Rhodes is the most powerful and largest of all Dodecanese Islands. It boasts of crystal-clear waters, stunning beaches, rich history, wonderful wooden valleys, a maze of cobbled streets and buzzing nightlife. There are so many wonderful and exciting things to do in Rhodes. If you are looking spend some memorable days in this beautiful Greek island, this should be really handy for you.
Following are some of the top things to do in Rhodes:
1. Get Mesmerized with the Beauty of Butterflies
Butterflies are beautiful creatures and the fact that their lives are short makes them more valuable. If you want to see one of the most talked about destinations in Rhodes, you should go to the Valley of Butterflies. Make sure you go there on August as this is the time of the year that Panaxia Genus butterfly migrate to the valley for reproduction. This is one of the most popular things to do in Rhodes.
2. Visit the Ancient City of Lalysos
Lalysos is an ancient city in Rhodes and it has evidence of occupation that dates back to the third millennium BC. Cemeteries and remains of settlements that date back from Mycenaean-Minoan time are also evident in this ancient site.
3. Wander Around the Seven Springs
The Epta Piges, also known as the Seven Springs, is a popular attraction in Rhodes Island. One of the most popular activities here is walking through that long (610 feet) dark tunnel. The footpath starts at the signed post going through the tunnel that carries a stream. If you are claustrophobic, you may choose the alternate route. This has to be one of the never-miss things to do in Rhodes.
4. Go to the Marine Aquarium
The Marine Aquarium in Rhodes is located in the island’s northern part and it has been serving as research unit and Aquarium-museum since 1963. This place provides natural living environment for a wide array of interesting Mediterranean species specimens such as sea flowers, reefs, clams, octopuses, turtles, decapods and numerous fishes.
5. Enjoy the Views from the Monastery of Tsampika
The Monastery of Tsampika is a small, Byzantine church, located at a hill top, which makes it a great point for enjoying some breathtaking views of the island. The route to the church only goes half way, the other half need to be taken up by foot – up to the hill going up 350 steps. Once there, you will be able to get to see amazing coastal views. This place is very popular with women having problems getting pregnant. Legends say that if a woman walks up to the church barefoot and then pray, she will be blessed with off-springs.