Rhodes Greece Cruisers' Travel Guide - Visit Rhodes Tourist Attractions and Beaches

"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?

Why visit 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.

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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!

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If you know nothing about the history of this part of the Mediterranean, consulting a good Rhodes Greece travel guidebook 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?

Does it ring a bell?

For all the rest, we'll take care of it right here at Mediterranean Cruise Ports Easy!

How to get around the old town of Rhodes Greece?

When you dock in the port of Rhodes, when it comes to getting around the town of Rhodes, you can both:

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's back streets.

Is it easy to walk from your cruise dock into the town of Rhodes on your own? Yes, it is!

Would I recommend it? Well, as much as going into Rome, Italy, or Pompeii on your own. You would be pretty lost in history layers over 2500 years old. 

That is why most people decide to take one of the walking/highlights tours of Rhodes town: they really do open up your eyes and add so much value to your stay!

Check some of the top-rated ones here below:

And this is just a little taste of the town of Rhodes tours and highlights!

Imagine, what's there waiting for you on the island that is the ninth largest in the Mediterranean!

What to do on the Rhodes Greece island?

With so much history to see and experience 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.

The town of Lindos Rhodes Greece is one of the most famous places and historical sights on the island and most cruisers will make an effort to put it into their schedule. Especially if this is your only chance to see an ancient Greek temple.

Here are some of the best-rated shore excursions that include Lindos in your itinerary:

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.

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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, the excitement of never knowing which century you might walk into when you turn around the corner.

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