Welcome to Rhodes, the capital of the Dodecanese and the fourth largest island in the Greece. Rhodes is ideal not only for those who want to relax but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place for all year！
Take the chance to see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient Wrold, The Colossus of Rhodes. The famous statue of the Greek titan-god of the sun “Helios”, erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC. The statue was constructed to celebrate Rhodes’ victory over the ruler of Cyprus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, whose son unsuccessfully besieged Rhodes in 305 BC. Before its destruction in the earthquake of 226 BC, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 metres (98 feet) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world.
One of the best preserved mediaeval settlements in the world, the Old Town of Rhodes has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site, and is one of the many reasons to choose Rhodes as your holiday destination. Protected inside its imposing wall – a boundary between past and present – is the island’s coat of arms.
The most famous road in the Old Town of Rhodes is the Street of the Knights, restored just as it was in the Middle Ages. Here you’ll find the inns of the ‘tongues’, or national guards, that made up the Order of the Knights. At the highest point in the road there is a significant attraction: the grandiose castle, the Palace of the Grand Masters, with its enormous towers, a wonderful museum.
The stunning area of Lindos is one of the most well-known areas of the island and it lies on the east coast, approximately 50 Km from the town of Rhodes. This is where you will capture images which resemble more to the Cycladic style rather than the Dodecanese one.
The settlement is located on a beautiful bay with a sandy beach and it is built amphitheatrically below the rock of the ancient Acropolis (natural citadel) of Lindos, offering specimens of notable archaeological sites, as well as, breathtaking views to the distant ports and the endless coastlines of the island.
1. A stroll around Mandráki, the small marina with the Rhodian deer statues at its entrance and the surrounding windmills, is an experience not to be missed. Enjoy the sun and the sea at the port.
2. The castle of Monolithos which is listed among the best preserved Venetian castles and offers breathtaking views of the sea and the two islets opposite to it.