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As you enter Rhodes by ferry, you see the two famous statues -the deer and the fawn- which stand out on columns at the entrance to the ancient harbour and which have become the symbol of the island. Tradition relates that their position was once occupied by the famous Colossus, one of the seven wonders of the world. This was an enormous bronze statue representing the god Helios holding a burning torch.. One foot stood on the side of the entrance to the harbour and the other foot on the other,so that ships passed beneath him. The search for this statue, which was thrown down by a major earthquake, continues, but the search is a vain one because, in fact, the Colossus was cut up into small pieces and sold as bronze to the Saracens.

Above the old harbour stands the Castello, the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes. Next to it is the medieval town, scarcely affected by the passage of time. The new city with its modern buildings and large hotels extends to the north-west, where the boundless beaches start and continue for kilometres.

Its mountains are mostly pine-covered with wellwatered, verdant and fertile valleys between them. The most important products of Rhodes are wine and olive oil,but it also produses folk artefacts such as ceramics, embroidery, textiles and carpets.

Rhodes, the pearl of the Mediterranean as it has been called, is of the greatest interest both for its natural beauty and for its archaeological treasures. For this reason Rhodes was recently proclaimed by UNESCO a world cultural heritage monument. With its marvellous climate and its well-organised tourist infrastructure, it is a place for holiday all year round.

Rhodes can be reached direct by air from many of the capitals of Europe, as well as from Athens , Thessaloniki , Crete, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini, Kos and Karpathos . There are also ferries to Rhodes from Rafina, Piraeus , the Dodecanese and the Cyclades .

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 Delfinia Resort Delfinia Resort     
Delfinia Resort is located in Kolymbia, on the east coast of Rhodes near the beautiful beach with water sports facilities. Boat trips are available from the jetty to other villages and beaches. more...
 Villas  Horizon Line Villas Villas Horizon Line Villas     
Just 40 metres from Kiotari Beach, Horizon Line is a complex of 4 fully equipped villas offering private pools. more...
 Villa  ?ssiano Pool Villas Villa ?ssiano Pool Villas     
Located in Haraki Village, ?ssiano Pool Villas offer fully equipped and tastefully decorated units, each with a private pool. Free WiFi is available in all areas. more...
 Rhodes Lykia Boutique Hotel Rhodes Lykia Boutique Hotel     
Kallithea Rhodes
Rhodes Lykia Boutique Hotel is an eco-friendly hotel sitting at the edge of Kavourakia Bay and offering rooms with a private balcony or terrace, and free WiFi. more...
 Villa  Rodos Paradise Villa Villa Rodos Paradise Villa     
Located in Koskinou, this air-conditioned villa features a garden with an outdoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. The property features views of the sea and is 3.8 miles from Rhodes. more...
 Koukos Traditional Guesthouse Koukos Traditional Guesthouse     
Built according to the traditional architecture, Koukos Traditional Guesthouse is located in the centre of Rhodes Town, 150 metres from the beach. more...
 Casa Cook Rhodes (Adults Only) Casa Cook Rhodes (Adults Only)     
Set in Kolymbia in the Rhodes Region, 1.7 km from Tsambika Beach, Casa Cook Rhodes boasts a large outdoor pool, an a la carte restaurant and a fully equipped fitness room. more...
 Lindian Village Lindian Village     
The luxurious Lindian Village is right on breathtaking Lardos Beach, in a lush garden with tropical flowers and trees. more...
 Blugreen Stegna B&B (ex Panorama) Blugreen Stegna B&B (ex Panorama)     
Blugreen Stegna B&B is situated in the picturesque seaside village of Stegna. more...
 Esperos Palace Resort Esperos Palace Resort     
Located 2.5 km from Faliraki, the beachfront Esperos Palace boasts 4 swimming pools with lazy river, and a wellness centre. more...
 Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa     
The adults-only Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa is situated by Kiotari beach, less than 3 km from the village centre. Featuring private pools and modern spa facilities, it offers rooms with panoramic sea more...
 Apartments  Lindos Beauty Apartments Lindos Beauty     
A short walk from the nearest beach, Lindos Beauty is located in Lindos. It offers self-catering accommodation opening out to a private balcony with Aegean Sea, Acropolis and Lindos views. more...
 GQ Hotel & Club GQ Hotel & Club     
GQ Hotel & Club offers accommodation in Rhodes Town. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar, as well as fine dining at Epicurious, the property's restaurant. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV. more...
 Sentido Ixian Grand - Adults Only Sentido Ixian Grand - Adults Only     
Located in Ixia, the beachfront Sentido Ixian Grand offers outdoor pools with hydromassage jets and Aegean Sea views. more...
 Apartments  Gennadi Dreams Luxury Apartments Apartments Gennadi Dreams Luxury Apartments     
Located in Gennadi of Rhodes, within 600 metres from the beach, Gennadi Dreams features a swimming pool surrounded by a sea-view sun terrace. more...

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