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