Welcome to cosmopolitan Rhodes!
Mitsis Group makes its dynamic presence in the tourist and hotel industry of Rhodes, also known as “the knights’ island”, one of the most popular international destinations for decades, with a lively Mediterranean town, the biggest and most well-preserved fortified city in Europe and a cultural heritage monument of UNESCO, a unique natural beauty and long hospitality tradition. In Rhodes, Mitsis Group offers the following hotels: Alila Resort & Spa, Faliraki Beach Hotel & Spa, Grand Hotel, La Vita Beach Hotel, Petit Palais Beach Hotel, Lindos Memories Resort & Spa, Rodos Maris Resort & Spa and Rodos Village Beach Hotel.
Rhodes, the biggest of the Dodecanese islands, also called the sun island or island of light, is boasting 300 days of blue skies each year. With its subtropical climate and over 3,000 hours of sun per year, the island takes in more annual holiday visitors than virtually any other Greek island. The attraction is not just the long summer and the sandy beaches but also the remarkably well preserved medieval city of Rhodes, castles galore courtesy of the Crusader Knights of St John and a hilly, forested interior with some lovely landscapes.
Today, Rhodes offers the visitor a plethora of all year round leisure alternatives, covering all types of tourist activity. The city has an excellent tourist infrastructure and offers a wide variety of entertainment (nightlife, sports, cultural events, and day trips to wonderful Lindos and the neighbouring islands of Kos, Patmos, Karpathos, Kalymnos and Leros). Finally, visitors have the opportunity to learn something of the eventful history of the city, visit the museums or go sightseeing.
Cultural & historical sights
Museums & Galleries
Cultural & historical sights
The city of Rhodes is one of the biggest municipalities in all of the Greek islands. It is the financial and cultural centre of the south-eastern Aegean and successfully combines a lively present with a rich historical past. Rhodes town has an excellent tourist infrastructure and offers a wide variety of entertainment, such as nightlife, sports, cultural events and day trips to wonderful Lindos and the neighbouring islands.
The oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe consists of roughly 200 streets and is one of the rare survivors of the medieval world. In 1988, UNESCO declared the architectural complex of the Knights of Rhodes to be a World Heritage Site. Today, a world of tourist shops, restaurants, cafes and museums can be found within its walls.
Lindos lies on the east coast of the island at a distance of 56 km away from the capital city of Rhodes. Like the old town of Rhodes, Lindos, the major trading centre of the 8th century, is today a UNESCO-listed old town and one of the most picturesque settlements in Rhodes. On the top of the rock stand a centuries-old magnificent acropolis and the castle of the knights of St. John, which can be either reached through a series of steps or ascended on donkeys.
The ancient city of Ialyssos
Ialyssos is the birthplace of Diagoras, the greatest Olympic champion of antiquity. It is believed that it consisted of many rural settlements, which had a common acropolis. Some of the most important monuments are a Doric ‘Fountain House’ and the ‘Golgotha’ that has a series of shrines with relief scenes of the Passion andleads to the west edge of the Filerimos hill.
Museums & Galleries
Archaeological museum of Rhodes
The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is housed in the medieval building of the Hospital of the Knights. The Museum contains the following collections:
Tomb groups from ancient Ialysos of the Geometric and Classical periods: vases, figurines, jewelry and metal objects.
Tomb groups from ancient Kamiros of the Geometric and Classical periods: vases and small objects.
A collection of Classical, Hellenistic and Roman sculpture.
Mosaic floors of the Hellenistic period from Rhodes town and of the Early Christian period from Karpathos.
Funerary slabs from the period of the Knights with relief representations of the dead persons or of their coats of arms.
The Valley of the Butterflies
The Valley of Butterflies, one of the most attractive destinations in Rhodes, is a unique untouched biotope in the world, running the river Pelekanos, which is fed by small, rushing waterfalls. During the summer months, thousands of butterflies of the genus Panaxia Quadripunctaria overwhelm the valley, sit on the trees by the waterfalls and create the most magnificent scenery for any visitor.
The seven springs
The seven springs is a one-of-its-kind attraction in Rhodes. The waters that come out from the springs end up in a small lake. To get to the lake you can either take the pathway or walk through a 186m long dark tunnel which was constructed in 1931, with your feet in the running water.
Rhodes Island is ideally situated for a variety of boat excursions. So why not take a small trip to Lindos beaches, to Symi, one of the most picturesque islands in the Aegean with the famous monastery of Panorimitis, to Karpathos or Chalki, an amazing tiny island of the Dodecanese…
Island of Symi
Symi, named after the nymph Symi, has one of the most stunningly beautiful, neo-classical harbours in Greece. 100 years ago Symi was one of Greece’s most prosperous islands, today it promises its visitors tranquility and relaxation.
Marmaris is one of the most popular tourist locations in Turkey, mostly famous for its bazaar, its Ottoman castle and its traditional baths. This port town is also a sailing and diving centre.
Cafés, restaurants and bars can be found by the beach of Marmaris, which is made up of volcanic sand and pebbles.
HOTELS & RESORTS IN RHODES