Top Ways To Spend Time in Nature in Rhodes
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Rhodes is well-known for its fascinating history, but the island is also home to impressive nature that should be enjoyed and explored. Whether you prefer water or hiking or both, there is something for everyone. Here are five of the best ways to experience nature when visiting Rhodes, Greece.
Located just outside of Rhodes Town, Rodini Park is just 3 km from the city center. This makes the park easy to get to by car, taxi, or bus. Rodini Park in Rhodes is known for its beautiful scenery. The park is the perfect escape from the active city scene. At Rodini Park you can walk among the pine and cyprus trees and along the stream that runs through the park. If you bring children to Rodini Park, they will enjoy spending time at the playground. Rodini Park is the ideal spot to have a family picnic.
Butterfly Valley, also known as Valley of the Butterflies, is located 30 km from the main town of Rhodes, 27 km from Rhodes Town, and just 5 km from Theologos Village. Any nature lover will want to set aside time to visit this beautiful area. Aside from the greenery, if you are visiting during June – September, you will be lucky enough to see an impressive number of butterflies that emerge from their cocoons. It’s unlike anything you will see elsewhere. Butterfly Valley also features walking trails.
Located a mere 14 km from Rhodes Town, the Springs of Kalithea are a sight no one should miss. Aside from the beauty of the area, the waters are said to have healing properties. This belief goes all the way back to Ancient Greece. Spending time at the Springs of Kalithea will be a relaxing experience whether you indulge in the springs or not. The buildings constructed over the springs are equally impressive and worth exploring while you’re there. The former spa has been restored for everyone to enjoy.
If you travel inland on Rhodes, near Afandou, Archangelos, and Lindos, you will likely see the local deer Dama-Dama. These deer have lived on the island for centuries, thought to have been brought by the Crusaders during Medieval Times. The deer Dama-Dama feature white stomachs and white patches around their bodies. The bucks are recognizable by their impressive antlers. The areas around where the deer live are ideal for hiking.
If you are looking for fun and adventure, the Waterpark in Faliriki is a must-see. Considered to be one of the best waterparks in all of Europe, there is a free bus transfer that will get you there if you are coming from Rhodes Town, Lindos, Pefkoi, Kiotari, or Kolymbia. The waterpark in Faliriki perfect if you’re traveling with your family. Kids and adults will both enjoy it. The waterpark features many attractions that will keep everyone entertained and spots to eat to keep everyone satisfied.
While visiting Rhodes, you won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of the island.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com