01st August 2011
With the best sunshine record of all of the Mediterranean Islands, Rhodes attracts millions of holidaymakers every year. As well as its subtropical climate, the island’s wonderful resorts offer a unique blend of old and new.
Rhodes Town is the capital and arguably the best location on the island if you want to experience a complete mixture of the old and the new.
The Old Town
As you approach the Old Town’s walls you are about to enter the oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe. Every street and every building has its own story from ancient times, making it a fascinating place to walk around.
Some places you must visit while in the Old Town are the Byzantine Museum, Simi Square, The Palace of the Grand Masters and the Street of Knights. After all the sightseeing you can stop at one of the many cafes or friendly tavernas tucked away in the maze of tiny streets.
The New Town
The new town is right up there with the 21st Century with familiar high street stores, good nightclubs, great bars and every type of international restaurant imaginable; as well as thrilling water sports and some of the best beaches in Greece.
Cheap flights to Rhodes are available all year round at Jet2.com. Flights go from East Midlands, Manchester and Newcastle.