The Telegraph | The best nightlife in Rhodes | November 2019

48 hours in . . . Rhodes

Day one


A hire car is essential on Greece’s fourth largest island, if only to touch on a handful of its myriad attractions. Rhodes is blessed with lush landscapes that alternate between flat seascapes and soaring mountaintops. Consider basing yourself on the northeast coast, which allows easy access to the Old Town, ancient sites and plenty of great beaches.

Today though, you won’t need the car. Schedule your time knowing you have a lot of ground to cover on foot in the Old Town. Pre-book a licensed local guide, such as archaeologist Portokalenia Vratsali (00 30 695 177 5048), and request a brief overview of the town’s vast history before embarking on your private tour. A combined 10-euro ticket allows admission to the Palace of the Grand Master, Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, the Church of Our Lady of the Castle and the Decorative Arts Collection.