Mini guide to Rhodes
Rhodes is famous as the island of sun, sea and sand, and is officially the sunniest
place in Europe. There is much of historical interest to see on the island, with
Rhodes town being the jewel in the crown.
Rhodes is one of the finest towns, not only in Greece, but in the whole of
the Mediterranean. The town is situated at the island's most northerly point
and ringed by sea on the east and west. Rhodes town combines the cosmopolitan
character of a contemporary city with the picturesque façade of a medieval
A drive down the eastern coast should not be missed. The lively main beach
resort of Faliraki is just south of Rhodes town and the beautifully situated
historical village of Lindos is a little farther down this same road. There
are many other secluded bays along this coast; for some adventure, head over
the mountains and to the western coast for a spot of windsurfing.
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands and lies between Crete and
Cyprus, off the Turkish coastline in the Aegean Sea. The landscape varies from
the windswept beaches of the west to the calm eastern shores, with forests leading
up to the soaring peaks of the interior.
Rhodes's unique location at the intersection of east and west has always ensured
that it would be in the thick of commerce and conflicts. The scars left by its
rich and turbulent history have become its treasures. Knights, Turks and Italians
(all the island's invaders) left behind objects of great beauty in the trail
You can get to the island by air or sea. The former is the only realistic way
of travel and there are many chartered airlines offering good package deals.
The latter isn't so attractive due to the remoteness of the island.
Selection of hotels in this region:
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