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Rhodes is the fourth largest island of Greece and the main island of the Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean Sea. The island plays an important role in Greek mythology: the god Helios was once assigned the island and named it Rhodes' after Rhode' the beautiful daughter of Poseidon' whom he later took as his wife.
A lot of old Greek cultural heritage is waiting for the visitors like the Acropolis of Lindos or the medieval Old Town of Rhodes Town' which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988. The Grand Master's Palace of the Order of St. John is the most prominent part of the city. A mixture of Gothic and Ottoman buildings' which form the old town' are a must for all architecture lovers.
The Petaloúdes Nature Park in the interior of the island is home to countless butterflies' in summer' attracted by the scent of the resin of the oriental amber tree. With up to 300 days of sunshine per year, the climate on Rhodes is ideal for sun-seekers. Water sports enthusiasts will also get their money's worth in western Rhodes! A day trip with the whole family to the Waterpark Faliraki provides the necessary cooling in high summer.
Those who prefer to swim in the open air during their vacations are in good hands on Rhodes: The island administration counts more than 32 beaches and in their diversity they can hardly be surpassed. Even beachgoers looking for solitude will find a quiet spot or two. Rhodes is an island that truly leaves nothing to be desired.
These flights can be booked at Helvetic Airways, Hotelplan Suisse or at your local travel agency.
2L = Helvetic Airways