"A historic melting pot, it blends a rich history, with delicious food and majestic natural scenery. "
A crucial link between East and West, Rhodes, is a melting pot of culture, history and food. In antiquity it was a rich harbour city, which housed the famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Although the structure itself, was destroyed by an earthquake soon after it was built, the entire island is still blessed with an incredible history that anyone interested in the subject is sure to enjoy. This coupled with many coastal areas of natural beauty, ensures that everyone visiting Rhodes is sure to have a great time. The medieval town of Rhodes itself, is a cosmopolitan melting pot, which blends lovely architecture, with an exciting nightlife, making it one of the best destinations among the Greek islands.
The resorts of Ixia and Kalithea are within a short drive of all that Rhodes Town has to offer. A 14th Century wall, 5km long surrounds the ‘old town’ of Rhodes and its historic buildings. Here one can stroll along the cobbled streets, where the Knights of the Order used the inns as meeting places, enjoy traditional shops, and visit the restored Medieval Palace of the Grand Masters. The new town offers plenty of good restaurants and excellent shopping. Rhodes is particularly famous for its gold jewellery having been trading gold for 4,000 years. Here too is Mandraki yacht harbour, where the two bronze deer statues stand, probably on the same site as the ancient Colossus of Rhodes. Well worth a visit is the little East Coast town of Lindos, an unspoilt village of whitewashed houses with pebble courtyards, which sits beneath the Acropolis and its old castle. Lindos has a lovely sandy beach, and interesting shops selling traditional handicrafts.
It has something to appeal to everyone, making it the perfect for family holidays, or couples and friends on a beach holiday, looking for the perfect summer holiday.