The most beautiful places to explore in Rhodes by car
Famous throughout the world thanks to the Colossus one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the presence of the Knights of St. John in medieval times, Rhodes is, with its majestic old town, the site and its many beaches of fine sand one of the most visited Greek islands (some will say too much visited especially in summer). Enjoying a mild and dry climate until late in the year and tourist and sports facilities to practice a multitude of activities, it is also the gateway to explore the Dodecanese islands. You can simply got the car hire in Rhodes and enjoy your time exploring. This is will be a perfect experience for you now.
The Best Of Rhodes
A short distance from the coast of Turkey (18km north) Rhodes occupies a strategic place in the Mediterranean and has always been hotly contested. The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent then hunted them and the island saw a dark period of Turkish rule for nearly four centuries (1523-1912) before being occupied by the Italians. It was not until 1949 that the island was attached to Greece. If the main attraction of Rhodes is the incredible old medieval town built by the Knights of the Order of St. John who settled there for the Crusades between 1309 to 1522, the island has many assets that make it it is one of the most popular destinations in Greece.
Lindos and its ancient acropolis overlooking a bay with turquoise waters is undoubtedly the pearl of Rhodes. Located in the middle of the eastern coast of the island, it is a magical experience that would make us almost forget the tourist pressure that has hit its many beautiful sandy beaches imposing resorts and denaturing the coast. To escape the summer at this pressure, you will have to go to win, on steep roads, the central part of the island and its mountains covered with forests or the western slope covered with vineyards and market gardening.
The city of Rhodes, in the footsteps of the knights
Rhodes, the most important city of the island, is a magnificent medieval city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. Surrounded by a splendid medieval wall with seven majestic gates, it houses the most important medieval center still inhabited by ‘Europe.
The old city is a victim of its success and is quickly overpopulated by the flow of tourists in high season but out of commercial streets lined with restaurants, bars and souvenir shops, it is sometimes enough to turn a corner to get lost in a labyrinth of cobbled streets with irresistible charm. And then we have to wait until the evening, when things calm down, that the excursionists leave the place, to discover all the magic of the city. Do not miss the visit of the Palace of the Grand Masters located at the end of the majestic rue des Chevaliers.
There are many other places that you can visit in Rhodes via car. So go for it and enjoy to the fullest now.