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Unique Things to Do in Rhodes Island

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Last updated on October 18th, 2023 at 01:18 pm

Greece is like a place straight out of a fairy tale with its mystic spots waiting to be discovered.

As one of the largest islands in the country, Rhodes Island is renowned all over the world for its out-of-this-world wonders of nature, ancient archaeological sites, and lovely beaches. But what makes the island even more exciting is that this is also filled to the brim when it comes to activities that you can try once you start exploring the area. What follows are some unique things to do during your visit or your tours in Rhodes, away from the usual!

Visit the Waterpark

Rhodes Greece
Rhodes Greece

There are ordinary waterparks and there are also those waterparks that look like they are on steroids. For those who want to try the latter, the Faliraki Waterpark is guaranteed to quench your desires for adrenaline, fun, and sun. With its massive waves and waterslides and all sizes and shapes of pools, there will surely be something safe and sensational for every family member. In case you would rather watch the action from a safe distance, this is perfectly fine as well as there are refreshments and deck chairs available.

Experience Calm and Peace in Tharri Monastery

Tharri Monastery in Rhodes
Tharri Monastery in Rhodes

Found near the village of Tharri Monastery is one of the finest painted churches on Rhodes Island. This is dedicated to Archangel Michael that houses monks from all over the world. Beautiful olive trees surround the monastery with gardens that you can wander around.

However, the real highlight of visiting the area is seeing the chapel adorned with magnificent frescoes that were painted during the 12th to 14th centuries.

Just remember that visitors to the area are required to wear suitable clothing before they can enter the monastery.

Enjoy an Island Night Life in Faliraki

Besides the summer days, Faliraki is very popular for its hectic party nights. Just 12 kilometers away from Rhodes, You can look forward to having wonderful and fun nightlife there. There are dance clubs that buzz at night so you can always hit the dance floor until the wee hours of the morning.

Romantic Sunset in Monolithos Castle

Sunset in Rhodes
Sunset in Rhodes

Dating back to 1480, the Monolithos Castle is among the few castles that the Crusaders in Rhodes have left behind.

Monolithos Castle was built for the purpose of protecting the island from enemies and pirates. The castle is considered among the most unique things that you should never miss seeing during your visit to Rhodes.

The ruins of the castle are the only things you can see today but the place still offers stunning views of the beach as well as two islets opposite the coast.

To get there, you need to take the steep walk with its narrow steps. The views are truly spectacular from the castle and this is also the best place for gazing at a romantic sunset, the perfect way to end your day of exploring the area.

Wine Tasting at Embonas

Winetasting in Rhodes
Winetasting in Rhodes

The Greek mountain village of Embonas found at the very heart of the island is among the most crucial areas when it comes to grape production. This means that the village is the island’s main wine producer. Embonas is located high up in the hills so you can look forward to seeing scenic views once you get there.

This makes it the ideal place to visit for a wine tour if you want to taste some of the finest wines. But, aside from wine-tasting itself, Embonas is also highly acclaimed for its well-cooked and simple food. Roast lamb is among the specialties of the area.

The village thrives with life the whole year with the different tavernas dotting the place. And if you happen to visit in the month of September, Embonas also hosts its own wine festival.

Go Kayaking in Apolakkia Lake

Apolakkia is an exceptionally tranquil little village just about 40 km away from Lindos. This village seems to be built inside a ditch, which clarifies its name.  Lakos is a Greek expression that implies ditch. The second you show up here, you will feel you ventured directly into an old postcard.

However, the best of the spots come from the beautiful Apolakkia Lake and its glorious dam. The Rhodescape Adventure Park is found in Apollakia’s artificial lake. The European Union protects the zone and the whole scene is ideal for individuals who are looking for relaxation in the beautiful magnificence of nature and the peace of a tranquil spot. You can try a variety of activities in Rhodescape including kayaking, trekking, climbing, or horse riding.

Eat Traditional Foods at Poloniatisa Restaurant

Rhodes Island can cater to every palate as the place produces different products of top-notch qualities and its local cuisine is a true delight for all senses. Rhodian gastronomical dishes boast savory and definite tastes. Most of today’s modern Greek dishes were inspired by the cuisine of the Dorians of ancient times, with many of them still prepared using the same old traditions.

Traditional dishes in the area are mostly based on fresh vegetables, local spices and herbs, and olive oil, and the aroma of rosemary, thyme, spearmint, or oregano will surely satisfy your senses. And if you want to try these traditional foods, the Poloniatisa Restaurant is definitely the best place to be. The restaurant offers Greek, vegan, and vegetarian options and other special diets.

Eat Pita Gyros at Snack Bar ”To Steki”

While many people are familiar with Gyros as the Pita Bread wrap, Gyros in Greece actually refer to the meat while Pita refers to the flatbread used to wrap the Gyros. Pita Gyros is the bestseller at the popular snack bar “To Steki.” Don’t miss the chance to munch on this delish cuisine made up of other ingredients such as fresh slices of onion and tomato and fried potato chips.

If you were caught in the rain during the promenade around the Knights of Rhodes’ Palace of the Grand Master, make sure that you drop by the restaurant. Most of the guests of the snack bar highly recommend their mouthwatering chicken gyro, doner kebabs, and chicken pita. Pair these with juice and your tummy will be happy.

Watch the History of Rhodes in 9D Cinema


9D Entertainment Center Rhodes is the first ever cinema in Europe that feature self-produced and Hollywood films with a state-of-the-art 9D entertainment system.

If you want to watch the history of Rhodes in 9D cinema, this is the best place to go. This is where you can get the chance to watch movies with special 3D sound and visual effects, artificial fire effects, bubbles, rain, and winds, and even artificial earthquakes through lifelike vibrations. Located on 25th March Street in Mandraki, this is the first ever cinema in the Dodecanese with a thriving cultural history that spans 92 years.

Film technologists, historians, sculptors, engineers, and architects developed a one-of-a-kind space and equally unique production that paved the way for the upgraded entertainment services of Rhodes.


Submarine Poseidon
Submarine Poseidon

Submarine Poseidon gives you that one-of-a-kind chance to see the most beautiful and popular in Rhodes Town. It seems like everything in Rhodes becomes more magical when you view it from a boat. Some of the most famous sightseeing spots include the port of Mandraki, the supposed location of the Colossus of Rhodes, the walls of the Old Town, the Tourist Harbor, and Elli Beach.

Sitting inside an air-conditioned comfort cabin under the surface, the large windows provide a 360-degree scenic view of the Aegean Sea’s stunning ecosystems. Make sure that your cameras are ready once the diver starts entering the water to feed hundreds of fish of different colors swimming right in front of the window.

Whether you love outdoor excursions or history, this list of the most unique things to do on Rhodes Island only proves that there is a little bit of something for everyone here.

Wrapping Up

With so many one-of-a-kind attractions and experiences to choose from, Rhodes Island is truly a destination like no other. Whether you love outdoor excursions or history, adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion this list of the most unique things to do on Rhodes Island only proves that there is a little bit of something for everyone here.  So pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready to make unforgettable memories in this incredible corner of the world.

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