Rhodes is known as an island of sun.
It’s little surprise, more than 3000 hours of sunshine in the subtropical surroundings of Rhodes makes the island a paradise. Set away from mainland Greece in the legendary setting between Crete and the Eastern coast of the Aegean, Rhodes has a fair share of visitors a year. Even Greeks flock to Rhodes for a perfect tan.
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Rhodes is a destination to meet different tastes. From aquatic sports in the crystal-clear waters, diving and snorkeling, to sunbathing, Rhodes combines the fun of the present with its glorious past. This unique blend of old and new has lifted Rhodes to prominence as the best resort on the Mediterranean coast. Thus, visitors to the city have a multitude of reasons to fall for Rhodes.
The city will greet you with a full range of entertainment. Rhodes never sleeps, so pulsating nightlife, pubs and restaurants will occupy you at night, while cultural events and sites are perfect to explore during the day.
- Filerimos Hill, a medieval monastery with chapel offering a panoramic view over the north of the island
- Kamiros, the famous ancient ruins to explore
- Valley of the Butterflies, a beautiful area visited by many tourists
- Epta Piges offers a short forest walking trail
- Cape Prasonisi, the southern tip of Rhodes connected to the main island by a sand bar
If Rhodes makes you tired you can have a change of scenery on neighboring islands like Kos, Patmos, Karpathos, Kalymnos and Leros. But you are going to be back to Rhodes for a bite of its history.
Legend has it, Rhodes’ history started from the love story between the Sun God Helios and Rhode, the daughter of the Goddess Aphrodite. They fell in love and Helios named the island in her honor. Since then Rhodes felt the influence of different Mediterranean cultures including the Minoans, Telchines Heliades, Phoenicians, Archeans and Dorians. All these residents shared the island between three famous cities Kamiros, Ialissos and Lindos. Soon the cities formed an alliance to found the city of Rhodes.
This idea paid off with success and Rhodes grew into a prosperous island and the cultural center of the region. It hosted traders from all corners of the Mediterranean and soon became a place to relocate for artists from all corners from the Roman period to Byzantine times. You can capture the old days of Rhodes and the present with Booked.net.