Three days in Rhodes: what to do

You’ll love wandering around the fascinating medieval town of Rhodes. It is ideal for sightseeing and has plenty of little restaurants and boutiques. Lindos – the island’s second-largest town – is well worth a visit, with its citadel and unique Captain’s House. Spend your third day on the road, exploring the whole island. Start at the Valley of the Butterflies, then head for the Kallithea Springs, Filerimos Hill and Ancient Kamiros.

The medieval town

Take a stroll around the medieval town with its little shops and cafés. A walk along the Street of the Knights will take you to the majestic Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. You’ll find several street artists painting in the streets around the palace. Wander around the town’s alleyways.

The Acropolis of Rhodes (Monte Smith Hill)

The citadel is situated in Monte Smith Hill, a short 3-minute drive from the town. Visitors to the citadel can see remnants of the ancient temples of Apollo, Athena and Zeus. The best time to visit is at sunset!

Seven Springs

The Seven Springs (Epta Piges) is a unique beauty spot located about 30 minutes from the town. You can walk under the trees and explore the tunnel that was built to supply water to a nearby village. Listen to the sound of water gushing from the springs and see if you can spot a ‘Gizani’, a fish native to the island.


Lindos is known as the “island on an island”. Have a stroll around Lindos and enjoy its winding alleyways and boutiques. Stop off for a coffee before taking a donkey ride up to Lindos’ ancient citadel.

The Valley of the Butterflies

For nature lovers, a visit to the Valley of the Butterflies is essential. It is an exquisite habitat filled with small ponds, trees and bridges. A walk around the Valley will take you to the monastery and the Natural History Museum.


Prassonissi (also Prasonisi) is situated on the southernmost point of the island. It tends to be fairly windy, making it ideal for windsurfing. Look out for its lighthouse, which is Rhodes’ only manned one.

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