Rhodes is one of the most beautiful Greek islands. It is situated right in the heart of the Aegean Sea. It is surrounded by clear, blue Mediterranean water, has long craggy coastlines with beautiful beaches and a hilly and green interior.
Historically made famous by the Colossus of Rhodes, a statue of the Greek god Helios that guarded the entrance to the harbour of Rhodes Town. It was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and long since destroyed.
The island was occupied for more than two centuries by the Knights Templar before they established their base in Malta, leaving Rhodes with an amazing medieval city at the capital of Rhodes, Rhodes town.
Rhodes Old Town with its small, winding streets, medieval walls and fortifications is located at the northern tip of the island.
It is arranged around a traditional harbour and famous sites include the Palace of the Grand Master, the Archaeological Museum and the Street of the Knights.