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The largest of the Dodecanese and also the most visited, Rhodes was once home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Colossus of Rhodes. In more recent years, the island became renowned for its wild party nightlife. But step away from the hedonism and you will find plenty more on offer. The.....
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The largest of the Dodecanese and also the most visited, Rhodes was once home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Colossus of Rhodes. In more recent years, the island became renowned for its wild party nightlife. But step away from the hedonism and you will find plenty more on offer. The north of the island is the most touristy, with a number of resorts offering package holiday comforts and attracting many visitors each year. Faliraki pulsates as the party capital of the island and clubbers will find plenty available to keep them amused until the early hours. Ialissos is also popular for having an extremely long pebbly beach, good windsurfing conditions and an abundance of shops and nightlife, with hotels and other facilities continuing all along the coast to the capital, Rhodes City, where the beautiful Old Town dates back to medieval times and is a World Heritage Site. The north of the island is also home to a waterpark and golf course. Heading down the east coast, pretty Lindos and nearby Lardos offer something a little less hectic, with the attractive beach at Lindos and market square in Lardos, these towns remain pretty touristy but make for a more relaxing break. For those wishing for something a little more low key, there are numerous appealing towns, villages and beaches further south. Heading away from Lindos, the surfers beach of Gennadi remains relatively unspoilt with just a handful of hotels and restaurants and miles of sweeping sand to enjoy. Further still, the gorgeous peninsula of sandy beach at Prasonisi is well worth a visit. One can also spend an afternoon wandering through the lush greenery of butterfly valley, marvelling at the ancient city of Kamiros or enjoying the 15th century castle perched on a hill at the pleasant village of Monolithos. Rhodes is easily accessible via its international airport, by ferry from many of the nearby islands, or by boat from Marmaris in Turkey.
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