From Rhodes town you take the old coastal road to Kallithea. The first settlement you reach by making a right detour (2km) is Koskinou. You go back onto the coastal road and 3km ahead on your left you reach Kallithea, the spectacular hydrotherapy center of the Italians. Your next stop will be at Faliraki, 6 km ahead, the resort favored by young English and Austrian tourists as well. The days and nights go by very quickly, with booming sounds and plenty of alcohol. From there a 3 km detour will bring you to Kalythies, one of the largest villages in Rhodes. The most interesting site is the vibrant village square, which is ideal to stop and have a coffee or a glass of souma.
You return onto the coastal road and after 4 km you reach Afantou village. Another 5.8 km and you are in Kolympia. It’s where you will witness the coexistence of tasteless modern buildings with colorful little houses, white headscarves worn by the old ladies with crocodile skin trousers worn by the younger ones (on occasions) and tractors with enduro motorbikes! 4.7 km after Archangelos it is worth making a 2 km detour to Charaki, to go up to the byzantine castle of Feraklou (or Faraklou), towering on top of a rock hill opposite the beautiful beach of Agia Agathi. The route ends at the island’s gem, Lindos.
- The central road of Lindos is busy all day with people going between the numerous bars, the souvenir shops and the restaurants with traditional and exotic dishes- many have tables up on the terrace with a view to the castle.
- Cars and motorbikes are not allowed inside Lindos.
- Its most important site, the Acropolis, can be reached either by foot up the hill (a 10 minute walk up a trail with steps) or by hiring a donkey from the village square. It’s the same trail used by the ancient Greek, the Byzantines and the knights!