The largest island in the Dodecanese island group, Rhodes is situated northeast of Crete, southeast of Athens. Home to only 50,636 citizens, this historic island was nicknamed The Island of the Knights after the Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem, who ruled the island from 1310 to 1522. Full of mysterious buildings and fantastic beaches, Rhoades has a rich historical past. The atmosphere provided by strong walls, stone-paved alleys, elegant mansions, and a medieval castle scattered all over the city is mesmerizing.
A stroll in Rhodes Old Town creates the ambience of the age of the knights. Touted a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is considered to be the most important monument of the island. Millions of tourists visit every year to admire the grandeur of one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. The ambience in Rhodes Town captivates both locals and tourists alike. The Venetian Castle, the Street of the Knights and the Palace of the Grand Master are just a stone throw’s distance from the Rhodes Old Town
Spend a beautiful day reveling in the magnificent beauty of the surrounding sights, including the Acropolis of Lindos, the Monastery of Filerimos, the Springs of Kallithea and various castles spread on the island. Don’t forget to sunbathe at the various gorgeous beaches the island is home to. From Tsambika, Saint Paul's bay, Ladiko to Kallithea among others, all beaches in Rhodes have crystal waters and are unique in natural beauty. Go windsurfing at Prassonissi, on the southern side of the island and have a fun day with your friends and family playing water games.
Rhodes are a bustling gastronomical scene with numerous places to eat and drink as well as places to have a fun night out. From elegant places to eat with gourmet or international dishes to traditional taverns by the sea, the island is a food lover’s paradise. The charming taverns provide wonderful views of the sea along with great food. For a memorable night out, visit the popular nightlife spot, Hippocrates Square which is full of a huge variety of lounge bars and clubs. If you are looking for something romantic, check out Faliraki, home to bars with a warm and cozy ambience.
Rhodes Dodecanese is among the most beautiful and popular Greek islands with its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches. There is something for everyone here.