Nicknamed “the sun island,” Rhodes can be found straight-up basking between Crete and Turkey in the Aegean Sea. With its subtropical climate and natural beauty, it’s easy to see why Rhodes has become a Greek vacation favorite. The ancient city features a classical stadium and the ruins of the Temple of Apollo. The “old city” area is a walled town with medieval buildings and streets harking back to the days of the Crusades. Visit the Mandaraki Harbor, where The Colossus of Rhodes — one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World — is reputed to have once stood guard over the harbor. Today, the bronze statues of a stag and doe top the two columns marking the harbor entrance.
- Reflect on the variety of mosaics on display at the Archaeological Museum, some dating back to Roman times.
- Move among the statues that watch over the courtyard at the center of the Grand Master’s Palace.
- The acropolis of Lindos stands on a hill containing the remains of ancient temples, columns, courtyards… plus modern-day Mediterranean views.
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