Why choose a cruise to Rhodes Town?
A Rhodes cruise offers you the chance to immerse yourself in a place of distinction. The old town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and its rich history can be seen throughout the stunning architecture. There’s something for everyone to get excited about , whether it’s the labyrinthine mazes or modern streets that buzz with music and atmosphere. Wherever you decide to explore, you’ll do it under a warm Mediterranean sun with a sea breeze in your hair.
A guide to Rhodes Town’s hotspots
The rambling town walls and narrow winding streets of old Rhodes Town are the perfect place to stroll around and get lost in, although that will often lead to exciting new discoveries. Your first decision, though, is which gate in the wall you’ll enter through.
What you definitely won’t miss is the Palace of the Grand Masters on the iconic Street of the Knights. A medieval castle of sheer grandeur, it’s one of the few examples of Gothic architecture in Greece, although it underwent major modifications during the 1930s.
Mandraki Harbour is beautiful to walk around, with fantastic views of the castle. Simply watch boats and yachts coming and going over the clear blue waters as you relax with an ice cream.
One of the 1930s’ art-deco buildings in the new town has since been turned into an aquarium. Feel as if you’re deep underwater as you walk through the cave-like tunnels and admire the exotic fish on display.
Cruise lines that sail to the port of Rhodes Town
The best time to visit Rhodes Town
Enjoying a Mediterranean climate, Rhodes Town is generally a warm and pleasant place to visit all year round. Summer is the peak time for considering going on a Rhodes Town cruise. The average temperature in June is around the mid- to high-20°Cs, with peaks of up to 31°C during July and August. There is very little rainfall during these months, so you won’t have to worry about seeking shelter or sudden downpours. But the old cobbled streets of the old town are ideal for seeking shade if you need it.
Autumn and winter are both mild months in Rhodes town, with the thermometer rarely dropping below 12°C or 13°C, even in the very middle of winter.
Did you know?
- Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese group
- The ancient Colossus of Rhodes statue was destroyed by a powerful earthquake in the Roman period
- The medieval old town has been the set for many films, including The Guns of Navarone.