Visit Rhodes as part of our yacht charter holiday offers and embrace the beauty of the fourth largestGreek island.
This spearheaded shaped island which is 79.7 km long and 38 km wide is a great Greek island stop off which offers fun, history, sun, beaches and a fantastic holiday hot spot.
The island is steeped in history; as it is home to many points of interest such as the ruins of the temples of Zeus, Athena Poliados and Apollo.
The capital, also called Rhodes sits at the top of the northernmost tip of the island. There are three cities to explore, modern, ancient and medieval.
So there’s plenty to keep you occupied when you jump off for a day tour or a longer stopover in Rhodes.
On the approach to Rhodes you’ll most likely be greeted by a picturesque view of the massive old town walls and pretty waterfront markets that are packed full of exotic scents.
A popular place to moor yachts is the Mandraki harbour which is home to a tower; with a bronze deer on top on either side of the entrance area.
Lindos is also a great place to seek out; classed as Rhodes ’ second town and home to around 800 inhabitants. it carries a real flair and charm.
It has cubed houses which are set around the acropolis, these houses have kept their original historic cosmetics as the whole town is marked as a unique archaeological site, unique toGreece.
Chalki port is also a great go to place for those looking for more exploration that offers great photo opportunities and learning experiences. This area boasts pastel houses which overlook the horse shoe harbour. This port is considered to be a smaller version of Symi.
If you’re a music lover you’ll love this place too as it is famous for keeping its musical traditions alive and kicking (so bring your dancing shoes).
This area offers a real back to basics view of a Greek island as tourism is still growing. People who live here earn money from goat herding and fishing.
Rhodes is also a great place to visit as it’s surrounded by beaches and small villages such as Falkirk, Lindos, Cremate, Hadaka, Pekoes, Archangels, Fantod, Kokkinos, Amboina (Attavyros), Paradisi, and Trianta (Ialysos).
It’s also close to Turkey, so you can sail across to sample the beauty of this Med offer too!
Rhodes has a mountainous landscape which is great for those who fancy a spot of nature walking.
Back in ancient times, Rhodes housed one of the Seven Wonders of the World known as the Colossus of Rhodes.
This huge bronze statue once stood at the harbour. It was built in 280 BC, but it was destroyed in an earthquake in 224 BC. No trace of the statue can be found today.
Ather historical places to check out include the Acropolis of Lindos, the Acropolis of Rhodes with the Temple of Pythian Apollo and an ancient theatre and stadium, Rhodes Old Town (walled medieval city) and the Kahal Shalom Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter.
So book your Greece charter with us today by calling the Albatros Yachting team in our headquarters in Turkey on 0090 252 605 000 or email: [email protected] today.