The island of Rhodes is the fabled home of one of the seven wonders of the world (The Colossos) although its existance is as mystical as the island itself.
Part of the Dodecanese group of islands; Rhodes is the capital and the biggest of the group with a population of about 98.000 inhabitants. It is also the touristiest of all those 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 colours despite the high level of tourism, nesting in the foothills of the island's mountains.
Other beautiful villages such as Kamiros, Ialyssos and Lindos are testifying, with their fine architecture, about Rhodes's 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. 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. There's also the wild side at Faliraki.