Experience a different festival in Rhodes
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 third year.

The Food Festival is on during August, this year it’s running from Friday 31st August until Sunday 2nd September 2018.

This is the experience we had last year. We arrived in town around 7.30 pm and parked at the far end of Mandraki harbour. Walking up along the harbour there were lots of people around, visitors and locals, walking and fishing.

Rhodes Mandraki harbour dusk fishing food festival
Rhodes Mandraki harbour dusk food festival
The festival is located in the pedestrian area near the statue of Alexandros Diakos just up from the fountain. We found lots of stalls and plenty of people wandering around. Some were still setting up as we arrived.

There was a good selection of different types of food and drink from producers and businesses on the island. With lots of different tastes from Greek BBQ to Sushi.

We wandered around took some pictures and bumped into people we know.

Rhodes food festival 2017 crowd and balloons
Rhodes Food festival 2017 barman
Rhodes food festival 2017 grill
Rhodes food festival 2017 bar drinks
Rhodes food festival 2017 alpha beer stall
Rhodes food festival honey
Rhodes food festival 2017 roll house chimney cake
Rhodes food festival 2017 stamatia
Then we decided to have a falafel wrap from To Marouli who produce wonderful vegetarian/vegan cuisine. It was delicious, a really light bread wrap contained plenty of salad cheese and very tasty falafel. They have a popular restaurant in the Medieval Old Town which we haven’t tried yet but will be booking a table soon.
Rhodes food festival 2017 To Marouli
To walk off some of the food we headed around the harbour to the other side of the deer. Then along the windmills which have turned into a tourist selfie spot and into the old town through Symi square.

Wandering around there were musicians on corners and a really wonderful lively atmosphere. We found a cafe we know well on Socratous that wasn’t too busy for a cool drink and some people watching.

Rhodes night windmills food festival 2017
We then headed out through the marine gate and back to the food festival. By now it was a lot busier with queues at all the stalls and crowds standing around eating, drinking and chatting.

Having walked off our falafel we couldn’t resist a curry wurst. This bike cooker was imported from Germany by owner Sacha Engel. We’ve tried their wurst before at the Christmas market in Rhodes town, they attend a couple of festivals a year, try them out if you see them.

Rhodes food festival 2017 union burgeria
Rhodes food festival 2017 curry wurst stand 2
Rhodes food festival 2017 curry wurst stand 1
Rhodes food festival 2017 bratwurst cooking
Are you planning on going or have you been to the food festival in Rhodes? If you enjoyed this and found it useful please comment and share. Thank you

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Post updated August 2018 originally written August 2017

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