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Rhodes Island

Written by Tim Ross
What an incredible place. Rhodes offers almost any kind of holiday you could want. If you want peace and quiet, youíll find it on Rhodes. If you want activities and night-life, Rhodes has got it. If you want to explore history and culture, that is there too. The island is clean, the locals are very warm and friendly to tourists. English is spoken everywhere and most signs are in English too.
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One often finds that when traveling with young children parents feel slightly apprehensive as to whether their ideal holiday choice will actually live up to it's expectations. Rhodes definitely gets the thumbs up sign in this category, with a good selection of kids activities to keep those little ones occupied. Let's take a look at some of the more popular places;

Rhodes Town Parks

Passagio : Rhodes town next to Rodos Park Hotel, this park was totally renovated in 2008. The park avails swings/slides/skateboard ramp, giant trampoline, play area, sand pit together with a Snack Bar/Restaurant and W.C. facilities.

Aktaion : Opposite to Mandraki Harbour in Rhodes town: this park was totally renovated in 2007. The park avails special area for toddlers with swings/slides, a giant pirate ship with rubber terrain together with a Cafeteria and W.C. facilities.
Rodini Park (outskirts of Rhodes town 1st klm. Rhodes-Lindos av.): Cool and shady with a tranquil atmosphere this beautifully landscaped park is the perfect location for children who like a little adventure. Situated only 3 klm from the city center it is densely wooded with the scent of cypress and pine bordering the paths and gurgling steam between the banks of the trees. After a short walk through the woodlands you will reach a small children's playground and a mini zoo. Rodini park is popular for it's resident peacocks.

Marine Aquarium: Rhodes town your kids will love this! The Aquarium is located in the basement of the Hydro Biological Station of Rhodes and offers the visitors the chance to have a close up view of the marine life of the Eastern Mediterranean, providing the impression of being underwater. You will find a wide range of interesting specimens of Mediterranean organisms such as reefs, sea flowers, octopuses, clams, decapods, turtles and numerous fishes.

Play Centers (indoor/outdoors)
Milou : Bel Paso, Outskirts of Rhodes town
Swedco/Akadoo : Trianta Beach
Allegro: Trianta
Playland : Koskinou
Family Fun: Faliraki
Magic Castle/Luna Park - Faliraki

Popular childrens' attractions
Paintball - Ialysos
Bowling Alleys - Faliraki, Rhodes town and Kremasti
Luna Park - Faliraki
Water Park - Faliraki
Mini Water slides - Trianda
Cinema Halls - Rhodes town (Pallas Cinema/Metropol)
Horseback riding - Faliraki, Pastida
Go Carts - Faliraki