One of the larger festivals on the island and happening outside the tourist season, the orange festival is a traditional local festival. Free to enter, go with a group of friends and enjoy the atmosphere. Always popular with locals and expats coming from all over the island to help celebrate the orange harvest.
If you find yourself in Greece during Easter expect something a little different. There’s very little chocolate in the shops and hardly any bunnies at all.
Easter here is a serious religious event with a week of events all centred around the church.
Romance is in the very fibre of Greece, home to the ancient Greek goddess of love Aphrodite, there’s romance in the air all year. Reasons to visit Rhodes in winter, places to stay, eat and things to do within the walls of a medieval old town.
Carnival is a wonderful time to be in Greece. Find out what’s going on, the traditions and experiences to expect during the 3 weeks of the festival and see how they celebrate carnival in a small village on the island of Rhodes.
An insight into what it takes to start up and run a business in Greece, with delicious deli food, scrumptious cakes and wonderful people.
Epiphany is celebrated all over Greece on January 6th with the blessing of the waters and swim for the cross thrown by the priest. Here’s how it’s done in Southern Rhodes.
Christmas on Rhodes is very different to Christmas we’ve experienced anywhere else in the world. This year I’m going share daily images and a glimpse into what it’s like to be on a Greek island at Christmas.
Since moving to Rhodes I’ve been lucky to have the time and ability to experience the romance the island has to offer and have shared much of it on the blog. It’s a place that attracts such a variety of visitors who return every year. An island that has a way of getting under your skin.
Join us on a wander around the medieval walled city of Rhodes and find some of the cats we discovered on our walk.
Looking for a different type of festival on the island of Rhodes we went to the Food Festival. It is always fun to find different things to do on the island and we are always looking out for good food too. The Food Festival of Rhodes is in its second year and we headed up to Rhodes town last night to check it out.
The island of Rhodes has lots of well known tourist spots but there’s also a lot that’s undiscovered by the main summer tourist crowds. Away from the main resorts there’s a very different island to be found. Beautiful places that haven’t changed for decades, where you’ll receive a warm welcome in local tavernas with real Greek food. Discover beaches where you won’t be falling over people to get to the clear blue waters. Find hidden camping spots and beautiful walks.
There’s a lot more to Lindos that the Acropolis and beautiful beaches. Every year on Father’s day the village holds a medieval festival. Jugglers, musicians, kings and queens parade through torchlit narrow alley ways. Enjoy a night of medieval entertainment.