Rhodes town is the capital of the island and lies on the northern tip of Rhodes
about 13km from the airport which is around a 20 minute drive.
Rhodes town is separated into 2 distinct sections, the old town and the new town. The new part of the town is mainly to the north west of the old town and you can easily walk between the two.
The old town is a large walled section within the main town it covers an area of around 0.5 km². The wall is 4km long and there are 7 gates where you can gain access. The fortifications and buildings within date back to the 14th century. Rhodes old town is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Inside Rhodes old town walls you’ll find over 200 cobbled streets with bars and restaurants as well as souvenir shops and local produce shops too. It’s a beautiful, historic place and well worth getting lost in for a day or two whilst on the island.
The old town is largely pedestrianised so you can wander around exploring all the little streets without worrying about traffic.
The new town is a complete contrast to the old town with modern plush hotels, busy streets with cars parked everywhere and very little in the way of traditional Greek charm.
Having said that, it offers a wide array of amenities with loads of hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and everything else you’d expect to find in one of the largest towns on any of the Greek islands.
Nightlife in Rhodes town is superb, there's loads of restaurants including some with roof top terraces, beach front and harbour front options too so you can enjoy some fantastic views with your meal.
There's multiple cocktail bars, karaoke, Greek dancing, live music venues and night clubs too so something to suit all tastes whether that's a quiet meal and a few drinks or a lively night out drinking and partying.
There's loads of attractions in and around the old town including a number of historical sites including the Acropolis of Rhodes and the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.
There's a couple of museums in the capital including the Modern art museum and the Municipal art gallery too.
Also in Rhodes town is the Rhodes Aquarium where you can view and learn about some of the local sea life.
If you're a beach lover then Elli beach lies on the north coast, it's mainly pebble and extremely popular throughout the summer.