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Rhodes is the capital and largest of the Dodecanese islands and is home to one of the seven wonders of the world, The Colossus of Rhodes. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Rhodes is aptly regarded as the sun island. Rhodes has been a popular vacation destination for decades as it has something for everyone including an abundance of bars, restaurants and nightclubs to choose from. The island's nightlife has evolved at a rapid rate. According to the travel website indigoguide, Rhodes has "more bars and discos per person than New York, Paris or Berlin." Nightclubs tend to be concentrated around Rhodes town and the popular tourist resort of Faliraki.
On the south east coast of Rhodes is the ancient white washed village of Lindos. Here you will find one of the island's most popular open-air night clubs, Amphitheatre. Established in 1993 it has a 2,000 person capacity and is open every night throughout the summer from 10 p.m. until morning. Playing mainstream and club music visitors can enjoy the lively scene, which attracts DJs from around the world, while taking in views of the ancient acropolis. If you'd rather your open air nightclub was accompanied by a more sandy scene, head for the open air Paradiso Beach club in Rodia Mare, Kalithea beach. The club is open every day throughout summer playing mainstream house and Greek music from midnight until morning.
Lindos Rhodes 85100
Paridiso Beach Club
Rodia Mare, Kalithea Beach
For a more authentic nightclubbing experience there are a number of clubs in Rhodes that play Greek music as well as mainstream tunes. The lively village of Maritsa with its popular restaurants and late-night scene is home to Esperinos Bar Club, which plays Greek and mainstream music every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the summer from 11 p.m. until morning. Fygokentros Club, also in Maritsa village, plays Greek and club music every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 p.m. until morning.
For a night of Latin music, as well as live bands, King Arthur's Café Bar Club is in the popular vacation resort of Faliraki and is open every day through the summer months from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m.
Esperinos Bar Club
Maritsa Village - Rhodes Island
(+30) 2241048220 or (+30) 6949201611
5 St. George Street
(+30) 2241047088 or (+30) 6932218685
King Arthur's Café Bar Club
Club street (Kalithea-Faliraki Avenue)
If you find yourself in Rhodes during the winter months there are a few options for a night of dancing. The Dome Club in Kalithea Beach has a capacity of more than 1500 people and plays Greek and mainstream music every Friday and Saturday through the chilly months from 11.30 p.m. to morning. Mercedes Factory Club in Kove, Rhodes City, also plays Greek and mainstream music but is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the winter months from midnight until morning.
The Dome Club
Mercedes Factory Club
37 Kolokotroni Street
Kova Rhodes City
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