The Greek island of Rhodes is located in the eastern Aegean Sea and is the largest in the Dodecanese group of islands. Located northeast of Crete and southeast of Athens, the island is also just off the Anatolian coast of Turkey. As with many of the Greek islands, the capital is also named Rhodes.
The island is one of the most popular European destinations for tourists, offering several fascinating sites to visit. One is the “Colossus of Rhodes,” which is officially one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as the medieval old town of the city of Rhodes, which has been declared a World Heritage Site. Visitors can find several beautiful Rhodes villas in the city and its surrounds and the city, besides its history, offers all the modern shopping and dining facilities a tourist could wish for.
When wishing to dine out, Rhodes offers a range of both local and international cuisine, with a preference for fresh, locally-produced vegetables, fruits, meat, fish and dairy products. Fish tends to be expensive on the island, but the delicious and popular fast food of Greece, Souvlaki, comes at a reasonable price.
The island of Rhodes has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot summer months, and most of the rain falls during the mild to cold winters. Spring, summer and autumn are the best months to spend in the available villas in Rhodes, close to all the attractions and nestled in a spectacular location.