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Rhodes Island

As you enter Rhodes by ferry, you see the two famous statues -the deer and the fawn- which stand out on columns at the entrance to the ancient harbour and which have become the symbol of the island. Tradition relates that their position was once occupied by the famous Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the world. This was an enormous bronze statue representing the god Helios holding a burning torch.. One foot stood on the side of the entrance to the harbour and the other foot on the other,so that ships passed beneath him. The search for this statue, which was thrown down by a major earthquake, continues, but the search is a vain one because, in fact, the Colossus was cut up into small pieces and sold as bronze to the Saracens.

Above the old harbour stands the Castello, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Next to it is the medieval town, scarcely affected by the passage of time. The new city with its modern buildings and large hotels extends to the north-west, where the boundless beaches start and continue for kilometres.

Its mountains are mostly pine-covered with wellwatered, verdant and fertile valleys between them. The most important products of Rhodes are wine and olive oil,but it also produses folk artefacts such as ceramics, embroidery, textiles and carpets.

Rhodes, the pearl of the Mediterranean as it has been called, is of the greatest interest both for its natural beauty and for its archaeological treasures. For this reason Rhodes was recently proclaimed by UNESCO a world cultural heritage monument. With its marvellous climate and its well-organised tourist infrastructure, it is a place for holiday all year round.

Rhodes can be reached direct by air from many of the capitals of Europe, as well as from Athens , Thessaloniki , Crete, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Kos and Karpathos . There are also ferries to Rhodes from Rafina, Piraeus , the Dodecanese and the Cyclades .



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Elements, Lardos
Located in Lardos, Elements has accommodations with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Some units include a seating area and/or a terrace. The villa has an outdoor pool. more...
 Pefki Islands
Pefki Islands, Pefki Rhodes
Featuring an outdoor pool, restaurant and garden, Pefki Islands is located in Pefkos village in Rhodes. It offers car hire services and apartments with a balcony. The beach is 492 feet away. more...
 Rhodes Sea Villas
Rhodes Sea Villas, Ixia
Offering an outdoor pool and direct beach access, Rhodes Sea Villas is set in Ixia, within 3.1 mi of Rhodes Town. more...
 Labranda Blue Bay Resort
Labranda Blue Bay Resort, Ialyssos
Located at Ialyssos Beach on the island’s west coast, Labranda Blue Bay Resort offers guests a world of exciting activities and an array of facilities and services to unwind by the beach. more...
 Villa Serene with swimming pool in Lindos
Villa Serene with swimming pool in Lindos, Lindos
Featuring air-conditioned accommodations with a private pool, sea view and a terrace, Villa Serene with swimming pool in Lindos is located in Lindos. Complimentary WiFi is provided. more...
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12 Islands Villas, Kolimbia
Located 984 feet from the beach of Kolympia in Rhodes, 12 Islands is a complex of spacious, self-catered villas. more...
 Lindos Harmony Suites
Lindos Harmony Suites, Lindos
Located in the scenic village of Lindos, Lindos Harmony Suites offers a terrace with views over the Aegean Sea and the Acropolis of Lindos. It features stylish accommodations with air conditioning. more...
 Lindos Vigli Private Villa
Lindos Vigli Private Villa, Lindos
Lindos Vigli Private Villa is a detached, private 2-bedroom villa with an outdoor hot tub, located in Líndos Village. more...
 Greatland Villas
Greatland Villas, Gennadi
Located in Kiotari, the beachfront Greatland Villas offer fully equipped units, each with a private pool, hot tub and views of the Aegean Sea and the garden. Free WiFi access is available in all more...
 Grande Dame Villa
Grande Dame Villa, Kallithea Rhodes
Boasting an outdoor pool, Grande Dame Villa is set in a well-tended garden of 4,000 m2, in Kallithea. more...
 Agnanti Beach Apartments
Agnanti Beach Apartments, Archangelos
Agnanti Stegna Apartments offers rooms with private balcony and air conditioning. It is only 300 ft from Stegna beach on a little hill, facing the blue waters of the Aegean sea. more...
 St. Artemios Boutique Hotel
St. Artemios Boutique Hotel, Rhodes
Offering a sun terrace and views of the garden, St. Artemios Boutique Hotel is located in Rhodes Town. This stone-built house features traditional wooden ceilings. more...
 Esperos Village Blue & Spa - Adults Only
Esperos Village Blue & Spa - Adults Only, Faliraki
Set on a green hill with panoramic sea views, 5-star Esperos Village Resort is located in the popular Faliraki. more...
 Villa Russelia
Villa Russelia, Kalavárda
Just 1312 feet from the beach, Villa Russelia offers accommodations in a tranquil area of Kalavarda. more...
 Vassos Apartments
Vassos Apartments, Lindos
Just a 2-minute walk from the center of Lindos Town, Vassos Apartments offers self-catering accommodations with views of the garden or the Aegean Sea. Free WiFi access is available throughout. more...




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