Rhodes island with Maria

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Rhodes island with Maria

What I suggest especially to my guests staying at the Spacious Breezy Boho Flat next to Rhodes Old Town.

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Around the House

Supermarket, Bakery, Pharmacy, Kiosk

Image - My Market
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My Market
Maria:Super Market 7 minutes walk from the house. It has everything there.
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Image - SuperMarkets Spanos
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SuperMarkets Spanos
Maria:Spanos has changed the name into Kritikos. Is a local super market, 5 minutes walk from the house. It also has fruits and bread. As you go out from the house, go right, at the end of the road turn left. At the first traffic lights turn left for Omer bakery or right for Kritikos Supermarket.
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Omer
Maria:Bakery 4 minutes walk from the house (sometimes is closed for two weeks in August but you can get fresh bread in Spanos Supermarket). As you go out from the house, go right, at the end of the road turn left. On the first traffic lights turn left for the bakery or right for Spanos Supermarket. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Theotokopoulou+14,+Rhodes/omer/@36.4368162,28.2209759,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x149561936afea61d:0xb402c535dbe3dc94!2m2!1d28.2219821!2d36.4375875!1m5!1m1!1s0x149561947730242b:0xe97cd49e13529672!2m2!1d28.2242571!2d36.4363869!3e2
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Image - Φαρμακείο Αλαφάκης Γεώργιος
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Φαρμακείο Αλαφάκης Γεώργιος
Maria:As you go out of the house, you go on your right and in 50 meters you will find the pharmacy.
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Image - Λαϊκή Αγορά Πέμπτης
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Λαϊκή Αγορά Πέμπτης
Maria:Every Thursdays there is a Public Market with fresh local fruits and vegetables. Its a cultural thing in Greece! Just 10 minutes walk from the house, its open from 7am-3pm.
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Image - Taxi Station San Francisco
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Taxi Station San Francisco
Maria:This is the San Francisco exit, the closest entrance to the Old town. There are many exits and if you ever get lost in the Old Town, which is totally natural, just ask for San Francisco. Its only 3 minutes walk from the house.
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Image - TakisTaste
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TakisTaste
Maria:This is great sandwich place with many options and good prices. Why not ordering a delivery for breakfast! You can find the menu in the house flyers. Telephone 2241 070800
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Image - Mikel Coffee
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Mikel Coffee
Maria:This is a very poplular coffee in Greece, with options of milks other than animal. Its only 5 minutes walk from the house.
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Best restaurants in less than 5' walk

The best restaurants for Greek food are near by the house! Ask me to make a reservation for you if you wish.

Image - To steno
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To steno
Maria:Everyone loves Steno, perfect Greek food and suitable for children and families. Its just behind the house, on the little street of the church entrance. Opens 6pm every day.
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Image - Ta Marasia
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Ta Marasia
Maria:Traditional plates from villages of Rhodes and other islands. Nice atmosphere and tastes. Closed on Mondays and rest of days opens at 5pm.
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Image - GRINIARIS
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GRINIARIS
Maria:Famous for seafood and local tastes from island near by, interesting and unique plates. Opens at 7.30pm and every Sunday its closed.
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Image - O Core è Mamma
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O Core è Mamma
Maria:Just 7 minutes walk you will find an Italian pizzeria that we love. You must make a reservation even a day before I suggest. They open at 6.30pm and every Sunday its closed.
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In the Old Town

Image - Pizanias "The Sea Star"
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Pizanias "The Sea Star"
Maria:One of the best fish restaurants in Rhodes. In a nice square in the Old Town, 10 minutes walk from the house. Very close the Pame Antama tavern.
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Image - Pame Antama
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Pame Antama
Maria:This is a local meeting place for young people who are more alternative. Free style, exotic and music surprises. Try the Masticha Lime or Soumito (alcoholic drinks). French fries are really good here, as well as the Makarounes, a special spaghetti from Karpathos island.
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Image - Ρωγμή Του Χρόνου
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Ρωγμή Του Χρόνου
Maria:This is bar, a snack bar, or cafe. Its in a big square in the Old town, in a bar street.
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Image - Taxi Station San Francisco
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Taxi Station San Francisco
Maria:San Francisco exit is the closest entrance to the Old town. There are many exits and if you ever get lost in the Old Town, which is totally natural, just ask for San Francisco. Just 3 minutes walk from the house.
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Image - Hermes Grill House
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Hermes Grill House
Maria:In the Old Town Hermes is one of the best souvlaki that you can also find it open daytime. Just 10 minutes walk from the house.
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Image - Palladio gelateria
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Palladio gelateria
Maria:The best ice cream in the Old Town!
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Transportation

Taxi and Bus

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Taxi Station San Francisco
Maria:Just 3 minutes walk from the house at the San Francisco old town exit, you will find the taxi station. Have a look at the prices and the telephone numbers. https://www.rhodes.gr/taxi/
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Image - Busstation Mandraki
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Busstation Mandraki
Maria:The central bus station that buses go everywhere in the island. Its about 20 minutes walk from the house. There is also a bus from San Francisco taking you there.
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Image - KTEL Bus Station (East Side Bus Terminal)
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KTEL Bus Station (East Side Bus Terminal)
Maria:BUS SCHEDULE! Here you will find a link under the map on the right with pink letters where you can download or see the bus schedule.
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Image - Central Bus Station
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Central Bus Station
Maria:The central bus station that buses go everywhere in the island. Its about 20 minutes walk from the house. There is also a bus from San Francisco taking you there.
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Image - Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras" Operate by Fraport Greece
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Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras" Operate by Fraport Greece
Maria:Almost one hour to get to the airport at pick times. Normally in the winter is just 20 minutes! You can get a bus or order a taxi for 25 euro.
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Image - Taxi Rhodes - Pre Booking Taxi Service
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Taxi Rhodes - Pre Booking Taxi Service
Maria:Taxi to order and pay online if you wish. You can find the site under the map with pink letters.
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Beaches I love

Here are my recommendations for the best beaches in Rhodes! Remember to take the accessories you have provided in the house.

Image - Tasos beach
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Tasos beach
Maria:Part of Kallithea, its the 2nd beach after Kallithea Springs. One of my favourite beaches, although lots of people there, still its a beautiful place. Suitable for children.
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Image - Oasis Beach
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Oasis Beach
Maria:Part of Kallithea, its the 3rd beach after Kallithea Springs. Beautiful place, nice beach bar with music and lots of young people as well. There is also a taverna there.
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Image - Anthony Quinn Bay
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Anthony Quinn Bay
Maria:Amazing beach, lots of people but still beautiful. After 2pm there is shadow in the beach. You can snorkel and listen to many Italian visitors! :)
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Image - Tsambika Beach
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Tsambika Beach
Maria:Bit further, about 40 minutes by car, its a nice sandy beach, shallow warm waters, suitable for children too. If its windy from this side of the island I do not recommend it!
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Image - Saint Paul's Beach
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Saint Paul's Beach
Maria:Next to Lindos you will find this beautiful beach!
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Image - Kallithea Springs
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Kallithea Springs
Maria:At the monument of the springs you will also find one of the best waters in Rhodes. Take the snorkeling gear and explore the rocks and the deep blues of this beach.
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Image - Rhodes Aquarium
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Rhodes Aquarium
Maria:The beach close to the Aquarium is suitable for a quick swim. Its 30 minutes walk from the house and although commercial, it has fish to snorkel and clear waters! Suitable for children.
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Image - Santa Marina Beach
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Santa Marina Beach
Maria:Small beach with a big beach bar next to the sea. It's about 10 minutes by car, the first beat you find after leaving Rhodes town. Mood for party with loud music and drinks!
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For a Walk

Feeling romantic?

Image - Kato Petres Beach
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Kato Petres Beach
Maria:Take a walk at the wild nature, nice sunset and you can also swim there although its usually bit wavy. Its about 25 minutes walk from the house.
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Image - Rodini Park
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Rodini Park
Maria:Archeological natural park used in the ancient times as a sacred place. Its perfect for enjoying a cool day. 25 minutes walk from the house.
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Image - Acropolis of Rhodes
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Acropolis of Rhodes
Maria:Anytime you visit this place its always magical. You can do jogging in the ancient stadium or you can walk up to the edge of the cliff, at the road, to find a spot to watch the sunset with the view.
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Image - Mandraki Port
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Mandraki Port
Maria:Lots of people enjoy this walk, full of little boats, of everyday trips and fresh juice. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen.
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Sightseeings in Nature

Places for nice walks to explore the nature

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Filerimos
Maria:Less than half an hour by car you can get up to Filerimos hill where you will see lots of peacocks, nice view and the Italian sense of christian religion.
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Image - The Valley of the Butterflies
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The Valley of the Butterflies
Maria:The famous butterflies valley of Rhodes! Nice walk especially in a hot day! This is their home so have in mind that they need silence to live.
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Image - Seven Springs
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Seven Springs
Maria:An exciting place where you can explore nature and also have a kind of scary walk in a tunnel! Its an exciting adventure!
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Nightlife in Rhodes

Bars that locals visit

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Legends Rock Bar
Maria:Rock bar in the old town with live music.
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Image - The Walk Inn
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The Walk Inn
Maria:Its a pizzeria but also a bar. Some nights there is live music either greek or international.
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Image - Cafe Boheme
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Cafe Boheme
Maria:Nice bar with cool music and sometimes with live bands. Its where you can find lots of locals.
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Image - Myga
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Myga
Maria:Cafe and bar with really good music.
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Orfanidou
Maria:Orfanidou street is the touristic night life full of bars, sex shops, wild young people and lots lots of alcohol! :)
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Cheap Fish

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Aegean Fish
Maria:You can eat in or take away, or you can buy fresh fish to cook it at home. I suggest to choose your fresh fish (try the tsipoura) and ask them to grill it. Take a salad on the side and nothing more. The already cooked food is not the best choice in this restaurant. The fish is great though and cheap.
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Image - Thalassinos Kipos
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Thalassinos Kipos
Maria:You can take away a cooked fish or you can buy a fresh one to cook it a home. They have a good offer of cooked fish, one tsipoura (big enough for one person) with some rice and salad for 8 euro!
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Best Souvlaki i suggest

You can find everywhere souvlaki (kebab) but here are my suggestions, where the locals eat!

Image - Titania all barbecued
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Titania all barbecued
Maria:Very good souvlaki and sweet atmosphere. Its about 15 minutes walk from the house.
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Image - Poullis, El., & Co. O.E.
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Poullis, El., & Co. O.E.
Maria:Very good souvlaki, 7 minutes walk from the house and they also do delivery! As you go out of the house, go right. At the end of the street turn left. Pass the second traffic lights and in 50 meters you will find Stani Sweets on your left or Poullis Special Souvlaki on your right.
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Image - Hermes Grill House
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Hermes Grill House
Maria:In the Old Town Hermes is one of the best souvlaki that you can also find it open daytime. Try the Haloumi Pitta one with a melted cypriot cheese instead of souvlaki meat. Just 13 minutes walk from the house.
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Sweets

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Ice cream and Sweets - Stani
Maria:This is the best ice cream in Rhodes! 7 minutes walk from the house, you will find their own milk, creams and turkish-greek sweets. It worths trying it! Its always fresh! As you go out of the house, go right. At the end of the street turn left. Pass the second traffic lights and in 50 meters you will find Stani Sweets on your left or Poullis Special Souvlaki on your right.
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Image - Palladio gelateria
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Palladio gelateria
Maria:The best ice cream in the Old Town!
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At the other end of the island...

Beaches, villages and sightseeings

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Lindos
Maria:Of course you know one of the most historical places in Greece, Lindos. A beautiful view by the castle on the top, nice warm beach and full of little streets to explore like being in a very greek small island.
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Image - Stegna Beach
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Stegna Beach
Maria:Nice beach, restaurants and great for kids.
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Image - Mojito beach bar
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Mojito beach bar
Maria:Finally a beach bar where you can feel a bit exotic in a local feeling.
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Image - Prasonisi Beach
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Prasonisi Beach
Maria:This is south end of Rhodes island. Lots of kite and wind surfing as well as a little island where you can walk through the sea there.
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Image - Castle of Monolithos
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Castle of Monolithos
Maria:Another castle with a sea view and not so famous as Lindos! Enjoy!
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Image - Kritinia Castle
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Kritinia Castle
Maria:Beautiful view on the top of the ancient castle and a sweet tavern on the bottom where you can try very local plates.
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Boat cruises

Around the island or maybe another island for a day trip!

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Symi
Maria:What about vising Symi island, a historical place in the ancient times and extreme beauty. Boats leaving at around 9am and returning at around 5pm. You can find lots at Mandraki port.
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Image - Halki
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Halki
Maria:What about vising Halki island, a quiet place full of beauty. Boats leaving at around 9am and returning at around 5pm. You can find lots at Mandraki port.
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What about the children!

What to do with the kids?

Image - Passagio
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Passagio
Maria:10 minutes walk from the house its a paradise in the town for kids!
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Image - WaterPark
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WaterPark
Maria:Faliraki is just 20 minutes by car from the house and the waterpark is big and adventurous!
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Image - Rhodes Aquarium
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Rhodes Aquarium
Maria:Nice scenery and atmosphere, visit the aquarium of Rhodes at the corner of the island, 25 minutes walk from the house.
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Just have fun!

What to do to entertain yourselves?

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WaterPark
Maria:Faliraki is just 20 minutes by car from the house and the waterpark is big and adventurous!
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Image - Astronomy Cafe
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Astronomy Cafe
Maria:In Faliraki, just 20 minutes by car.
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Image - Rhodes Aquarium
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Rhodes Aquarium
Maria:Nice scenery and atmosphere, visit the aquarium of Rhodes at the corner of the island, 25 minutes walk from the house.
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Other

Shopping food - Trip planning - Tourist information - Vegeterian/Vegan restaurant - Restaurants

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Public market
Maria:The biggest Public Market with fresh local fruits and vegetables every Saturdays. Just 10 minutes by car from the house and its open from 7am-3pm. After your shopping you can visit the cheap fish place I suggest Aegean Fish to sit in or Thalassinos Kipos. Have a look at the Cheap Fish Collection here.
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Image - Inspirock
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Inspirock
Maria:This is a wonderful site that helps you plan your trip with suggestions day by day. Try it out!
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Image - Dromos Street Food
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Dromos Street Food
Maria:Very special sandwiches or salads in Mandraki (town center), close to Myga Bar.
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Image - Koukos Rhodian Guesthouse
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Koukos Rhodian Guesthouse
Maria:This is a traditional cafe, a snack bar and a tavern. Its in Niochori, at the town center. Its open every day from 1pm until 12am. After midnight you can have a sandwich from the bakery inside.
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Stavlos
Maria:This is the place for meat lovers! Big portions, good prices and you can also have souvlaki there. Its in the town center in a cozy decoration.
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Wanderguide map

  1. My Market
  2. SuperMarkets Spanos
  3. Omer
  4. Φαρμακείο Αλαφάκης Γεώργιος
  5. Λαϊκή Αγορά Πέμπτης
  6. Taxi Station San Francisco
  7. TakisTaste
  8. Mikel Coffee
  9. To steno
  10. Ta Marasia
  11. GRINIARIS
  12. O Core è Mamma
  13. Pizanias "The Sea Star"
  14. Pame Antama
  15. Ρωγμή Του Χρόνου
  16. Taxi Station San Francisco
  17. Hermes Grill House
  18. Palladio gelateria
  19. Taxi Station San Francisco
  20. Busstation Mandraki
  21. KTEL Bus Station (East Side Bus Terminal)
  22. Central Bus Station
  23. Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras" Operate by Fraport Greece
  24. Taxi Rhodes - Pre Booking Taxi Service
  25. Tasos beach
  26. Oasis Beach
  27. Anthony Quinn Bay
  28. Tsambika Beach
  29. Saint Paul's Beach
  30. Kallithea Springs
  31. Rhodes Aquarium
  32. Santa Marina Beach
  33. Kato Petres Beach
  34. Rodini Park
  35. Acropolis of Rhodes
  36. Mandraki Port
  37. Filerimos
  38. The Valley of the Butterflies
  39. Seven Springs
  40. Legends Rock Bar
  41. The Walk Inn
  42. Cafe Boheme
  43. Myga
  44. Orfanidou
  45. Aegean Fish
  46. Thalassinos Kipos
  47. Titania all barbecued
  48. Poullis, El., & Co. O.E.
  49. Hermes Grill House
  50. Ice cream and Sweets - Stani
  51. Palladio gelateria
  52. Lindos
  53. Stegna Beach
  54. Mojito beach bar
  55. Prasonisi Beach
  56. Castle of Monolithos
  57. Kritinia Castle
  58. Symi
  59. Halki
  60. Passagio
  61. WaterPark
  62. Rhodes Aquarium
  63. WaterPark
  64. Astronomy Cafe
  65. Rhodes Aquarium
  66. Public market
  67. Inspirock
  68. To Marouli Vegetarian Restaurant
  69. Greek Tourism Organisation
  70. Dromos Street Food
  71. Koukos Rhodian Guesthouse
  72. Stavlos

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