Cruise Holiday Travel Guide: Rhodes

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The Greek Island of Rhodes is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations with good reason. It has a combination of fascinating history and beautiful views – and its located near many other great places to visit.

You can see the latest deals on cruises visiting Rhodes on our Greece cruise deals page. In the meantime, here’s why you should make sure Rhodes is a stop on your next European cruise.

About Rhodes

Rhodes is one of the southernmost Greek islands, just off the south coast of Turkey. Its location makes it ideal for cruises visiting Turkey, the Greek mainland and other places located around the Mediterranean Sea.

The island has a rich history that makes it an ideal spot for history buffs and architecture fans alike. There are plenty of historical sights and monuments, including The Acropolis of Rhodes, Ancient Kamiros, the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes and the castles at Monolithos, Kritinia and Felakos.

Rhodes has its fair share of natural beauty, too. The stunning Valley of Butterflies is inhabited by a large number of butterflies at the end of the wet season (round about May). Then there’s the lush greenery of Seven Springs, the rocky Anthony Quinn Bay, and various mountains providing excellent walking paths.

And there’s also a thriving nightlife if you’re that way inclined. Bars and clubs stay open into the early hours, with both locals and foreign visitors partying the night away together.

Last but not least, there’s the fantastic Rhodes cuisine. The traditional Ouzeries offer a taste of authentic Greek mezedes, while the various tavernas offer a more comfortable and laid-back dining experience. You’ll also find gourmet cuisine representing different areas of the globe – you’ll never run out of options, for sure.

Cruise lines currently offering trips that visit Rhodes include Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises and Holland America Line.

Book Your Rhodes Cruise with Cruise 1st

We’ve got some fantastic deals on cruises that stop off at Rhodes, not to mention other destinations around Europe. You can see some of the best deals on our Greece cruise deals page.

Make sure you use the search tool to find any deals we might have missed, and check back later as we’re always adding to our cruise itineraries.

In the meantime, here are some of our favourite deals:

Aegean Explorer – fly/stay/cruise
Cruising on MS Ryndam
9th October 2014 for 10 nights

After a flight from Australia, your cruise begins in the historic city of Athens. From there you’ll cruise to Nafplion, Mykonos, Rhodes, Kusadasi, Volos and Istanbul, before flying back to Australia.

Sydney to Istanbul – fly/cruise
Cruising Rhapsody of the Seas
17th April 2015 for 47 nights

Your cruise begins from Sydney and visits Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Yorkey’s Knob, Darwin, Benoa/Bali, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket, Colombo, Cochin, Mangalore, Goa, Mumbai, Dubai, Muscat, Salalah, Ashdod, Haifa, Limassol, Rhodes and Istanbul. You’ll then return by flight to Australia.

Images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit: Jon Crel, 

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Lily Egge

Lily is in her mid 60’s and loves cruising. She and her partner have cruised on at least 40 cruises so far and there is much more to see. They usually travel on a balcony cabin, especially at Christmas where they celebrate on the cruise with the family. She lives in Manifold Heights in Victoria. Lily writes for Cruise 1st on a regular basis.

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