GREEK ISLANDS (AEGEAN SEA)

Rhodes

Rhodes

The Island of the Knights!
Located in the Dodecanese island chain, just off the coast of Turkey, Rhodes is an island with a large cultural heritage, covered with large swathes of parkland, forests and beaches that cater to the tastes of all different sorts of visitors. Rhodes is the fourth largest island in the Aegean, and its role as a hub in the Greek island network makes it a useful base for exploring Greece’s other islands and the mainland. Rhodes’ sunny beaches and the hot waters are the main attractions for people that visit the island.

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.

Rhodes Travel Destination Information

Getting to Rhodes
  • Central Port
  • Kolona Port
  • Akandia Port
  • Kamiros Skala Dock Port
  • Lardos Dock Port
Rhodes Transportation
  • Local Bus / Taxi
Rhodes Highlights
  • Palace of the Grand Master
  • Akramitis Mountain
  • Ixia Beach
  • Valley of the Butterflies
  • Acropolis of Rhodes
  • Acropolis of Lindos
  • Medieval Fortifications
  • Palazzo Governale
  • Fountain Square, at Ancient Kameiros
  • The Castle of Monolithos
  • Filerimos Monastery in Ialyssos
  • St. Paul’s bay
  • Diagoras Stadium