Cheap flights to Rhodes, Greece
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Book a flight to Rhodes for a magnificent vacation:
- Savour the specialties of the local cuisine
- See the breath-taking sights at the Valley of the Butterflies
- Explore the Byzantine architecture at the Acropolis of Lindos
Northeast of Crete, southeast of Athens and just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey lies the island of Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, known as the island of the Knights. The city of Rhodes is located at the northern tip of the island and is surrounded by ancient and modern commercial harbours. Your airBaltic flight will take you to Diagoras International Airport, 14 km to the southwest of the city. Outside of the city of Rhodes the island is dotted with small villages and beach resorts.
Greek is the native language of the people of Rhodes. As it is such a popular tourist destination, English and also some German is spoken by many of the locals, so don’t you worry. The local dialect of Greek is quite different from the language spoken on the mainland and has strong Turkish and Italian overtones.
See and do
With 24 centuries of history, Rhodes is brimming with marvels for any visitor. Historically, it was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. In 1988 the Medieval City of Rhodes was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a mosaic of different cultures and civilizations, filled with fascinating medieval fortress-like buildings, bastions, walls, gates, narrow alleys, minarets, old houses, fountains, tranquil and busy squares. Explore the magnificent Palace of the Grand Master, take a walk down the cobblestoned Street of the Knights, one of the best preserved medieval streets in Europe, visit the Archaeological Museum, housed in the Hospital of the Knights, and stroll around the Mandráki Harbour, a small marina where, according to legend, the Colossus of Rhodes originally stood.
Outside the walls of the Old Town lies the “new” city with its magnificent Venetian, neoclassic and modern buildings. If you venture further outside the city of Rhodes, make sure you visit the Roman baths of Kallithéa, a unique example of orientalised Art Deco from 1929, try the famous special pitaroudia dish at Afándou village and explore the Byzantine architecture at the Acropolis of Lindos. A most unique experience awaits at the Valley of the Butterflies, where thousands and thousands of butterflies flutter about.