Shopping in Rhodes
You do not travel to Rhodes primarily for shopping. If you want to shop for
fashion clothes more than cheap t-shirts and sandals, then the only real option
is Rhodes Town.
And when it is true, there are ever better shopping facilities there. There
are shops like Zara, Bershka, Pull and Bear, H&M and Mango. Otherwise, there is
much of what can easily be called tourist shops, and where the product range
focuses on souvenirs and cheap holiday clothes. The old town of Rhodes, and
around the tourist centers of the island, you will find plenty of these kind of
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In the old town (in Rhodes town) you will also find some bazaars which can be
nice to spend time with. One tip is to hear with tailors about the possibility
of sewing Clothes in cashmere, worsted or Harristweed. Otherwise, leather goods
are reasonably priced and should you have a handbag, wallet or perhaps shoes,
then Rhodes may be the place to buy this.
Souvenirs from Rhodes
Apart from food that you can take home, which is typically olive oil or Greek
confection, most tourists will buy some Ceramics. In Rhodes you will constantly
see outlets offering great ceramic products decorated with animals and birds.
Especially appreciated is the pottery from Lindos.
There is also a lot of craftsmanship made of copper and / or brass. Why not
bring a great barbecue set home?
Silver and gold jewelry are popular souvenirs to take home. An alternative is
to buy bracelets of olive trees. A reasonable souvenir that can be a decent
NB If you are looking for antiques then you can probably find something nice
in Rhodes. But keep in mind that export permit is required if the item is from
the time before 1821.
Markets in Rhodes
If you take the 5-kilometer walk from Rhodes Town to the beach at Zephyros,
towards Kalithea, you will find the largest market in Rhodes. This is called
laiki and is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The product range consists of
most of what you can think of, but mainly everything is sold from food,
vegetables and fruits. The market is located near the large cemetery in
Eating on Rhodes
Rhodes has a number of good restaurants and if you want something more
sophisticated than Greek salad and toast on the beach, then it should not be so
difficult to find advice on it on this holiday island. However, you will rarely
find the best restaurants where tourists are buzzing and multilingual tourist
menus offer dishes for a few euros. But even at good restaurants you get
affordable lunch and dinner.
First and foremost, Rhodes is known for its seafood. But you also get
excellent quality fruits, vegetables and meats. NB! Remember that fish is more
expensive than meat.
There are many good restaurants in Rhodes, not least in Rhodes. And do you
get tired of Greek food, know that well-known international dishes rarely taste
better than here, thanks to the good local ingredients.
Greek dinner includes mezedes or appetizers that give associations
to tapas. Rinse with an ouzo or beer. One rule is that you keep your
mezedes to either meat or fish, and do not mix these. A local variant and
perhaps the most popular mezedes is Pitaroudia. Greek salad and garlic
bread are regular accessories.
Some selected restaurants in Rhodes:
In the quaint town of Lindos you will find the restaurant
that is perhaps the best value for money in all of Rhodes when it comes to food.
The family restaurant Mavrikos has a welcoming atmosphere and fantastic
food. The price level is reasonable based on quality.
The Dinoris Restaurant in Rhodes Old Town is the perfect choice for a fish
dinner. This is a family restaurant serving the highest quality. And maybe you
see a celebrity here too! The price level is high for Rhodes to be.
PS! Here you may want to reserve a table well in advance. The address is
Mouseou Square 24a
The small island, or "two Nissaki" in the local language, is a small tavern
located right by the sea. The prices are low and the seafood fantastic.
To Nissaki is a restaurant that takes a little solemnity, except that the
staff takes pride in providing you with the best possible food. The restaurant
is located at the old port of Kolymbia. Kolymbia is located on
the east coast of Rhodes, about 25 kilometers from Rhodes Town.
Stroll to the village of Afantou and visit the Mimakos
restaurant for homemade moussaka and a variety of other delicious Greek dishes.
Enjoy the house wine and enjoy the sight of the Greek dancers who like to pop
in for a show during the evening. The restaurant Mimakis is not far from the
golf course in Afantou, about 18 kilometers south of Rhodes Town.