Rhodes, Greece

This is the largest of the Dodecanese and is the number one package destination of the group. With uninterrupted sandy beaches and 300 days of sunshine it is not hard to see why. However, beaches and sunshine are not its only attractions.

This island has a rich history as you would expect for somewhere in Greece. Other than the ancient Greek ruins, the Romans, Crusaders and Ottomans have all left their mark.

Rhodes is a beautiful island with unspoilt villages, mountains and forests in the interior. The World Heritage-listed old town of Rhodes is the largest inhabited medieval town in Europe, and its mighty fortifications are the finest surviving example of defensive architecture of the time.

Rhodes City has an impeccable pedigree - in 408 BC it was planned by the architect Hippodamos, who came to be regarded as the father of town planning. Today its heart is the old town - a mesh of Byzantine, Turkish and Latin architecture, with labyrinthine alleyways and bustling squares - enclosed within massive walls.

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