"To cruise Rhodes Greece is more than anything else, like stepping into your favorite history movie about knights..."
I would say that Mediterranean cruisers always get more than they bargained for when they cruise Rhodes Greece.
Most people simply don't know what to expect before getting there.
Is it a small Greek island with donkeys being the main source of transportation? Is it a place where the only highlight is a visit to the beach? Is it a loud resort place? Is it just another place full of old ruins... and God knows we've seen enough of those. So what's there to do when you cruise Rhodes Greece?
Well, Rhodes Greece offers much more than seeing a pile of dead stones! To cruise Rhodes is more than anything else, like stepping into your favorite history movie about knights; their coats of arms still built into the walls and cannon balls scattered around the lawn like they were here just yesterday, protecting the town from intruders.
But also, Rhodes brings to life times when every famous poet, philosopher, sculptor or astronomer of antiquity came to study, teach or create on the ancient Rhodes island; evokes calls for prayer from the minarets, draws you into the shade of Byzantine churches... Rhodes Greece is like a different point on a timeline, all blended into one!
If you know nothing about the history of this part of the Mediterranean, consulting a good Rhodes Greece travel guide book before your visit will pay back multiple times!
Otherwise, Greek temples, Byzantine churches, Street of the Knights and Turkish mosques might be a bit too much to digest all at the same time, in just a few hours of your stay when you cruise Rhodes.
You might know more than you think, how about the Colossus of Rhodes?
Rings a bell?
For all the rest, we'll take care of it right here at Mediterranean Cruise Ports Easy!
When you cruise Rhodes, you can both take your cruise line organized tours or easily explore the old town of Rhodes on your own. Here, you will learn how to get from your cruise ship to the old town, how to reach the must see Rhodes sights as well as how to get lost in the labyrinth of Rhodes town Greece back streets.
Sometimes, it's these that'll let you get in touch with history maybe even more and let you have it all for yourself for as long as you want to.
Rhodes new town is another area you can head to if left with some time to kill or on your way to/from the town beach.
If you're looking for an escape from the flood of touristy shopping on the streets of Rhodes Greece or simply looking to buy a couple of regular clothing items to get you through until your cruise line tracks down your lost luggage, the new town is the place to go!
Would you like to add some downtime on the beach after your intense old town Rhodes Greece sightseeing? No problem, there's some Rhodes beaches within walking distance from the ship and we have marked them on our Rhodes map for you.
And there are some beaches you can reach with a taxi or with a rental car.
With so much to see and do in the old town of Rhodes, that's definitely where you should spend most of your time when you cruise Rhodes. However, maybe you've been there, done that already and now you want to see some other points of interest around the island.
You like to take charge completely and you're adventurous enough to go around the island by yourself? That's easy, there are car/scooter rentals just a few steps outside the cruise ship dock when you cruise Rhodes. Just keep in mind, Rhodes is not a very small island and you better have a good map!
And finally, we'll let you in on a few favorite places of our own we like to go to for a quiet cup of coffee or a nice lunch!
Although you might have taken your cruise to Europe because you've always wanted to see Istanbul, the pyramids in Cairo, or Santorini... at the end of your Mediterranean cruise you'll be more than happy you had a chance to cruise Rhodes!
If you're still young at heart, Rhodes will give you a heightened sense of mystery and adventure, excitement of never knowing which century you might walk into when you turn round the corner.
If you already know you would like to spend your day here in the hands of an experienced and knowledgeable local guide, here's a few suggestions for tours your can independently book online...
4. Capri ferry
10. Livorno Italy
13. Naples to Capri
16. Messina Sicily
17. Pisa Train
18. Visiting Pompeii
19. Pompeii forum
20. Port of Piraeus
22. Venice vaporetto
23. Venice water bus
24. Livorno map
25. Getting to Zadar
27. Walk Venice
28. Mykonos beach
30. Pomepii homes