🇬🇷Rhodes Travel Guide 🇬🇷| Holiday Extras

🇬🇷Rhodes Travel Guide 🇬🇷| Holiday Extras


Welcome to Rhodes! Known as ‘Ro-dos’ by the locals, it’s
the 4th largest Greek island in the Aegean Sea and the largest of the Dodecanese islands. Rhodes has a long and enchanting history,
and today prides itself on having one of the best preserved medieval settlements in the
world, as well as a healthy amount of beach resorts that make it a mecca for sun seekers. The north of the island is home to its jewel,
the old town, while the south is best known for its natural beauty. On a drive across Rhodes you’ll see everything
from valleys to beaches, picturesque villages and, probably, loads of goats! And with 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s
no surprise that over 2 million people visit annually. So with that kind of popularity we had to
come here and see what all the fuss was about. We’ve been exploring the island to help
you make the most out of your trip. Coming up we’ve got tips on food, money,
getting around and language. But let’s start with our favourite things
to do here on the island. Spending a day in Rhodes old town will feel
like you’ve jumped into a time machine and gone back to medieval times. It’s the oldest inhabited medieval town
in Europe and you can easily spend a couple of hours here wandering around and getting
lost amongst the windy cobbled streets. (It says we’re here) Navigation can be difficult, so I’d recommend
downloading Google Maps before you go (Love Google Maps) to make sure you find the famous
Street of the Knights, which runs from the Hospital of the Knights up to the Palace of
the Grand Masters, a famous castle that stands tall and proud at the highest point of town. Having a local expert talk you through everything
you’re looking at is so worth it. I booked a walking tour with Rhodes Private
Tours and was shown around the old town and the port. Our tour guide Dimitri was so passionate about
the island, it was fascinating to hear all his insider’s knowledge… The level is a bit higher than the level of
the sea, so the intention was not to put water in, the intention was to create distance from
one wall to the other. So the Turks, all was built to defend the
city from the attacks of the Turkish, it was the new military power of the 15th century. Then they had to go down across this mote
and cover, go up then behind is another moat, then again up, it was impossible to be invaded,
the place. So no visit to Rodos would be complete without
a trip to the beach. There’s a bunch of beaches here and we’ve
come to check out Elle beach, which is quite popular with tourists. There’s a load of hotels, bars, restaurants
here. It’s a pebbly beach, but what’s quite
cool about it is that there’s a diving platform right in the middle of the sea that you’ve
got to swim out to. In 2017 Greece ranked second in the world
for the quality of its beaches on the Blue Flag scheme and there are plenty to choose
from. But, named after the famous actor, my favourite
beach on the island has to be Anthony Quinn Bay. With its crystal clear, emerald waters and
lush green vegetation, it’s totally my kind of paradise. The valley is named after the thousands of
butterflies which set up camp here in the summer, enticed by the vanilla scented Oriental
Sweetgum trees. It’s one of the island’s beauty spots,
with it’s green canopy, streams, ponds and waterfalls, making for a serene alternative
to a day at the beach. It’s tourist friendly with a café and a
shop, and all the paths and bridges are constructed harmoniously within their environment, so
I’d suggest wearing comfortable shoes. Lindos is a picturesque, ancient village nestled
at the foot of a steep rock, and is surrounded by gorgeous coastline. It’s a great place to wander around the
souvenir filled, chochlaki pebbled streets or stop for lunch at one of the roof top restaurants. Proudly overlooking the village stands a centuries-old
acropolis, home to the famous temple of Athena. We spotted some kayaks by the beach, so obviously,
we had to go do it! So we’re currently in the middle of the
sea, having a little kayak session and it’s lovely, the water is so crystal clear, it’s
beautiful. It’s also a great way to see the island
from a different perspective. We rented from Lindos beach but there are
plenty of water sport companies all around the island so finding a place to rent one
won’t be hard. So one of the reasons I was so excited about
coming to the Greek Islands was for the food! And if you’re here you’re gonna wanna
find a local taverna serving traditional Greek meze dishes, and we have done just that! We’re here in Elle beach and it’s quite
touristy, so to make sure that you find a traditional Greek restaurant, just have a
little look inside and if there are locals eating there you’re probably onto a good
thing! So we’ve ordered some Greek Salad with Tzatziki,
fried courgette balls, fried potatoes – which are kind of like chips but they’re fried
in olive oil which just makes them that much better! And this is filo pastry stuffed with feta
cheese, drenched in honey… The Greeks are renowned for their mouthwatering,
slow cooked and grilled meats – but it’s also a paradise for vegetarians too. Everything we had was so fresh and colourful. And if you’re looking for something a bit
naughty… (Donuts!) Greek bakeries are amazing… and so worth
getting up early for! So an essential greek food that you don’t
want to miss out on is Gyros! It is everything you could ever want in a
meal. You’ve got pitta, you’ve got chips, you’ve
got veg, I’ve got Halloumi. You can get all sorts of meats, and I can’t
wait to get stuck in. So yeah. Planning to eat both of these. Thanks! No I need to do this! Spanakotipa? English is widely spoken across the island,
(Spanakopita?) but there’s no reason not to learn a bit of lingo before you go. (Skanapotika? Dýo spanakopita!) Plus the locals really appreciate tourists
making the effort. So we asked Dimitri to teach us a few key
phrases while we were with him. My Greek isn’t the best, so I need your help. Arriving you say Yasou. Yasou it means ‘hello’. How about ‘Please?’ Parakalo. It is kind to whatever you ask just say parakalo. ‘Thank you’ is more complicated. It is Efcharisto. I think the most important word in Greece
in my opinion is Kalimera. It means ‘good morning’. It’s a word that gives pleasure and costs
nothing. (Exactly!) And it opens up all doors. I mean it’s easy. (Yeah!) How do you say ‘Can I have the bill?’ Ton logariasmo, it’s complicated. ‘The bill please’, everybody understands it. So how do I ask for a gyros? Because we love gyros. Everybody does! And it’s easy. Ena gyro, parakalo. Kai Mira byra. (What does that mean?) And one beer! That’s what you need. And so what is cheers? (Yamas) So finally can you just tell us what’s your
favourite thing about living here on Rodos? For me this is the best place of Europe. I have lived in Paris, in Rome, in Barcelona,
in Athens, I’m Athenian. But here is the best place of Europe. It’s so small, so nice. It is safe. You leave your door open, and that’s the greatest
thing I think. (Okay) You just have to smile and feel the
sun. (and that’s all you need to do in life!) You don’t need any special thing. Hiring a car is the quickest way to get around
Rhodes, and the most fun, in fact you can hire one through Holiday Extras – check out
the link below! And here are some things to know before hiring
a car here in Rhodes.. To hire, you’ll need to be 21 or over with
a valid driving licence. In Greece you drive on the right, just remember
– right is right! At roundabouts… you’ve just gotta go for
it! In built-up areas the limit is 50 kilometres
an hour and on the two major highways it’s up to 80 kilometres an hour, but honestly,
take the roads carefully, because you never know what “traffic” lies around the corner…! You can park for free in most areas of the
island apart from the more convenient spots near the Old Town and in Lindos which are
pay and display only. Next up? Let’s talk money. So the currency here is euros and although
tipping isn’t a necessity it’s always nice to show some appreciation for the amazing
food you might have eaten. But if you’re in the more tourist areas
then do check the bill first because they might have already added a 10% charge to it. So anyway, let’s take a look back at our
spending here in Rodos! This gyros cost €3
This frappe cost €2.50 This Kayak cost €15 euros to rent for an
hour. Travel insurance for three days with Holiday
Extras cost £15. Car hire, also with Holiday Extras, cost £90
for 3 days. For up to date exchange rates, visit xe.com
or download their app. And as our time in Rhodes comes to a close,
don’t forget to subscribe for loads more awesome travel guides. So what can I say about Rhodes? It’s been a blast! We’ve had an amazing time exploring this
island. The beaches are stunning, there’s a whole
lot of history in the Old Town and the food is something else! I can totally see why people come on holiday
here and I can’t wait to come back! Yamas!

90 thoughts on “🇬🇷Rhodes Travel Guide 🇬🇷| Holiday Extras”

  • Hi India.. have been watching your Vids with the the Holiday Extra Sales crew for a bit. And have thought on many occasion..when will this smart charismatic lady ditch them
    for a HD cam, Gopro and airmiles… This one confirmed it. Love your style and you need to start your own YouTube travel channel an ditch the static, scripted nonsense.

  • Απόλλων Θηρευτής says:

    Γειά σου – Yasou = health to you / have health, γειά μας – yamas = health to us

  • I am going to fly to Rhodes with my mom in 3 weeks. After movie I am so excited. 😀 Girl is really great, cute and cool. Thanks for this short guide. 🙂

  • Rachel Ngugi says:

    I lived there for 4½ years, am from Kenya but the sun was way too hot for me. But Rhodes is a beautiful Island. Currently living in Germany and i miss the sunshine 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Dimitrios Athanasiou says:

    You forgot to mention that roads are crap, the driving habits of locals are very dangerous, weekly a deadly road accident and that the hospital is like a third world one of the 1950s.

  • Konstantinos Panousopoulos says:

    Rhodes had me so and so after witnessing the corruption of the locals. After the topaloudi rape and murder etc etc there is no turning back. Tsampikoi are just the worst greeks we have.

  • David Sugarman says:

    Wow! I really appreciate the video and all the great advice! Great video editing and I can't wait to go. I'll be there in Three weeks.. anything special to know?

  • People like you and videos like this destroy our beautiful island you are directing tourists on what to do before even visiting Rhodes, avoiding tourist areas?? And becareful of a tip charge? There's no such thing as that here in Greece we work 12 hours every day doing our best to make tips.. So yes tips go along way here, also maybe think that the locals go to specific places to eat because they want to avoid tourist.. Language isn't a issue here we all speak English and multiple languages. When you go on holiday enjoy yourself money shouldn't be a issue, very simple don't have money to spend don't go on holiday.. Rhodes needs our quality tourist back..

  • Karina-Marie R. H. says:

    I'm going in 33 days and i already have travel fever 😀 thank you very much for the short, helpful guide!

  • Hey, was just wondering – how much of the above (i.e. visiting the beach you mentioned) is possible in a one day trip from Marmaris? With the time constraints and alternative transport options (I don't think we'd hire a car in a one day trip 😁) would it be possible to do a decent amount of things? Thanks

  • Най-смотаните места по света – гръцките острови – 200 години назад, тъпи селяндури, жега… Просто е ужасно, ако живееш и работиш там!!!

  • Da Sleepybear says:

    STORY TIME : once soon a time last week we went to Rhodes at night and got lost 2 hours later we found our (rented)car we went back to labranda blue bay and said ‘GOD HEAVANS WERE BACK

  • Δημήτρης Τσομπανελλης says:

    Very nice review, also very lovely lady. Thank you very much, the island is happy that you like it, thats our aim.

  • The Vapor diaries says:

    Goosebumps when I see Rhodes.
    Just came back on sunday from there! I'm in love with the island and the people!

  • I’m going to Rhodes in a month and I was soo excited. But after seeing this video, I’m pumped even more😍 absolutely breathtaking!

  • Thanks for your video, we were in cyprus last year and this island will be our next for sure !!! Greetings from Malta

  • Christos Kataxenos says:

    when you want to eat Gyros(a good one of course) find a place with lots of Greeks, its the best way to enjoy a proper gyros. its a rule of thumb when you are traveling, go to places with locals, they know where they can eat good, so trust them!
    of course for all tourists, when you go in Greece, try to drink Frappe or Freddo Espresso/Freddo Cappuccino, Greece is too hot for a hot coffee, try our iced coffees and you will never regret it!

  • Harald Hagenaars says:

    @Holiday Extras Travel Guides: Which restaurant did you visit in 4:54? And where is the bakery? And where did you buy the gyros for 3€?

  • Η βασική ζωγράφøς says:

    Τελειο βίντεο
    Basic language:
    Yasou(hi)
    Yasas(hello)
    Ti kaneis?(how are you doing?)
    Yamas(have health)
    Adio(goodbye)

  • Cedric Jonkers says:

    Just got back from a trip to Rhodes. It’s a breathtaking place, with its crystal clear beaches & amazing views. Definitely worth the visit.

  • Syed Taimoor Hussain says:

    Best Island I have been to. Nice people, great food, great bakers, best beaches. You can find kosher and halal food both in the old town, however limited. Cheaper than most of the European cities.

  • Άντε ρέ φτιάξτε κανα δρόμο και καθαρίστε καμιά παραλία που είστε 200 χρόνια πίσω.Ρόδου Λίνδου χωρίς φωτισμό και ένα λιμάνι άθλιο χωρίς κάν έστω ένα λεωφορείο να μεταφέρει τον κόσμο στο κέντρο της πόλης.Και οι στάσεις των λεωφορείων?Τουρίστες από όλο τον κόσμο όρθοιοι δίπλα σε ένα μεταλλικό σωλήνα με ένα κομμάτι λαμαρίνας να γράφει bus stop μέσα στον ήλιο.Και άλλα πολλά……Ωραία εικόνα για ένα τουριστικό νησί.Εκτός όλων αυτών να μάθουν οι Ροδίτες να σέβονται αυτούς που μας κάνουν την τιμή και μας προτιμούν για τις διακοπές τους και να μην είναι του άρπα κόλλα (όσα αρπάξουμε) για όσους δέ καταλαβαίνουν.Αυτά που γράφω δέ τα γράφω από κακία αλλά αντιθέτως.Τα γράφω για να ξυπνήσουν οι αρμόδιοι αλλά και οι επαγγελματίες του νησιού γιατί άν συνεχιστεί η ίδια κατάσταση σε λίγα χρόνια η Ρόδος θα μοιάζει με ένα μεγάλο χωριό.

  • Emma's LittlePirate says:

    Don't wanna disappoint you hon but they always charge tourists more. 3€ for gyros is just too much, it usually costs 2.50 tops

  • Don’t forget to go to mc Donald’s on mandraki great Greek pita meal only 4.99 € please don’t be pussy wipe euxaristw

  • Mindaugas Kvietkauskas says:

    Do you advise renting a car in rhodes? Or travel by bus is as good of an option? 3 days are really only 90£?

  • Tsambika beach is so much nicer than Anthony Quinn Bay. It’s less crowded and Tsambika has beautiful sand, unlike Anthony Quinn that has rocks.

  • miroslav bevilaqua says:

    Sorry but when I start to watch this video I waiting special thinks, places what I can do in Rhodes but sorry, you way just in capital city and Anthony Queen bay. what about prassonisi beach, monolithos castle, ancient kamiros and also embonas village. And the best beach is Red send bech but never mind. For traditional food is also missing Mousaka, Stifado, Lamb steak or Goat. And so much more think. I living in rhodes just for few months but this isn't that guide information what I waiting for. Good luck with another video.

  • ΑΝΘΟΥΛΑ ΡΟΥΣΣΟΥ says:

    Επιτέλους καπιος καταλαμβάνει πος η Ρόδος είναι τέλεια
    😍😍😍😍😙😙😙😙😘😘😘😘💖💖 I LOVE RHODE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nikolaos Ouzounis says:

    Very good work…in 10 min video you guys presented more true information than other traveling videos in 1 hour.
    If you ever come back again…check the Agathi beach with golden sand,charaki,tsampika monastery view is magnificent and the beach of tsampika…seven springs is simillar to buterfly valley and you Must visit "piges Kalithèas" before Faliraki.
    Prasonisi also in the south part of the island…Monolithos…and much much more.
    Keep up the good work
    and that awesome presentation…
    Much love from the Fire station of Lindos!We are definitely following you guys…

  • Rhodes is indeed a beautiful Greek island.
    I went to Rhodes with my family and I was here for 9 days. The area I stayed in was called “Petaloudes.”
    I also visited the Greek islands of Corfu and Kefalonia. Thanks! 🙂

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