A Few Words about the Island of Rhodes

Welcome to Rhodes, the “Island of the Knights” and of Helios, the Ancient Greek sun god, a beguiling lady and capital of the Dodecanese. Its cosmopolitan charms, the outstanding natural beauty of its hinterland, the crystalline waters of its countless beaches and its location as a crossroads on maritime trade routes between the Aegean and […]

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Getting There and Getting Around Rhodes

Travel to Rhodes is either by air or by sea. Many ferries sail daily from Piraeus (the main port of Athens) for the Dodecanese with the journey to Rhodes taking between 13 and 17 hours depending on the number of stop-offs at other Greek islands included in the ferry’s itinerary to Rhodes. Ferries also depart […]

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Statue, History of Rhodes

History Of Rhodes

The island’s strategic location at the crossroads of two major Mediterranean sea routes, between the Aegean Sea and the shores of the Middle East and Egypt, has shaped the economic and cultural history of Rhodes. Although its pivotal position along important trade routes facilitated the development of commerce, bringing great wealth to Rhodes, it also […]

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Mythology Of Rhodes

So much natural beauty concentrated in one place could not fail to capture the imagination of its inhabitants and give rise to equally beautiful myths regarding the island’s creation and the course of its history. One of the myths, according to Pindar, says that when Zeus defeated the Giants he decided to divide the earth […]

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Island of Rhodes location

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 […]

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Topography and Climate of Rhodes

Rhodes shaped like a spearhead pointing at the coast of Asia Minor, the island has a maximum length of 77 km and is 37 km wide at its widest point. The terrain is especially rich and extremely diverse. The outstanding natural beauty of its rugged and barren rocky indented coastline has been sculpted over the […]

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