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A very pretty village, Koskinou is nestled between Rhodes Town in the north and Faliraki and Lindos further south. Set off the main coastal road, this sheltered village has a good choice of shops and restaurants . Leaving the car in the car park, it is time to explore: behind the more bland modern part of the village hides the traditional heart of Koskinou, and you immediately notice on walking the narrow backstreets the vivid reds, blues yellows and greens of the doors and the facades of the typical Dodecanese style architecture. Wonderful examples of local masons and carpenters the doors are made of wood or iron with carved or etched designs, surrounded by fine stone porches with arches across the door-posts . Hidden behind the courtyard doors lies a glimpse of a timeless charm and beauty, some decorated with ceramic plates or woven fabrics.
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The cuisine of Rhodes is based like most Greek cuisine, on fresh ingredients, with fresh fish especially popular, caught that day and brought to the table with olive oil and lemon, situated preferably by the sea. Grilled meat is also popular as are the favourites of moussaka and dolmades. For the more adventurous, octopus, olives and ouzo are three staple accompaniments in the meze dishes, the Greek answer to tapas.
Cair is located just outside of Rhodes town. The label of Cair has become the synonym of Greek Natural Sparkling Wine of Quality.
Anastasia Triantafillou winery is a small traditional local winery close to Petaloudes ("The valley of Butterflies").
Emery is a modern winery in the village of Embonas and in the area you will also find some smaller traditional winemakers: Kounakis, Alexandris, Merkouris.
Leisurely day cruises are available from Pefkos shows you the amazing coastline of Rhodes and incorporates St Pauls Bay, Paradise Rocks, Navarone, Red Beach, Haraki, Vlycha and St Nicolas.
A wide choice of boat excursions are available from Rhodes Town.
Book a full day cruise to Symi island, a little boutique island next to Rhodes with a stop at the beautiful bay of Panormitis to see the 17th century’s monastery
Or take a day trip to Turkey and a visit to the famous Marmaris bazaar. Submerge yourself in the oriental atmosphere, revel in the culture, experience the Turkish cuisine and enjoy the sweet delights of Turkey.
The wonder of Prasonisi where the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas meet is one of the most impressive beaches on the island, the strong winds on Prasonisi beach make it a surfer’s paradise.
Valley of the Butterflies is a unique nature reserve found inland n the south east side of Rhodes. This is one of the most attractive destinations on the island and every year during August, thousands of butterflies overwhelm the valley in order to reproduce. Enjoy he peaceful walk through the shaded, green valley with its small river and beautiful waterfalls.
The Aquarium of Rhodes host different kinds of sea species such as sea turtles, dolphins, sharps, seals, mollusks, echinoderms, crabs and many kinds of fish. Apart from these tanks, there is also a big underground area that serves for stocking new species or sea animals that need special treatment and protection. This place is frequently used to hospitalize sea turtles and seals from the nearby waters.
At the impressive Faliraki Water Park you can enjoy water slides, a lazy river, black holes, rafting slides, the giant slide, kamikaze slides, a huge wave pool, an aqua-gym, cafes and much more. The water park is suitable for everyone with a part of the water park especially designed for children.
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