Rhodes is famous for its nightlife, which offers a lot of alternatives. There are a lot of available venues for entertainment, from taverns and cafeterias, to clubs, pubs, bars, cinema's and even a casino. You can go for a walk and choose the ideal place according to the music you prefer. There are sophisticated bars for a relaxing evening and clubs for an extreme night with alcohol and dance. Rhodes' life is particularly cosmopolitan and the most popular locations to go are the Old City, Ialysos and Faliraki. In the Old City by the coastline, at Orfanidi Street, there are plenty of bars essentialy causing the street to be renamed to Bar street. Faliraki is a notorious place but mostly for young people who enjoy drinking a lot. Especially during summer the nightlife of Rhodes takes off and tourists have fun and dance up to the early morning hours.
A few proposals for your nightlife in Rhodes
Those who enjoy lucky games and want to play around with their luck should visit the casino of Rhodes. You can play roulette, blackjack and slot machines. The entrance is allowed only to those who are over 21 years old and they must have an identity card or passport with them. The casino is located in the hotel by the same name, in the centre of city, near Elli beach. Those who love risk and action will have a beautiful night in a very enjoyable environment.
If you visit it you will be surprised by the special setting! There is a swimming-pool and an old pirate ship. The atmosphere is exotic with parrots, palm trees and pirate shows. It is open from the morning and serves coffee and breakfast, up to the evening when is changed in a magic bar with loud, foreign music. It is located on the centre of city and it is waiting for you to live an adventurous experience.
It is situated at Zervou Street and measures 20 years of life. It is the ideal part for those who want to hear live Rock and Roll music. The decoration is separate and the atmosphere very friendly.
It is from the most famous bars in Faliraki, for the frantic rhythm of entertainment that offers! Abundant alcohol, loud music, dancing up to the morning, ongoing party! It is the hottest club for the youth and is synonym of absolute freedom.
It is a picturesque bar in the heart of Rhodes, near the casino. The environment is very friendly and well organised. Reflection Bar is famous for the big variety of cocktails that makes by local exceptional liqueurs.
Kelly's Irish Bar
Kelly's Irish Bar is located in Faliraki. It is the bar that combines customers of each age, under the sounds of Irish music. Two times per week plays live music and each evening is organised karaoke competition with a lot of prizes.
Paffuto Wine Music Bar
It is situated in the Old City and is a more sophisticated bar. It is popular for the special events that organises and for the exceptional variety of wines that offers.
This beach is located 22 kilometers south-east of the capital and is a calm beach. It does not offer a lot of activities and for this Afantou beach is not over crowded. The place is ideal for sunbathing and swimming in the clean waters.
Faliraki is one of the beaches of the homonym village and is located in distance of 14 kilometers from the centre, in the north-east part of the island. It is from the most cosmopolitan and crowded coasts and includes a lot of smaller beaches. You can find also a beach for nudists. They are very well organized, with umbrellas and sport activities. Around the beach there are a lot of hotels, taverns and bars available.
It is from the most exotic beaches of Rhodes and is located in distance of 50 kilometers south-east of the capital. It is a non-crowded, sandy bay, with clean waters.
Kallithea village and the homonym beach are located on the south-east coast of Rhodes. The distance from the capital is 10 kilometers. This beach is overcrowded, because it is famous for the medicinal springs and the italic spa. It is a magic place, with a lot of trees and you can find a lot of hotels and taverns.
Lindos is situated in distance of 50 kilometers from the capital. The landscape is unique and you can select between the sandy beaches and the steep beaches surrounded by rocks, according to your preferences. It is a calm bay and is the suitable part for family vacation.
You can find Tsambika beach near to village Archangelos, in the south-east part of the island. It is a cosmopolitan beach and offers many sea sport activities.
If you like the combination of hills and sea, this beach is the ideal for you. You can choose between two beaches. There is a small, sandy beach and and a beach surrounded from rocks accessible to the sea. It is located near the village Afantou, in distance of 15 kilometers from the capital.
It is a picturesque beach in distance of 38 kilometers south-east of Rhodes city. Agathi is suitable for swimming in the crystal waters and for sunbathing on the golden sand.
It is one of the most cosmopolitan beaches of Rhodes. It is popular because the location is suitable for windsurfing. It abstains only 7 kilometers from the city of Rhodes. The view to the mountains is splendid.
Elli beach is the central beach in the capital of Rhodes, near the casino. It is very well organized with umbrellas, sun beds and a lot of taverns. If you do not want to move far from the centre, visit this beach.
Rhodes, the island of Knights, has a rich history and has developed with the passage of the years, important culture. In the past, the dominance of foreign conquerors influenced the culture of Rhodes and the life of residents. Rhodes was the capital of medieval aristocracy and today there are a lot of impressive historical and modern monuments that you should visit.
The old City of Rhodes is the biggest medieval city in Europe. It is considered to be one of the most important monuments of world cultural heritage.rhodes knights road It is a very picturesque city, with narrow streets and buildings of traditional architecture. Make a walk around and you can admire the medieval castle, the gates, the towers, the squares, the medieval churches, the bridges. Of course, you should not omit to visit the Castle of Knights, the old Clock and the Acropolis, in which you will see a lot of monuments such as the Temple of Zeus and Athena, the Temple of Apollo and the stadium. In the old city you feel like living in another season and you will like it so much, that you will not want to leave.
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes was one of the 7 wonders of the world, standed imposing at the port entracne and the ships passed beneath it. It was a bronze statue of 31 meters tall that needed 12 years in order to be constructed. 66 years after its construction, it was destroyed by an earthquake, it was not reconstructed.
Lindos is another ancient city of Rhodes and is located 31 miles south-east of the capital. Lindos is the jewel of Rhodes and perhaps the most picturesque city of the island. There are mansions and narrow streets. Lindos Acropolis is almost so much famous, as much as the Acropolis in Athens. You can admire the ancient temple and the towers.
The Acropolis in Ialyssos is another eminent historical monument and is located on the north part of the island. There are ruins from the Achaic, Byzantine and knight's period. The Dorian temple of Athena, the church of Knights and the medieval monastery, are some of the most worth-visiting monuments.
Ancient Kamiros was one from the three most active cities of Rhodes. It is located in a distance of 22 miles south-west from the capital, on the side of a hill. The city was destroyed by an earthquake and today you can visit the ruins that were discovered in the excavations. Most ruins were from the Hellenistic period and belong to the Temple of Athena, to the ancient market and to Dorian temples.
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The aquarium is located in the New City of Rhodes and measures 80 years of life. Its aim is the study of flora and fauna that is developed around the Dodecanese Islands. At the exhibitions you can admire rare marine types, turtles and monk seals. If you are ecologists or not, you will be surprised from the unique spectacle.
Valley of the Butterflies
The valley of the Butterflies is located 15 kilometers south-west of the capital. The environment is very beautiful, because it is surrounded by hills, with a lot of trees and streams. Hundreds of colorful butterflies select places such as this, in order to lay their eggs. The valley is full of butterflies during the summer period, from June to September, which is also the peak tourist period. This fact is disturbing because tourists many times make trouble and the butterflies are bothered. For this reason, try to not cause a lot of noise. It is a very beautiful location for relax and there is a restaurant in order to enjoy a dinner in a shady place during the hot days of the summer. Finally, there is a shop that sells products that have a relation with butterflies.
The Seven Springs are located in a distance of 19 miles south-east of the capital. The location is splendid, with a lot of pines and plane trees and for this reason, the temperature is lower. There is a lake that is constituted by 7 springs and you can see geese, ducks and peacocks. Do not omit to visit this shady part and have lunch in the tavern with the panoramic view to the mountains.
Municipal Museum of Modern Greek Art
This museum is located in the medieval city, at Simi square. The museum of Modern Art is a not profitable municipal institution and its aim is the study and promotion of Modern Greek culture, to the local and international community. The museum includes 3 exhibitions: Gallery, New Gallery, and Modern Art Centre. There is a rich collection of painting, engraving and sculpture. The museum renews the exhibitions often and organizes events in order to inform the public for subjects of art and culture.
The archaeological Museum of Rhodes is situated in the capital of Rhodes. You can admire objects from the Hellenistic period such as vases, ceramic objects, sarcophaguses, statues. Here is also the eminent statue of Venus of Rhodes, that was manufactured the 5th B.C. century and it is the jewel of the museum.