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The island of Rhodes is about 11 miles (18 kilometres) southwest of Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea. Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and is situated at the crossroads of two major sea routes not to far from the coast of the Middle East, as well as Cyprus and Egypt.
As it is on the meeting point of three continents, it has known many different civilizations and has a great deal of history.

Throughout its long and sometimes turbulant history the different people's that have settled on Rhodes have left their mark in all aspects of the culture, art, language, architecture and cuisine.
The Islands good strategic position brought great wealth making the city of Rhodes one of the leading cities of the ancient Greek world (you will all ways see it on ancient maps) This great position has always been the true wealth of Rhodes and so throughout the centuries it has attracted many different powers and the many invaders and occupiers have all contributed in making the island the great place that it still is today.

Rhodes is a Fantastic place and is so full of history. It has everything from prehistoric settlements to long sandy beaches and all night bars.

  • Last visit to Rhodes (Island): Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated Jun 23, 2010
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    We are thinking of a "maybe" trip to Greece. Thanks for the viewing and the pictures and comments well done.

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo
    Sep 22, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    The Grand Masters Palace looks great without scaffolding on it lol x

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2009 at 2:27 AM

    I had another look here... Ciao!

  • mickeyboy07's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2009 at 1:33 AM

    I will go to Rhodes soon to see if its nicer than Corfu or Crete

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2009 at 4:48 AM

    Marvellous Rhodes Island page! Tourist attractions such as Archangelos, Monolithos Castle, Ancient Kameiros and Lindos certainly look interesting to visit! ~ho & pang

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 6, 2008 at 1:37 AM

    Good tips on Rhodes. At Carnarvon Gorge in Qld, Australia, there is a gorge with millions of Butterflies breeding in the wild.

  • janetanne's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2008 at 9:24 AM

    I've been to Rhodes to many times on business but never knew about so many of things you have written; esp. the butterflies. Thank you for such an informative page about Rhodes.

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Hi Gareth, Enjoyed your Rhodes pages, will be there first week Oct'08. Will stay in Rhodes , can you recommend any 3 star accommodation?

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2008 at 8:53 AM

    We liked Rhodes, too - but 25 years of it sounds a bit much...

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2008 at 10:40 AM

    This looks like a historical place to stop in! Thanks.

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