For those who have never been to Rhodes, the most applicable illustration might be to compare it to is to describe New York State in its splendiferous entirety, and then to emphasize that at its one tip sits New York City, the center of the world and a complete antithesis to the rest of the vast, picturesque, and comparatively rural state. That’s what Rhodes Town is like, sitting at the tip of Rhodes Island.
But New York, arguably, is only the world’s second-most accessible city. The first is Rhodes. Rhodes Town, particularly the center (“to kentro”) has everything one could ever want within walking distance, even more so than Manhattan: fantastic beaches, wonderful eateries – ranging from fancy restaurants, spectacular mom-and-pop finds, and an array of fast-food joints for the less discriminating diners – chic shoppes that would rival some of the world’s most touted shopping districts, and even a casino.
What makes Rhodes stand out even more, in a surprising way, is two of life’s simple pleasures: ice cream and classic rock. In each case, Rhodes has, far and away, the best of both. Not just in Greece, but in the entire world…
THE ENTIRE ARTICLE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN TNH’S TRAVEL GUIDE TO GREECE, PUBLISHED MAY 17!