rhodes island information

Rhodes InformationRhodes (Rhodos or Rodos in Greek), lies between Crete and the near East in the Aegean ocean. Rhodes is famous as the island of sun, sea and sand, the ideal place for vacations. It is the third largest Greek island, the biggest of the Dodecanese islands, and officially, the sunniest place in the Europe. The City is among the finest, not only in Greece but in the whole of the Mediterranean.

There are many reasons why Rhodes is one of the most popular resorts in the Mediterranean: the natural surroundings (crystal clear seas, many parks and recreational facilities), the bright sun and the warm hospitality of the islanders themselves. The city has an excellent tourist infrastructure and offers a wide variety of entertainment : night-life, sports, cultural events, and day trips to wonderful Lindos and the neighboring islands like Symi, Chalki, Patmos, Karpathos, Tilos, Leros. It is situated at the island’s most northerly point and ringed by sea on the east and west.

Rhodes (Rodos in Greek) combines the cosmopolitan character of a contemporary city with the picturesque of the medieval town, which gives the impression of having been untouched by the passage of time.Rich with myths and restless history is surrounded by small islands and rocky un-inhabited islands that are shyly trying to steal from her beauty.Rhodes is also well known for the famous Colossus of Rhodes, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.This island is the largest island in the Dodecanese Island group of Greece, both in land area and in population.

Rhodes offers the visitor a plethora of all year round leisure alternatives, covering all types of tourist activity. Visitors have the opportunity to learn something of the eventful history of the city, visit the museums or go sightseeing and the sport lovers will find here a paradise on earth for activities such as swimming, fishing, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing.

* Some of the information have borrowed from the Municipality of Rhodes website.

Colossus Of Rhodes

colossus of rhodes island

Colossus history: The island of Rhodes was an important economic center in the ancient world. It is located off the southwestern tip of Asia Minor where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean. The … [Read More...]

Rhodes Sightseeings

rhodes island sightseeings

RHODES AQUARIUM: The building of the Hydrobiological Station of Rhodos was built during the period 1934-36. In 1937, under Italian rule, it operated as the Reale Istituto di Ricerce Biologiche di … [Read More...]

Rhodes Town Center

rhodes island town center

The beautiful town of Rhodes (New Town), the capital town of the island and of the Dodecanese Prefecture, is situated at the northern end of the island. It is not only the wonderful monuments, the … [Read More...]

Rhodes Medieval Old Town

rhodes island medieval (old) town

The medieval town of Rhodes (Old Town), is surrounded and defined by big walls which used to protect it and which actually are preserved in very good condition. The walls have a length of some 5 … [Read More...]

History of Rhodes

rhodes island history

History: The island of Rhodes is located at the crossroads of two major sea routes of the Mediterranean between the Aegean Sea and the coast of the Middle East, as well as Cyprus and Egypt. The … [Read More...]

Rhodes Nightlife

rhodes island nightlife

The island of Rhodes is famous for its nightlife because it is a very cosmopolitan place and has every thing to offer in terms of entertainment. Sophisticated clubs, bars, casino and huge nightclubs … [Read More...]

Rhodes Beaches

rhodes island beaches

Most beaches on Rhodes island have been awarded the European Union blue flag - an environmental award for clean beaches and crystal clear waters and they are world famous THE POPULAR BEACHES IN … [Read More...]

New Marina Rhodes Mandraki Port

rhodes marina – mandraki port

Rhodes marina is located at the island of Rhodes next to the island’s Central Port and only 14 km away from the Rhodes International Airport. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands at the … [Read More...]

Rhodes Market

rhodes island market

Shops Market in Rhodes island: Rhodes is a paradise for shopping lovers! There is plethora of shops in the New City of Rhodes and in the Medieval Town. Perhaps there is no other place in the … [Read More...]

Rhodes Island Map

rhodes island maps

See the best maps of Rhodes Island to help you find what you want and exploring the island easily. Rhodes Island Map Rhodes New Town Map Rhodes Medieval (Old) Town Map Google Map: … [Read More...]

Rhodes Villages

rhodes island villages

All Rhodes island villages: Afandou Apollakia Apollona Archangelos Archipolis Arnitha Asklipio Damatria Eleousa Embona Faliraki Fanes Gennadi … [Read More...]

Weather In Rhodes

rhodes island weather

Rhodes island weather: The climate of Rhodes is a mild Mediterranean climate characterised by sunny and dry summers and mild winters. Refreshing breezes and winds are blowing during the months of … [Read More...]