320 days of sun per year
Beaches and Spa resorts
History and Culture
Rhodes (Rodos in Greek), lies between Crete and Turkey in the Aegean Sea, a branch of the Mediterranean Sea. Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands. Named the sun island or island of light there are hardly any days when the sun doesn't shine. With its subtropical climate and over 320 days of sun per year you can be guaranteed a good tan on your holiday. Rhodes is one of the most popular holiday islands in Greece - even Greeks themselves come to Rhodes for a holiday from the mainland.
Rhodes today offers the visitor a multitude of all year round leisure alternatives, covering all types of tourist activities. The natural beauty of the island, the monuments from her long and often turbulent history, a cosmopolitan character, as well as the warm hospitality generously offered by the people of Rhodes, and an excellent tourist infrastructure boasting the most modern hotels, all captivate the visitor.
The modern city of Rhodes is one of the biggest municipalities in the Greek islands, with about sixty thousand permanent residents. It is the financial and cultural centre of the south-eastern Aegean, and successfully combines a lively present with a rich historical past. There are many reasons why Rhodes is one of the most popular resorts in the Mediterranean: the natural surroundings, crystal clear seas, many parks and recreational facilities, the bright sun and the warm hospitality of the islanders themselves.
Rhodes Diagoras 27 Km
Afandou Beach 500 Metres
The unique tastes of Greece guarantee that you are in for many culinary surprises if you stay in the country. Greece benefits from a huge coastline - 1/5 of the country is made up of islands including Rhodes, as a result, fish and shellfish are abundant, and very popular. Lamb is the most popular meat..., and is cooked in so many different ways - roasted, braised, marinated and grilled, baked, broiled and stewed. The sun tends to smile on Greece too, and so vegetables are delicious and ripe. Herbs and vegetables that grow well in a brilliantly sunny land are common, such as oregano, thyme and mint, and eggplant, artichokes, tomatoes and fava beans.
Greece has a culinary tradition of approx. 4,000 years with the first recorded cookbook in history by a Greek Archestratos (330 B.C.). Nevertheless, Greek cuisine has both influenced others and embraced ideas from its neighbours but is above all Mediterranean and provides a very distinct local character. Traditionally, the Rhodian table was rich in variety and this tradition continues today.
There are numerous “shop front” taverners catering for the tourist, but venture a little off the beaten track and there are many restaurants offering high quality local dishes. But don’t expect a quick meal, the food is plentiful and meals are traditionally an event in themselves.