Spectacular and simple, cosmopolitan and traditional, timeless and modern, hot and cool ... Rhodes ... is sure to fascinate you. Rhodes, worldwide famous, also known as the «island of Knights ", is a place of contrasts that can satisfy every taste. It is the island of the mythical Colossus of Rhodes, the island, where Byzantines, Greeks, Venetians, Italians and Turks left their mark in its history. It is the largest island of the Dodecanese (with an area of 1.398 sq km) and the fourth largest island of the Aegean. It is located at the crossroads of two major Mediterranean sea routes, the Aegean Sea and the Middle East coasts and is one of the most sought-after and popular destinations of Europe. The island has plenty of natural beauties; its history is so great that it does not fit in a few lines and its attractions are innumerable and worth visiting!
Vast sandy beaches, cosmopolitan with luxurious beach bars and water sports or tranquil and secluded ones, emerald waters, gourmet restaurants, as well as restaurants with traditional Rhodian cuisine or taverns with salads made with fresh materials from the gardens, cosmopolitan resorts, Casino, luxury hotels and also picturesque villages where women are still baking bread in the wood oven, are the elements that shape the diversity and peculiarity of this island.
The Medieval Old Town of Rhodes, protected within its imposing wall-a boundary between the past and the present-is the island’s coat of arms and one of its most important sights. It is the largest and best preserved fortified city of Europe with many monuments of Hellenistic, Byzantine, Medieval and Ottoman times. Ancient statues, marble crests, fountains, mosques and hamam, towers, castles, palaces and amazing view of many points of the island compose the multidimensional image of Rhodes and enchant every visitor. The Sources of Kallithea, the antiquities of Ialysos and the Acropolis of Lindos, are also attractions that you should not miss to visit. Close to the city of Rhodes, is the green valley with the Butterflies, a magical area full of streams of running water and millions of butterflies in many colors that offer a unique spectacle. Do not miss it!
Throughout the island and its tourist resorts there are bars and nightclubs with music of all kinds, whether you want to have a drink in a romantic setting with relaxed sounds or you want to endlessly dance until dawn with loud music, lashings of alcohol and refreshing cocktails. Both in the city of Rhodes and its villages, in the summer, you can participate in festivals and local celebrations as well as in cultural events that include theatrical performances and concerts of famous artists.
This is Rhodes, in short! It's really a few ... what we write in comparison to what it has to offer ... but we do not want to spoil your surprise! Visit this multi-dimensional island and experience its wonders by your own senses... It is highly recommended… for your next holidays! WELCOME TO RHODES!
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