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The emerald island of the Mediterranean!
Rhodes has a rich history. Even from ancient years is world famous for its attractions, the most important being the medieval city. Rhodes has a fascinating history, connected directly to Greek antiquity. Its strategic position brought to the island great wealth and made the city of Rhodes one of the leading cities of ancient Greece.
Throughout its long history, the different people who settled on Rhodes left their mark in all aspects of island culture in art, language and architecture.
Today, Rhodes the second largest city of the Aegean Sea and the capital of the island of Rhodes, located in the northern part of the island, is the capital of the Prefecture, having in its centre the medieval city. In 1988 the medieval city was designated as a World Heritage City by UNESCO. The medieval city is a mixture of different architectures belonging to various historical periods with a dominant period of stay in the island of the Order of the St John Knights, as well as the Ottomans. Today, it is a living part of the modern city, where trade, tourist and recreational activities take place, including residential areas as well.
The visitor of Rhodes has many options in order to make the visit to the island a memorable experience. With history and culture of 2400 years, which has left its mark from one end of the island to the other end, with natural beauty and incredible scenery, with all modern amenities and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, Rhodes satisfies even the most demanding guest!
Through a large set of proposals for visitors, visit choices for cruise passengers are:
- The Medieval City of Rhodes, Palace of the Grand Master and the Archaeological Museum, the Acropolis of Rhodes and the Panorama of the City of Rhodes.
- The Acropolis and the village of Lindos, the Valley of the Butterflies and Ancient Kamiros
- Visits to monasteries and gastronomy delights.