(250 n.m. from Piraeus)
Rhodos is the main base in the Dodecanese for bareboat charters in the area and the adjacent Turkish coast.
The largest island of the Dodecanese.
Here the sun rules all year long, summer extends and branches into other seasons, warning them with its breath.
The famous Colossus which used to stand in the port of Rhodes in Antiquity was one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
The city of Rhodes, at the north end of the island, presents a dual face. The old town is encircled by medieval castles; there are narrow lanes, stone mansions, churches, the Knights' Castle, Knights' Hospital and the Castello. The modern city extends beyond these suggestive walls with its wide streets, beautiful buildings, glamorous hotels and shops full of characteristic items of Rhodian folk art.
Interesting places to visit
- The Knights' Castle, which was completely built in the 14th century
- The Knights' Way, where lie the Inns of the seven nations that made up the Knights' Order of the 12th century.
- The Knights' Hospital, a 2stored building of the 15th century, which now houses the Archaeological Museum.
- Inside the above mentioned museum you will see the famous Venus of Rhodes.
- The Folk Art Museum.
- The Palace of the Great Magisters, at the end of Knights' Way, housing a brilliant collection of western-type furniture, Roman and Protochristian mosaic floors and sculptures.
- The Valley of the Butterflies.
- Filerimos, with its dense pine forest.
- Madonna monastery and ruins of Ancient Ialyssos.
- The landscape and the ruins of the ancient cities of Kallithea and Lindos.
- The Acropolis of Lindos.
- The Temple of Apollo, the Ancient Stadium and the School of Music.
Many cultural events take place in Rhodes during the summer months, so keep yourself informed.
Rhodes has good asphalt-paved roads, buses connect the town to the rest of the island and travel agents organise trips and visits.
Mandraki is a port of entry and exit. Port, customs and sanitary authorities are there, as well as a yacht refuelling station.