The golden beaches and the beautiful medieval Town – an UNESCO monument city, has established Rhodes as one of the most popular Greek islands since 1970. Greece’s fourth largest island is known as “The Island of the Sun” combine archaeological and historical sites, and many facilities. The ancient ruins here date back to the time of the Trojan War, terracotta-topped churches remember the Byzantine glory years, and Ottoman minarets recall the time the island spent under Turkish rule. One of the most visited sites on the island is Lindos, one of the three original Dorian Greek cities on Rhodes. The old town of Rhodes is the most impressive part of the island. The Palace of the Grand Master is certainly the highlight of the Old Town. The Palace, originally a Byzantine fortress built at the end of the 7th century A.D., was converted in the early 14th century by the Knights of the Order of Saint John into the residence of the Grand Master of the order and the administrative headquarters of their state; now it has been turned into a museum.
Apart from museums, archaeological sites, unique baths of Kallithea, the hill of Filerimos, the Seven Springs and the Butterfly, discover the beautiful villages of the hinterland, such as Lachania.
Rhodes is heaven for holiday makers no matter if you are here for party or a family vacation. Kallithea and Faliraki are the most popular beaches with many tourist facilities and restaurants. Due to the large size of the island, visitors will find numerous beaches for all preferences, even totally secluded places. Prassonissi, Ixia and Theologos are popular beaches for windsurfing and kite surfing.