Rhodes is one of the top holiday spots in Greece. This mountainous island is part of the Dodecanese Islands on the Aegean Sea. The climate of Rhodes ranges from dry, hot summers to mild winters. Rainfalls are rare during summer, but expect sudden showers between months of October and March. Book your cheap Rhodes hotel online for the best choice of Rhodes hotels.
The first inhabitants of Rhodes arrived during the Neolithic Era. The island became a part of Alexander the Great's empire in 322 B.C. After the death of Alexander the Great, Rhodes traded with Kingdom of Ptolemy. The island dealt with Rome and signed a treaty in 164 B.C.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Rhodes has several unique festivals such as the Rhodes Flower Parade in May, and the Ecofilms Festival in June. The Watermelon Festival is held in July and there is a Donkey Racing and Agios Soulas Festival in July. There are a great number of things to do and see in Rhodes. Dotted over the island of Rhodes you can stumble across castles and forts which include the Castle of Kastellos and the Castle of Monolithos. Appreciate the beauty of nature by visiting the Butterfly Valley and Seven Springs.
Rhodes has an efficient bus network and the main station is located near the New Market and Mandraki port. Taxis are convenient and most of them wait in front of the Old Town. You can also rent a car, but most locals prefer scooters and motorbikes because they can enter narrow lanes and are cheaper too.