Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of land area and also the island group's historical capital. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Rhodes regional unit, which is part of the South Aegean administrative region. The principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Rhodes located on the top of the island. The city of Rhodes had in 2011 50,636 inhabitants. It is located northeast of Crete, southeast of Athens and just off the Anatolian coast of Minor Asia (Turkey).
Rhodes is the island of the god of the Sun Apollo and the island of Knights of Saint John ! Historically, Rhodes was famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes has been declared a World Heritage Site. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
Rhodes is the island with the most sunny days in the Mediterranean, blue crystal sea waters, amazing beaches with sand or pebbles, full of historic monuments and buildings of different historical eras, is undoubtedly an island worth visiting !