The most famous of the Dodecanese, beautiful and famous for its mixed lifestyles, Rhodos has contributed the Colossus, a huge statue which stood at the port's entrance, to the seven wonders of the world. The old city is surrounded by powerful fortifications with bastions, battlements, gates and moat; a fine example of 15-16th century art. In the midst of the old city, and separated from it by an internal wall, stands the Palace of the Grand Masters of the Order of Saint John.
Now fully restored, with its fine wooden ceilings and floors paved with marble in various colors or with ancient mosaics brought over from Kos and alabaster windows, its fine 16th century furniture, this castle will fascinate you and make you understand the great diversity of Greek history. Rhodos offers beautiful holiday resorts along an endless coastline, restaurants, tavernas etc. and a famous casino. Numerous excursions and sailing trips can be made to visit sights like Kamiros, regarded as the Pompeii of Rhodes, and Butterfly valley, the Castallia fountain and many more.
Last but not least, the Acropolis of Lindos, where a spacious arcade marks the beginning of a stately staircase leading to the raised terrace on which stand the remains of 5th century BC Propylaea. Past this , the way leads to the sanctuary of the Lindian Athena with its beautiful 4th century BC temple perched on the edge of the cliff commanding a breathtaking view of the sea below.
Rhodos is the main base in the Dodecanese for bareboat charters in the area and the adjacent Turkish coast. Crewed yachts are available from Rhodos at an extra charge, due to the cost of the empty run. Click on the following link http://www.seascope-sailing.com/english/bbprices.html for bare boat charters and this one http://www.seascope-sailing.com/crewed/motoryachts.asp for our list of crewed yachts.
Yannis Moraitis, director of Seascope Sailing Yacht Charters.