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In antiquity, visitors arriving at the main city of Rhodes would be welcomed by the gigantic Colossus statue — today, the Colossus is listed as one of the lost Wonders of the Ancient World. Rhodes Town, however, remains a welcoming harbour that rises gently above the azure-blue sea. Here holidaymakers can walk through the narrow streets of the beautifully preserved, UNESCO Heritage-listed Old Town, where only the local tourist shops remind you that you’ve not actually travelled back to the Middle Ages. Stroll along the old walls of the city, visit Old Town Castle and marvel at the Palace of the Knights, which was built by crusaders in the 14th century. If you’re still hungry for historical things, then feast your interest on the nearby Archaeological Museum of Rhodes. When the midday sun starts to really take effect, retreat to one of the cafés or tavernas for a light lunch, or kick back and relax along one of the many beaches that surround the oval island. One of the most scenic seaside escapes can be found at the southern town of Lindos. Here white-painted houses dot the hillside, which is crowned by the old fortress and ancient acropolis. Lounge by one of the many beautiful stretches of sandy beaches, have a refreshing swim in the clear blue sea, or wander through the quaint little streets of the village. The eastern coast of Rhodes is full of charming towns, while the landscape of the east coast is more rugged and mountainous. However, wherever you find yourself on the island, you’re never far from serene coastal stretches or a lively taverna, where you can set your taste buds loose on amazing Greek food. In addition to offering great versions of the national dishes moussaka and souvlaki, Rhodian cuisine is heavily focused around light spices and seafood. Tuck into freshly caught calamari stuffed with feta cheese and tomatoes, or grilled seabass, and sip a glass of ouzo while you enjoy your place in the sun.
At Fleetway we love what we do. We only sell holidays that we’re passionate about and you’ll often find us queueing up to explore the world through our own holidays. The Electra Palace on the delightful island of Rhodes is a firm Fleetway favourite both with our customers and us, and Borja from our Marketing Team has recently returned from a week in the sun at the Electra Palace. We caught up with him to hear about his stay and how he discovered the world for less by choosing to go all inclusive.
Greece is an overabundance of things to see and do. It's a true plethora of experiences. However, away from the much-travelled tourist paths of the Acropolis, Rhodes Town and Heraklion on Crete, there are many lesser-known gems that are hiding in plain sight. Here are five such suggestions for a daytrip away from the resort.
Preparing for a holiday means packing and knowing what to bring. Here at Fleetway, we want your preparations to be as smooth as possible, so we have carefully compiled a list of seven great items that you should pack in your suitcase to enhance your travel experience.