis and the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia, dating back to 300 BC.
You can decide to go up a donkey (there is a deposit in the village impossible not to notice), or to walk a path with 300 steps – more than passable without great effort, unless in life you do not want to try the the thrill of riding a donkey.
Once up, you will have the feeling of dominating the world, with a breathtaking 360 ° panorama.