The largest of the Dodecanese Islands, Rhodes has everything abundant beaches, fertile forests, vivid culture, ancient history, and remains one of the most visited of all Greek islands. Its archaeological sites and extensive medieval town also makes it a top draw for visitors. HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best car hire Rhodes has to offer so you can take full advantage of this stylish city and around. We check the prices of international and local providers through our online comparison portal so that you don’t have to check each website and provide you with the best deals to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific vacation needs.
With one of the longest histories of anywhere in the world, Rhodes was strategically positioned to become one of the most important maritime trading centers in the world. Construction began on the city of Rhodes in 408 BC, and in 1309 AD the Knights of Saint John conquered Rhodes and built it into a thriving medieval city. Sun shines for around 300 days a year and you can relish the buzz of nightlife and beaches, crystal clear waters for diving, and a rich trove of history from past civilizations. At the same time, many of Rhodes’ best kept secrets, in its small villages and smaller historic monuments, are located away from the main roads or in the mountains. Your best bet to safely enjoy the island at your own pace is through a car hire in Rhodes. Having a car hire from Rhodes allows you to skip the line at the train station and spend more time relaxing on the beach.
There are a good variety of beaches all along the coast, particularly around Faliraki, to dive, swim, snorkel and sunbathe, with many more activities and excursions on offer. Mount Attavyros, which leads to the island’s highest point, is also possible to explore, but is a challenging climb. Within the city, the Old City is a rare chance to stroll through 24 centuries of history, and there are many beautiful sights to see. By the Knights’ Quarter, you can find the Museum of Modern Greek Art, the New Art Gallery and the Center of Modern Art. Another museum nearby, the Museum of Decorative Arts, houses a number of artefacts from around the Dodecanese. From there you can wander up the Avenue of Knights to see the knights themselves and further on the 14th century Palace of the Grand Masters.
The sights around the island will quickly soak up your time, but you will be amply rewarded for the effort and a Rhodes car rental can make the effort much easier. The Valley of Butterflies is just south of Tholos and is one of the most attractive destinations on the island. Around August each year, thousands of butterflies overwhelm the valley in order to reproduce. There is also a beautifully preserved Acropolis in Lindos, partially reconstructed to capture some of its former glory, with Hellenistic columns, Byzantine Churches and ancient temples, not to mention the famous Temple to Athena. A Rhodes car hire can also bring you to the small village of Monolithos, where you will find a beautiful medieval castle among great pines on an isolated rock, with a superb view of the Aegean sea.
If you are looking for more, you can take the ferry and drive through Turkey. You can learn about how the histories of these two countries are connected and similar. You can also impress your friends by crossing from Europe to Asia all in one trip. Let HAPPYCAR assist you in booking the next rental car for the vacation of your dreams.