The modern town of Rhodes together with the villages of Asgourou
and Kritika is one of the largest municipalities in insular Greece.
The rare beauty of the natural environment with the clean beaches,
the parks and leisure facilities, the brilliant sun, warmth of
hospitality, excellent tourist infrastructure, huge range of choice
for entertainment and nightlife, sports, cultural events, one
day outings to neighbouring islands or to Lindos and the opportunity
to get to know a little about the turbulent history of the town
by visiting monuments and museums make Rhodes one of the most
famous resorts in the whole Mediterranean.
Mandraki was one of the five ports ancient Rhodes had.
In the area around the port one can see buildings in the Italian
architectural style such as the New Market (a large rectangular
structure with rows of shields on the facade and a large open
area in the centre), the Bank of Greece, the Akteon Building,
the courts, the port master's office, the post office, the town
hall, the Prefectural Building and the National Theatre.
Niohori and Psaroula are the first neighbourhoods
of Rhodes town to have been developed for tourism. Narrow streets
full of taverns, shops with tourism items, hotels and bars are
to be found there. Along the length of Akti Kanari (in the Psaropoula
area) is Kato Petres, a stone paved path which takes one down
to the sea ideal for a romantic stroll particular as the sun
A long and narrow square with rows of palm trees surrounded
by neoclassical and modern hotels.
The commercial heart of the town is Kyprou Square. From there
on foot one can find Sofokli Venizelou St. also known as 100
Shops St. and reach the Academy building, a neoclassical structure.