Rhodes Island and RhodesTown

Rhodes, island located  in the east Agean Sea is famous worldwide for being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colossus of Rhodes, the statue of Sun God Helios. Rhodes island, a part of the Dodecanese Island complex, is located to north-east of the Crete Island. Thronged by the tourists from around the world, all through the year, this is a major tourist attraction for its archaeological sites, the medieval town, hot and happening resorts, avenues for enjoying water sporting activities and the sun-and-sand soaked beaches.

Invasions from different quarters has shaped the course of its history and cast influences on the cultural and architectural aspects of its existence. It has been ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, and, till the recent times, by the Venetians.  Rhodes Island has a mountainous center and the main city is located in the northeast of the island. It is divided into the Old and the New City with the former also being called as the Medieval Town which bears the symbols of Byzantine and Venetian rule.

Some of the main tourist attractions in the Medieval town area include the 15th century Grand Master's Palace which was a Byzantine fortress, the Mosque of Suleiman, the beautiful and imposing Gothic-style buildings. In contrast to these wonderful architectural pieces and the streets and lanes of the medieval era, the new city is modern in its feel and outlook. You can find a number of tavernas, shops, restaurants, bars, shops of souvenirs, clothing and accessories and everything which tourists aspire for.

Rhodes Island and the city can be reached using the ferry services departuring  from all main Greek Islands. Rhodes also has an International airport, the Diagoras airport, to cater travelers from all around the world. There are regular scheduled flights from Athens, Thessaloniki and Crete (Heraklion). Further, the chartered flights from European cities such as Amsterdam, Milan, Paris, Rome, Frankfurt and other cities are also flown direct to Rhodes.  Once there, you can make use of the car rental services for commutation and sightseeing. Kosmos Car Hire in Rhodes Island Greece provides all inclusive rent a car services in Rhodes airport and at all major locations all over the island.

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