Rhodes Island is part of the Dodecanese cluster, a largest land area with the largest population, which is located on the eastern Aegean island, the center of Greece. Rhodes, bordering Turkey, approximately only 18 km to the west coast of Turkey, between mainland Greece and the island of Ciprus. The land is dominated by hills and mountains covered with green forests. The island is also known as the Island of Light, because it is very difficult to find a day where the sun do not shine here.
According to the history of Greek mythology, after the king of the gods, Zeus, win the war against the Giants, he split the earth to the gods Olympian. Only Helios (the Sun God) who did not get anything, because Helios was not present at the meeting of the power-sharing. When Helios is demanding part, Zeus could not do anything.
Helios then asked Zeus and the other gods to witness, that the land that emerged from the oceans will be his domain. After Helios said this, there arose a beautiful island from the sea, Rhodes.
Helios then shone on the island with his light and make Rhodes as a beautiful island in the Aegean Sea. According to evidence left behind, this island has been inhabited since the Stone Age. The development of civilization in Rhodes happens quickly after the Trojan War, this can be seen in their footsteps in the ruins of the ancient city of Lindos, Ialysos and Kamiros.
These three cities united into one political entity and reached heyday in around the 3rd century BC. At that time, there were many artists, writers and famous philosophers who live in this place.
Split in Two
Cities in Rhodes are divided into two: the old town of medieval and modern city. In Rhodes, you can see the remains of the Byzantine, Ottoman Turkey, Venice (Italy) and also Arab. Here you can get a variety of alternative travel, entertainment, nightlife, cultural event title to trip visiting the ancient cities.
How to reach Rhodes? This city can be reached by air, since it already has a Diagonas International Airport, 16 km to the northwest city of Rhodes, which relate to cities in Europe and other Mediterranean countries. From the airport, there are many buses that serve a trip to Rhodes town. Lindos and Faliraki are two tourist destination that should not be missed if you are visiting Rhodes. For accommodation during in Rhodes City, you can choose Philoxenia Hotel And Studios, Sunrise Hotel or the City Center Hotel.