Best known for the famed Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, Rhodes is a popular European destination due to its geographical beauty and historical significance. Located in the Aegean Sea near the coast of Turkey, Rhodes is the capital and largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago. Rhodes is also regarded as one of the most beautiful islands of Greece because of its lush pine forests and countless number of brilliant flowers like bougainvillea and hibiscus.
Inhabited since the latter part of the Stone Age, Rhodes boasts one of the world’s longest and most captivating histories. Today, the island is riddled with important historic sites and archaeological ruins such as the medieval Old Town, the Governor’s Palace, Rhodes Footbridge, the Acropolis of Lindos and the Temple of Apollo.
While the city of Rhodes is the island’s chief city, numerous villages and tourist resorts abound throughout the island. Picturesque towns allow weary travelers to relax while lively cities offer modern attractions and energetic nightlife. Some of the most popular tourist towns in Rhodes include Lindos, Afantou, Faliraki, Archangelos and Ialysos.