Top 5 destinations for children in Rhodos

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The grown-ups normally take a back seat on holidays. The kids usually are the main leaders to carry the holidays forward. Holidays in the beautiful town of Rhodes provides all what kids are looking for. Following are the most popular 5 destinations for kids in Rhodos:

Aqua Park Faliraki.
Aqua Park Faliraki is one of the top most attractions for children for all the entertaining opportunities that it offers to young people. The major attractions for children in this park include the seven water slides up to 150 meters. There are a few other swimming pools as well which all children enjoy with great enthusiasm.

All these attractions are very safe for children as a dedicated lifeguard is appointed for each activity in the Park. Entry ticket per adult should be about 20 EUR and 15 EUR per child. In the main season, opening hours of the park are 9:30 – 19:00 and timings in off seasons are from 9:30 – 18:00.

Aquarium – Rhodes town.
The building of Rhodos Aquarium is not only a museum but it is also a well organized research centre belonging to the National Centre of Marine Research. It is a hydro-biological station with an aim to preserve and display the embalmed and living creatures of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Rhodos aquarium welcomes almost 200,000 visitors every year who admires the specimens of mollusks (gastropods and cephalopods), anthozoa, echinoderms and a lot of species including crab and fish family.

For the interest of children, museum also exhibits various kinds of sharks, tooth whales, Mediterranean monk seals and turtles.

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Valley of the butterflies.
The valley of the Butterflies is a scenic beauty and adds up to the enjoyment of your holidays on Rhodos. From June to September, it is home to the attractive and eye catching Kalimorfa butterflies. It is known as a Biotope unique in the world which is surviving untouched in its own dimensions. The river Pelekanos add to the beauty of the place which is fed by small but lovely rushing waterfalls.

It is a lush green valley and the site is beautifully arranged with stone steps, little wooden bridges and an uphill path which take us to the Monastery of the Virgin of Kalopetra.

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Medieval town of Rhodes.
The Medieval town can be very interesting to kids also. It is situated on the north-east coast of the island. A large moat and a series of gardens and parks divides it from the modern city. It is one of the oldest inhabited medieval towns of Europe, a  UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist attraction. Some of  the highlights of Medieval town are:

  • Two Historical Museums
  • Various Exhibitions
  • Byzantine & Medieval buildings
  • Gothic Churches
  • Traditional Fountains
  • Oriental motifs & Mosques

All buildings above mentioned blend together to create a picturesque whole. The great palace of the Grandmasters, renovated by the Italians in 1940 is one of the best attractions of the town.

More about the Medieval Town.