Cosmopolitan and mysterious; medieval and modern; elegant and traditional. Born of the foam of the waves, a gift to the god Helios that always bathes the island with light. The land of the legendary Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of antiquity. The "Nymph of the Sun". The birthplace of Olympic champions and wise men of ancient Greece. A famous centre of rhetorics; an emblematic city of culture and art; a leader in maritime trade. The seat of the State of the Knights of St. John for more than two centuries. "The Emerald of the Mediterranean". One of the most famous tourist destinations in the world even since the Roman times.
With its dazzling diversity of landscapes and unprecedented multicultural heritage, the capital of the Dodecanese has dominated the south-eastern tip of the Aegean Sea for 2400 years, holding strong at the crossroads of the maritime routes between the West and the East. It is the meeting point of many different peoples and cultures that have left their mark all over the island: Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, the Order of St. John, Ottomans and Italians. It is this osmosis that forged the culture of Rhodes. A mixture of the grandeur of ancient Greece, the chivalrous splendour, oriental exoticism and Italian elegance that distinguishes among all places in the Mediterranean and beyond.
The favourite island of the international jet-set; a prime destination for lovers of luxury and lush life, romantic travellers, lovers of history, culture, adventure and nature. Rhodes has a small piece of happiness for each one of its visitors. The picturesque alleys of the medieval Old Town with the Gothic palaces and minarets, the monumental buildings of the Italian occupation that adorn the New Town (Nea Poli). The extravagant ruins of ancient cities. The golden sandy beaches with turquoise waters. The medieval castles that dominate the rise at the top of rocks, the verdant valleys of vineyards, the pine forests in the alpine mountains with crystal-clear waters coming out of natural springs, the medieval villages of the hinterland with their magnificent mansions. The guardians of the island’s secrets, the Rhodians; always smiling and extroverted, with artistic traits and inherent goodness they make the journey to the Island of the Sun an irresistible experience.