Rhodes is the largest of the twelve Dodecanese Islands, a chain of Greek Islands which can be found along the eastern border of the Aegean Sea, just off the south-western coast of Morocco. It is also the most popular of the Dodecanese Archipelago: an astounding 1.4 million visitors flock to the Isle of Roses each and every year, many of them drawn to the shores of Rhodes by its plethora of stunning, Blue Flag certified beaches!
But there’s far more to the island of Rhodes than the holy holiday trinity of “sun, sea and sand”. Rhodes is also one of the eldest continuously-inhabited Greek Islands, with a history which stretches back to the Stone Age. Dotted with ruins from civilizations which range from the ancient Greeks, to the Ottoman Empire, to the Venetians, Rhodes is also an incredible choice of destination for culture vultures.
Best of all, Greece is one of the cheapest destinations in the Mediterranean. A visit to Rhodes will set you back far, far less than a trip of corresponding quality to Spain or Italy – making a cheap holiday to Rhodes an ideal proposition for travellers on a budget. So read on, and discover exactly why this versatile island has been such a sought-after holiday hotspot for the last two-and-a-half thousand years or so!