Yacht Charter Rhodes – The Beating Heart of the Dodecanese

August 22, 2011

yacht-charter-rhodesHome to one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, this old town is today a thriving touristic destination for those seeking the old ways of Greece, with the added benefit of also being relatively close to Turkey.

Why come here

Made famous by the Colossus, yacht charter Rhodes, a wonder of the ancient world is still a lovely community set on a beautiful island, full of legends, history and, let’s not forget, lots of sandy beaches, just perfect for lying in the sun all day long with your friends.

The city is located at the northern tip of the synonymous island, which is part of the Dodecanese islands from the southeastern Aegean Sea, close to Asia Minor, which is why it’s considered a crossroads between Europe, Middle East and Africa. Throughout its long history, the town seen many cultures come and go with some vestiges remaining to this day, much to the delight of the hordes of tourists.

What to see

The main attraction in yacht charter Rhodes has to be the harbor, at which mouth it is said the great ancient Colossus once stood. Today, these gates are marked by deer statues on columns. Also very popular with visitors is the old town of Rhodes which was rebuilt by the Knights Templar (best preserved medieval town in Europe).

Other places you should most definitely drop by with your Yacht Charter party are the yacht charter Rhodes Archaeological Museum where you can experience 4000 years of history, the Byzantine Museum, The Museum of Decorative Art and the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

Where to hang out

Eating in yacht charter Rhodes is an experience in its own as the cuisine here is an eclectic mix of Judeo-Spanish, Turkish, Greek and Italian recipes and flavors. Dishes balance all kinds of meats (poultry, fish) with aromatic herbs and citrus that prove a hit with the visitors. Among the favorites are Hilopites (pasta), mousaka, pitaroudia and baklava, of course.

When it comes to shopping there is an abundance of choices the sailing enthusiast is spoiled with. From the paved alleyways of the old town to the huge malls in the urban center, you’ll find lots of places to blow your hard-earned money. Some of the most purchased local good include leather products, jewelry, carpets, furniture, souvenirs and replicas of famous statues.

Despite being famous for the wild nightlife made famous by the British young tourists who come here in search of parties, yacht charter Rhodes has also a more classy part of town where the respectable tourist groups can enjoy a night out. There are restaurants, clubs and bars with live music in the Old Town, either Greek or international, there are cafes and there is also plenty of dancing and even the country’s only licensed casino for all you gamblers out there.

So what can you do while in yacht charter Rhodes you ask? Well, apart from all the sunbathing, sailing and sightseeing in and around the island there are also lots of fun activities which include sports, water sports and water parks. Most sports you can find in all the resorts you can find here and then some, while the adrenaline addicts call the island “Surfers’ Paradise”.

Of course, being such an important cultural center, the city of yacht charter Rhodes has many festivals and events, especially during the summer months for the crowds when musical, theatrical and dancing events that illustrate the local traditions occur.

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