The Island Of Rhodes is a beautiful place. Known also as the island of the sun it is located northeast of Crete and to the southeast of the Greek mainland. It is also known as the island of the Knights, which takes its reference from The Knights of Saint John who occupied the island in years past!
The island of Rhodes is the largest of the twelve islands in the Dodecanese!
Millions of people pass through the island each summer for their holidays and this is due to its tropical climate and history. Rhodes is famous for the Old Medieval Town located on the north of the island and also for the history of the Rhodes Colossus among other heritage sites!
The climate of Rhodes is generally a warm one. In the summer months, the temperatures can sometimes be uncomfortable (especially if you have to work) sometimes hitting 40 to 45+ degrees Celsius (104 to 113+ Fahrenheit) depending where you are on the island. In the winter of course these temperatures drop – but never to freezing levels. I think the worst I experienced was around 6 degrees Celsius (43 Fahrenheit), so nothing compared to other countries.
As of today the island has around 115,000 people living here which is not that many at all when you consider other cities around the world! Around 65,000 of these live in The City of Rhodes itself!
As you can see on the graphic below with the simple map of Rhodes, the island can almost be said to be in the shape of an arrow. This is something that many people notice and comment on!
From the top of the island to the bottom it distances at just under 80km and it is just short of 40km wide (at the widest point). Not that big really eh!?
I myself took a drive around the island a little while ago, and from point A (my home in Ialyssos) all the way down the west coast and back up the east coast back to point A took around 5 hours by car! I guess this gives you an idea of its size without bombarding you with numbers alone 🙂 It is around 230km though, if you are interested!
Although the island is full with the sites displaying breathtaking history, it is also a very robust business with lots of hotels located throughout the island. The areas of Ixia and Kolimbia for example have their skylines completely dominated by hotels and restaurants.
No matter where you are from and what you are looking for, there is something in Rhodes for you!
See the video for a really beautiful introduction to Rhodes.
So, this is a brief description of the island and of course there is a lot more to see here 🙂 I have included an interactive map on the top right side of every page for you to look around, and there are some options for you to take a look deeper into the information here on the bottom of the pages.
Come and take a closer look at what Rhodes has to offer!
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