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Rhodes nightlife

bars clubs and nightlife on Rhodes island


Night outings on Rhodes, particularly during the summer months, begin early in the evening and last until dawn. There are countless choices and all musical tastes are catered for. Rhodes by night competes with many other tourist areas of Greece like the nightlife in Mykonos, Kos, Santorini or Athens

Coffee shops with well-made aromatic coffee, fresh sweets and snacks, bars with a warm atmosphere and suitable lighting with Greek or foreign music covering jazz to ethnic and rock and bars with calmer music for the romantic at heart are all available.

There are clubs with loud music for dancing the night away and nightclubs with love popular and traditional performances. Of course there is no shortage of places with rembetiko music.

New Town nightlife: Casino: The casino is located in the famed Rhodes Hotel at G.Papanikolaou street, right on the beach front. One can play roulette, black jack and casino poker while 300 slot machines are available. Entry to the gambling area is only permitted to persons aged over 23. Around  the same area you will find all kinds of restaurants and bars, some of the bars and restaurants along the street are made especially for several nationalities from Scandinavia like Norway, Finland, Denmark et.c ,with their signs written in Norwegian, Finish and Danish.

Another jolly mile bursting of restaurants, pubs, and cafes packed from the package tourism masses located in the triangle between Griva, Mandilara and Iroon Polytehneiou streets. Do not expect to enjoy a Greek island's atmosphere there, alternatively you can enjoy Greek cuisine in the grill restaurants and the  taverns inside the Mandraki market. Next to Mandraki right behind the taxi station inside the old market place are a couple of taverns with live Greek music. Another place with live Greek "tourist music" is at Neorion restaurant bar at the main entrance to the Marina towards the windmills before the main gate to the Old town.

For coffees, snacks ice creams and drinks the Aktaion one of the oldest cafes of Rhodes town is one of the the most recommended  and popular among the locals place. Aktaion witch is run by the Rhodes municipality has kept its style for decades and its clientele are mostly Greeks, in its huge verandas you can enjoy the deep shadow of large trees and the fresh breeze from the marina of Rhodes with the wonderful views to the windmills and the yachts. Ideal for families with a children playground Aktaion is the jewel of Mandraki. Walking down the seafront towards the beach is located the Music club Elli one of the oldest music clubs of Rhodes with live program including Greek and international music.

One of the most popular Disco in Rhodes town is the Disco Babylon on the port area of Kova, the music includes mostly great sounds from the 70's and 80's.

Old town: In the Old town of of Rhodes you will find numerous Cafeterias, fast food, souvlaki and Gyros  shops, Greek taverns and restaurants. Around Evdimou square and along the Socratous street are most of them. In Ipokratous (Hippocrates) square the Taverna Plaka offers live Greek music while in the bar Panorama you can enjoy cocktails, view and music from the bar on the second floor. The steps of the Kasteloni the old Venetian building just behind the fountain of Hippocrates square is probably the best place to enjoy a take away souvlaki with a can of beer (that you can buy from a souvlaki shop near by) hearing  the music from the surroundings and watching the tourist crowds passing by, and all that for free (except the souvlaki and the beer).

Finally if you want to enjoy the best home made Mousaka in Rhodes you must take a taxi and go to Jordan's bar next to Kalithea beach and Spa, one of the best places for a day outing.