Perhaps Rhodes Island is famous worldwide for the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek god Helios and was erected on the Rhodes Island between 292 and 280 BC. The statue was destroyed by an earthquake in 226 BC though.
Today, Rhodes Island is one of Greece’s most visited islands. Located approximately 18 kilometers southwest of Turkey in eastern Aegean Sea, Rhodes Island is known for its beautiful beaches, archaeological sites and medieval towns. The east side of the island has beautiful sandy beaches such as the Lindos Beach with calm waters while the beaches on the west are full of gravel and windy, thus suitable for activities such as surfing and kite boarding. Afandou Beach is one of those gravel beaches. For those who love to see medieval architecture, do not miss out on the medieval Old Town of the Rhodes City which has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988.
The best time in a year to visit Rhodes Island is in between April and November.
Rhodes Island, Greece