Relaxing vacation to Greece from Rhodes island to Athens

August 1st-15th, 2009

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GREECE AND RHODES TRAVEL ITINERARY

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GREECE AND RHODES TRAVEL ITINERARY

WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO SEE IN RHODES?

Rhodes island is the biggest of Dodecanese archipelago in Greece and is a popular vacation destination for families and singles. We have chosen Rhodes island for our summer trip, because of varying landscape and attractions, from beautiful sandy beaches, to mountains and ancient towns rich of culture and archaeological sites.

Rhodes is interesting for families with children or young people, because of the available daily activities like water sports and organized excursions by boat or tourist bus through the island. The base for our trip to Rhodes was a small resort in Stegna bay, a charming place still not affected by mass tourism. From here, we had relaxing days on the beach and did several excursions all over the island, by rented car, tourist bus or chartered boat, depending on the itinerary and the things to see.

Popular destinations on Rhodes islands for day tour or shorter excursions, are small secluded beaches that can be reached only by boat, old charming towns like ancient Rhodes and Lindos with its interesting acropolis, the archaeological site in Kamiros, Sianna (a small mountain town) and Prasonisi, a place where the Mediterranean sea meets the Aegean, where many people doing windsurf and skysurf meet together from all over the world, because of the wind and the waves. Very interesting also the butterfly valley where thousands of butterflies meet together in summer for reproduction. This Rhodes travelogue includes also a few pictures of Athens, taken during a business trip to Greece several years before (we plan to visit Athens again, allowing more time, when it will be possible).



HOW TO GET TO RHODES?

How to reach Rhodes? The island is served by many scheduled and charter flights, from all over Europe, sometimes flying direct to Rhodes airport. Cars for rent are available once on place, in addition to tourist buses and small boats. Many tour operators and travel agencies offer complete "worry-free" trip packages including both flights and accommodations. If you arrive in Rhodes by airplane and need a transfer from Rhodes airport, you may book it from Click Airport Transfer.



WHAT'S THE BEST TIME TO GO TO RHODES AND GREECE?

The best season to visit Rhodes (and probably Greece in general) is the first half of autumn, when temperatures are cooler and when there are fewer tourists. Also good is the second half of the spring, although the water may be still colder than next months, however, this period is ideal for long walks and other land excursions. The summer months are not recommended because of the possible excessive heat and the crowds of tourists that take advantage of the holiday season in western countries. During the winter months the temperature drops quite down and occasionally some snow may be found on the mountains.



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GREECE RHODES PICTURES AND TRIP REVIEW

Rhodes red beach Stegna bay resort in Rhodes island, Greece <<-- GO
Stegna bay is located about 35km from Rhodes international airport and is a charming place still not affected by mass tourism. We did stay here for 15 days, relaxing on the sandy beach and doing many day tours on Rhodes by bus, rented car and chartered boats.
Church in Rhodes Excursions to Rhodes and Lindos, Greece, by rented car <<-- GO
We did rent a car, going first to Rhodes and visiting the interesting part of the old town. Then, we did go to Lindos, visiting the beautiful ancient acropolis and the beach.
Kamiros, Greece Rhodes daytour by tourist bus <<-- GO
A full day dedicated to discovering the island of Rhodes by bus and tourist guide. Visit to the butterflies valley, to Kamiros archaeological site, to Sianna, a small mountain town inhabited by just few people, before going to Prasonisi, a place loved by wind surfers and sky surfers.
Athens, Greece Day trip to Athens <<-- GO
Only three pictures taken during a short business trip to Athens, done several years before. We hope to travel to Athens again in future, allowing more time.

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