Welcome to Rhodes

a crossroad of civilizations

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Rhodes (or Rhodos or Rodos) island in Greece is one of the Mediterranean's most popular resorts and a perennial holiday favourite for any lifestyle

By far the largest island of the Dodecanese, also known as the "Island of the Sun God Helios", Rhodes combines a variety of characteristics that make it unique as a travel destination.

Rhodes reveals itself to the eyes of the visitor as a magnificent explosion of colors and activities that combine a mix of interesting sights and relaxation, unique nature, learning and entertainment.

Tourism on Rhodes has a long tradition. Ever since the Italians replaced the Turks as the dominant power in the south-eastern Aegean in 1912, and after the island was returned to Greece in 1947, Rhodes has been gradually turned into an attractive tourist destination by continuous investments in tourism infrastructure, making the island one of the most highly organized travel destinations in Greece.

Its beautiful beaches, its state-of-the-art buildings and hotels, its picturesque districts, its medieval buildings, its archaeological sites and its rich history contribute to its reputation as one of the most interesting and attractive urban centers of the Mediterranean region.

Rhodes has been blessed with many, wonderful, long stretches of beach. The island boasts long beaches developed for tourism, but you can also find many small sandy coves, almost hidden. Whether you are looking for watersports, family friendly beaches, quiet spots or lively beach bars you will not be dissapointed.

Explore the local life and discover the beauty of the island! Rhodes is home to some unique and beautifully diverse flora and fauna, much of which can be found just a short way from the main resorts. To get a true taste of what the island has to offer however, one must explore the interior of the island.

The first traces of life on the island of Rhodes are lost in the fog of myth. The first inhabitants are said to have been the Heliades, offsprings of the protective god Helios and Clymene the Oceanid, and the Telchines, a strange kind of people who supposedly resembled demons.

Some of he most beautiful sites of Rhodes are hidden in the mountain villages, far away from the cosmopolitan settlements along the shore. Many of them preserve the native color of the Rhodian countryside with old castles, churches and beautiful buildings.
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