Tours to Rhodes Island | Dodecanese Islands | GreeceJune 8, 2011 3 Comments
Tours to Rhodes Island | Dodecanese Islands | Greece
After some reviews about Greek Islands, especially Cyclades IslandsGreek Island Tours : Discovering the beauties of Milos Island, Milos | Cyclades Islands | Greece. Read more ... », now let’s go to one of Dodecanese Islands named Rhodes. Rhodes is the biggest Dodecanese islands located in eastern of Aegean Sea. Dodecanese Islands have 10 islands in the group and Rhodes is one major island visited for touristic purpose. Rhodes, or in Greek called Ródos, literally means “the sun island” or “the island of light”. Well the name is given like that since the sun is shining here in most of the days of the year, 300 days a year precisely, a good guarantee for getting tanned. The island is the most fertile island of the Dodecanese Islands. Annually, Rhodes is visited by over 1 million tourists worldwide, even Greeks also come here from the mainland. Rhodes is not only famous for its sunny beaches, but also for its historical tour. Altogether, they form Rhodes into a place for holidays, recreation and relaxation.
Rhodes is accessible by plane (to Diagoras International Airport, Rhodes’ major airport) or by boat from Piraeus (AthensBest Places To Go in Athens, Greece. Read more ... »), Symi, Bodrum, Tilos, and Marmaris (TurkeyIn Photo Album: Istanbul Virtual Tour. Read more ... »). Ferry boats and yachts usually dock at Rhodes Mandhraki Harbor where you can see statuesLeshan Giant Buddha, The World's Tallest Stone-carved Buddha Site | China. Read more ... » of 2 deers as the welcoming entrance statues. In the past, these reindeer statues were the place where the Colossus of Rhodes stood up. Colossus of Rhodes was a 30 meter tall-and-huge bronze statue of Greek god Helios as the symbol of Rhodes, built to celebrate the victory over Cyprus’ ruler. The statue was considered as the tallest statues of the ancientBest Places To Go in Athens, Greece. Read more ... » world before it was damaged due to the earthquake in 226 BC. Too bad nothing is left from the statue now because the ruins were sold by the invaders back then. All you can see today is the statues of deers in both of pillars. Today Colossus of Rhodes is considered as one of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Rumor has it that Colossus of Rhodes will be rebuild but until now there is no further news about it. Let’s hope so.
Rhodes has so many things to offer for tourists coming for holidays. Rhodes attracts tourists by many factors. One of them, which is what Rhodes is really famous for, is the medieval town such as Rhodes Old Town. The feeling of visiting Rhodes in general is different to when you come to other Greek Islands, for example Santorini, where you will see whitewashed houses built in the edge of cliff. The Old Town, in contrary, is built inside the ancient castle walls. It is considered as one of the oldest inhabited medieval town in EuropeJoin the celebration of Oktoberfest in Munich | Germany. Read more ... ». What makes it unique is that houses, restaurants, and shops in Rhodes are block buildings, built with colors matched to the walls of castle, giving tourists coming to an ancient era. Narrows passageways and and maze of alleyways altogether take you back to the middle ages. Most of the streets and lanes in Rhodes Old Town don’t have names so be careful of getting lost. It is great to wander around in Rhodes Old Town. Give it at least a day to see what the Old Town has to offer. The Old Town is one of UNESCOLeshan Giant Buddha, The World's Tallest Stone-carved Buddha Site | China. Read more ... » World Heritage Site. Staying in Old Town is recommended for tourists who seek for tranquil situation.
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Some more uniqueness of Rhodes can be seen from its Byzantine and Gothic churchesMust-See Moscow Churches and Cathedrals | Russia. Read more ... », traditional fountain, mosques, The Acropolis of Ancient Rhodes, Archaeological Sites of Lindos, Valley of Butterflies, Ancient City of Kamiros, Palace of Grand Masters and many more archaeological sites to see in Rhodes.
Rhodes is not only fun for historical tourism purpose. Some of the beaches in RhodesBest Beaches in Rhodes Island (Part 2), Rhodes | Dodecanese Islands | Greece. Read more ... » are worth to visit as well. Rhodes has best beaches in Mediterranean and there you can go snorkeling, diving, windsurfing other than sunbathing – which a total guarantee for good tanning result. Some of beaches to go are Lindos, Prasonissi, Kalithea Bay, Fourni BeachMyrtos Beach - Best Beach in Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece. Read more ... », Vliha, Tsambika, Stegna and many more.
Greek Island Tour – Rhodes, Lindos (photo by cropped.view)
If you love to dive, Rhodes has a selection of diving sites but the most famous is Kalithea Bay, the only place in Rhodes where you can go diving legally. Kalithea Bay features more than 30 species of fish and plants. Just always remember not to pick anything up from deep inside the sea for your own souvenirs because the authorities are strict for this matter.
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