Old Town Shopping Tour of Rhodes, Rhodes (Self Guided)

Old Town Rhodes offers great opportunities for shopping. There are many stores lining the streets where you can find anything you can imagine, including classic and contemporary gold jewelry, ceramics, carpets, antiques and more. Sokratous Street is the best street in the area for shopping. Take this tour to discover the best shopping destinations in Rhodes.
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Old Town Shopping Tour of Rhodes Map

Guide Name: Old Town Shopping Tour of Rhodes
Guide Location: Greece » Rhodes (See other walking tours in Rhodes)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
Author: rose
Ilias Lalaounis

1) Ilias Lalaounis

Ilias Lalaounis is the top jewelry designer in Greece. He even has his own jewelry museum in Athena. His store in Rhodes is located on Plateia Alexandrou. It offers a wide range of golden jewelry for sale. Most of his creations are inspired by both classical and contemporary Greece. Take home some distinctive Greek jewelry created by this talented designer.
Royal Carpet

2) Royal Carpet

The Royal Carpet Company was established in 1970. The shop is located on Apellou Street in Rhodes and sells handmade carpets. Natural materials such as silk, cotton and silver are used in manufacturing these carpets. In addition to its large carpet collection, the store offers a selection of icons, vases, lamps and other products.
Royal Silver

3) Royal Silver

Royal Silver is located on Apellou Street in Rhodes and specializes in authentic antique and reproduction jewelry, ceramics, glass and much more. With its wide range of items, the store resembles a bazaar. Be sure to visit this shop to explore its interesting, unique merchandise.
Alexandra Gold

4) Alexandra Gold

Alexandra Gold is located next to the restaurant Alexis on Sokratous Street in Rhodes. The shop offers a vast selection of stylish, distinctive gold and platinum jewelry. There are also silver items for sale. In addition to jewelry, the shop sells high-quality plates and trays.
Sokratous Street

5) Sokratous Street (must see)

Sokratous Street is the most popular shopping area in Old Town Rhodes. The street is packed with numerous shops and is popular with the tourists. The colorful, vibrant atmosphere of this shopping mecca attracts crowds every day.
The Green Shop

6) The Green Shop

The Green Shop is located on the famous Sokratous Street. It specializes in natural, locally made products and sells natural cosmetics, olive oils, spices, liqueurs and Greek sweets. The sesame halva and baklava available here are especially delicious!

Walking Tours in Rhodes, Greece

Create Your Own Walk in Rhodes

Create Your Own Walk in Rhodes

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rhodes is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Medieval Town Landmarks Tour of Rhodes

Medieval Town Landmarks Tour of Rhodes

The medieval town of Rhodes is a world cultural heritage site. It is like an open air museum, as every street, square or building evokes a story about the city's ancient times. It is one of the best-preserved medieval walled cities in Europe and has 6,000 inhabitants. Take this tour of Old Town and visit the area's most notable landmarks.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The city of Rhodes, capital of the eponymous island of Rhodes, the biggest island of the Dodecanese archipelago, went down in history a long time ago as the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, the Colossus of Rhodes. To find the place where the famous Colossus once stood, as well as to discover other notable sights of ancient Rhodes, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Museums and Galleries Tour of Rhodes

Museums and Galleries Tour of Rhodes

There are many interesting museums located in Rhodes. The Archaeological Museum, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights and the Museum of Modern Greek Arts are the most famous and are a must visit while in Rhodes. Also be sure to take note of the impressive historical buildings that house the city's museums. Take this tour to spend a few hours discovering the museums and galleries of...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Mandraki Harbor Tour of Rhodes

Mandraki Harbor Tour of Rhodes

Mandraki is one of the three harbors in Rhodes. It is famous, because it is believed that the great statue of Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, once stood at the harbor entrance. Today the deer sculptures at the entrance, the St. Nicholas Fortress and a number of medieval windmills create a charming view of the harbor. Many boat trips to other nearby islands leave from here....  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Gates and Walls Tour of Rhodes

Gates and Walls Tour of Rhodes

The medieval walled city of Rhodes has been on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites since 1988. Encircled by huge medieval walls, when you enter the city, you find yourself in a completely different world. Access to the city is provided by eleven gates, although not all of them are open to the public. Take this tour to explore the historical gates, towers, and walls of Rhodes, one of the...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
New Town Tour of Rhodes

New Town Tour of Rhodes

New Town Rhodes dates back to the sixteenth century and is quite different from the medieval section of the city. Upper New Town boasts some great attractions, including some fine examples of the “Neo-Imperial” architectural style, such as the Prefecture of Rhodes building (Nomarhia). Follow this tour to discover the best Upper New Town has to offer!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Rhodes for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Rhodes has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Rhodes, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.