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.

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The History

The history of the island goes back to the Bronze Age. Over the centuries Rhodes has been the scene of the comings and goings of countless civilizations. In ancient times it was mainly the Minoans, then the Mycenaeans, the Dorians and the Greeks. During the time of the Persian Wars in the 6th century BC BC the cities joined the Attic League. The famous Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, was finally discovered in the 3rd century BC…

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