Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands and one of the biggest in the Aegean sea. It is situated roughly 17,7 km from the coasts of Turkey.
The population is about 130.000 people, of which roughly 60-70.000 reside in the town of Rhodes. Rhodes called by its local people the Rose of the Aegean and merits its name because is among the most gorgeous Greek islands. Rhodes has the oldest traveller history from all of the islands of Greece and is famous all across the globe, this amazing Greek island along with the islands of Kos, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu pulls the most tourism in Greece.
Many Hollywood films have been filmed here,that helped more the worldwide ad of Rhodes and its beauties. The island of Rhodes has a brilliant traveller substructure with modern Hostels of each class .During the summer masses of charter flights landing at Rhodes airfield in Maritsa. Rhodes city is divided to the new city and the old city from the huge medieval wall. The great thing about Rhodes city is the old city with the medieval castles,houses and streets.
At the port the visitor will find Mandraki with its circular Market and the Cafeterias at the seafront,further on are the Art Deco buildings of the Metropolis from the times of the Italian occupation.
At the entrance of the port are the famous 2 columns with the 2 Deers at the place where meant to be the colossus of Rhodes .The traditional town of Lindos is another of the primary Attractions of the island. Major countrywide, Western european and world congresses are held on Rhodes every year. All congress facilities ranging from traditional theatres to the medieval palace or ultra-modern buildings meet the obligatory operating and technical specs. Carnivals The Municipality of Rhodes Each 2 years the Global Cartoon Fair takes places for 10 days in October with the collaboration of cartoonists from across the world. The best are awarded prizes.
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Also each 2 years is the International Ladies Artists of the Mediterranean Peace Forum held in Sep in which girls artists from all states of the Mediterranean take part.
Many cultural events are organised in parallel to the fair. Surrounding islets : To the southwest lie the islets of Karavolas and Ktenies with wild natural beauty while to the west is a grouping of islets in the triangle between Alimia – Halki – Rhodes. The islets of Makri, Strongyli and Strongylo lie of Rhodes ‘ western coast.