Renowned for its legendary Colossus of Rhodes, this enchanting Greek isle of Rhodes continues to offer impressive sites and scenery. Whether or not this immense statue actually existed, it has achieved fame as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. One of the most cosmopolitan of the Dodecanese isles in the sun-blessed southeastern Aegean Sea, Rhodes offers colossal adventures for history lovers and sun worshippers.
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Located southwest of mainland Greece and northeast of Crete, Rhode’s marvelous Palace of the Grand Master sits in the island’s wondrous Old City, surrounded by medieval walls adorned with seven gates. Three windmills mark the entrance to the town’s ancient harbor at Mandráki. A range of charming restaurants offers the perfect venue to gaze upon the harbor.
Vacationers can climb the stairs of the ancient Acropolis of Lindos in the northern part of the island. Nature lovers will take delight at the natural Seven Springs in a forested region of Rhodes.
A wealth of well-preserved castles, including the ruins of Kastellos Castle and the 15th century Castle of Monolithos, and lively beach towns, such as such as Faliraki and Kiotari, offers vacationers a wonderful sense of history and mythology plus a plethora of colorful scenery, shops and tavernas amid the enchanting isle of Rhodes.
What To Do
Catch a glimpse of Rhode’s ancient history at its inspirational Archaeological Museum.
Walk through the old city, with its medieval walls and sensational Palace of the Grand Master. Explore the magnificent National Theatre, Courts, City Hall and Governors Palace.
Watch the colorful sunset amidst the glorious Aegean on a delightful boat tour.
Hike amid the natural springs and waterfalls of Seven Springs.
Visit the art deco Italian-run Aquarium, at the northern tip of the island, designed like an underwater sea cave.
When to Go
Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year, the Greek isle of Rhodes is an ideal destination for Greek history lovers and sun worshippers. Its mild winters and hot, dry summers make this region the perfect year-round playground. Most rain falls from November through March, when temperatures are cooler. The waters surrounding the island remain blessedly warm and inviting.