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3 Days in Rhodes: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

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As the largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, Rhodes' biggest draw might be its miles of pristine beaches, but there's plenty to do on the island besides top up your suntan and learn to windsurf. From exploring the ancient cities of Rhodes to sipping wine in a traditional winery, here are some ideas for how to spend 3 days in Rhodes. 

Day 1: Explore the medieval city
The city of Rhodes makes an obvious starting point for tours of the island and the medieval Old Town of Rhodes is the island’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enter the towering fortification walls where you can walk the legendary Avenue of the Knights to the hilltop Palace of the Grand Masters of the Knights of Rhodes, then stroll around the maze of cobblestone streets that make up Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited medieval city. Outside of the Old Town, go back even further in history with a visit to the remains of the ancient Acropolis of Rhodes, where the restored Temple of Apollo offers spectacular views out to sea. 

Day 2: Take a road trip
There’s more to Rhodes than just its capital, so take a day trip around the coast to explore some of the island’s many historic attractions. Discover the ruins of the ancient Doric cities of Lindos and Kamiros, take in the views from the grand medieval Kritinia Castle, or picnic by the banks of the shaded Seven Springs. Alternatively, head further down the coast, where you can clamber the rock-cut stairwell to the summit of the secluded Monolithos Castle and stop off along the way for wine-tasting at the traditional wine-making villages of Emponas and Siana.

Day 3: Hit the beach
You'll likely be exhausted from all that sightseeing, so make the most of your final day by soaking up the sun on one of Rhodes’ many beaches. Join the crowds at the Blue Flag Afandou Beach; stroll the cliff tops at the tranquil Anthony Quinn Bay or try your hand at kite boarding on the windswept Kremasti bay. Save time for a visit to the majestic Valley of the Butterflies too, which fills up with thousands of fluttering wings during the summer months. 

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Private Tour: Lindos Acropolis and Village

Discover the ancient village of Lindos with its stunning 4,000-year-old acropolis on a 4-hour sightseeing tour! With an expert private guide, travel to Rhodes’ ...  Read more

Location: Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.65

Private Tour: Valley of the Butterflies in Rhodes

Visit Rhodes’ Valley of the Butterflies with a private guide on a 4-hour excursion, and learn all about the island’s colorful, fluttering insects. After ...  Read more

Location: Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $64.84

Private Tour: Lindos and Rhodes Old Town Day Trip

Explore the poster-child village of Lindos with its 4,000-year-old acropolis, and then explore Rhodes Old Town with its enchanting medieval sights. The ...  Read more

Location: Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.43

Private Tour: Rhodes City Including the Old Town and Palace of the Grand Masters

Get acquainted with the city of Rhodes on a 3.5-hour private tour, and discover Rhodes Old Town — a UNESCO World Heritage site — as well as modern sights ...  Read more

Location: Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $57.21

Rhodes Island Tour Including Lindos Acropolis

Explore Rhodes’ natural beauty and rich history on a full-day island tour! With a local guide at your side, travel along the island’s scenic east coast, and ...  Read more

Location: Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.99

Symi Island Day Trip from Rhodes Including Panormitis Bay

Cruise across the Aegean Sea and discover the idyllic Symi Island and Panormitis Bay on this day trip from Rhodes. Soak up the sun as you glide across the ...  Read more

Location: Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.99

Lindos Island Cruise from Rhodes

Discover the best of Rhodes's glittering coastline and visit the lovely town of Lindos on this full-day boat cruise. After a coach transfer to Mandraki Harbor ...  Read more

Location: Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.24

Independent Rhodes Day Trip from Marmaris by Catamaran

Visit the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes on an independent day trip from Marmaris, with round-trip catamaran tickets and Marmaris port transfers included. ...  Read more

Location: Marmaris, Turkey
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.80

Rhodes East Coast Day Cruise with Faliraki Spa Trip

Soak up the sun and see some of Rhodes’ most picturesque beauty spots on this full-day cruise of the east coast. Relax on deck as your boat slips away from the ...  Read more

Location: Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.40

Marmaris Day Trip from Rhodes

Be tempted over the sea on this full-day trip to Marmaris from Rhodes. Relax on deck as your ferry boat cruises across the Aegean Sea toward Turkey. Then, with ...  Read more

Location: Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.99

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