Returned with my wife after having been in Rhodes separately 33-36 years ago. The place is packed with history. We lived in the old walled town in a small pension and found it very satifsfying indeed. We spent a lot of time exploring the medieval city with its alleys, churches, houses and not least the wall. You can nowadays walk on top of the wall for maybe a third of its length and it is fascinating. It's very well kept and you can see it is a world heritage. As for the newer (northern tip) of the city it's not that interesting. Many older smaller hotels have come upon hard times since most investment now goes to the big resort establishments along the west and particlularly the east cost. But the northern tip is where the action is if you like 'bar streets' and gaudy liqour stores. Beaches in the city are good. We used a very small one next to the old town which we reached by walking through the medieval moat (it never contained water). This beach we sometimes had to ourselves and could watch the big ferries coming and going. The old town has a square with a lot of fine looking restaurants on several floors. They are tourist traps according to the locals. Also look out for holiday scheme agents. They lure you to endless sales talks by saying you have won a prize (usually a one week 'free' holiday). The packages they sell cost around 5000 euro for 5 weeks during 3 years. You have to decide on the spot, tired and hungry.