Rhodes Travel Guide

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The largest of the Dodecanese islands off the coast of coast of Turkey, and part of the Greek series of islands, Rhodes sits as one of the main islands in the group not only due to its size, but also because of its importance as a historical and cultural centre. Between the beaches, the archaeological sites, and the ancient medieval town and ruins, this island stands out as one of the most amazing treasures of the Aegean Sea. One-time home to the Colossus of Rhodes—considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World during its time—and currently home to a World Heritage Site spanning the entirety of the medieval Old Town district in the main city, Rhodes is a marvel to behold regardless of the season, and is considered a major tourist destination on a global scale.

Inhabited since Neolithic times, Rhodes is one of those places that boasts a history stretching back thousands of years. It has been a major force in Roman and Greek history, and for many years was considered to be one of the most influential cultural centers in the entire Greek world, leading to the many ruins that bring in thousands of tourists every year. From the monastery and chapel upon Filerimos Hill to the Palace of the Prince Grand Master, or the Valley of the Butterflies and the Castle of Monolithos, there are plenty of medieval ruins to choose from while walking around the town. Beyond that are the beaches and the Greek experience, complete with access to the surrounding towns as well, each complete with their own history and feel. A word of warning: like many foreign destinations you need to be wary of taxi drivers who will turn off their meters if they find out you are a foreigner, giving you a nasty surprise in the form of a big bill upon arrival at your destination. Just stay aware and you shouldn’t have any issues.

Ideal island for a beach holiday, going out and old culture a must seen for every traveler who loves all this parts.

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