The best things to do in Rhodes heavily rely on the island's history, which is unlike anywhere else in Greece.
Its position in the Aegean Sea once placed it at a crossroads of trade and sea-faring. Today, the entire island’s a time capsule telling stories of the different civilisations who have called this place home.
Visiting the medieval city of Rhodes is like walking through a time machine that will spit you out into a world of trusted knights and fairytale castles. Here, buildings are preserved, easy to explore and admire. (In 1988, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.) Ancient temples stand alongside medieval walls as well as churches, mosques and other structures influenced by the occupiers of eras gone by.
Once you’re done soaking up all that history, there are still homely villages, lush valleys, beautiful hotels and relaxing beaches to discover.
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