Location of the Island of Rhodes

Rhodes belongs to the Dodecanese island group, comprising 12 larger and 150 smaller islands. It is located some 200 nautical miles south east of the Greek mainland and lies in the shadow of Asia Minor which is only 11 nautical miles distant. It is bordered to the north by the North Aegean islands of Samos and Ikaria, the Cyclades to the west, Crete to the south west and Turkey to the east. To the west of the island is the Carpathian Sea whilst to the north and north west is the Sea of Rhodes.

Neighbouring islands within the Dodecanese group are the islands of Chalki, Symi and Tilo lying nearby to the east with the intriguing island of Kastelorizo, officially known as Megisti, some way further to the east.

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