Rhodes, Greece : Enrich Your Backpacking Experience with an Array of Medieval Culture
Summer is just around the corner, still enough time to make plans on where to spend some backpacking visits. If you have your sight set on visiting Greece, a good place to be is Rhodes. There, a day of warmth and sunshine can last for about 13 hours, which you can spend savoring all that the island has to offer.
On the average, Rhodes temperature is at 25°C and peaks up to 27°C up to August. Keep in mind though that it could get warmer, should heatwave from the Sahara desert blows in and raises temperatures to 38°C or higher. If you think that a heatwave poses too much discomfort, plan a Rhodes visit near the start of autumn, when temperatures are still warm but tolerable at around 21°C, whilst gradually dropping to 18°C.
Aside from its vast coastline and breathtaking lush green sceneries, a Rhodes exploration includes stepping back in time inside a medieval walled city.
Exploring Rhodes Island via Coastlines and Mountain Roads
Rhodes is part of the Dodecanese group of islands and is in fact the largest, making it the most endowed with golden coastline blessed with a chain of terrific coves. The eastern coastline is mostly rocky beaches, while the western part is largely forested.
If you are to embark on a trekking adventure, the west coast is where you would like to be. Experience an amazing exploration of the rugged shoreline where you will find massive caves, cliffs and rock formations. Once you reach the mountain road, navigate your way through Rhodes’ stunning lush nature, accentuated by numerous picturesque villages.
Travel Back in Time via Rhodes Old Town
Rhodes possesses an exquisite blend of traditional and multiracial culture. A trait exemplified by the combined Byzantine, Italian, Spanish and French architectural styles of the stunning edifices preserved in the medieval city of Rhodes. There, you will see why the UNESCO designated Rhodes Old Town as a World Heritage site, as it showcases different medieval cultural influences through imposing historical castles and impressive ottoman buildings.
Rhodes Old Town is unique as it is surrounded by a medieval wall spanning 4 km long wide, to which 7 majestic gates open. Up to this date, the wall is entrenched with deep moat that served as first line of protection during medieval times.
During the day, immerse yourself in the exploration of towers, bastions, monuments, churches,mosques, castles, museums and bazaars. Stay for the night so can get your fill of the many flavours and textures of traditional cuisine.