Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands and one of the largest in the Aegean sea. It is situated approximately 17,7 km from the coasts of Turkey. The population is about 130.000 persons, of which approximately 60-70.000 reside in the city of Rhodes. Rhodes called from its local people the Rose of the Aegean and deserves its name because is one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Rhodes has the oldest tourist history from all the islands of Greece and is famous all over the world, this wonderful Greek island together with the islands of Kos, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu attracts the most tourism in Greece. Many Hollywood films have been filmed here ,that helped more the global advertisement of Rhodes and its beauties.
The island of Rhodes has an excellent tourist infrastructure with modern Hotels of every category. During the summer hundreds of charter flights landing at Rhodes airport in Maritsa. Rhodes town is divided to the new town and the old town from the big medieval wall. The beauty of Rhodes town is the old town with the medieval castles ,houses and streets. At the port the visitor will find Mandraki with its circular Market and the Cafes at the seafront ,further on are the Art Deco buildings of the Metropolis from the times of the Italian occupation.
At the entrance of the port are the famous two columns with the two Deers at the place where supposed to be the colossus of Rhodes
The ancient city of Lindos is another of the main Attractions of the island. Major national, European and world congresses are held on Rhodes each year. All congress facilities ranging from ancient theatres to the medieval palace or ultra-modern buildings meet the necessary operating and technological specifications.