Three kilometers outside Mandraki, on the way to Lindos, Rodini can be found, a parkland with streams, ponds, little bridges and lush vegetation. In ancient times it was the location of the property of some woman named Rodine, to whom the place owes its name. It is also said that there was once a Rodine monastery in the area. No evidence of it, however, has been found. During the time of the Knights, in Rodini was located the summer house of the Grand Master. The parkland has been formed as a recreation area, featuring paths, benches, many drinking fountains, picnic areas, a small zoo and the opportunity to go on a boat ride on the large canal (part of a Roman aqueduct that was in use until the 19th century).
In Rodini a rhetoric school was founded by Aeschines when he left Athens after his defeat in rhetoric by Demosthenes. Thus, ancient Rhodians acquired over time the reputation of good orators.
On a low hill above Rodini an enormous rock-carved mausoleum of the Hellenistic period is located. It is known as Tymvos ton Ptolemaion (the Tomb of the Ptolemies). It is actually a shrine founded by the Rhodians in honor of Ptolemy I, who helped them when Demetrius besieged the island (305-304 BC).