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ANTHONY QUINN BEACH
One of the most beautiful parts of Rhodes, the Anthony Quinn Bay boast gorgeous turquoise waters and a secluded beach. It's named after the actor Anthony Quinn who fell in love with Rhodes while filming the movie The Guns of Navarone and bought part of the island.
Perched atop a cliff, the well preserved Lindos Acropolis is the star of the beautiful medieval village of Lindos. The most stunning sights are on the second level of the Acropolis where the Temple of Athena Lindia and a 20 column covered walkway reside. The ancient archaeological site has magnificent views of the surrounding harbour and coastline and the contrast of ancient ruins against nature are breathtaking.
Located close to the village of the Tharri Monastery is one of the finest of Rhodes' painted churches. It is dedicated to Archangel Michael and is home to monks from across the globe. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful olive trees and the gardens are lovely to wander around. The highlight of a visit is the chapel which is adorned by magnificent frescoes painted between the 12th and 14th Century.
Named after its seven natural springs, The Valley of the Seven Springs is a lush green valley surround by pine trees with seven clear springs merging together in a lake. It's a nice escape from the Rhodes sunshine and the peacocks, ducks and geese add to the fun!
RHODES OLD TOWN
Rhodes Old Town is one of the oldest medieval towns in Europe and today is one of the best preserved with highlights including the Palace of the Grand Masters and the Street of the Knights. The Old Town walls remain in place and one of the highlights of a visit is walking atop them. From the moment you pass through one of the Old Town Gates, it feels like taking a step back in time. The cobbled maze of streets are lined with quaint restaurants and shops and it's easy to lose all sense of time and direction.
The Acropolis of Rhodes dates back to between the 3rd and the 5th Century BC and is located a few kilometers outside the Old Town of Rhodes. The site is made up of the restored Temple of Apollo, a stadium and a theatre. Although not as spectacular as the aforementioned Lindos Acropolis, the views make this a Rhodes must see.
Located on the east coast of Rhodes, the Byzantine church is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Legend has it that if a woman wanting to become pregnant climbs the 292 steps to the monastery and prays to the Virgin Mary they will be granted a child within a year. As a thank you some of the women have named their Tsambikos or Tsambika.
Asklipio is a small traditional village which we stumbled across on our drive from Lindos to Tharri Monastery and it was lovely to see life in a genuine local village on the island. The highlight is the Byzantine Church with amazing frescoes inside and a lovely bell tower outside as well as the hilltop ruins of a medieval castle with incredible views.
40km south east of Rhodes and 10km north of Lindos, Agtathi is another of our favourite beaches in Rhodes. The soft golden sands and shallow turquoise waters are perfect for some beach time and its off the beaten path location makes for a relaxing visit.
Kamiros is a well preserved ancient city in the north west of Rhodes and is one of the Rhodes city's mentioned by Homer. It was discovered under a wooded area in 1859 and consists of an Acropolis, a water storage system, a temple dedicated to Athena and houses which belonged to residents of the city.
The Valley of the Butterflies is a nature reserve on Rhodes which attracts an abundant population of Jersey Tiger Moth. They migrate from the Mediterranean in May as dry season approaches and remain until they transform into a beautiful moth and leave to seek wetter areas. During the summer months it is possible to witness millions of moths resting on the valley trees. The lush scenery is beautiful and the Valley is a nice escape from the summer sun!