By far the largest and historically the most important of the Dodecanese islands, Rhodes (roe-dos) abounds in beaches, wooded valleys, ancient ruins and remnants of its occupation by the Knights of St. John during the Crusades.
Whether you’re here on a culture-vulture journey through past civilisations, or simply for some laidback beach time, buzzing nightlife, or diving in crystal-clear waters, it’s all here.
The atmospheric Old Town of Rhodes is a maze of cobbled streets that will spirit you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire and beyond.
Further south, in the picture-perfect town of Lindos, capped by an ancient Acropolis, sugar-cube houses spill down to a turquoise bay. While both Lindos and Rhodes Old Town get crowded in summer, Rhodes is large enough to allow plenty of room to breathe that pure Aegean air.