Just 70 kilometers southeast of Kos is the fourth largest island of Greece Rhodes, which is also the main island of the Dodecanese archipelago in the southeast Aegean Sea. About half of the population of Rhodes lives in the capital of the same name, which is located on the northeastern tip of the island and with its approximately 60,000 inhabitants forms the tourist center. Right at the entrance to the port, you will be greeted by the statues of Elafos and Elafina, perched on pillars. The jumping deer Elafos is the heraldic animal of the island. Rhodes is also known for its interesting archaeological sites.
Travel Guide Rhodes
Probably the most famous sight of Rhodes belongs to the past: The Colossus of Rhodes – a 30-meter-high statue of the sun god Helios – was already destroyed around 227 BC. And yet the imposing structure, which was one of the seven wonders of the world, still holds a fascination for us today. But there is much more to discover: a rich heritage of the Order of St. John, ancient ruins, medieval castles, a valley full of butterflies and natural beautiful beaches and turquoise waters.
Ferries and ferry port in Rhodes
Weather in Rhodes
Der Wetterbericht für Rhodes am 27.06.2022: tagsüber wird durchschnittlich eine Temperatur von 26 °C erreicht, nachts kühlen die Temperaturen auf bis zu 23 °C ab.