If you were to visit only one Greek island, make it Rhodes, home to Rhodes Town. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and is situated just off the western coast of Turkey. The island of Rhodes literally has something for everyone and it all comes to a climax in Rhodes Town, and what's more, getting around is a breeze thanks to an extensive inter-town bus system.
Rhodes Town is situated on the northern tip of Rhodes island. There is the old part of town and the new part. Old Town is picture perfect; located inside the walls of a medieval castle, it will leave visitors breathless. Here you can wander through the beautiful, cobblestoned streets gazing up at gorgeous Medieval architecture. Rhodes Town is famed because of its castle, which was built by the Knights of St. John along with its fifteenth-century hospital. Apart from the brilliant and well-preserved knights quarters, there are also some ancient Greek ruins located outside of the city walls, including the legendary and controversial Colossus statue, which was supposedly once located at the entrance of the ancient city.
If history is not for you, do not despair. Rhodes Town is filled with boutique shopping stores and delicious seafood restaurants. In addition to all this a short walk outside of the old town, there are some fantastic beaches. Complete with fine yellow sand and warm crystal-blue water, the beach fills up quickly, so go early to avoid crowds.
Inside of the Old Town, you will find nothing but expensive, luxury hotels; a short walk outside of the city walls, it is possible to find some budget options. There are not many hostels in Rhodes Town, Greece, but they do exist; book ahead as budget options fill up fast. Head toward 28is Oktovriou, as this area is your best chance of finding an affordable hostel in Rhodes Town, Greece.
A bit further away outside of Rhodes Town, it is possible to rent a studio apartment. This is another affordable accommodation option, however you will have to take a bus into Rhodes Town. The bonus is, however, that it is easy to get to other towns on the island of Rhodes.
Despite its ultra touristy reputation, Rhodes Town is well worth the trip. It is a magical place that will ignite the imagination.
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