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“Crusader Heritage” 5 of 5 stars
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“Crusader Heritage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

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.

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south yorkshire
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“The island of sun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2008

I went to rhodes with my boyfriend in July and will definetly be returning! Our hotel was basic but that was all we could afford. But all you need is basic when your in an excellent location. We were 10 minutes walking distance from the new and old town. Both are brilliant! The old town is fantastic though, the food, the restuarants and bars, the shops and the culture. The shops are open til about midnight! The new town has a huge range of retaurants too. There is a restuarant in the old town where you can sit on the roof and its really beautiful. Its like greek/italian. There is a street called bar street that is just full of bars. There is good music and excellent cocktail bars. I would definetly say its a holiday for couples though. If you prefer more clubs than bars and restaurants then faliraki isnt far away. The weather was gorgeous about 89 to 90! The people are friendly the food is tasy and theres plenty to see. Overall a fab holiday x

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Concord, CA
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“View of Costa Concordia from old town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2008

Our ship Costa Concordia sailed to Rhodes this February '08. I was surprised to see all the walls, turrets, & castle so well preserved. I think many people on our cruise enjoyed this stop very much. You don't have to pay for a tour. Just get off the ship & walk around the Old Town on your own.

There are plenty of shops & restaurants open. If you like history you will enjoy exploring the castle. They have beautiful mosiac floors there.

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West Midlands
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“A holiday we won't forget!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2007

Read a review somewhere just before we went to Ixia saying the beach was "a gravel strip along the busy, main road" and it was! Furthermore, there were sewer outfalls on the whole strip so the pong was pretty awful in places and I didn't fancy swimming there. No public loos in sight for the "beach" lovers.
The eateries were all much of a muchness with Anglicised Greek dishes served pretty well always with chips.
On the good side, Ialyssos beach about 2km South of Ixia was very pleasant and it's dead easy to get into Rhodes for a good beach and more traditional food.
No way would we go there again, but for those in search of a resort quieter than Falaraki, it serves a purpose.
Ixia does provide a good base for visiting the sites that should be seen while on Rhodes Island.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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“If going go to symi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2007

Rhodes was excellent, very hot, lots to see, old town great but a bit of hassle. Island of symi was fab, the best, we went over on the ferry but stayed over 1 night, it was so beautiful.

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