Legend has it that Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese islands, was legendarily blessed by the Sun God Helios ... which explains the 300+ days of glorious sunshine this island enjoys in a typical year. Add stunning landscapes, fabulous history and mythological associations to that wonderful climate and you'll see why Rhodes is such a popular destination.
Ancient temples and citadels, a cosmopoliatian capital and a choice of resorts dotted along its sparkling coastline make Rhodes the ideal choice for the curious traveler. There's always something more to see and new to discover, from links to the Ancient World to modern holiday attractions.
Rhodes is encircled by splendid beaches, with notable hotspots including Rodeos Beach, Prassonissi which is great for windsurfers, Lindos Bay and the famous Faliraki Beach.
Afandou is an attractive, traditionally Greek village surrounded by beautiful countryside and perfectly positioned as a base for exploring the island ... perhaps starting with a day in Faliraki, the lively resort nine miles from Rhodes town with excellent watersports facilities and great modern tourist amenities. Rhodes Town is situated at the north end of the island, captivating its visitors with a harmonious blend of old and new. Make time to enjoy its culture, cuisine and to stroll around its magnificant harbour where teh fabulous statue of Colossos once stood: one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Lindos is celebrated for its traditionally charming dazzling whitewashed houses clinging to a scenic hillside overlooking a gently curving bay where crystal clear waters lap a perfectly golden sandy beach. Lindos is crowned by the magnificent ancient Acropolis.
If you are seeking unspoilt landscapes and a beautiful beach, then your choices are as dazzling as the landscapes: consider relaxing and unwinding in the impossibly gorgeous settings of Lachania or Ixia, where the azure seas and soft sands charm the senses.
Direct flights are available from Belfast
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