Medieval Festival: every year at the end of May takes place the famous Medieval festival of Rhodes that represents life of those times. Join us to watch Medieval fights , medieval feasts and a lot more from actors that wear traditional Medieval costumes , with armors and swords, Medieval dancers and stilbots, listen to Medieval music and imagine that you live in the Medieval Rhodes of knights of St. John. Of course all this would be nothing without tasting the cuisine of the knights , with traditional cheese, bread and beer.
Stawberry festival: takes place in the village of Paradisi next to the airport of Rhodes and is an opportunity to try local strawberries , local deserts , accompanied by traditional music and dancing events.
European Music Festival: at the end of June in the Palace of the Grand Master and the City Hall square of Rhodes the famous festival of European classical music takes place, with famous artists and dancers from all over Europe. The city center is transformed into an open stage of musical events.
Watermelon festival: in the mid of July in the village of Apollakia and of course at the end of watermelon harvesting, locals organize a small event to launch their products made out of watermelon, such as jams, desserts .
Assumption of Mary: at 15th of August in the village of Kremasti we honor one of the greatest religious events, the assumption of Mary, or as we call it the Easter of Summer. At that day Kremasti village becomes the center of the island with thousand of people arriving from all over the island to light a candle in the name of Holy Mary. Also except from the religious part of this big event you will also find a small feast outside the church with local tastes and small producers showing off their merchandise.
Giapraki festival: in the mid of August , in the village of Salakos , in order to celebrate the end of grape harvesting, the locals dedicate a day to serve all the guests with the famous “Giapraki” (stuffed vine leafs with rice and pork meat). If your way brings you there , make a stop and try this traditional plate.
Wine festival: at the end of August in the small village of Empona , we celebrate the vintage of wine . The feast starts of course with wine tasting , accompanied with traditional dishes and ends with singing and dancing with local artists.
Walnut festival: usually takes place at the end of September when the walnuts are ready to be harvested in the small village of Dimilia. The locals prepare a big feast and they serve traditional walnut deserts
Mild winters and breezy summers, typical features of the Mediterranean climate, make of Rhodes an ideal place to dwell in.
The island benefits from the highest number of sunny days in Europe, basking against the clearest blue skies imaginable – a characteristic having eventually inspired one of the names under which Rhodes was originally known: Aethria [cloudless, bright skies in Ancient Greek]… and so it is that the “Bride of the Sun”, combining excellent climatic conditions and top quality accommodation infrastructure for every budget, is an ideal holiday destination throughout the year. In winter, green after the first rains, the island of Rhodes indolently settles for a period of rest for its people and its discerning visitors. It dons its holiday best and welcomes Christmas, New Year, and the Epiphany with many religious and other events deeply rooted in the Greek tradition. Through festivals and feasts, the winter, later wrapped in its Carnival costume, gradually wears out in a resplendent spring, a true explosion of colours, scents and flavours awakening the senses as nature, warming up, graceful in its resuscitation, spreads its fragrant flowers of all shades and nuances throughout the island. Before you know it, its Easter time and everything eagerly prepares to welcome the Divine Passion and Resurrection. An excellent time for the perennially hospitable locals to prepare to play host to their guests and visitors, anyone willing to be initiated to the Stations of the Divine Passion and the exuberance of Easter, through unique customs and events, everything experienced with a strong Greek flavour, ever harmoniously combining with the universal!
At Easter already, the Goddess of Spring is flirting with summer, which essentially spreads its golden wings in June and holds strong until early October, no matter how hard autumn tries to cast a rainy shadow.
Summer in Rhodes rimes with an unbelievably wide array of top-quality cultural events, featuring Greek and foreign artists of international reputation, addressed to all visitors interesting to further diversify their stay. Still, for many autumn is the sweetest time of the year. The feverish pace of life, typical of an international holiday destination like Rhodes, subsides as temperatures become more benign and sea breezes settle down to melodious murmurs of an unperturbed azure.
\All year round, Rhodes the nymph, splendid and welcoming, with excellent tourist infrastructure, welcomes millions of visitors from around the world flowing in to relax, have a taste of the salty seas, feel the warm embrace of the Sun, visit its archaeological and World heritage monuments, participate in cultural events, meet hospitable people and explore the local culture. So if you want to feel the real mystagogy of the Medieval Town and interact with the local people visit us in off-season from November to April and stay in one of our Suites with better better prices!!!!!
Best Places to watch the sunset in Rhodes:
Monte Smith Hill sunset view:
Only 2 kilometers from the center of Rhodes on the West side of the island the most famous place to watch the sunset in Rhodes is Monte Smith Hill. Even if you don’t have a watch (and somehow you fail to notice that the sun is climbing down from the skies). The street are filled with people holding cameras and wearing sunglasses, ready to enjoy what they’re there for, the sunset.
Aquarium sunset view:
In the center of Rhodes and only 500 meters from NIkos Takis Fashion Boutique Hotel you will find the Aquarium of Rhodes. If you want to enjoy your swimming and at the same time enjoy the view of the magnificent sunset then Aquarium is the best choice. Watch the sun setting and the water turning into black from the beach while you enjoy a drink or a cocktail. So take your sunglasses , take your camera and live the moment.
Filerimos Hill sunset view:
If you are at Rhodes you will definitely have to go to FIlerimos hill for the sunset. Go at the highest point that offers an unobstructed panoramic view of the Aegean and watch the sun going down, painting the horizon with all kind of colors.
Kameiros sunset view:
Imagine this Scene: a small port village with the best fish taverns on the island , people enjoying their fresh fish and a glass of wine while watching the sun slowly setting, ready to dive in the Aegean in an explosion of colors; and, finally, people marveling at what has been happening for eons, at what will be happening for eternity. This is what kameiros has to offer .
Kritinia castle sunset view: If you want to see the most beautiful sunset, then you need to climb up to the Kritinia Castle.
Kritinia Castle is located near the village Kritinia, 51 km from the center of Rhodes. It is better to get here by car because the road is very narrow for the buses. Kritinia Castle can be seen on top of a hill. As a rule, there are always very few people here, so it is better to come to the Kritinia Castle in the evening, and you will see the sunset with views over the Aegean Sea and the nearby islands in privacy.
While wandering around the narrow cobblestone streets of the Medieval Town admiring the history and the medieval aura of the City, you can enjoy your meal from fresh local products, you will taste a fresh fish in the small traditional taverns while you survey the harbor. Everywhere around there is a smell of sesame from the traditional Rhodian Desert (Melekouni) that you can find in the bazaar of the Medieval Town along with the traditional loukoumi. Leaving the center and driving to Butterfly valley and the ostrich farm, you can try the famous omelette from ostrich eggs which is in a size of a fooball. Southern to the island while searching for the ideal place to have your dinner sit in a traditional fish taverna in Kolympia to have your shrimps , octopus or kalamari next to the sea, or if you prefer something more graphic you can drive until Stegna and they will serve you with the best pasta with lobster you could ever imagine . You can really feel and taste the sea in it.
On the other hand if you are meat lovers and prefer more agricultural destinations you can find what you are looking for in the small villages on the mountain Attaviros of Rhodes. Fresh meat from mountainAttaviros, the best “kleftiko” you will ever taste (kleftiko is a traditional plate with goat meat , peppers and onions in the oven) , traditional Rhodian drink “Souma” and of course the best local red wine you can find on the island. Last but not least after the rich lunch you are not allowed to leave unless you taste the well known “Diples” (traditional desert with honey and nuts).
Finally on your way back to the center you can make a few stops if you still can stand it to taste some wines, in the small wineries you will find along your way.