Best Rhodes Guidebook
The best Rhodes guidebook is undoubtedly the A-Z Travel Guide to Rhodes, including Symi, with a new revised and updated edition for 2022.
The Town of Lindos on Rhodes
If you look on Amazon there are only a handful of guides to
Rhodes, and only one guide other than this one that is dated 2022. That weighs
in at 144 pages, about sixty fewer than the A-Z Travel Guide to Rhodes and
Symi, and as both guides cost roughly the same price, that makes this A-Z guide
easily the best Rhodes guidebook currently available.
The A-Z Guides Series
Unlike major publishers, the A-Z Travel Guides series has just four titles, and all of them to Greek islands: Kos, Santorini, Thassos, and this one to Rhodes. The reason for that is that the author and publisher of all of them, Tony Oswin, lives on Thassos and has done since 2006. His first guide was naturally to Thassos itself, and this was so successful that he began visiting and researching guides to three more of the most popular Greek islands.
And also unlike major publishers, each of his guides is updated annually. This Rhodes guidebook is now in its 12th edition and has been constantly in print since 2013.
Yet another difference between this and guides from major publishers is that there are no photos in it at all. This helps keep costs down, which is why it’s also one of the cheapest as well as the best Rhodes guidebooks.
If you want lots of colour photos of Rhodes, then you can get those through the Rhodes section of the A-Z Travel Club, on the AtoZ-guides.com website. Every copy of the book contains a password to that island’s travel club, and here there are dozens if not hundreds of photos of Rhodes Town and thirteen other places around the island.
Rhodes Old Town
More than that, the Rhodes Travel Club also offers 3D photographs of places around Rhodes. To view these properly you will need to buy a pair of 3D glasses, but they’re very cheaply available on places like eBay. There are some videos in the Travel Club too, as well as up-to-date news, weather conditions, and other items conventional printed guides cannot cover in an up-to-date manner… or at all, in some cases.
Some Cool Rhodes Souvenirs
The A-to-Z Travel Club also gives you access to more maps of
the island than are printed in the book. The book has seven maps at the back,
which are pretty basic but will help you navigate around places like Lindos or
Rhodes Old Town.
The Old Town of Rhodes
As well as the attractions of Rhodes, the book also has a very
brief few pages on one of our favourite islands, Symi. If you’re staying on
Symi then you’ll need more than these few pages, but if you’re based on Rhodes
and are thinking of doing one of the popular day trips to Symi, then they’ll be
more than adequate.
The Harbour on Symi
The Rest of the Best Rhodes Guidebook
It’s the rest of the book that makes this the best Rhodes
guidebook you can buy. You get a very thorough account of the history and the
mythology of the island. There are almost forty pages on the island’s places of
interest, and that doesn’t include the separate sections on its beaches,
shopping, culture, outdoor activities, health and safety, eating, weather, how
to get around the island, and much more.
Buying the A-Z Rhodes
You can buy the guide on Amazon and from most major
Other Rhodes pages
Greece Travel Secrets recommends where to stay in Rhodes Town, including boutique and historic hotels in the Old Town and modern hotels in the New Town.
Greece Travel Secrets recommends where to stay in Northern Rhodes with hotels and apartments in Faliraki and elsewhere from 5-star luxury to family-friendly.
Greece Travel Secrets recommends its choice of where to eat in Southern Rhodes, including restaurants and tavernas in Lindos, Gennadi, Pefki and Monolithos.
Greece Travel Secrets recommends where to eat in Rhodes Town with fine-dining restaurants and inexpensive tavernas in the Old Town and the New Town.
Greece Travel Secrets recommends where to eat in Northern Rhodes, including fish restaurants and roadside tavernas in Faliraki, Ixia, Kamiros and Charaki.
If you’re wondering what to do on Rhodes then our suggested highlights include Rhodes Old Town, Lindos, Kameiros, and a visit to Symi.
This Southern Rhodes drive starts and ends in Lindos and takes in Gennadi, Kattavia, Monolithos and the chance to stop at several good beaches.
Travel advice, information on Rhodes in the Dodecanese, with ferries from Piraeus for Athens, Symi, Crete, Kos, Patmos, Santorini, and flights from Europe
Rhodes weather is hot in summer and mild in winter, so read Greece Travel Secrets’ advice on the best time to visit Rhodes and why you should consider Lindos.
The Greece Travel Secrets guide to the Old Jewish Quarter, which you’ll see if you visit the Old Town of Rhodes.
Rhodes Town museums include an archaeological museum, Byzantine museum, a museum of decorative arts, and exceptional collections of modern Greek art.
The Greece Travel Secrets guide to Rhodes food and drink including the Greek words for meze, meat dishes, and fish dishes, and a guide to the best Rhodes wine.
Rhodes festivals and events include those celebrated throughout Greece like Easter and Greek Independence Day, and others that are unique to the island.
Greece Travel Secrets’ guide to places to see in Southern Rhodes include Gennadi, Glystra, Pefkoi, Kiotari, Lardos, Moni Thari, Lindos, Kattavia and Prasonisi.
Several mosques in Rhodes Town offer a reminder of Ottoman Rhodes, along with a delightful Muslim cemetery.
During Easter on Rhodes Greece Travel Secrets publisher Mike Gerrard travels from Lindos to Kattavia to visit a monastery and spend Easter with a Greek family.
This walk through the Old Town of Rhodes takes you through this World Heritage Site and along the main streets and past the city walls, palaces and mosques.
Lindos is one of the main attractions on the Greek island of Rhodes, with its Acropolis, other ancient sites, beaches and historic captain’s houses.
Mandraki Harbour is the main harbour of Rhodes Town for travellers and from here you can catch ferries to Piraeus, Symi, Kos, Kalymnos, Patmos, and to Turkey.
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