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Destination Guide to Rhodes

Discover the beautiful island of Rhodes with Avis

Rhodes is the jewel in the crown of the Dodecanese islands. Like Crete further west, it has its own distinct culture and customs and could exist quite independently from Greece itself. From the magical World-Heritage listed old town to the glorious beaches and snaking mountain roads, Rhodes can offer the visitor a glimpse of all that is great about Greece.

Currency: Euro

Rhodes Road Trip

Starting at Rhodes Old Town, head south down the east coast of the island to Lindos and visit the stunning Acropolis. Then cross the island westward to the ruined Castle at Monolithos. This leaves you with a quite stunning drive north up the west coast of the island, all the way back up to to the Old Town.

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Top spots to visit with an Avis car

Sights

Acropolis of Lindos

Lindos is one of Rhodes' most picturesque villages and is home to the impressive Acropolis. Perched atop a 116 metre high hill, it is worth the drive to experience some truly ancient history.

Castle of Monolithos

On top of a huge, 300-feet rock standing above the village, is the ruin of a Venetian Castle built in 1480. Its function was to protect the island from pirates and enemies. Today, it offers stunning views and a glimpse into the history of the island.

Shopping

Byzantine Iconography, Rhodes Town

The studio of Basilios Per Sirimis is a must visit whilst in Rhodes. He is an accomplished teacher and artist, using traditional and natural methods to produce pictures for churches and families all over Greece. Pick up a souvenir painting for anything from €200 to €2000.

Activities

Moni Tsambikas, East coast

Inside this small white chapel lies an 11th century icon of Mary. It is a place of pilgrimage for childless women and on the monastery's festival day, women who hope to conceive climb the 995 steps to make offerings and prayers to Mary.

Afandou Golf Club, Afandou

Designed by world famous golf architect Donald Harradine, this 18 hole, par 73 championship golf course is a must for any keen sportsman.

Useful driving tips

  • A right hand side road system operates in Greece.
  • kph Motorways
  • kph Urban Areas
  • The Greek drink driving limit is stricter than in the UK. The limit is 50mg/100ml.
  • In Rhodes, the driver and front seat passenger must wear seat belts at all times.

Avis benefits for Rhodes

  • Guaranteed optional extras
  • Rapid Return available at most locations
  • Competitive rates
  • Peace of mind of booking with an international company