At Rhodes, you encounter nice beaches and the azure sea. It is one of the Mediterranean's most wonderful holiday islands and if you have the need for a beach holiday, the Greek island fits perfectly for what you are looking for.
But there are also plenty of things to experience on the island. Experience history behind the castle wall. The Middle Ages are present everywhere on Rhodes, but mostly within the town of Rhodes.
Protected by a kilometer-long castle wall with towers and gates, is the old, well-preserved town where you can walk through the crusaders old neighborhood and eat or go shopping in the Turkish-Jewish commercial center with bazaars and an almost oriental atmosphere.
The old town regularly go through renovations in order to bring more of the medieval buildings back to their original state. Outside the walls is the modern part of the town of Rhodes with all the entertainment you can imagine - plus a great beach.
On the island awaits a varied nature and it is easy to get around by taxi, rental car, motorbike, bicycle or by bus. The sea captain's old town, Lindos, with white houses and ancient temple ruins on top, is one of Rhodes's most popular destinations.
You can also stay in Lindos, a town with a very special atmosphere in the narrow, pedestrianized streets and a lovely beach. The town is a bit of a tourist attraction, but you can find almost deserted beaches and small villages here in the southern part of Rhodes.
The Island of the Sun God
Rhodes is a fantastic island that you just want to return to year after year, and it is, according to Greek mythology, due to one specific myth. Rhodes is the sun god, Helios' own island. When Zeus had defeated the Titans, he decided to share the land between the Olympian gods. Helios was allowed to get the piece of land that first uncovered from the sea. Up from the sea, covered in flowers, Rhodes came into view.
Since then, Helios has bathed Rhodes in his brilliance, and it is said to be the reason why the sun always shines on the island.
The rustic Mediterranean island offers something for everyone
The island of the sun god is a paradise, where the ancient history and breathtaking Mediterranean flair gives the recipe for the perfect vacation.
The rustic Mediterranean island offers something for everyone - whether you are the romantic, adventurer, cultural or the relaxed, who just enjoy lying in the sun on a sandy beach.