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Nice port visit from cruise ship

Written by Rodney T W
When I went up on deck of the Costa Concordia early in the morning to get a look at Rhodes, I was surprised to see the walls, turrets and castle around the city. It had a Disneyland-look I didn't expect. For a cruise
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High street shopping in the town of Rhodes, despite the size of the island is quite literally a shopper's paradise! With a vibrant cosmopolitan spirit of International fashion from designer labels to low budget fashion, the new town of Rhodes the busiest commercial district, definitely has it all from the most basic to the most extravagant.

Sensational designer labels such as ESCADA, RAXEVSKY, GANT FOR KIDS, ESPRIT, MAX MARA, LA COSTE, BOSS, TRUSSADI, VERSACE, ARMANI, PEPE JEANS to name a few, can be purchased in a number of exclusive department stores.

The latest collection of casual/smart clothing can be found at major department stores MARKS & SPENCER, ZARA/OYSHO/ MANGO/PULL & BEAR/SPRIDER STORES (INDITEX GRP) , B.H.S. & TERRANOVA. In addition to these there is a good selection of smaller local boutiques with equally attractive trends.

Rhodes has a good selection of athletic shops selling all major brands of foot wear, athletic clothing and accessories such as NIKE, ADIDAS,PUMA, REEBOK etc.)

Top brands and designer shoes, gold/silver, fashion jewelry, handbags, cosmetics & perfumes are also available.

Shopping hours in Rhodes Town

Local shops

Monday-Friday 09.30-14.00 & 17.00-21.00, Saturday 09.30-14.00, Sunday CLOSED

Department stores

Monday-Friday 09.30- 21.00, Saturday 09.30- 18.00, Sunday CLOSED

Glorious Sales 

The most important time for shopaholics. Rhodes has two sale periods during the year although special offers are frequently on and off all year round with slight reductions. For those of you who are fortunate to be on vacation in July the sales start around the 13th, with price discounts ranging initially from 30%to 50-70% the same is applicable to the winter sales which start around end January.

Local Street Markets (Laiki Agora)

For a shopping spree with a difference, there are three local markets (Laiki Agora) which take place weekly. The markets have their own charisma, selling fresh vegetables, fruit and fish, flowers, plants, clothing, shoes, upholstery and many, many more products which are incredibly cheap you are definitely guaranteed a bargain! The street markets take place on Tuesday/Thursday's, at Byronas Street (near to Diagoras football stadium) , Analypsis, Potelmeon Mitilinis St on Friday's and the most popular and the biggest at the Taxiarxhis cemetery on a Wednesday's and Saturday's. All markets are open from approx. 08.00- 15.00 hrs.