Rhodes: the Island of Knights
Being one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Rhodes fascinates numerous Greek and foreign travelers with its impressive buildings, picturesque squares, unique architecture, Christian and Muslim monuments, charming parks and marvelous streets.
Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese archipelago and the fourth largest island in Greece after Crete, Evia and Lesvos. Rhodes is located about 350 km southeast of Athens and 18 kilometers southwest of Turkey.
Rhodes is famous worldwide for its luxury hotels, amazing beaches, a variety of entertainment facilities, as well as for its quiet resorts.
Being the bridge between past and present, the town manages to combine medieval traditions, its glorious past with the hectic rhythm of modern life.
Wine is the most famous product of Rhodes. Due to the fertile soil and mild climate, wine making is a long tradition in Rhodes since the antiquity. There are two famous wineries on the island, Cair and Emery. Other traditional products of Rhodes include: olive oil, dairy products (the famous cheese of Evbona), vegetables (tomatoes) and fruit (watermelon, melon). The honey of Rhodes is of very high quality and is the base for a special dessert –melekouni.