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Sailing in Rhodes: what to see around one of the most beautiful islands of Dodecanese

The island of Rhodes, also named "the island of knights", "the island of legends" and "the island of the sun" is a paradise island. Some adjectives to describe it: cosmopolitan and traditional, timeless and modern, but above all spectacular. You will not forget your trip to one of the most visited islands in Greece. Your boat rental in Greece and more specifically your stay around the island of Rhodes will give you unforgettable memories of exceptional natural sites, paradisiacal beaches, traditional villages and hidden treasures. 


A must-seee Greek island

If you don't know Greece yet but you dream about discovering the famous villages with blue roofed white houses, Mediterranean culture and postcard-worthy landscapes, we recommend you to discover the Greek islands and in particular the Dodecanese archipelago and the island of Rhodes. Located near the Turkish coast, Rhodes is the largest and most popular island of the Dodecanese archipelago with its 160 islands. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, the island of Rhodes is known throughout the world for having hosted one of the seven wonders of the world, the famous Colossus of Rhodes. Also, according to tradition, the Colossus of Rhodes was located in the spot where today two columns have been placed. At the top of the two columns two deer are placed that are also the symbol of the island. Also, according to the legend, the Colossum was so tall that the boats passed under his feet and that the passage closed at night. It is a fascinating legend for history lovers. 


The island of Rhodes is the ideal destination if you want to sail in the Aegean Sea. In fact, Rhodes has a mild climate all year round and is a perfect island to discover by boat. This destination has a lot to offer: ancient ruins, a lively nightlife, excursions and diving. The choice is huge. With more than 220 kilometres of coastline, you'll be spoilt for choice as far as activities during your stay on the island of Rhodes concern. 


An island with an infinite number of beaches 

The island of Rhodes is the perfect destination for sea lovers. In fact, Rhodes has many beaches of rare beauty and they are all different. Between rocky coves, golden sandy beaches, turquoise waters or deep blue waters, on the island of Rhodes you will be spoilt for choice. Among the most beautiful beaches on the island we recommend you:

  • Bay of St. Paul: This small heart-shaped bay and its caves are a true paradise for divers. 


  • Tsambika beach: considered the most beautiful beach on the island, Tsambika beach has golden sand, clear water and oleanders. It is a rather popular beach and it is equipped with many beach umbrellas and deck chairs. 


  • Beach of Agathi: it is a very popular beach for families. This beach with its golden sand is full of charm and its turquoise and clear waters are ideal for swimming. 


  • Anthony Quinn Beach: Anthony Quinn Beach is a small bay situated in the middle of the rocks. Be amazed by this pebble beach, turquoise sea and green hills.


What should you visit on the island of Rhodes? 

After admiring the beaches and coves don't miss a stop on the mainland. In fact, the island of Rhodes hides some real little treasures. The island of Rhodes is an island on which you should make a long stop. Here you will find the must-see places in Rhodes: 


  • The city of Rhodes: it is the most important city on the island. The city of Rhodes, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988, is a magnificent medieval city. Due to its popularity, the city is very crowded with tourists during the high season. We recommend you to get lost in the fascinating cobbled streets full of cats and wild flowers. Renting a boat in Rhodes, considered the largest and best-preserved fortified city in Europe, is an experience you won't forget.  


  • The medieval village of Lindos: located 55 km from Rhodes, Lindos is the symbol of Greek village as we imagine it, with its beautiful white houses with blue roofs. Lindos is an exceptional place where you can enjoy an exceptional view from the Acropolis that dominates the island. We recommend you discover to the city in the morning, when most tourists still are asleep. Let yourself be enchanted by this country with its unique, almost timeless atmosphere, before going sailing. 


  • Butterfly Valley: located in Pétaloudès, the Butterfly Valley is a unique nature reserve where you will find waterfalls, rivers, small bridges but especially thousands of butterflies living in colonies of trunks and leaves. Let yourself be tempted by a refreshing break in the middle of a small oasis of peace. 

Acropolis Rhodes

Thanks to the good sailing conditions in the region, your cruise off the island of Rhodes will allow you to discover real treasures. Between heavenly beaches and typical Greek villages, you will not forget your holidays on boat around the island of Rhodes! 

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