...Sensation of being accepted into a silent paradise...
When Rhodes emerged from the sea, beguiled by her majestic beauty, sun-god Apollo fell madly in love with her and bestowed her his blessings ever since. Throughout the centuries, many mortals, kings and sultans, have had their eye on Rhodes. Many have conquered her, others have gifted her with monuments to show their appreciation.
The charming medieval town of the Crusaders is alive and inhabited. The largest settlement of its kind in the Mediterranean, it has become the favourite subject of visiting photographers.
Located at 35 miles SE of the city of Rhodes, mythical Lindos rises over a unique rock formation at 400 feet above the turquoise sea, crowned by the Temple of Athina and offering an inspiring view. The Valley with the Butterflies is another unusual, although more contemporary, site.
The numerous majestic castles that rise into the horizon crown practically every mountain peak. Competing in beauty, the 44 picturesque villages are scattered throughout the island offering visitors the opportunity to watch the village craftsmen creating beautiful carpets, ceramics and pottery.
Splendid sandy beaches are stretching out for countless miles.
Rhodes boasts excellent golf facilities, while for the more energetic there is a wealth of outdoor sports, including tennis, volley ball and jogging. Other activities available are mountain climbing and walking, as well as a world of water sports.
Windsurfing has conquered the seas on the island. Those who do not own their own gear, may easily just rent it in any organized beach in Ixia area. Deep down the seas, in the deep blue, there exists a wonderful unknown world, one of enchanting beauty. The few that visit it, experience the sensation of being accepted into a silent paradise, filled with infinite forms and colours and myriads of sea species. Thus, diving into the "big blue" of Rhodes represents a unique experience for those who attempt it. Cycling is a popular sport in Rhodes, and its history goes back many years.
Rhodes offers a safe and peaceful environment, rich in natural beauty and cultural tradition, enhancing the spirit of communication.
Featuring a plethora of state-of-the-art convention halls housed in ultra-modern hotels, the island of Rhodes is rightfully "in the chair" of meeting destinations.