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Guide to Rhodes Island

A heady mix of old and new with rugged natural beauty.

Known in Greece as the ‘sun island’, Rhodes basks in the suns rays for more than 300 days of the year. This is just one of the reasons it has long been a favourite with writers, painters and visitors who travel from far and wide to experience the islands beautiful coastline and rich cultural heritage.

For charterers who are looking for clear warm waters to swim in and pristine beaches to relax on by day and some lively nighttime revelry once the sun has gone down, Rhodes is the perfect superyacht destination. It is the largest of the beautiful Dodecanese Island group and surrounded by the inviting waters of the Aegean Sea. While in recent years it has developed a party island reputation, its spectacular interior landscapes, fantastic atmosphere and significant local history ensures there is much to do and see.

Rhodes’ turbulent history has left behind a scattering of stunning relics throughout the island and is famed for its magnificent Colossus of Rhodes which stood 30m high and is now considered one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. The medieval walled old town that lies at the heart of the capital, Rhodes Town, has been awarded a place on the coveted UNESCO World Heritage List with its minarets, palm trees and sandstone architecture. From Byzantine museums and the Mosque of Suleiman to the uplifting Valley of the Butterflies, there is an abundance of offerings ashore that will keep even the most restless of travellers occupied.

The interior of Rhodes comprises of hills and low mountains covered in lush green forests and blossoming flora. Traditional villages wind into the hills and it is here that you will find tavernas that offer the most delicious and authentic Greek cuisine while the old cellars are certain to some some vintage tipples ready for you to sample during an al fresco lunch. Particular delights are the traditional villages of Lindhos, with its own acropolis, and the forested towns of Monólithos and Kritinía.

Alternatively you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the views of Rhodes coastline and beyond from the decks of your luxury charter yacht. Between the luxury resorts and glittering beach bars are long stretches of untouched sands renowned for their unspoilt beauty. The clarity of the waters and thriving marine life are perfect for snorkelling, such as St Paul’s Bay which is flanked by steep cliffs and lapped by rock-peppered blue waters making it perfect for exploring with children.

If you are interested in a luxury crewed yachting vacation in the clear waters of the Greek Islands view all Greece Yacht Charters which are available for private rental.

Reasons to Visit

Great for swimming, snorkelling and water-sports
Mix of busy and quiet areas
Beautiful Old City of Rhodes
Buzzing nightlife
Charming tavernas
Fantastic sandy beaches

Good For

  • Nightlife
  • Monuments
  • Shopping
  • Fine Dining

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