The island of Rhodes

Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands, both in terms of area and population. It is a multifaceted place with a history that has stirred romantics for centuries.  The interior of the island is mountainous with some solitary cypresses and small forests of pine trees. Not much of the land is cultivated however some citrus fruit, wine grapes, vegetables and olives are grown on the island, as Rhodes is blessed with sun 300 days per year. The Rhodes town is most famous, no doubt, but the rest of the island, especially its rocky coast with magnificent views, magnificent beaches, rich green valleys, impressive sightseeing and picturesque villages attracts the attention of tourists. Some of the best attractions on Rhodes are: Kallithéa, a cosmopolitan holiday resort  with spectacular Roman baths,  the picturesque small bay at Ladikó  (“Anthony Quinn” Bay),  Koskinoú, a traditional village where the house facades are painted in bright colours, Lalissós,  favourite destination for windsurfing, the area of Petaloudes with villages of Kremastí, Paradísi and Theológos, Archángelos and its spectacular castle, Tsambíka Beach at the foot of a steep cliff, medieval castle of Faraklos, the Seven Springs region, Kámiros and the ruins of the powerful ancient city,  villages of Eleousa, Platania, Apolonas, Dimilia,  bays stretching from Kiotari and Genadi to Lahania, Plimiri and Prassonisi and many, many more.

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