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One of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece, Rhodes is located on the southeastern side of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Dodecanese complex. Famous for its lovely beaches and a wide choice of tourist activities, Rhodes is the perfect getaway for sun lovers. It is no wonder that Rhodes is affectionately called the sun island and that Rhodes tourism is so developed.
With a warm Mediterranean climate and hardly a day on the calendar when the sun does not shine, Rhodes is truly a gem among the Dodecanese islands with one of the longest summers and a holiday season that stretches from March to November.
The cosmopolitan island of Rhodes boasts a well-developed tourist infrastructure offering a host of leisure activities during your Rhodes vacation. The beach scene of your vacations in Rhodes will be pretty good with several wide-open bays, small secluded coves, and deserted beaches to suit all tastes. One of the popular holiday resorts on the island is Faliraki, located on the very edge of the deep blue waters of the Aegean and bathed in bright sunlight.
At night, the beach scene is totally replaced by an exciting nightlife with pumping music and exotic cocktails in the many bars and discos and tasty traditional meals at the taverns. But those not up to the loud music and wild party scene can still find a lonely stretch on the wide-open bay to take a quiet walk in the moonlight.
At Kallithea bay, where trees and palms grow right up to the sea, the scenery of your Rhodes vacation is exotic. An amazing beach for your Rhodes vacation is also Ixia, in close distance to the capital town. The beach has some of the best hotels on the island and it is organized with the wind and wave conditions providing the perfect setting for windsurfing and sailing. Other gorgeous beaches for your Rhodes vacation are Tsambika, Afandou, Lindos, and Ladiko. Partly organized and partly secluded, their beaches attract many tourists for vacations and host a lot of tourist facilities.
Apart from the wonderful beaches, Rhodes is also famous for its Medieval sense. Rhodes Town, the capital of the island, has been declared a World Heritage Monument by Unesco for its Medieval monuments and the Old Town. In fact, your holidays are not complete without a visit to Rhodes Town.
Walk along the paved streets of the Old Town, check out the gift shops, explore the museums and the Palace of the Grand Master, the most photographed spot of the island. Enjoy your Rhodes vacations with a coffee at the old port, where the famous Colossus of Rhodes used to stand, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Good experience in Rhodes would also be to drive through the countryside of the island, from one coast to the other. Traditional villages, green forests, ruined castles, ancient sites, and deserted churches dot the landscape and give a better aspect of the island. A big island with many beautiful places, it is not a surprise that Rhodes has fanatical friends that come to the island year after year.