Rhodes is much more than just a playground of beaches, pools and the deep blue sea.
It has a long and vibrant history
, ranging from the legend of the mighty Colossus, which stood guard over the port of Rhodes, to being an extremely important trading post for the many empires and powers that have claimed this area as their own.
Historical sites on the island of Rhodes include the Acropolis of Lindos
, the Acropolis of Rhodes, the Temple of Apollo, ancient Ialysos, ancient Kamiros, the Governor's Palace, Rhodes Old Town
(walled medieval city), the Palace of the Grand Masters, Kahal Shalom Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter, the Archaeological Museum, the ruins of the castle of Monolithos,
the castle of Kritinia and St. Catherine Hospice.