The island of the Knights!
Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese. Its capital city , is the capital of the Prefecture with the Medieval Town in its centre . In 1988 the Medieval City of Rhodes was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Medieval Town of Rhodes is the result of different architectures belonging to various historic eras, predominantly those of the Knights of St. John.
Rhodes is an island full of history monuments. You can visit the Yeni Hammam (Turkish Baths), or the strong walls, built by the Knight of St. John to protect the city. Also well worth a visit is the Valley of the Butterflies. A stroll around Mandráki, the small marina with the Rhodian deer statues at its entrance and the surrounding windmills, is an experience not to be missed.
Enjoy the sun and the sea at cosmopolitan Elli beach at the northern tip of Rhodes town, which is lined with modern hotels. Here you will also find the beautifully renovated historic Grande Albergo delle Rose, which today operates as a Casino. A visit to the Aquarium, one of the most important marine research centres in Greece, is a must!
Faliraki, Afandou , Vlycha, Anthony Quinn, Lindos are some of the beautiful sandy beaches you should visit at the island!
Don’t forget that while you are on the island you can take the opportunity to go on a daytrip to the following nearby islands Kastellorizo , Halki, Symi and Tilos.