Visit Paradise Village on Rhodes Island Greece
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Paradise (or Paradisi) Village is located on the northern coast of the island of Rhodes in Greece. Rhodes is the largest of Greece’s Dodecanese islands. The history, friendly locals, food, and unique sights to see make Paradise Village a popular destination. Here’s what you should know about visiting Paradise Village on Rhodes.
Getting to Paradise Village
Getting to the village is easy as the main road from Rhodes City goes directly through the village and the Diagoras International Airport of Rhodes is right outside the village. The village is accessible via taxi, public transportation, or car if you choose to rent one. If you’re looking to stay in the village, you will find a variety of accommodations to choose from. If you’re staying outside the village, you won’t have to worry about getting to and from where you are staying as there are options for transportation. The bus service is said to be very good, so if you want to save money this is a good choice. Getting around Paradise Village is as easy as taking a stroll. This is also the perfect way to see the sights at your own pace.
About Paradise Village
A castle was built in Paradise Village during The Knights of Saint John in Rhodes during the Crusades. It was built to keep the island safe from pirates. Later, Arabs would arrive and brought with them alluring, colorful, and exotic flowers,which they would plant creating a garden. This made the village especially beautiful and the village would gain the name Paradise for this reason. From 1912 – 1943, Italians occupied the village and renamed it Villanova. When Rhodes was taken back by the Greece in 1947, the village was given back it’s name of Paradise (Paradisi). The village’s population is about 2,500, but it’s a popular spot for tourists to visit.
Things to do at Paradise Village
A popular destination in Paradise Village is the beach. This beach is 10 km long and runs from Kremasti to Theologos. The beach is organized and sandy making it an ideal spot to relax for the day. If you’re into water sports, you will want to check out the water sports facilities. Paradise Village offers a lot of food and shopping as well as entertainment. Strolling the streets you will find a mix of centuries-old homes and more modern buildings. You can also take in the Byzantine churches that still stand in the village. If you want to socialize with locals, you can head to the village square. Locals are known to be very friendly and welcoming. Paradise Village is known for its freshly baked bread so you’ll be treated to the aroma of delicious bread as you stroll the street. Don’t forget to pop into one or two of the bakeries and try some. If you’re looking for a destination that combines history and modern amenities, Paradise Village is the perfect place. You will be treated to relaxation at the beach, good food, interesting history, and friendly locals.
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