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Rhodes – explore the pearl of the Mediterranean by car
In Rhodes, fascinating natural beauty, archaeological treasures, great beaches and an intensive nightlife combine to create a unique overall picture. An island where everyone feels comfortable – youthful and family friendly, romantic and modern at the same time. The special atmosphere, sincere hospitality, varied range of excursion options and a diverse cuisine promise a divine time in this holiday paradise.
Our tip: Take an island round trip in a hire car from TUI Cars. You will find cheap car hire at TUICars.com and you can choose the right car that suits you. Then drive to picturesque bays, miles of sandy beaches or the hotspots for wind and kite surfers. On your journey discover picturesque places, fantastic views and the green interior of the island with magnificent panoramic highlights. In a hire car in Rhodes you can experience the most beautiful facets of the sunny island flexibly, independently and individually.
Petaloudes – Valley of the Butterflies
The island of Rhodes has more to offer than azure sea, ancient history and impressive sights. On a tour in your hire car from TUI Cars you will discover stunning landscapes and rare natural wonders. One of them is Petaloudes aka Valley of the Butterflies. This densely wooded ravine is a true idyll at any time of the year. A rippling stream flows through the valley, into pools and over small waterfalls. Wooden bridges offer pleasant resting places where you can enjoy welcome coolness and tranquillity, even in the summer. Under the shelter of amber trees thousands of butterflies wing their way and even swarm in the months of July to September.
The path that leads to the end of Petaloudes valley takes you to a former Byzantine monastery, an excursion on foot that you should not miss. From here you can also enjoy magnificent views over the green landscapes of north Rhodes down to the massive peak of Attavyros in the south of the island.
When you drive your hired cabrio around the bend before Lindos you gain a spectacular view of the prettiest village of the Aegean and one of the most beautiful villages in Greece. The Lindos Acropolis, a proud fortress from the Middle Ages, rises impressively, overlooking the whitewashed houses nestling on the slope over olive groves. Further below lies the tranquil, protected bay with its picturesque natural harbour.
On a walk through Lindos you can trace the history of Rhodian history: it is the oldest inhabited place on the island of Rhodes. The first signs of settlement on the acropolis go back to the 2nd century BC. In the Hellenistic period Lindos was home to one of the most famous temples dedicated to the goddess Athena, its fame even surpassing the temples in Athens. Later, the Knights of St John extended the ancient acropolis to construct the current fortress. Many small shops and craft shops as well as countless restaurants and cafés entice visitors to linger. Enjoy a leisurely and relaxed stroll through the lively village – the narrow and cobbled streets of Lindos are for pedestrians only.
The town of Rhodes
A stroll through the Old Town of Rhodes is a must on every Rhodes holiday. You will experience an extraordinary city with cultures from ancient times and a lively present. Simply amble through the historic quarter at your leisure to discover hidden gems. There is something to explore, to buy, to eat, to drink at every corner ... And even if you get lost in the labyrinth of winding lanes and alleyways, the next lane will unexpectedly lead you back to one of the main thoroughfares.
The most famous street is Knights Street, which leads you into the Old Town, where you can follow the traces of the Crusaders. The busy Odos Socratous, the main shopping street, will lure you to take a sightseeing tour. At the heart of the New Town, government buildings from the Italian era, street cafés as well as colourful ships dominate the scene. At dusk, when the lanterns bathe the alleyways in a pale light, the history of the city comes to life. Enjoy typical Greek food in the evening atmosphere to round off a fascinating sojourn in the town of Rhodes before you drive back to your accommodation in your hire car.