Soak up the history in Rhodes Town
Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese, an archipelago in south-eastern Greece. Your flight lands near Rhodes Town, the capital and cultural heart of the island. Start your holiday with a visit to the beautiful historic town centre. A city wall and seven city gates surround this ancient part of the city. Admire the Grandmaster's Palace, one of the most beautiful buildings in Rhodes Town. Built in the Middle Ages, the impressive palace now houses a museum. Looking for even older remains on the island? Visit the Acropolis of Rhodes and stroll past the ancient remains of the Temple of Apollo and a beautiful amphitheatre. Then walk towards the lively Mandráki Harbour. Here once stood the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Unfortunately, the 33-metre tall statue of the Greek sun god Helios was destroyed in an earthquake. Do you like to be under water? The harbour is a great starting point for diving excursions in the clear sea around Rhodes.