Rhodes island is the largest in Dodecanese and among the most popular destinations in Greece. It amazes visitors with the stunning beaches, the Medieval architecture and the many interesting monuments around the island.
The history of Rhodes in the early 20th century is one of turbulence – the Italians came and went, and following their decline in strength during the Second World War, the Germans took over power from the Italians.
It wasn’t until 1948 that the Greek flag finally flew over the idyllic island of Rhodes. This led to the development of the island and the start of its booming tourist industry. Whether you’re visiting the island today to relish the party atmosphere or you simply want to spend time pottering around the island’s monuments and eating in some of its enticing tavernas – just remember you’re not the first visitor who has fallen in love with Rhodes, and you certainly won’t be the last.
There is so much to see and experience in Rhodes island, there are so many choices for visitors, that they could never lose interest. With 2400 years of history & culture that left their imprints or all over the island, with impeccable natural beauty and a great variety of landscapes, with modern infrastructure and cosmopolitan atmosphere, villages with seaside villages, archaeological sites, medieval monuments and cosmopolitan tourist resorts with traditional accommodation form an unbeatable destination that can satisfy all expectations, Rhodes satisfies even the most demanding visitor!
One can savour local delicacies in the many taverns and restaurants of the city, as well as high gastronomy in some restaurants which have attained international distinction and are recommended in international restaurant guides. The tasty dishes of Rodian cuisine find the perfect companion in the equally delicious wines from local wineries which, in keeping with the tradition from antiquity, produce quality wines that have received awards at many international wine exhibitions.