With three hundred days of sun throughout the year and the Sun God as its perennial guardian, Rhodes hasn’t strayed far from the spotlight throughout its turbulent history. A Dodecanese island east of Karpathos and southeast of Athens in mainland Greece, edging up against the Turkish coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Rhodes bears the boot print of countless invasions throughout the centuries, as well as the lotus blossoms left bursting forth from such epic tread marks. Indeed, the architectural splendour is amongst the finest of the Dodecanese, with its old town – dating mostly from the medieval era – listed prominently as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Rhodes accommodation – the perfect holiday for history buffs
Booking a private villa or other rental property on this beautiful Greek island is ideal for history lovers in search of some monuments of Rhodes' extensive, ancient history. Perched on a hilltop, the ambling complex of the Palace of the Grand Master rivals Spain’s Alhambra in size and beauty. The Acropolis of Lindos is a pre-Hellenic marvel that began a thousand years before the birth of Christ. The northern region of Rhodes, Ialyssos, is home to Minoan ruins and traces of civilization date back nearly four thousand years. The Jewish Quarter in Rhodes makes for a fantastic day tour.
Soak up the sun during your stay in Rhodes villas
Today, the sun continues to shine boldly from its zenith over Rhodes, and the town continues to be a magnet for pleasure-seekers and sunbathers who soak in its stunning golden rays whilst relaxing on Gennadi or Pefkos beach. The endless sands and beautiful Rhodes villas and apartments make for a perfect destination to maximize your sun-intake experience, and meet like-minded holidaymakers and travellers. Other great beaches on Rhodes include Lindos and Kalathos and the small but picturesque Agathi. Popular watersports on Rhodes include canoeing, parasailing, jet skiing and yachting. Tennis is available on the island, and various dance centres cater to lovers of Greek dance and those who want to learn. One of Rhodes' most fabulous destinations is Peta Loudhes known as Valley of the Butterflies, where it is highly recommended that you book your holiday villa during the migration season of the butterflies, which falls between July and August. Other beautiful Dodecanese islands well worth visiting during your trip to Greece include Kos and Kalymnos.