Sights in Rodos

by Niki Kefala
'Agios Nikolaos fortress on the Mandraki harbour of Rhodes, Greece ' - Rodos
'Agios Nikolaos fortress on the Mandraki harbour of Rhodes, Greece ' Porojnicu Stelian / Shutterstock

Rodos is one of the most cosmopolitan islands of Greece. It attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. Its charm stems from its long history combined with its incomparable natural beauty. Visitors have plenty of choices here but the major attractions on the island are:

Old town

The old town with many attractions such as the Grand Master's Palace, Mosque of Suleiman, the Street of Knights the majestic gates, and more.

Hippocrates square in the historic Old Town of Rhodes Greece
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Archaeological Museum of Rodos

Located near the port of the city of Rodos, and housed in a two-floor medieval building of 1489 which served as a hospital of the Knights. In the inner courtyard is an impressive sculpture of a lion devouring its prey. Upstairs you will find tombstones, engraved armorial and fragments of statues. Downstairs fabulous sculptures stand as the Marine Venus, Aphrodite of Rodos and the marble head of Sun. Telephone: 22413/65256.

Archaeological museum building at historic Rhodes island in Greece.
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Museum of Mineralogy and Paleontology Stamatiadou

The new museum was founded in Rodos in 2008 and is the only one of its kind in the Dodecanese. A total of 41 minerals that come from all over Greece are divided into three collections. Telephone: 22410/90201.

Museum Kastelas

The three halls expose paintings, furniture, sculptures and mosaics found in Rodos from the Hellenistic to the Early Christian period.

Museum of Modern Art of Rodos

Housed since 2002 in an imposing neoclassical building of Rodos. Its collection of more than 1000 projects are considered the best of its kind in Greece since it covers all periods. Telephone:22410/23766.


Lindos was among the three important cities of Rodos. Worth seeing are the Acropolis of Lindos, the Temple of Athena Lindia at the southern end of the Acropolis, the Propylaea and the Necropolis on the hill in front of the Acropolis.

Ruins of ancient temple. Lindos. Rhodes island. Greece
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Valley of the Butterflies

Is the most popular natural attraction of Rodos. Located in a beautiful setting with lush vegetation, waterfalls and springs, while the space is configured with wooden bridges, benches and ponds. Every year from June to September, butterflies gather here to mate, creating a colourful spectacular sight. Telephone: 22410/81801.

Petaloudes - The Valley of the Butterflies, Rhodes.
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Seven Springs

This breath taking location is still not widely known. The landscape is beautiful with lots of trees, springs, waterfall and pond with ducks, while there is a tavern where you can eat tasty Greek food. Discover it!


Located close to Faliraki, it is the largest park of its kind in Europe. It has everything, including swimming pools, underwater gym, a large variety of water slides and lifeguards of course. The ticket costs 20 euros for adults and 15 euros for children. The park closes at 19:00 during the summer. Telephone: 22410/84403.


The aquarium located at the northern tip of Rodos, is one of the finest of its kind in Greece. It gives the opportunity to young and old to experience the marine world by admiring fish, shellfish, turtles, seals, crabs, sea urchins, mollusks and others, some of which are threatened with extinction. Telephone: 22410/27308.

the aquarium in Rhodes town, Greece
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Kallithea Springs

It is one of the most famous attractions of Rodos attracting every year tens of thousands of visitors. It is an historical monument with striking architecture where you can see the hall of the Rotunda which once spurted its healing waters, but also several others, such as the beautiful mosaics. Located next to the sea, 9 km south of the city of Rodos, just before Faliraki. Telephone: 22410/ 37090, 22410/38404.

Kallithea springs Rhodes island Greece
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