Rhodes island is part of the Dodecanese group of islands; it is the capital and the biggest of the group with a population of about 98.000 inhabitants. It is also the most touristic of all these islands, welcoming a great amount of package tour or individual tourists attracted by the high level of sunshine and the interminable sandy beaches of the island.
But the beauties and attributes of Rhodes are not stopping here. The island still has unspoiled villages which have kept their authentic colors despite the high level of tourism, nesting in the foothills of the island's mountains. Other beautiful villages, such as Kameiros, Ialyssos, and Lindos are testifying, with their fine architecture, about Rhodes classical past.
Another quality of Rhodes is its rich and varied landscape which is arid and rocky around the coastlines, creating impressive rocky formations, and verdant of lush forests in its interior where the unique dama-dama deer live.
But the biggest asset of Rhodes is its capital (the City of Rhodes). It is a splendid medieval city, the largest inhabited medieval town in Europe, and its fortifications are considered as the finest example of medieval architecture. In a few words, Rhodes is a magnificent island full of beauties, charming every visitor who has the chance to set foot on this incredible and unique place.
However, apart from natural beauty, Rhodes has a long and rich cultural heritage. The various Cultural Unions and the recently-founded University of Rhodes have given prestige on the island. Another contribution to the cosmopolitan image of Rhodes has paid the famous movies that have been set on the island.