Lives in Paris, France
Since Jun 2011
35-49 year old female
I am an American mom of 4 boys. We currently live in Paris France. We are trying to travel and experience Europe while we live overseas. We have made it to Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Morocco, The United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, and Austria. We have more trips planned. For our adventures, here are links to my blogs. http://lifewithmy5guysinfrance.com/ https://fabulousfindsinparis.wordpress.com http://lifewithmy5guys.blogspot.co.uk/
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Castles
Historic Walking Areas
Game & Entertainment Centres
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Start your day at the impressive acropolis: an extensive site that includes many structures such as several temples, a stadium, gymnasium, and library, to name but a few.
Next, head over to this medieval castle, which was previously a citadel of the Knights Hospitaller, including a palace, headquarters, and fortress. It is one of the few examples of gothic architecture in Greece and definitely worth a visit.
Located in the Hospital of the Knights of St. John, this museum features exhibits from the Mycenaean era to early Christian time, and includes various examples of the arts from the Knights themselves. The artifacts are fascinating, and the gardens provide a lovely spot to have a wander through.
Take a nice walk and get lost down the little streets as you wander around the Medieval City. When you are ready to stop for lunch, there are plenty of little tavernas to choose from.
After lunch, stop in at the Jewish Museum, which is a tribute to the Jewish people that were forced to leave Rhodes during WWII. Their ordeal is documented through pictures and documents about the 1673 Jews that were deported to Germany; 151 survived.
The Art Gallery of Rhodes contains some of the most significant and most representative collections of 20th century Greek painting. There are three separate galleries and plenty of masterpieces to discover — it's a must for art-lovers and history buffs.
As you head up to Mandraki Harbour, stop in at the Throne of Helios for a 9D experience! It's a great way to learn the history of the island in an interactive and informative way — plus, it's loads of fun!
It is thought that the great statue of Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood at the harbor entrance. There are also a variety of attractions to see, including the post office, The New Market Hall, Windmills of Mandrak, and the Lighthouse of St. Nicholas Fortress.
The crystal clear water, proximity to the old city, and great facilities — such as sun beds, restaurants, and toilets — make this one of the most popular beaches in Rhodes. A refreshing dip is the perfect way to cool off after your long day sightseeing.
Why not end your day with an unbeatable mezze? For an authentic Greek meal, look no further — the food here is home-cooked, well-priced, and delicious.