Rodos – Greece, Rhodos Island

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Rodos island is the biggest island of archipelago called Dodecanese. It is located between Karpathos and Kos and it is along Santorini and Mykonos.

Rodos called from its local people the Rose of the Aegean and deserves its name because is one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Rhodes has the oldest tourist history from all the islands of Greece and is famous all over the world, this wonderful Greek island together with the islands of Kos, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu attracts the most tourism in Greece. Many Hollywood films have been filmed here ,that helped more the global advertisement of Rhodes and its beauties.

The island of Rhodos has an excellent tourist infrastructure with modern Hotels of every category .During the summer hundreds of charter flights landing at Rhodes airport in Maritsa. Rhodes town is divided to the new town and the old town from the big medieval wall. The beauty of Rhodes town is the old town with the medieval castles ,houses and streets. At the port the visitor will find Mandraki with its circular Market and the Cafes at the seafront ,further on are the Art Deco buildings of the Metropolis from the times of the Italian occupation. At the entrance of the port are the famous two columns with the two Deers at the place where supposed to be the colossus of Rhodes .The ancient city of Lindos is another of the main
Attractions of the island.

The Rhodes island is 80 km long and 38 km wide.
Rodos has five ports, three of them in Rodos City, one in the west coast near Kamiros and one in east coast near Lardos.
City of Rodos is one of the biggest municipalities in the Greek islands, with about sixty thousand permanent residents. Outside of the city of Rodos, the island is dotted with small villages and beach resorts, among them Faliraki, Lindos, Kremasti, Haraki, Pefkos, Archangelos, Afantou, Koskinou, Embona, Paradisi, and Trianta.

Best to know one thing from the start about Old (Medieval) Town of Rhodes (Rhodos): It’s not laid out on a grid — not even close. There are roughly 200 streets or lanes that simply have no name. Getting lost here is not a defeat; it’s an opportunity. Whenever you feel the need to find your bearings, you can ask for Sokratous, which is the closest the Old Town of Rhodes comes to having a main street.