Rhodes, with 1398 km ², is the largest island in the Docecanese archipelago and the fourth largest island in Greece. Located 18 kilometers from the Turkish coast, it is one of the tourist areas of Greece for its sunny beaches and the legacy of myths and legends that lingers in every corner of the island.
This fertile island is an important international tourist center, especially the northern part of the island, around the capital. This cosmopolitan island was born according to the mythology due to the love of Helios (Sun) and the nymph Rhode (the rose).
It was one of the most famous ports of antiquity, best known for the Colossus, a huge statue that welcomes visitors and was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Rhodes, today also makes an excellent point of departure for the route through the islands.
Its beaches also attract a large numbers of visitors. Furthermore it is an ideal place for windsurfing and other water sports that require wind.