A mix of modern & medieval, Rhodes fascinates and impresses each visitor. It is the largest island of the Dodecanese and become an important regional center, thanks to its location, climate and natural attractions.
It is known as the isle of the Sun. Pindar mentions in one of his Odes that it was born of the union of Helios the sun god and the nymph Rhoda. Its economy & culture flourished until the 3rd century B.C. when it was the prodominant power in the Aegean and when a thousand years later it fell into the hands of the Knights of St. John and became again the center of power, symbolized by its magnificent medieval town and the imposing castle and palace of the Grand Masters.
The medieval city is still rurrounded by the high walls erected by the Knights. It is divided by an inner wall into two unequal parts, the smaller Collachio and the larger Burgo or Hora.
The island abounds in lovely and interesting places to visit, such as the Valley of the Butterflies Kameiros and the ruins of the Dorian city, Kallithea with its thermal baths, Koskinou, Afandou with its Golf club, Faliraki & its wild nightlife and Rodini.
But above all, don't miss Lindos. The contrast between the brilliant white houses and winding lanes of the more recent village built around two crescent beaches and the ancient Acropolis towering above it from its austere pinnacle makes for one of the most stunning views in Greece. The temple of Athena Lindia is coming gradually into view as you ascend the stairs is a sight never to be forgotten.