Rhodes Island Overview


Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Later almost every culture that has passed from the island, has left The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today Rhodes is a great and the most cosmopolitan tourist destination in Greece. Indeed it is one of the few areas in Greece that had tourists long before the explosion of mass tourism. This created the need for high-level tourist services.

A great variety of modern and romantic bars, atmospheric piano-restaurants, lively nightclubs and places playing Greek music are available. Rhodes is literally a paradise for the beach-lovers as the coastline of Rhodes is full of sandy or pebbled beaches extending over kilometres or nestled in picturesque coves.. In the town of Rhodes there is a large beach. On the beautiful creeks of Faliraki there are sandy beaches. In Lindos and on the beautiful creek of Vliha. On the southern parts of the island, on Pefkoi, Kalathos, Xaraki. Also right after the castle, stands the sandy beach of Aghia Agathi. And not to mention the beaches of Tsambika, Stegna, Ialissos, Afantou and Prasonisi at the southest part of rhe island. As you walk around the streets of the city, you’ll discover that Rhodes allocates a separate islander identity and nobility that is revealed in every road, in all monuments and buildings and mainly in the faces of the habitants of Rhodes.

Take your coffee, in one of the cafe-bars you will meet in the coastal avenue and enjoy the view to Mandraki, the historical port of the island. In its entrance dominate the three medieval windmills and the two bronze deers that, according to the tradition, were erected in the place where the famous Colossus of Rhodes used to stand.

Is there a better place, for your winter or summer holidays, than Rhodes?