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    Rhodes holidays

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    Rhodes holidays

Rhodes is the capital and the largest of the Dodecanese Islands, which lie in the south-eastern Aegean

Its famous old town – the medieval city of Rhodes – is a UNESCO World Heritage site and within the citadel you'll find such highlights as the famous medieval Street of the Knights, the Grand Masters Palace and the Gothic Hospital, now the archaeological museum.

Rhodes’ Mandraki harbour was also believed to be the site of the 'Colossus', one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Travel into the heart of the island and you'll find mountain scenery and rural settlements, while along the east coast the village of Lindos – a shrine in classical times – is home to an acropolis perched high on a cliff. With so much history and beauty to choose from, you may find it difficult to decide where to start

Health

Flying insects and mosquitoes are common in many areas and you may find it helpful to wear long-sleeved tops and trousers and to use mosquito repellents on exposed areas of skin.

Those in which DEET is an active ingredient are thought to be the most effective. Tap water is generally safe to drink. As it is sometimes heavily chlorinated, you may prefer to buy bottled mineral water.

As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad.

Health

Flying insects and mosquitoes are common in many areas and you may find it helpful to wear long-sleeved tops and trousers and to use mosquito repellents on exposed areas of skin.

Those in which DEET is an active ingredient are thought to be the most effective. Tap water is generally safe to drink. As it is sometimes heavily chlorinated, you may prefer to buy bottled mineral water.

As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad.



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