Historically, Rhodes was famous for being home to the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Rhodes’ rich history, and the influence of the Venetians and the Ottomans is wonderfully reflected in the island’s buildings and monuments, together with the island’s natural beauty. Modern day facilities sit alongside examples of traditional architecture and numerous archaeological sites. Just a few historical highlights of Rhodes include The Street of the Knights, the Valley of the Butterflies, the Palace of the Grand Master and the Medieval Fortress, all of which combine to make this a fascinating destination for those wishing to explore the Greek islands.