Rhodes, Greece Is the Perfect Place to Go for Constant Sunshine, Gorgeous Hikes, and the Largest Butterfly Reserve in the Country

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Planning a trip to Greece can be overwhelming because there are so many beautiful islands to see. It can be difficult to know which parts of Greece to prioritize, and what to skip. While all the islands are certainly worth a visit, we recommend spending a decent chunk of your trip in Rhodes. Don’t just take our word for it! Panos Constantinidis, CEO of Swot Hospitality Management Company, says, “What makes Rhodes truly special is its dynamic character — offering relaxation, a vibrant party scene, serene beaches with crystal-clear waters, and windier beaches for thrilling sea sports.” What more could you want?

Where to Go

Old Town

If you want to see an area reminiscent of the Gothic period, check out Old Town. This area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with cobblestone streets and classic charm.


This is the second-largest city in Rhodes and, arguably, the most beautiful. Built over 4,000 years ago, Lindos boasts streets filled with bougainvillea and Cycladic-style houses.

West Coast

This is the least touristy area of Rhodes, probably because it’s quite windy there. If you’re into sports like windsurfing, though, the weather is an attraction rather than a deterrent. West Coast also has excellent hiking trails, for those who may want a less adrenaline-filled activity.

What to Do

Boat Tour

Rhodes boasts glass-bottom boats that allow you to see into the water without swimming or knowing how to snorkel, making this a perfect activity for families with young kids. The boats leave from Mandraki Harbor in Rhodes Town, or you can get a private boat that will take you to the island of Symi. You can also book an extended boat tour which will allow time for diving and swimming once you’re out on the water.

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Rhodes’ weather conditions make it the perfect place to try windsurfing. Experts will feel right at home on the windy island. Even if you’re a beginner, you can still join in on the fun as there are plenty of lessons for those just starting out.


The Valley of the Butterflies is a beautiful trail that boasts tons of butterflies, as the name suggests. Not only that, but you’ll also spot moths and calming streams on the trail. Make sure to go in either July or August to enjoy everything this hike has to offer.