Situated to the northeast of Crete is a group of islands known as the Dodecanese Islands. The largest of the islands, Rhodes lies just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey and is considered the capital of the Dodecanese Islands.
A popular tourist destination, Rhodes is known for its beach resorts, ancient ruins and remnants of its occupation by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades.
It is also known for its breathtaking beauty, exuberant nightlife, and its welcoming locals, making it one of the top Greek island destinations, no visitor of Greece should overlook.
Sun lovers flock to the island as it gets on average 300 days of sun each year. Whether you decide to make Rhodes your first stop on the way to Greece or the final excursion on your trip to Greece, you’ll definitely want to check out the one of the brightest gems of the Aegean.
Bear in mind that Rhodes is a very popular tourist destination especially during the summer months of July and August. In fact, August is the busiest time of year for tourists and accommodation, flights and ferry tickets can be hard to come by due to high demand, so plan ahead when making your trip to the island.