Great Places To Stay In Rhodes Greece
Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese Islands (meaning “twelve Islands”) of Greece in the South Aegean Sea and is 80kms long and 38kms wide with 220kms of coastline and a population of approximately 120,000.
Also known as Ρόδος (Ródos) by the Greeks, Rhodes is famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and has a rich and diverse historical past including the period of occupation by the Knights of Saint John.
The Medieval Old Town is a World Heritage site, and is a vibrant labyrinth of narrow pebble cobbled streets offering an abundance of souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, as well as many archaeological and historical sites and attractions.
Around the island there are also numerous cultural and archaeological sites and attractions to explore and the summer days and evenings are filled with festivals, cultural events and concerts.
Rhodes is a striking blend of cosmopolitan tourist resorts and authentic traditional villages, surrounded by lush green countryside, olive groves, vineyards and farming communities, as well as miles of stunning beaches and bays.
The island is beautiful in any season, but in the spring months of April and May, it really comes alive when the countryside, lush and green from the winter rains, bursts into a colourful tapestry of wildflowers.
Away from the beach resorts, there are walking trails, cycle routes, kitesurfing and windsurfing as well as many other sporting activities. Day trips to the islands of Symi and Halki and excursions to nearby Turkey are also available.